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 20-22. “Out of an abundance of caution for the health and well-being of our New Orleans community, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s LimmudFest. We are working to identify a date in March 2021 to reschedule,” read the news release by Limmud chair Dana Keren.
Keren added that the decision was not easy, given the time and planning for more than a year to put on the event. “We are deeply disappointed to not have the opportunity to come together as a community at this time,” she said.
Anyone who pre-registered for this year’s event will be automatically registered for Limmudfest 2021 and need not do anything else.
Those who would prefer a refund, can request one by emailing email@example.com. The Eventbrite ticket fees are non-refundable and may take up to three weeks for processing, Keren added.