Have no idea what Limmud is?
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.
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), 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.
Madrichim/ot are youth leaders who work as a team to ensure each child at Young and Teen Limmud (YTL) has a fantastic experience in a safe and inclusive environment. It’s an amazing way for you to experience Limmud Festival- you’ll receive a heavily subsidised place, a shared room in the Hilton for the entirety of Festival (including Shabbat) and an opportunity to make life-long friends and gain excellent experience in working with children.
After receiving full training, which will provide you with transferable skills and a supportive team, you are tasked with writing and running your own sessions that can be about anything- they range from science to Israeli politics, and music to volunteering. Madrichim also assist experienced presenters in running their sessions. At night, you are free to enjoy main Limmud Festival at your leisure. You need to be available for our YTL weekend retreat, which takes place in November, and for the entirety of Festival. This option is open to anyone aged 17+. If you enjoy working with children, work well in a team and are interested in attending Limmud Festival 2019 as a Madrich/a or Rosh in YTL, please email this year’s co-chairs, Natalia and Noah, at email@example.com.
If you have time constraints you can come from either Sunday to Tuesday, with optional Shabbat add on, or Tuesday to Thursday.
Will there be anyone else my age?
What kind of thing can I do at Limmud Festival?
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?
Absolutely! We know not everyone will be able to attend the whole event so there are short stay options, meaning you can come from either Sun-Tue, with optional Shabbat add on, or Tue-Thur.