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Wherever you find yourself, Limmud will take you one step further along your Jewish journey.

Limmud is...

  • The Hebrew for “learning.”

 

  • A fresh, innovative kind of Jewish Learning Festival.

 

  • An experience that expands the Jewish horizon as part of a worldwide movement from London to Los Angeles, from Boston to Buenos Aires, from Istanbul to Jerusalem to China to India… and now here!

 

  • Open to everyone aged 3-103 no matter your level of Jewish knowledge or your connection with Jewish life and culture.

 

  • Low-cost, accessible, non-hierarchical, and totally volunteer-run and participant driven—we are all “volunticipants”

 

  • Different—featuring presenters on topics you may not know about, but wish you did…

Core Values

The following are the core values and principles that make Limmud what it is and therefore underpin Limmud events across the Jewish globe:

LEARNING

  • Learning embraces personal development, knowledge and skills

  • Learning changes people, inspires action and opens new worlds

  • There are many inspirations that can offer opportunities for learning

  • Everyone can be a teacher and everyone should be a student

  • We encourage the creation of a learning environment in which people are able to reflect and grow

COMMUNITY & MUTUAL RESPONSABILITY

  • Limmud is a community of learning

  • We can achieve more together than we can individually

  • We both gain and should give something back to the Jewish and the wider community

EXPANDING JEWISH HORIZONS

  • Limmud strives to create collective and communal experiences, through which we strengthen and develop our Jewish identity

EMPOWERMENT

  • We inspire people to be ambitious about their contribution

  • We challenge people and trust them to rise to that challenge

  • We see the potential of individuals and communities, and support their development

  • We empower people to make choices, and provide the information to make informed choices

PARTICIPATION

  • Volunteerism is a key feature of almost everything we do

  • We are all responsible for each other and for the communities we create, everyone has an important contribution to make

  • We encourage participants to take an active part in all we do

DIVERSITY

  • We value diversity in all that we do

  • We value choice in form, content and style

  • We believe in the richness of our diverse community and create cross-communal and cross-generational experiences

  • We value accessibility, and aim to be accessible to all

  • We encourage people not to stereotype others

ENABLING CONNECTIONS TO BE MADE

  • We aim to create opportunities for communities and individuals to connect

  • We recognize the strength of providing a space where spiritual, emotional and intellectual connections are made

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Limmud’s Principles:

COMMITMENT TO RESPECT

  • Limmud expects all participants to be respectful of one another, and to recognize that all volunteers are also participants.

  • Personal attacks are not acceptable within session material

  • To ensure that informed choices can be made, we ask presenters to provide biographies

ARGUMENTS FOR THE SAKE OF HEAVEN

  • Limmud does not participate in legitimizing or de-legitimizing any religious or political position found in the worldwide Jewish community. Anyone who comes to Limmud events seeking opportunities for this will not find it

  • Limmud has no part to say in the debates between/across denominations. Limmud will program its events in such a way as to avoid religious or political conflict. However we do recognize and appreciate that ‘arguments for the sake of heaven’ can make a positive contribution to furthering our education and understanding. Sessions should therefore be educational and not polemical

RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE

  • Shabbat and Kashrut are observed in all public areas. We recognize that in private areas people will behave as they wish

  • Should participants wish to hold a prayer group, they may do so providing they supply all resources and are responsible for the session or prayer group in its entirety

Limmud Sustainability Statement

Sustainability means applying Limmud values in a way which delivers the present and supports the delivery of the future. The sustainability and continuity of a Limmud community includes:

 

  • Investing in the people who make up that community

  • Ongoing financial stability

  • Minimizing our environmental impact

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Taken from Limmud.org

 

 

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