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 needs and styles of session. From lectures, panel debates and discussions, to workshops, classes and discos, there will be something for everyone.
Can I present a session?
It is a core Limmud value that all presenters are participants and all participants can be presenters.
For this reason, any participant can choose to offer a session when booking their Festival place by simply checking the “I would like to present a session” box on the application form, and submitting the follow-up forms that will be automatically sent out when booking is completed. We will do our best to ensure that those who offer to present a session at Limmud Festival will be included in the programme.
The deadline for applying to present a session is 16 October 2022. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every type and style of session you can imagine – and many more that will surprise you – will be on offer throughout Festival. Curate your own Festival experience across different tracks:
Arts and Culture
Whether you’re into literature, art, food or film, the Arts and Culture track focuses on creative minds from within the Jewish world, and considers the impact of Judaism on wider culture.
Modern Society and Social Change
Discussing the issues that matter to society at large through a Jewish lens, this track provides an opportunity to explore the challenges and triumphs that are transforming the world we live in.
History and Politics
Learn something new from voices past, present and future, and delve into the worlds of history, journalism and politics. Whether you’re looking to uncover ancient history or debate today’s most compelling global topics, there is much to discover in History and Politics sessions.
Well being and Spirituality
What does Judaism say about our mental, physical and spiritual well being? This track offers insight into Judaism without text study, and thinks about spirituality in relation to our minds and bodies.
From the hottest Israeli acts to the catchiest Klezmer, we have a wonderful array of talented performers at Festival for your entertainment. In recent years, our programme has featured music from around the world, drag kings and queens, stand-up comedy, and one-woman performances of Biblical dimensions.
Science and Technology
Explore the contributions Jews around the world are making in technology, medicine, business and science. Learn how they help us engage with the world, and further our understanding of how they impact our modern Jewish lives.
Whether you like a calm walk around Pendigo Lake, an afternoon of arts and crafts, a night of Open Mic or a disco, you’ll find something to help you unwind and meet new people.
Torah and Philosophy
Delve into the sacred texts that form the bedrock of our religion and engage anew with the thoughts of generations of sages and philosophers. This track aims not only to showcase the treasures of the Jewish tradition, but empower you to participate in them and enrich them with fresh, meaningful insights.
Our daily book club provides a chance for all book lovers to meet, chat and share insights. Dealing with one novel a day, we will discuss our favorite extracts, characters and theories – both for those who have already read the book and those who haven’t but would like to find out more.