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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.

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.

If you are Shomer Shabbat and want to be placed in a host house near our Shabbat venue, Congregation Gates of Prayer, we have hosts ready to welcome you. Even if you are not Shomer but would prefer to stay with a local family to save money or just to meet some new friends, Home hospitality is a excellent and convenient way to do both. And for you local New Orleanians, we have heard time and again from past attendees: one of the most satisfying ways you can participate in LimmudFest is to offer home hospitality.

If you prefer a hotel, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott in Metairie, a 1.5 mile walk from Gates of Prayer, our Shabbat venue. No matter what accommodations you choose, we can’t wait for you to experience what Limmud New Orleans has to offer!

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. For more information, please visit the Hospitality page.