Judaic Studies is sponsoring Gettysburg College’s first annual undergraduate Limmud (“learning”) Conference on Sunday, April 17, 2016. In addition to student presentations, four keynote speakers will cover a range of topics from Israel & Hamas to American Jewish cultures & food.
Beginning in the United Kingdom, Limmud conferences involve leading Judaic Studies scholars speaking from their research to lay people who want to learn. Our conference will mirror this practice so that students will be sharing with each other what they’ve learned when working in Judaic Studies. In addition to presenting their paper, student papers will be stored here in the Gettysburg College Ganiza. Ganiza means storage in Hebrew. Traditionally, Ganizas are where Synagogues have stored sacred texts, literature, and philosophy. With the goal of developing a legacy of work, it is hoped that people will be able to compare participants’ work in the GC Ganiza today with work students are doing thirty years from now.