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To celebrate Limmud’s 35th year, eJewishPhilanthropy is offering a look into Jewish communities around the world, through the eyes of Limmud volunteers. Limmud, the global grassroots Jewish learning movement which was founded in the United Kingdom in 1980, is today in 80 communities and 40 countries. This installment focuses on Limmuds in Jewish communities with ancient roots in central Europe which had been under Nazi occupation followed by Communist domination and are today seeing a renaissance – Bulgaria, the Czech and Slovak Republics and Poland.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2015
Historian Deborah Lipstadt, Best-Selling Author Ari Shavit and Hollywood Comic Avi Liberman to Join Thousands at Limmud Conference 2014
Thousands of Jews from 27 countries are converging at Limmud Conference 2014. Encompassing “Jew Year’s Eve,” the global movement’s flagship learning festival will take place at University of Warwick in Coventry, from December 28, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015. Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt, best-selling author and Israeli political analyst Ari Shavit, and Hollywood comedian Avi Liberman will join former Prisoner of Zion Yosef Mendelevich, Jewish Agency Chair Natan Sharansky, and Palestinian human rights activists Aziz Abu Sarah and Bassem Eid.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2015
More than 800 Russian-speaking Israelis between 20 and 40 years old, many with their children, gathered Dec. 11-13, 2014 for Limmud FSU’s Festival of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) at Kibbutz Ginosar. The event was held in collaboration with the Jordan Valley Regional Council, and with the support of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, the Israeli Ministry of Absorption, the Jewish National Fund, and others.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2014
The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, in partnership with Limmud International, welcomes applications to participate in the 4th MATARA programme for European Jewish Youth Educators and Activists to take place from the 26th December 2014 to the 1st January 2015 at the Limmud UK conference. Matara is a self-contained training programme where participants work as a group to gain knowledge and skills essential to educators and educationally-oriented activists within their Jewish community.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2014
Limmud has just launched Learning – a resource for Tikkun Leyl Shavuot in time for the upcoming chag, when there is a tradition to stay up all night learning, known as a Tikkun Leyl Shavuot. Compiled by the Limmud Chavruta team, it is Limmud’s first, downloadable Chavruta e-resource and an invitation to communities the world over to delve into Jewish texts with one or many partners on Shavuot, which begins Tuesday evening, June 3, 2014. Shavuot is also known as the Festival of the Giving of the Torah, hence the organic connection between Limmud, which means learning, and the holiday.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2014
Limmud FSU announced this week that the upcoming Limmud FSU conference in Belarus, planned for this June, will feature a special event in memory of the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon whose parents were born in Belarus. The conference is planned to take place in his father’s hometown of Brest and official representation from both the Belarus and Israeli governments is expected. According to Limmud FSU co-founders Chaim Chesler and Sandra Cahn, 700 Russian-speaking young adults from across Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic states will attend.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2014
One week from today, over 2,500 British Jews and activists from 40 Limmud communities around the world will converge on the University of Warwick to celebrate Jewish learning at Limmud 2013, known to participants and volunteers alike simply as Conference. And for those unable to attend, for the third straight year, eJewish Philanthropy will be hosting live-stream sessions direct from the U.K.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2013
The campus of Kiryat Moriah in Jerusalem was the setting this past weekend for a three-day Limmud FSU Festival. Over 800 young Russian-speaking Jews from Israel and around the world attended the festival which was held in cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality, the Begin Heritage Center and the Hashava Company. The program included more than 120 lectures and workshops on fascinating art, culture, philosophy, religion and more.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2013
The first Limmud India on November 3, 2013, drew about 150 Jews from across India including Israel’s Consul General in Mumbai, Jonathan Miller, to a daylong festival of Jewish learning and living. Organized by a corps of young volunteers, with guidance and support from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and Limmud International, participants ranged in age from four to 80.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2013
The city of Brest -- or Brisk, as it was known to its Jewish inhabitants -- recently marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Menachem Begin, former prime minister of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, with a ceremony and exhibition dedicated to his memory and his life's work. This came at the close of a packed week of cultural events organized by the educational project Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union).
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013