Limmud's core values

Limmud’s mission is to allow each Jew to take one step forward on his or her Jewish journey.

Limmud seeks to create a space in which all Jews can explore the various facets of Jewish culture and their Jewish identity.

Limmud is a diverse and inclusive forum in which you will experience the full gamut of Jewish opinions and beliefs.


Limmud’s most important core value is volunteerism: volunteers organise the venue, volunteers put together the programme, volunteers make the coffee, volunteers give talks and perform.

Limmud swims against the profit-orientated tide of ‘only write if your are offering paid work’.  The people involved in the Hungarian Limmud realised the importance of the values already self-evident in Western, developed countries; rewards come in many other shapes than money. The joy of work well done and the company of like-minded people are so positive that it is worthwhile to work for these free of charge.

We are offering opportunities to test yourself in areas of which you could have only dreamt before. Say, do you want to organize a film club? Do it! We are not asking for qualifications, we trust you. 

Amongst our volunteers:

Photographs and video recordings will be made of all Limmud events