History of Limmud NY
For 30 years, the annual Limmud conference in England has impacted the lives of thousands. In 2003, a group of six visionary volunteers decided to reinvigorate the New York Jewish community by bringing the experience home. With a grant from the Picower Foundation, UJA-Federation provided funds to seed the creation of Limmud NY. Limmud NY became one of the select residents of Bikkurim: An Incubator for New Jewish Ideas, and in January 2005 the first Limmud NY conference was held in the Catskills Mountains.