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LimmudFest New Orleans

LimmudFest New Orleans set for March 17-19 weekend

LimmudFest New Orleans has announced its dates for its next weekend of community worship, Jewish learning and other activities. The weekend-long series of events will begin with worship services on Friday night, March 17 at Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie. 

Shabbat morning services for all three major branches of Judaism will continue at the main sanctuary, library and Bart Room at Gates of Prayer on...

Limmud NOLA announces Sun., March 14 virtual event

By FRAN SIMON, Special to the CCJN

Limmud NOLA will host LimmudFest this year virtually on Sunday, March 14, with opening ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. CST and sessions running from 12 – 4:30 p.m. CST. The volunteers planning LimmudFest are turning the spotlight this year onto the uniqueness of Jewish life, tradition, and expression in New Orleans, greater Louisiana, and throughout the Gulf South. 

The slate of presenters this year...

Limmud North America announced eFestival for March 29

The LimmudFest NOLA may have been cancelled, but Limmud North America, the organization that sanctions it and other similar events throughout the continent, announced the Limmud eFestival, a virtual Limmud gathering through the Internet.

Gail Chalew, the former LimmudFest NOLA chair, who is a member of Limmud North America’s board of directors, explained the reason for this unusual offering. “Coronavirus and social distancing may have delayed our upcoming LimmudFests in...

Limmudfest 2020 canceled over coronavirus concerns

The board of LimmudFest New Orleans has reluctantly canceled their event  for 2020 out of concerns that a large gathering might contribute to the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) worldwide pandemic. 

Meeting on Sunday night, March 8, the board decided to postpone the weekend of Jewish learning that had been scheduled to take place in Metairie at Congregation Gates of Prayer and at the Uptown JCC from March...

Limmudfest New Orleans 2020 opens registration

(Editor’s note: This event has been postponed until 2021.)

Limmudfest New Orleans 2020 has opened its early bird registration. Held biannually, the weekend series of events celebrates its fifth series of events on March 20-22, 2020 with emphasis on the arts, Jewish culture, learning and spirituality.

This “big tent of Jewish learning” is offered to all members of the Jewish community, encompassing the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox communities and is...

Limmudfest NOLA concludes eventful weekend

Limmudfest NOLA organizers finished off the 2018 edition of Limmud, the big tent of Jewish learning this past weekend with an amazing array of topics and speakers.

Aleeza Andelman and Matthew Rothschild headed up the local effort along with stewardship from previous Limmud leaders such as Gail Chalew and Lynne Wasserman.

The event was held on Friday evening and Saturday during the day at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie...

Limmud New Orleans Sessions/Presenters


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LimmudFest returns to New Orleans March 16-18

LimmudFest returns to New Orleans March 16-18, 2018. LimmudFest is a weekend festival of Big Tent Jewish arts, culture, spirituality and learning locally planned and run by a community of volunteers.   LimmudFest 2018 will feature over 90 presentations across 10 learning tracks. Featured presenters include renowned author Rabbi Dayna Ruttenberg; writer, professor and curator Joel Dinerstein; New Testament scholar Rabbi Michael Cook; and food expert and...

Limmud finishes three-day run at GOP, Tulane

Limmud Festival New Orleans organizers planned very well and the results showed that more than 400 participants had enjoyed three days of prayer, meditation and study  under its so-called “big tent” of Jewish learning.

Friday night and Saturday morning, the Limmud team facilitated prayer services for Reform, Conservative and Orthodox worship  at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, while all of Sunday’s activities occurred at the Lavin-Bernick Center on the...

Don’t Miss LimmudFest: March 18 – 20, 2016

Limmud, a weekend festival of Big Tent Jewish learning, arts, culture, and spirituality, is coming to New Orleans March 18-20, 2016.  Registration is still open for Limmud New Orleans 2016.

Limmudfest includes a Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner at Congregation Gates of Prayer on Friday, March 18. On Saturday, March 19, there will be a variety of Shabbat services, learning, Havdalah, and fun.  The learning continues on Sunday, March 20 at...