Come Into The Big Tent!

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

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 three featured presenters for LimmudFest 2018: Rabbi Dayna Ruttenberg and Joel Dinerstein.

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is a lecturer and author who has been named by Newsweek and The Daily Beast as one of ten “rabbis to watch,” and one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis.continue reading

Fun for the whole family!

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

Save The Date!

Save The Date: Limmud at Gates of Prayer and the Uptown JCC!

Limmud Fest New Orleans returns on March 16 – 18, 2018. Like last year, it will be held at Congregation Gates of Prayer on Friday and Saturday. But new for 2018, sessions on Sunday, March 18 will be held at the newly expanded Uptown JCC!

During Shabbat, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and alternative services will be held, followed by communal meals and learning sessions.… continue reading