About Us

LimmudFest New Orleans is a weekend festival of Big Tent Jewish learning, arts, culture and spirituality — all planned by volunteers. It is part of a global movement inspired by the idea that when Jews from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate and learn about everything Jewish, the entire community is enriched.

Limmud is an international charity dedicated to making some of the world’s most dynamic Jewish educators, performers and teachers, working in a variety of educational styles – lectures, workshops, text-study sessions, film, meditation, discussions, exhibits and performance – accessible to everyone, no matter what their level of Jewish knowledge or commitment to Jewish life.

The Limmud 2016 Steering Team

Lynne Wasserman – Co-chair

Ann Zivitz Kientz – Co-chair

Jakob Rosenzweig – Vice chair, Marketing

Aleeza Adelman – Registration

Suzy Lazarus – Registration, Volunteers

Brenda Brasher – Outreach

Margery Brown – Food

Gail Chalew – Programming

Jack Gross – Treasurer

Barbara Kaplinsky – Marketing

Matthew Rosenthal – Marketing

Judy Roth – Logistics

Bob Simon – Logistics

Roselle Ungar – Organizations

Karen Remer

Sue Daube

Lonnie Schaffer

Rabbi David Polsky

Cathy Glaser