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.

Schedule and Full Lineup Is Out!

The complete schedule for Limmud New Orleans 2016 is now online! Check out when and where your favorite sessions will be taking place. There will be more than 90 learning sessions offered to you by more than 80 presenters at the upcoming three-day festival of Jewish culture and learning.

The lineup of sessions cover a wide variety of interesting topics covering Arts & Culture, Contemporary Jewish Life, Family, Food, Hands-On Workshops, History, Israel, Social Justice, Southern Jewish Life, Spirituality, Text & Thought, and Young Limmud. The “un-conference” style learning environment allows you to choose your own path throughout the weekend.

But that’s not all. A line-up of quality children’s programming allows parents can go learn in their own sessions, confident that their children will also be experiencing the magic of Limmud. Multi-denominational Shabbat services will be held for children on Shabbat morning, and babysitting will be available throughout the weekend. Plus all food at LimmudFest will be kosher under strict rabbinical supervision, and all meals and snacks are included in the registration fee.

There is still time to register! Both 3-Day Passes and Sunday + tickets are still available, and there is special pricing for young adults and children.