Principles of Limmud

Learning: we believe that every Jew should be a student and any Jew can be a teacher.

Expanding Jewish horizons: we strive to create experiences which will allow all to strengthen their Jewish identity.

Community and mutual responsibility: we strive to create community – together we can achieve more than as individuals.

Commitment to respect: we expect our participants to act respectfully to each other, including to all volunteers. We believe it is important to make presenters’ biographies clear enough to aid informed choice. We are committed to treating all of our participants, and all sessions presented, with equal respect. No-one is more important than anyone else.

‘For the Sake of Heaven’: we do not seek to place greater or lesser value on one way of Jewish life, thinking or belief over any other.

Religious observance: we believe in the importance of enabling  kashrut to be kept in all public areas as far as possible, so that Jews do not have to separate themselves one from another.

Empowerment: we believe in the importance of supporting individuals to enable them to maximise their contribution to the community.

Participation and voluntarism: we believe that all have an important contribution to make, and that this is best done through voluntarism. LIMMUD NZ is not for profit but for the benefit of the community. As far as possible, any excess resources will always be ploughed back into improving Jewish education.

Valuing diversity: we value choice, diversity and accessibility in all our learning. We seek to have the greatest possible diversity of Jews participate in our activities.

Enabling connections to be made: we strive to create opportunities for connections across communities and individuals, by providing the space for these to happen.

Our promise: Wherever you find yourself, LIMMUD NZ will take you one step further on your Jewish journey.

The format of LIMMUD NZ offers something for everyone.  Every hour, people choose from the plethora of options that span the religious and political spectrum.  The choice is surprising and exciting. World-class scholars lead sessions alongside enthusiasts and practitioners. Presenters aren’t paid and learn together with everyone else. Above all, LIMMUD NZ values the diversity of activities, ideas and participants.  That is the spirit of Limmud International around the world.


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