May 19, 2021

Religious observance

Shabbat and kashrut are observed in all public areas We recognise that in private areas, people will behave as they wish Should participants wish to hold a prayer group, they may do so providing they supply all resources and are responsible for the session or prayer group in its entirety.
April 24, 2021

Would Spinoza get invited to Limmoed?

A session dedicated to Limmud Values at Limmoed Netherlands.
April 13, 2021

Let my people PARTICIPATE

In the face of the pandemic most Limmud teams began to create online events, making the international Limmud community of learning much more interconnected and accessible than ever before. So what have we learned in order to create exceptionally engaging and inspiring experiences? How do we make certain that digital tools enable participation – one of Limmud’s core values – rather than curtail it? Under the umbrella of the LEV (Limmud Europe Values) project, Limmud invites you to a training dedicated to these questions.
March 17, 2021

Arguments for the Sake of Heaven

We recognise and appreciate that ‘arguments for the sake of heaven’ can make a positive contribution to furthering our education and understanding We do not participate in legitimising or de-legitimising any religious or political position found in the worldwide Jewish community. Anyone coming to Limmud seeking opportunities for this will not find them. We have no part to play in the debates between/across denominations Sessions which encourage vigorous debate are entirely acceptable but we will seek to avoid religious or political conflict. Sessions should be educational, and not polemical
March 17, 2021

Respect

No-one is more important than anyone else We expect all participants to be respectful of one another, and to recognise that all volunteers are also participants Personal attacks are not acceptable in any Limmud context, especially within sessions at events
March 17, 2021

Community and Mutual Responsibility

Limmud is a community of learning We can achieve more together than we can individually We gain from, and should give something back to, the Jewish and wider community
March 17, 2021

Diversity

We value the rich diversity among Jews, and so we seek to create cross-communal and inter-generational experiences We value accessibility, and aim to be accessible to all We value choice in form, content and style in our programmes We encourage people not to stereotype others
March 17, 2021

Empowerment

We inspire people to be ambitious about their contribution We challenge people, and trust them to rise to that challenge We see the potential of individuals and communities, and support their development We empower people to make choices and provide the information they need to inform those choices (including in the biographies which we ask presenters to provide)
March 17, 2021

Participation

Volunteerism is a key feature of almost everything we do We are all responsible for each other and for the communities we create – everyone has an important contribution to make We encourage participants to take an active part in all we do
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