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Limmud NY’s Essential Questions

We believe that learning together, embracing difference and diversity, is one of the most powerful ways to build and strengthen the Jewish community and we intend for our program to create a space uniquely suited to this kind of learning. Limmud NY is committed to making this conference a center where major questions in the Jewish world are discussed. Through a process of convening community members and lay leaders, our Programming Team identified six Essential Questions to help facilitate our discussions, guide our learning, and frame the conference.

  • What is the role of disagreement in Jewish life and tradition, and how do we grapple with important issues and ideas “for the sake of heaven”?
  • How do innovation and tradition influence our Jewish practice?
  • Why do we learn? What is the value of Jewish learning?
  • What is our responsibility to the Jewish people and the world?
  • How do our diverse identities intersect to create Jewish life and culture, and what impact does this have on our communities?

Present a Session

Do you want to present a session?
At Limmud NY, we believe that everyone has something to learn, and everyone has something to teach! We hope that you will present a session and share your gifts with the entire Limmud NY community.

The session proposal form is a part of the conference registration process. When you register for the conference, be sure to click the check box that you would like to present a session, and you will be directed to the session proposal form.

Session proposals are due by Sunday, November 26th, and session acceptance notifications will be sent in late December or early January.

Below are some of the amazing presenters who will be joining us at Limmud NY this year. This page will be continually updated; check back for more presenters!

Aaron Davidman
Jessica Tamar Deutsch
Leah Gottfried
Yonah Hain
Meesh Hammer-Kossoy
Shira Hecht-Koller
Shai Held
Avraham Infeld
David Zvi Kalman
Elie Kaunfer

Patti Kenner
Aaron Koller
Yehuda Kurtzer
Ruth Langer
Eli Lebowicz
Dov Linzer
Geoff Mittelman
Aaron Potek
Zohar Raviv
Jonathan Sarna

Leah Sarna
Ethan Schwartz
H Alan Scott
Murry Sidlin
Pam Skop
Elana Stein Hain
Heather Stoltz
Ethan Tucker
Gordon Tucker
Temimah Zucker

More information about the program for Limmud NY 2018 will be available by late 2017. In the meantime, you can get an idea of the kind of the kind of program we have by taking a look at the schedule from past conferences:

Limmud NY 2017 Schedule
Limmud NY 2016 Schedule
Limmud NY 2015 Schedule
Limmud NY 2014 Schedule