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Jewish Communities on Six Continents Prepare for Global Day of Jewish Learning

Jewish Communities on Six Continents Prepare for Global Day of Jewish Learning

PR Newswire

October 12, 2010

As momentum builds towards the culmination of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's 45-year quest to translate the Talmud, over 256 Jewish communities around the world are planning study programs on the Global Day of Jewish Learning, Sunday, November 7th, to mark the occasion. Just four weeks away, communities that have signed on for Global Day now include: Mumbai, Havana, Detroit, Miami, Bratislava, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Moscow, Los Angeles, and all points in between.

Toronto's Jewish community events include: PJ Library in the North, a program that provides age-appropriate Jewish books to young children, is planning an hour-long children's program; Jewish teen organization BBYO will engage in a service learning program; eight Toronto synagogues will host a multi-synagogue, cross-generational trivia program; the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, along with Limmud and several downtown Toronto congregations, will host a cross-denominational Jewish learning program with various sessions; and the Orthodox congregation Shaarei Shamayim will conduct a program with the Jewish Day School and Yeshiva University there.

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