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. You do not sign up for sessions ahead of time, but just decide what to attend based on your interests and feedback from fellow Limmudniks. LimmudFest is a time to explore, so we encourage you to go outside your comfort zone and sample a bit of everything.
The connection between genes and identity, chronicles of interfaith dating, vegetarianism, veganism and animal rights in the context of Jewish biblical history, reclaiming Zionism as a progressive cause, the Jewish roots of flamenco, the similarities between Qu’ran and Torah, the Beatle’s Jewish backstory… these are just a few of the diverse topics that will be covered at New Orleans LimmudFest 2018.
This year, LimmudFest’s celebration of learning, community, and culture includes a Shabbaton at Congregation Gates of Prayer on Friday and Saturday, and more learning and cultural programs at the newly expanded Uptown JCC on Saturday night and Sunday. Registration is now open!