The day of learning begins at 8:50 a.m. (doors open for registration and coffee at 8:15). The day is divided into five time slots, with lunch served at 1:20 pm after the third time slot.
Each time slot has eight concurrent sessions. Everyone creates their own day of learning, looking over the eight choices in each time slot and picking the session they wish to join.
There is no pre-registration for any of the sessions. All sessions are open to all participants on a first-come, first-served basis, until all seats are filled. Once a room is full, new arrivals are encouraged to go to their second choice.
There is no pre-registration for any of the sessions. Just go to the classroom where the session will be held. Once a room is full, new arrivals will be stopped at the door. If you are turned away, dash off to your second choice. You have eight choices every hour and five hours of presentations throughout the day.
Sunday lunch will be kosher, pareve (dairy-free), and nut-free. Dairy-free and gluten-free diets can be accommodated. All food served meets BCK standards.
No problem. Pay what you can. Nobody should miss out on LimmudVan just because of money. You will find a “Pay what you can” option on the registration form, or phone our Registrar once registration has opened.
Limmud Vancouver is one of over 80 Limmud events held around the world by local communities. Limmud is an independent organisation, unattached to any denominational movement or Jewish institutional organisation, and is run almost entirely by volunteers.
If you wish to contact the Limmud Vancouver Team, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions run all day, taking a wide variety of formats – from lectures to workshops, debates to exercise classes, performances to panels – and covering all areas of Jewish life.
How long should my session last?
Sessions last 60 minutes.
How many sessions may I give?
The proposal form has space for you to describe two sessions, but it is rare that both will be chosen. Guest teachers will offer two sessions and everyone else does one.
How many people will attend my session?
That is impossible to tell. The best way to encourage people to attend your sessions is to make sure that the titles and descriptions which you provide for the Programme Handbook are interesting and attractive to the prospective audience. There will usually be around eight sessions happening concurrently for participants to choose from. Having said that, if you need to restrict the numbers attending for any reason, do indicate this when submitting your proposal.
If relevant, what knowledge of Hebrew/Talmud/Jewish/Historical knowledge should I expect from people attending my sessions?
Participants at Limmud Conference come from across the entire Jewish spectrum in terms of background, experience and knowledge. So as not to exclude anyone, we recommend that handouts be accessible to those with a limited knowledge of Hebrew and texts, and that you supply texts in translation wherever possible. If a particular session does require more advanced knowledge in a particular area, or proficiency in Hebrew, please indicate this clearly in your proposal, so that the session can be identified as such in the Programme Handbook.
Can I give two linked sessions?
At this time we can’t accommodate linked sessions.
What other types of sessions are there?
As well as straightforward lectures, there are a whole variety of types of sessions – workshops, panel debates, art classes, music jam sessions and so on. Think creatively.
There is space on the Proposal Form to notify us of any resources you require.
Will you photocopy my handouts for me?
If you can bring your own copies with you that would be enormously helpful. If you are not able to make copies yourself, you can send them to us, and we will be able to produce copies for you. We will let you know nearer the time what the deadline is for requesting copies.
I am a musician – will there be sound technicians to help me set up?
Members of the Limmud team will be able to help you set up and ensure you can connect to a sound system electronically if necessary. If you require live amplification (eg a PA system), let us know in the Proposal Form when you submit.
May I sell my books/CDs?
Yes, please let us know if you would like to bring any materials to be sold in the communal areas of Limmud Vancouver.
Can I distribute information about my organisation?
You are welcome to bring a small number of flyers and other printed matter to Limmud , and these will be displayed along with those from other organisations on a table in a communal area. We request that you do not distribute these at sessions. If your organisation would like to have its own stand, please get in touch at email@example.com
Home Stay and Hosting: If you are from out of town and would prefer to be hosted rather than stay in a hotel, please note this in your proposal submission form. Our hospitality coordinator will do their best to find you suitable accommodations.
All food will be provided by BCK certified catering.
•Sat night event – Appetizers and desserts, party style
•Lunch on Sunday
•Coffee/tea and snacks ready when you arrive and throughout the day.
Meals will be vegetarian but including fish. They will not contain meat or shellfish.
Tea, coffee, drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the weekend.
We endeavour to cater for all dietary requirements – please indicate clearly your dietary needs on the application form and if necessary we will be in touch to discuss these with you further.
If you are an out of town presenter, we will provide detailed directions to the venue and about your accommodations. We are happy to discuss your travel plans with you and help wherever we can.
If needed we will help you with transport to and from the airport and to the Limmud venue.