Limmud is the Hebrew word for learning. It is an approach to cross-communal Jewish education that started in the UK in 1980 and is now being enjoyed by communities throughout the world.
Limmud aims to enable each participant to go one step further on their own Jewish journey. Everyone is a student and everyone can be a teacher. Events feature all educational styles including lectures, workshops, text-study sessions, film, meditation, discussions, exhibits and performances to ensure that there is always ‘something for everyone'. Indeed, the content of a typical Limmud event is as diverse as its participants.
Limmud around the world now extends to residential events of different formats, day Limmuds, evening activities, podcasts and educational materials, such as the weekly email Taste of Limmud , the internationally renowned Chavruta programme and the Limmud Shabbat Book .
As much as Limmuds around the world are connected, they also reflect their own communities. Hence Limoud, Limmoed, Limud, and Yom Ijun. They're joined together by shared principles, and this is reflected in the use of the Limmud International logo. Read more about Limmud International here.
Melitz was asked by Limmud International to assist in the establishment of three Limmud communities in Israel (in Jerusalem, Modiin and the Negev) and with volunteer development and training for Limmud FSU.