The Full 2018 Lineup is Now Available!

The full list of presenters for LimmudFest 2018 is out now,  and it includes authors, philosophers, chefs, musicians, artists, historians, deep thinkers and burlesque dancers.

Trixie Minx, Bruce Spizer, Larry Powell, Ron Marks, Poppy Tooker, Meredith Polsky, Michael Cook, Danya Ruttenberg, Rafi Zarum, Simone Levine, Sophie Untermann, Dana Keren, Alysse Fuchs and many other local, regional and national presenters will be discussing diverse topics such as:

Cool Jews • #MeToo: A Jewish Response • Praying and Paying: The Marginal Cost of Being Jewish • Keeping Kosher in a Cajun and Creole World • Experiences of a Jewish FBI Agent • In Search of The Male Shiksa • Parenting as a Spiritual Practice • Are Jews White?… continue reading

Southern Hospitality

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

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.

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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