What’s cooking? Great out of town guests

We have confirmed a great lineup of featured guests. They will teach us about three pillars of Jewish life: Israel, prayer, and food. (Of course, food.)

Israel: Sociologist Lior Schillat from the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research will speak about changing demographics in Israel.

Prayer: Poet Alden Solovy will help us appreciate the magnificent poetry of Jewish liturgy.

Food: Food writer Susan Barocas will introduce us to the history of favourite Sephardi, Ashkenazi, and Asian Jewish recipes.

What spice is needed? Vancouver-based presenters

Featured guests alone do not a Limmud make! Limmud is primarily a celebration of our Vancouver Jewish community. An opportunity for us to learn from one another. For new teachers to start developing their ideas. And for experienced teachers to broaden their audience. An opportunity for our entire community can discover the depth of knowledge that lives within us.

Want to propose a 60-minute session? Know someone who would be a good teacher? Get a sense of the wide range of Limmud offerings by browsing the 2016 program here.

Last day for proposals is December 15. To propose a session, click here.

Who’s in the picture? 

Some of our volunteers!

This is our core committee after an exhausting late-night meeting — enlivened by our enthusiasm for Limmud! From left to right: Betty Nitkin, Avi Dolgin, Avril Orloff, Shirley Hyman, Linda Peritz, Laura Duhan-Kaplan. Not in the photo: Susan Quig.

We have other committees hard at work, too: program, publicity, technology, Saturday night event.

Can I volunteer without joining a committee?


We especially welcome volunteers to help out on the day of Limmud. No one has to volunteer for more than an hour. We want all volunteers to enjoy the euphoric day of learning.

Interested in volunteering for the day of Limmud? Click here.

Watch this blogspot for more information!