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Limmud debut in Peru draws more than 600

(JTA) – More than 600 participants attended the first Limmud educational experience in Peru.

Limud Peru on Sunday in Lima featured40 sessions for the 450 adults and 160 children and teens on hand. The children took part in workshops on Judaism and the environment, soccer and dancing.

The Jewish Association of Peru, Leon Pinelo College, Hebraica and Hanoar Hatzioni partnered to produce Limud Peru under the sponsorship of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and Limmud International. More than 15 Jewish-owned companies and businesses underwrote the daylong event.

Limmud Jewish learning events have now been held in more than 65 communities and 29 countries worldwide.

Among the sessions offered in the Peruvian capital were “Superman, Federman, Spiderman:  the Jewish influence on Comics” and Argentine-Israeli Gabriel ben Tasgal’s “Connecting with Israel through its Humor.”

Peru’s Jewish community of 2,500, which is centered in Lima, features three synagogues and a Jewish day school with nearly 400 students.

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