The programme is always at the heart of any Limmud event – and Festival 2023 will be no exception. Watch this space for details of the programme! With something for everyone, this is an opportunity for you to cultivate a personal Jewish experience, and learn from presenters you might never come across outside of Limmud.
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.
Learn something new from voices past. From the ancient Middle East to Medieval Europe and the global Jewish community of the 20th century, the History track will take you on a journey back in time to discover stories that impact our lives today.
Music and Performance
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.
Politics and Current Affairs
Discussing the issues that matter to society at large through a Jewish lens, the Politics and Current Affairs track provides an opportunity to explore the challenges and triumphs that are transforming the world we live in, from politicians and NGOs to journalists and charitable foundations.
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.
Spirituality and Wellbeing
What does Judaism say about our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing? This track offers insight into Judaism aside from text study, and thinks about spirituality in relation to our minds and bodies.
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.