Helpful Information for Limmudfest 2016!

We’re so excited that you have decided to learn, connect, and celebrate with us at Limmudfest 2016! Here is some helpful information to help guide you through the weekend.


If you have signed up for the full 3-day weekend, registration is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at Congregation Gates of Prayer.

If you have registered for the Saturday night/Sunday option, registration begins on Saturday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m., immediately after Havdallah services, at Gates of Prayer. Saturday night features an amazing performance by a rising star: spoken word artist Andrew Lustig. Alternatively, you can catch the film ABOVE AND BEYOND: The Untold True Story.

On Sunday, March 20 all sessions will be held at the Lavin Bernick Center (LBC) at Tulane. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and sessions start promptly at 9 a.m.


Park in one of these places:

  • Main Gates of Prayer lot on Richland
  • Auxiliary Gates of Prayer lot on W. Esplanade
  • Beth Israel lot on W. Esplanade
  • St. Clement of Rome Church on W. Esplanade
  • Side streets around Gates of Prayer


  1. From I-10 East towards New Orleans, take exit 232 toward Airline Dr/Tulane Ave/Carrollton Avenue/LA-61.
  2. From S. Carrollton Avenue, turn left onto Fontainebleau Drive.
  3. From Fontainebleau Drive, turn right onto Broadway Street.
  4. From Broadway Street, turn left onto Willow Street.
  5. From Willow Street, you can access Ben Weiner Drive for the parking garage, or you can park in the street parking available on Audubon Boulevard and Newcomb Place.


Please consult this map. We suggest parking in one of these places:

  • Diboll Parking Garage on Ben Weiner Dr.
  • Street parking on Newcomb Place
  • Street parking on Broadway
  • Street parking on Audubon Blvd.


We have more than 90 sessions by more than 80 presenters coming up this weekend. For a preview of the schedule, click here. WARNING! We do NOT run on Jewish time; all sessions start on schedule.


There is a lot of helpful information throughout the website, including the Frequently Asked Questions page. Once you get to Limmud, there will be lots of volunteers on hand to direct you and answer any questions you still might have.

Save The Date for Limmud!

Limmud Fest New Orleans returns on March 18 – 20, 2016. This year, it will be held at Congregation Gates of Prayer on Friday and Saturday and The Lavin-Bernick Center at Tulane University on Sunday.

During Shabbat, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and alternative services will be held, followed by communal meals and learning sessions. On Sunday, there will be an entire day of lectures, workshops and discussions. Altogether, there will be more than 90 sessions on everything Jewish, ranging from art and music to text study and history. Save the date, it’s a Big Tent Weekend Festival of Jewish Learning, Arts, Culture & Spirituality not to be missed.

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.

Limmud Fest New Orleans 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.

Be sure to check out some of the featured presenters, or get involved by volunteering, donating, or hosting out of town guests!