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LimmudFest Nola 2023 has ended
LimmudFest is back in person for a weekend of celebrating, learning, and doing Jewish.

LimmudFest New Orleans is a weekend festival of Jewish learning, arts, culture and spirituality featuring 70+ sessions from local, regional and national presenters. It is part of a global movement inspired by the idea that when Jews from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate and learn about everything and anything Jewish, the entire community is enriched.


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Sunday, March 19 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
"You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught": Tikkun Olam and the American Musical Theater

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Through images, words and music, this session will explore the relationship between Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) and American musical theater: musicals for the Broadway stage written by Jewish composers from the 1920s to the present day. Broadway musicals have for many years instructed, taught, and made audiences think in a way that can lead to a better and more compassionate understanding of the world around us. This program will begin with the ground-breaking work of Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Lerner and Loewe, and Harold Rome.  More contemporary musicals such as Falsettos and Dear Evan Hansen will also be covered.

Speakers
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George Dansker

George Dansker, a long-time New Orleans resident, is a retired reference librarian and noted Broadway historian. George has presented the popular Jewish Composer Lecture Series at Touro Synagogue since 2009. He has also lectured for BroadwayCon, NOCCA, Tulane University, the New Orleans... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2023 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
JCC Grant Board Room