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Helpful Information for Limmudfest 2016!

We’re so excited that you have decided to learn, connect, and celebrate with us at Limmudfest 2016! Here is some helpful information to help guide you through the weekend.


If you have signed up for the full 3-day weekend, registration is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at Congregation Gates of Prayer.… continue reading

Schedule and Full Lineup Is Out!

The complete schedule for Limmud New Orleans 2016 is now online! Check out when and where your favorite sessions will be taking place. There will be more than 90 learning sessions offered to you by more than 80 presenters at the upcoming three-day festival of Jewish culture and learning.

The lineup of sessions cover a wide variety of interesting topics covering Arts & Culture, Contemporary Jewish Life, Family, Food, Hands-On Workshops, History, Israel, Social Justice, Southern Jewish Life, Spirituality, Text & Thought, and Young Limmud. … continue reading

Southern Hospitality, Limmud-Style!

LimmudFest’s welcoming atmosphere extends past the doors of Gates of Prayer and Tulane by offering home hospitality for all who want it. We strive to receive all of our participants with particularly warm, sweet, and welcoming goodwill for the entire weekend. New Orleans Hospitality is renowned, and we have put together multiple options for out-of-town guests of LimmudFest 2016.… continue reading

More Presenters Announced!

As we head into the new calendar year, our roster of featured presenters continues to grow. We are excited to offer some more information on three more of the thoughtful and passionate speakers coming to town for Limmud Fest 2016.

Rabbi Lila Kagedan is the first Orthodox woman in North America to assume the title rabbi.… continue reading

What Does “Big Tent” Mean?

This year, we are billing LimmudFest as “a weekend festival of Big Tent Jewish learning, arts, culture and spirituality”. As we’ve brought this message around the New Orleans community as well as to congregations across the Gulf South, it has been greeted with excitement and enthusiasm. But some have asked “What does “Big Tent’ mean?” It’s a great question, and one we enjoy answering.… continue reading

A Taste of Limmud: December 4, Touro Synagogue

Whether you are already counting down the days to LimmudFest 2016 or are completely unfamiliar with the most exciting movement in Jewish learning, we’d like to invite you to a special free event at Touro Synagogue. On December 4, 2015, Limmud New Orleans presents “A Taste Of Limmud”, an evening designed to give everyone a feel for what Limmud is all about. … continue reading

Featured Presenters Announced!

In the first of what are sure to be a string of exciting updates, we are proud to officially announce our first two featured presenters for LimmudFest 2016: Katherine Romanow and Danny Siegel. Their areas of expertise range from food to philanthropy to activism, and illustrate the diversity of programming LimmudFest offers.… continue reading

It’s All About Choice

LimmudFest offers programming for people of all ages and levels of experience with Jewish learning, whether you are a native New Orleanian, a newcomer, or from outside the area. Wherever you are on your Jewish journey, LimmudFest can take you one step further.

LimmudFest is all about choice. There will be multiple sessions (at some times as many as nine) going on simultaneously.… continue reading

A Family Experience

Wherever you find yourself – and whatever age you are – Limmud will take you one step further on your Jewish journey. With this in mind, we are putting together an excellent line-up of quality children’s programming so there is something for the entire family. Parents can go learn in their own sessions, confident that their children will also be experiencing the magic of Limmud.… continue reading