Around 2000 participants from more than 40 countries worldwide came together for Limmud Festival 2021
Limmud is thrilled to have been able to bring people together again as a community of learning, despite the ongoing pandemic, for a programme of over 300 diverse, inspiring and thought-provoking sessions.
The core team of 16 dedicated volunteers led the way in creating Festival 2021 alongside the efforts of 1 in 4 participants who contributed their time, to provide the Limmud community with another fantastic event for participants of all ages.
The five-day event (including programming before and after Shabbat) saw sessions from 367 presenters on subjects from the topical – such as current political issues and impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the community, to the niche – such as shmita laws for Jews in the Diaspora and the Jolles Encyclopaedia of British Jewish cantors, chazanim, ministers and synagogue musicians.
The event welcomed political speakers David Lammy MP, Councillor Carla Denyner, and former MK Aliza Lavie, alongside performers including Chava Mirel, Joanie Leeds and The Macaroons. In addition, the programme featured 27 sessions from European Limmud volunteers spotlighting 15 different communities.
For press coverage see below:
What to expect at this year’s Limmud Festival – The Jewish Chronicle
David Lammy apologises for nominating Jeremy Corbyn as leader – The Jewish News
David Lammy: I regret nominating Corbyn for leadership – The Jewish Chronicle
Labour’s David Lammy apologises for nominating Jeremy Corbyn to be leader – The Guardian
David Lammy says he made a mistake nominating Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader – The Telegraph
A telling admission from David Lammy – The Telegraph
David Lammy apologises for nominating Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour leader – The Independent
David Lammy says sorry for nominating Jeremy Corbynas Labour leader – The Times
Communities should embrace the ‘Ashkenazi Marranos’ – The Jewish Chronicle
Importance of educating against ‘rape culture’ the focus at Limmud session – The Jewish News
Limmud moves children’s sessions online in wake of omicron wave – The Jewish Chronicle