LimmudFest 2018 Helpful Information

We’re so excited that you have decided to learn, connect, and celebrate with us at LimmudFest 2018! Below is some helpful information for Limmud participants: 



If you have signed up for the full 3-day weekend, registration is between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., on this Friday, March 16, at Congregation Gates of Prayer.  continue reading

LimmudFest Saturday Night featuring Distant Cousins

After a beautiful shabbat spent worshiping, learning and celebrating Jewish culture, LimmudFest’s special Saturday Night programming moves to the newly expanded Uptown JCC. This year, after a musical Havdalah, we will open the doors to the entire community for a live performance from Distant Cousins.



Distant Cousins is Duvid Swirsky, Dov Rosenblatt and Ami Kozak, Los Angeles-based songwriters and producers who have been lighting up live audiences nationwide with their energized performances.… continue reading

LimmudFest Brings Topics of Interest to Young Jews

Dating, Jewish identity, interracial and community interactions, Jewish involvement in the labor movement — these and many other topics will be of particular interest to young Jews when LimmudFest returns to New Orleans March 16-18. There even will be a performance by a folk/pop trio from Los Angeles.

The band Distant Cousins, consisting of Duvid Swirsky, Dov Rosenblatt and Ami Kozak, has been lighting up audiences nationwide with their energized performances and winning over screen audiences with their music featured in films (This Is Where I Leave You), commercials (Macy’s), trailers (Daddy’s Home), and television shows (The Voice, American Idol, Reign, etc).continue reading

Expect The Unexpected at Limmud

When LimmudFest returns to New Orleans March 16–18, attendees can expect the unexpected. LimmudFest 2018 will feature over 100 presentations across 10 learning tracks, with speakers ranging from a burlesque performer to a Beatles expert to a culinary queen. Local personalities Trixie Minx, Bruce Spizer and Poppy Tooker will entertain as well as inform.continue reading

Teen Limmud at LimmudFest 2018

This year’s weekend festival of Big Tent Jewish culture, art, spirituality and learning includes a few special Teen Limmud sessions given for teens, by teens:

You Jew You – We all share the trait of being Jewish, yet we may all see it differently and may practice and define our Judaism differently.… continue reading