Here are the answers to some of the questions about Limmud Festival that people have been asking, and more info on how you can get involved.
What will Festival 2021 look like?
Limmud Festival 2021 will take place online and can be accessed from anywhere in the UK or around the world from Friday 24th December to Tuesday 28th December. There will be opportunities to enjoy Shabbat programming online before and after Shabbat, as well as in your own home with our Shabbat packs. (Note: The event will be run in the UK and timings listed will be in the GMT time zone)
This year’s Festival will bring the best of Jewish culture and learning into your home, with brand new features to take your Limmud experience to the next level. There will be new opportunities to connect with other participants, enjoy more of the Limmud magic and access everything the event has to offer – you don’t want to miss Limmud Festival 2021!
How can I access Limmud Festival 2021?
Our new, simple to use online platform will host everything from sessions to the shuk.
The platform is accessible for all participants to use wherever you are. We are developing easy to follow guides and training that all participants will be able to access ahead of the event. More details will be shared in due course.
For our Families and Young and Teen Limmud (YTL) programmes, we’re hoping to offer opportunities to gather in person safely.
What are the prices?
Visit our pricing page for full details.
Please note: The online platform access is limited to one device at a time. If you think you will be using multiple devices at the same time during Festival please ensure you book for the number of adult participants you expect to be watching at the same time. Families and Young and Teen Limmud registrations will not count towards the online access, or be affected by the number of adults registered.
We want to ensure our Limmud events are accessible to all, including financially. We have a bursary scheme available and this is all processed confidentially. You can apply for financial assistance through our online application form. If you have any questions, please contact Alanna Lewis on 020 3115 1620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about the programme?
The programme is shaping up to be just as amazing and engaging as ever. We have a variety of programming and social spaces to meet different interests and tastes. From lectures, panel debates and discussions, to workshops, classes and discos, there will be something for everyone.
Our programme is divided into nine dedicated tracks:
- Torah and Philosophy
- Arts and Culture
- Science and Technology
- Spirituality and Wellbeing
- History and Politics
- Modern Society
- Entertainment and Performance
- Social Programming
Can I present a session?
Absolutely! It is a core Limmud value that everyone should be a student and everyone can be a teacher. We will endeavour to include a session from each presenter who submits. However, due to the limitations of the format of this event we may be unable to accommodate every presenter.
When you book through our online application form make sure to tick the “offer a session” box. Once your place is booked, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to submit your Presenter Information Form (PIF) and your Session Information Form (SIF) through our online portal.
The deadline to offer to present and then submit your PIF & SIF is Thursday 18th November. Submissions after this date may not be considered.
What is a PIF & a SIF?
The Presenter Information Form (PIF) will give you a chance to let Limmud Festival know who you are! Should you present a session, this information will go into the online programme as your presenter bio, available for all Limmud participants to see. It is best to keep the information you provide short, informative, and light-hearted.
The Session Information Form (SIF) is the outline of your session submission itself. This information will be how your session is listed in the programme and how participants will know what to expect from your session.
Top tip: Make sure to save a copy of the information you put on the PIF and SIF as you won’t be able to access it after you press submit. Visit our programme information page for more details.
Families at Festival
Families are a vital part of Festival, and children are the future of Limmud. The Families Programme will cater to children aged 2-5 years old and parent and child activities.
We’re hoping to offer families as an in person programme in North London. We will be in touch with details as they are confirmed. You will see children are currently listed as free places on the booking form. This allows you to register interest in the families programme without commitment. When the programme is confirmed we will be in touch with details including prices and how you can pay the fees if you will be attending the programme.
Visit our Families page for more details.
Young & Teen Limmud at Festival
Our Young & Teen Limmud (YTL) is catering for children aged 4–11 (Young Limmud) and 12–17 (Teen Limmud). The Peulot (activities) will be led by their Madrichim/ot (leaders) who have been specially trained for this role.
We’re hoping to offer YTL as an in person programme in North London. We will be in touch with details as they are confirmed. You will see children are currently listed as free places on the booking form. This allows you to register interest in the YTL programme without commitment. When the programme is confirmed we will be in touch with details including prices and how you can pay the fees if your child will be attending the programme.
Find our more of our YTL page.
Shabbat at Festival
Although we can’t come together in-person this year for Shabbat, we are excited for you to join our Shabbat programming for all ages.
Shabbat programming will run during the day on December 24th, ending before Shabbat comes in, and beginning again once Shabbat has gone out on December 25th. As part of signing up for Shabbat you will receive a Shabbat pack, including a Limmud Shabbat book, Shabbat candles, resources to decorate and personalise your Shabbat candles, edible treats, Havdallah spices, and a booklet with puzzles, reflective activities, colouring in and more.
I have additional needs, what about me?
Participant care is always central to our events and we are working with other organisations to ensure our online platform is accessible.
The main goal of Participant Care is to make sure everyone who comes to Limmud is looked after and enjoys everything the programme has to offer. We’re committed to supporting all participants’ health and welfare. We have three charities (Jewish Care, Jami and JWA) who will support participants and hold sessions on a variety of different topics.
On our application form you can tick “I have access, medical or other needs” where you will be guided to a separate form to complete with your booking to give more details about how Limmud can support you. Our participant care team may be in touch to discuss how they can support you in the run up to and during Limmud Festival 2021.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Limmud Office via email at email@example.com.
How can I get involved and help?
One of Limmud’s core values is ‘participation,’ with volunteers playing key roles in almost everything Limmud does. We believe that we are all responsible for each other and for the communities we create, and we know that everyone has an important contribution to make.
We would welcome participants offering to volunteer even if it is just an hour over Festival. This can be done by ticking on the application form “I’d be happy to volunteer in some capacity at Limmud Festival.”
If you would like to help more, sign up to volunteer, committing to 8 hours over Festival to receive a discount on your fees. Visit our volunteers page for further information or email our Volunteers Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.