is Hebrew for “learning” and Limmud NY is devoted to Jewish learning in every conceivable form, from learning Torah to learning how to make gefilte fish; from Middle Eastern politics to Jewish Kirtan chanting; from Refuseniks to slam poetry; from Schneerson to Seinfeld; from Kol Nidre to Klezmer.
Each year, over 700 Jews, ranging from infants to grandparents, of all denominations – Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Orthodox, secular, post-denominational – and all political affiliations gather to celebrate the richness of Jewish life for an extended retreat filled with sessions, performances, meals, late night jam sessions and endless opportunities to learn about themselves and each other. At Limmud NY, everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student.
Limmud NY creates community through volunteering. Limmud NY has only one paid employee to facilitate the work of countless volunteers, who are empowered to oversee every aspect of the event, beginning a year in advance and continuing on-site throughout the weekend. Limmud NY is a participatory event, a communal collaboration, a celebration of what is possible when we all work together.
Sign up to volunteer for Limmud NY 2015.
Limmud in the News
- The Jewish Week, “A Moveable Feast of Jewish Learning“
- The Jewish Week, “The Great Bacon-Wrapped Matzoh Ball Debate”
- Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, ”Welcome to Stamford, Limmud NY“
- JTA:“At Jewish Conferences, It’s Food, Glorious Food” Limmud NY hosts foodies!
- David Suissa, “The Limmud Way: My Journey to the Future of Judaism“
- Jane Eisner, editor of the Forward: ”What Limmud Can Teach Us“