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The Limmud Impact Study looks at how successful Limmud has been in taking people ‘one step further on their Jewish journeys’, what these journeys consist of and their wider impact on Jewish communities. The study focuses on Limmud volunteers and draws on a survey of ten Limmud volunteer communities in eight countries - UK, USA, South Africa, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Israel and Argentina - together with focus groups conducted with Limmud volunteers from around the world.
Updated: Aug. 14, 2018
Limmud North America (NA) has received a multiyear, six-figure challenge grant to launch its ambitious “Something for Everyone” (SFE) initiative. SFE aims to expose new audiences to innovative Jewish learning by increasing involvement of under-engaged families, young adults and others, thereby attracting a broad cohort of new volunteers. SFE will be piloted in a number of American cities holding Limmud events in 2018 with the aspiration of broadening the initiative to other countries in the future.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018
They came from Britain and Germany; and from Albania, France and the Netherlands. Israel, Russia, Ukraine and the U.S. too. In all, almost 700 participants (representing 18 countries!) from across the generational landscape disembarked – just a short drive from Windsor Castle – for the first-ever Pan-European Limmud FSU Conference. And like the 1st events held in Los Angeles, New York and Ontario over the past decade, it was a smashing success.
Updated: Feb. 15, 2017
Activists from Limmuds in the United States and Canada convened their first summit to establish a regional Limmud hub in North America. They voted to form a representative council comprised of members of each North American group and set up a 501c3, in order to advance regional development and support for local groups, and maximize pooled software and other systems. The initiative was launched as Limmud International celebrates its 10th anniversary. Held September 1-2, 2016, the summit was hosted by LimmudFest Atlanta + Southeast (SE), which immediately followed over Labor Day Weekend, at Camp Ramah Darom in Clayton, GA.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2016
Limmud Conference, the global network’s flagship Jewish learning festival, is celebrating 35 years in a new location to accommodate record-breaking registration. More than 2700 participants, hailing from 28 countries will converge on Birmingham, two hours north of London, from 27-31 December 2015. The smorgasbord of sessions – over 1,100 in all – includes films, panels, and performances by Cockney Yiddish band Kat’shanes, and comedian Benji Lovitt, among others. In addition to Limmud Chavruta, Daf Yomi, and Bible scholarship, sessions will examine “Contemporary Anti-Semitism – How real is the threat?,” “The Vodkas of Eastern Europe, ” and “From Skyfall to Spectre – the new James Bond Midrash.”
Updated: Dec. 30, 2015
The city of Lviv in Western Ukraine welcomed this weekend an influx of over 750 (mostly) young participants to a Limmud FSU conference. The opening was addressed by the Mayor of Lviv, Andrei Sudovey, who welcomed the Jewish participants to what was historically a major Jewish city and by Eliav Belotserkovsky, the Israeli ambassador in Ukraine. Lviv is in itself both a microcosm of Jewish history for better or worse (usually worse) and a small resurgent modern community, reborn on the ashes of the past. So it is to Lviv that Limmud has arrived. Three hotels had been taken over in their entirety and during the three-day pluralistic, egalitarian conference, which, like all Limmud FSU events, is entirely planned and run by young local volunteers.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2015
The Limmud International Jewish learning organization held one of its renowned conventions over two days on Thursday and Friday, August 27-28, 2015 in Jerusalem, and included a plethora of panel discussions, presentations and workshops from a diverse list of speakers on subjects ranging from Jewish food and culture to female Jewish spiritual leadership, and peace building, to rabbinical power. Among just some of the speakers and presenters were MK Aliza Lavie of the Yesh Atid party; Mutassim Ali, a refugee from Darfur leading the struggle for political asylum; Iris Yaniv, a secular humanist rabbi; Ephraim Tziyon-Lavai, a keis (Ethiopian Jewish religious leader); comedians Yisrael Campbell and Benji Lovitt; and The Jerusalem Post’s Lahav Harkov who presented a model Knesset workshop.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2015
For the fifth year, the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe , in partnership with Limmud , is delighted to welcome applications to participate in MATARA. Up to 20 young educators and community activists are sponsored to participate in a specialised professional development programme at the Limmud Conference in the UK . Led by Sonja Vilicic and Steve Israel, Matara is designed to enhance Jewish knowledge, discuss contemporary issues in Jewish society and offer an insight into relevant aspects of informal education, theory and practice.
Updated: Aug. 09, 2015
It’s been a long time coming, but Limmud, the global Jewish learning movement, will hold its first big bash ever in Tel Aviv this week. More than 120 sessions are scheduled for the two-day event that opens Thursday morning and will be held at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and the Ruth Daniel Residence in Jaffa. According to local organizers, hundreds of participants have registered to participate in Limmud TLV, though barely a handful among them from outside the country.
Updated: May. 21, 2015
To make for a rich Tikkun Leyl Shavuot experience, Limmud Chavruta Team volunteers have compiled Chavruta study materials on the theme of 'Revelation'. You can study these sources in pairs or in groups anywhere - at home, in a community building, in a coffee shop, or even outdoors, if the weather is good enough! And do share this with others or use them with your community. There are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers, simply enjoy the learning, knowing that fellow Limmudniks around the world are learning the same texts in their communities.
Updated: May. 21, 2015