Young and aspiring?
Have no idea what Limmud is?
Full event description too long to read?
We were once like you, so here is the overview.
Limmud is a five day Festival of Jewish culture that contains all of the following:
- Panels, discussions and lectures on literally any topic you want. Why? Because the attendees provide the content. You have a platform – use it.
- Skills building workshops.
- A nightly plethora of live music, comedy, games, quizzes, and DJs. There is also live-band karaoke, interactive singalongs and film screenings.
- Food and drink making (and obviously tasting).
- A really well stocked and affordable bar.
I heard Limmud is expensive. What are my options?
Multiple! And they aren’t just about saving money either, but also adding a huge social component to your Limmud experience.
YAD (prices from just £179 for the whole festival):
In addition to receiving a substantial discount, you’ll get the chance to contribute meaningfully to the running of Festival by volunteering for a total of 16 hours (4-5 hours per day) alongside a cohort of people just like you, with opportunities for meet-ups, social events and exclusive extras throughout the event, whilst also having plenty of time to explore the wider programme. It’s a great way to meet people and feel part of a like-minded community whilst on-site. The programme starts on Saturday night to kick-off the experience before everyone else arrives. See the Volunteering page for more details.
Madrich/a (Just £25 for the whole festival):
Being a madrich/a is an incredibly rewarding role where you are responsible for the excellent Mini-Fest, running parallel to the main festival: Limmud festival for ages 5-16. After receiving full training (which will provide you with transferrable skills and help form a superstar team of leaders) you are tasked with writing and running your own sessions, while also assisting experienced presenters in running children-friendly versions of their sessions. And come dinner time, Mini-Fest is over, so at night you are free to enjoy the spoils of the Limmud evening events. This option is open to anyone 17+. Click here for more details.
If you have time constraints you can come from either Fri-Mon or Mon-Thur with prices starting at £354. See the Pricing page for more details.
I heard Limmud is just for old people. Will there be anyone else my age?
I heard Limmud is for nerds. Is it cool?
I heard Limmud is only for Jews who are progressive/secular/orthodox etc etc…
It is over Christmas! Can I come for part of it?
This is two different things. One, is that Christmas Day does fall during Limmud. This is not usually marked by the Festival in any way but as it is the case that Christmas Day is a British national holiday, some choose to use it as a family occasion and therefore do not attend the Festival.
Two, is that part-attendance for any reason is perfectly fine, and the pricing info to book for only part of the Festival can be found here. We don’t recommend it because you’ll get major FOMO but we accept that sometimes it cannot be helped.