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Limmud – the volunteer-driven Jewish learning experience started in Great Britain 30 years ago. Since 1990, Limmud has spread to Jewish communities across the world. The first Limmud Conference took place in the UK in 1980, awakening inspiration in hundreds of activists who returned home full of enthusiasm. This resulted in the idea of organizing local Limmud events. The Jerusalem Post reported in 2000 that “Every place that has Jews should have its own Limmud.” Limmud is a dynamic, pluralistic gathering of Jewish learning. For 30 years, Limmud seminars and conferences around the globe, from Canada to Australia, Switzerland and Turkey, as well as Israel, have been attracting Jews of all ages and backgrounds, including those who have studied Jewish topics intensively and others who have very little practical knowledge. Seminars, lectures, workshops, and discussions focus on an enormous range of topics, from social and political trends within Jewish communities and around the world, to Israeli politics; from Jewish cooking; from traditional texts, Yiddish theater, dance and music. Tax ID 26-1870256


Utilizing the strength of Limmud model, volunteer training sessions and annual three-day Limmud FSU conferences in each location attract lecturers and educators from the countries of the former Soviet Union, Europe, Israel, and North America. Prominent writers, journalists, entrepreneurs and business leaders, scientists, actors and public personalities, including representatives from local Jewish organizations and communities, as well as a number of noted Jewish scholars and political figures, are among the presenters.

Local organizing committees in each country, composed mainly of young adults in their 20s and 30s, and programming and logistics committees are responsible for planning and implementing annual conferences and related local events.

Limmud FSU seeks to:

- To redress the injustices suffered by the Jewish people in the Soviet Union under Communism, by helping to rebuild the Jewish intellectual and cultural traditions eradicated by the Holocaust and decades of Soviet oppression To infuse young Jewish adults with a feeling for their own role in the process of remembrance, by including a serious Holocaust component in the content of every Limmud FSU event.

- To engage unaffiliated young Russian-Jewish adults, aged 23– 40, in a broad range of topics in an open, pluralistic, and dynamic learning environment.

- To empower young adults to participate in the revival of Jewish communities and culture and to develop Jewish communal leaders.

- To strengthen identity and in so doing to ensure a vibrant and sustainable Jewish future.