Rebecca Lillian


When and where did your Limmud journey begin?

My Limmud journey began in 2008 in Chicago, where I am from. I had heard of Limmud from a British friend, so when I heard there would be a meeting about creating Limmud Chicago, I was happy to join the team. Later that year I participated in my first Festival (it was Conference then) and never looked back.
When I moved to Sweden in 2011, I couldn’t live without Limmud---so I helped start our Limmud here. Our first event was in Lund, Sweden in 2012. Now we are a binational Limmud in Sweden and Denmark.

How would you explain what Limmud is to someone who has never heard of it?

I would call Limmud a grass-roots Jewish learning and culture festival that is cross-communal, welcoming people of all ages and Jewish backgrounds (or none at all yet.) Based on the notion that everyone should be a learner and everyone can be a teacher, Limmud offers a wide range of learning opportunities on every conceivable subject. A set of core values ensures that our events---which occur on every continent but Antarctica--are conducted with respect for all, celebrating diversity.

What excites you about being part of LEV?

Being part of LEV lets me explore the Limmud values---something I care deeply about--with Limmudniks from all over Europe, and of all ages and Jewish experience. It has been a really exciting 6 months, and I look forward to what we come up with in the future.
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