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’
The festival returns for its 40th year but in an all-digital format Simon Rocker, The JC, 23rd December 2020 While Covid-19 may have disrupted Limmud’s 40th anniversary celebrations, organisers can see some benefits in this year’s all-digital event. “The virtual element has provided challenges and also some wonderful … [Read more...] about Limmud: the key players, the hottest topics — and a global twist
'Lifelong friendships have formed, and many couples have found each other at the bar' Ben Lewis, The JC, 23rd December 2020 What started as a humble conference for educators in 1980 is now not just one of our community’s premier events but one of our proudest exports around the world. Limmud is 40 and at this year’s … [Read more...] about A digital event — but that won’t deny the Limmud spirit