The whole festival will now be digital Simon Rocker, Jewish Chronicle, 20 December 2021 Limmud has cancelled the in-person sessions for children and families that had been scheduled as part of this year’s Festival owing to the surge in the omicron variant of coronavirus. A spokesman for the festival, which begins on … [Read more...] about Limmud moves children’s sessions online in wake of omicron wave
The annual festival is a chance to explore what an ideal community might look like Rabba Dr Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, Jewish Chronicle, 13 December 2021 Once again Limmud Festival is on the horizon, though still sadly diminished by the limits imposed by the pandemic. Like last year, Festival 2021 will be an online event … [Read more...] about Limmud: When British Jews enjoy a few days of Utopia
The cross-communal must continue to innovate if it is to remain true to its spirit Ben Crowne, Jewish Chronicle, 1 January 2021 Limmud Festival 2020 was by far our largest event ever, transformed into an online experience by a volunteer team who never met in person. In a year which paralysed so much, Limmud ran more UK … [Read more...] about Limmud – where next?
The JC Leader, 30th December 2020 We of all people know that the transition from 2020 to 2021 is merely an arbitrary marker which signifies nothing of substance in itself. And yet the start of 2021 is as good as any point to reflect on how life will soon — so we all hope — change for the better. The invention of a Covid-19 … [Read more...] about Inclusive at heart
Organisers estimate that this year’s event attracted 5,000 from around the world Simon Rocker, The JC, 30th December 2020 This year’s digital version of the Limmud Festival attracted record participation as the cross-communal event celebrated its 40th anniversary. More than 3,800 people bought tickets but organisers … [Read more...] about First online-only Limmud festival sets participation record
The new festival chairman, Rob Simmons, speaks to Simon Rocker as Limmud returns for 40th year Simon Rocker, The JC, 24th December 2020 Barely had the 2019 Limmud Festival ended when preparations for the next year began. The new festival chairman, Rob Simmons, 25, from Surrey, has a typical profile for a Limmud … [Read more...] about Limmud: ‘This is going to be our most accessible event’