Overview

Limmud FSU Canada 2014 Kultura Conference

–        Choose from over 100 sessions with many options at any given time

–        Wonderful and interactive children’s programing for children 5-14 years of age

–        Various Shabbat celebration options

–        Shabbat-Observant sessions on Shabbat

–        Beautiful facility and breathtaking Canadian scenery

Hotel Details:

Deerhurst Resort, 1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville, ON, Canada P1H 2E8

Hotel details: http://www.deerhurstresort.com/

A virtual tour of the Hotel can be found here: http://www.visitdeerhurst.com/

Should you wish to arrive early or extend your stay at Deerhust resort, please contact YYZ Travel at 905-660-7000, Galina (ext 215) or Luba at (ext 409) for further details.

Conference Pricing:

Adult (19+): $300

Child or Teen (5-18): $75 For the first two children, $50 for the third and more

Child (0-5): Free

Volunteers: Will received a refund of $50 upon completion of conference

Vendors: $100 or $50 fee on top of the participation fee if you are both a vendor and participant. (Vendors need to be approved prior to submitting vendor applications, please contact Natalia Feldman at marketing@limmudfsucanada.org)

Transportation: $50 to and from the conference.

Limmud FSU Canada has an agreement with several partners for discounted rates. To receive the rate, please make sure to obtain the promo code from one of our partners.

All prices include 2 night accommodations, all meals, all seminars and sessions. Kindly note, all prices are based on a minimum double occupancy (if you do not have a roommate, one will be provided for you) and a special rate will be applied if you request single occupancy.

Cancellation policy: Full refund of fees will be processed if cancelled before or on September 24, 2014, by emailing info@limmudfsucanada.org. There will be no refunds for cancellations after September 24th, 2014. To purchase cancellation insurance, please contact Luba at YYZ Travel.

Buses and Transportation:

Limmud FSU Canada will be arranging for bus transportation from two locations:

–        Prosserman JCC – 4588 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON M2R 3V2 (Bathurst and Sheppard), $50

–        Schwartz/ Reisman Centre – 9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan, ON L6A 1Z8 (Bathurst and Rutherford), $50

Food:

All meals are included in the conference fee. Limmud FSU Canada only provides Glatt Kosher food which will be catered by Royal Affairs Kosher Catering.

Events and Entertainment:

Both Friday and Saturday night will be filled with laughter, music, new friendship and great energy. On Friday night we will have various Shabbat services available.

On Saturday night, after a day and half filled with learning, workshops, meeting new friends, seeing old ones, learning something new and refreshing something old, all Limmudniks will be invited to attend our Honouring the Past, and Building for the Future Gala where we will all get a chance to eat, socialize, and celebrate all that we have learned and all the new friendships we have made. The Gala will of course include a three course Kosher dinner, engaging speakers, a performance by a Juno Award Winning Jazz Singer, Sophie Millman, and a great atmosphere filled with great people.

Following the Gala, JAM, a Limmud FSU Canada partner, will be hosting an after party.

“Shuk”:

Enjoy a lovely Israeli style Shuk (bazar) on Saturday (after Shabbat exits) and Sunday in the main corridor. The Shuk will feature books, jewelry, Judaic items, art and much more!

Adult Programming:

Since the word Limmud translates to learning in Hebrew, we believe that the most important feature of our conference is Lilmud; to learn. The learning that happens when you attend an interesting lecture, participate in a hands-on workshop, have an interesting talk over dinner, when you experience dancing to a live artist you’ve never heard before and when you learn something about yourself – something that was locked in you until you came here!

The Limmud FSU Canada 2014 Kultura program features over 100 lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and interviews with over 50 speakers from all over the world. Each speaker brings to the conference their expertise, experience and passion.

We have broken down the program into 5 sub streams:

Art and Culture

A great way to appreciate the art and culture that surrounds us: Jewish humor, famous cultural icons, our languages, music, poetry, and sports.

Featured speakers: Anna Shternshis, Michael Iossel

History and Heritage

The major historical events that affected us: our family stories, when put together become world events: the wars, revolutions and great stories of survival.

Features speakers: Harold Tropper, Irwin Cotler.

Jewish values, philosophy and social justice

From spiritual connections to current world events; the beliefs, interaction with other religious groups and global issues.

Featured speakers: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Uri Gershovich

Entrepreneurship

From Innovation, to philanthropy and leadership development. Gain valuable skills, network and gain insight from prominent speakers in the field of entrepreneurship and business management.

Featured speakers: Ronen Hoffman, Marat Ressin.

Lifestyle

Hands-on experiences; sculpting, sushi making, meditation, salsa classes, chess tournaments, table manners workshop, and much more!

Kids Programs:

Children and Teens (ages 5-16) get to enjoy our young Limmudnik program while their parents are attending lectures, participating in workshops, enjoying panel discussions and getting the full experience of what Limmud has to offer! The childrens’ program offers a variety of hands-on activities, workshops, sports and performances! The program will be broken down into different age groups: 5 -8, 9 – 11 and 12 – 16. All young Limmudnik sessions are Shabbat friendly.

Featured in the program: Music and theatre workshop, art activities, cooking with science, magic show, sports and a Pajama party. Program also includes special features included in Deerhurst resort (free of charge): Rock-climbing and a special activities with Ponies for kids.

In addition, parents are able to join our young limmudniks for special ‘family-sessions’ including a special cooking workshops and special surprise performance! 

*Full bio of both the speakers mentioned above an others can be found online at www.limmudfsucanada.org

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