A global movement
From a 75-person conference just outside London for Jewish educators from different parts of the community and their families over the winter holidays in 1980, Limmud has become a global organisation.
While each group is independent, we are connected by common values, training and community.
Volunteers visit and support each others’ events, and the week-long Limmud Festival each December in the UK remains a focal point for hundreds of volunteers around the world to join 2,500 other participants in a unique and intense celebration of Jewish learning and culture.
In the last 40 years, Limmud has grown to 90 groups across 42 countries.
In 2019 there were 72 events run by 4,000 volunteers, and attended by 40,000 participants.