The best way to get a sense of the teen program at LimmudLA Conference is to hear it from those who attended (and loved it!).
LimmudLA Conference offers great opportunities for teens to meet other teens from diverse backgrounds and participate in a pluralistic Shabbat experience, dynamic learning sessions and entertainment.
During the conference, teens get to choose among the over 200 sessions offered by internationally known scholars and figures in the Jewish world as well as a wide array of dynamic presenters from our own local community. Art, comedy, film and movement (krav maga, dance, yoga) are integral components of the weekend as well.
Teens also get to hang out with other teens and participate in teen-only sessions like a Q&A with high-profile visiting rabbis, a discussion on “Sex, Drugs, Rock n’ Roll and Judaism” and “How Teens Make a Difference.” Each year we offer even more eclectic opportunities for teens to explore their interests and passions. And of course there's late night jam sessions and dancing.
Teens are divided into two groups with some programming tailored for the specific group and offered in separate sessions for teens ages 12-15 and ages 15-18. Kids under 12 can participate in Camp LimmudLA for families, children, and young tweens.
For more feedback from our teens on their experience, check out these first-hand stories from the Jewish Journal:
Experiencing LimmudLA Post-Conference: The Pilot Program at Milken Community High School
Teens from Milken Community High School who participated in Conference 2009 wanted to apply some of what they learned to their own community. The pilot program created in preparation for Conference 2010 gave a group of Milken students the chance to develop a session of their own creation. LimmudLA veterans and volunteers mentored the students through the process of how to prepare, construct, and deliver their sessions – first at Milken and later at the Conference.
Sessions offered by these students included:
- Being a Secular Jew and Loving It: Why the Burden of Proof Is on You
- Persians, Latinos and Everything Jewish in Los Angeles: Proposing a New Jewish Future
- Rhythm and Jews: Jewish Influences on Jazz
- Hip-Hop & Judaism: A Marriage Made in the Ghetto
LimmudLA's 2012 Conference has been generously funded by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.