Revenue generated from ticket sales does not cover all of our expenses. In order to keep Limud accessible to the community and offer affordable ticket prices, we need financial help from others. We are committed to continuing to bring to Helsinki and surrounding areas this unique inclusive festival of Jewish learning that embraces the diversity of the Jewish community.
We greatly appreciate any amount that you offer us. Donations to Limud Helsinki can be done via the Jewish Community of Helsinki’s website, by marking your donation toward Jewish cultural heritage in Finland, you will be supporting Limud Helsinki.
Please email us after making your donation. For gifts of products or services please make arrangements with a Volunteer Committee member.
All advertisements are subject to Limud’s approval.
Note that if your sponsorship is past our printing deadline your acknowledgement will be on the website instead
Become a presenter
When and where does the Limud Helsinki take place?
Our annual event Limud Helsinki 2023 will take place 11-12.2.2023 at the city center of Helsinki.
How is the Limud Helsinki event structured?
Some 10 slots of five parallel 50-minute sessions are offered throughout the day with ten-minute breaks between timeslots. We encourage potential presenters to plan to have your session run between 35-45 minutes and approximately 5-15 minutes for participant questions and engagement. As a presenter you are also a participant and are able to attend the other sessions.
I want to be a presenter at Limud. What should I do?
First, we highly recommend reading through this entire FAQ. Then fill out our submission form between December 10th and January 10th. If your session is accepted, you then register and pay for the conference and provide any additional information required.
Why do I have to pay to attend Limud Helsinki if I’m a presenter?
One of the principles of Limud Helsinki, like other Limuds worldwide, is that we are all participants and all volunteers. Many people give considerable amounts of time to Limud – whether presenting, organizing, serving on a team, being an event volunteer, etc – and we all pay to attend. Since Limud Helsinki 2023 is a 2-day-long conference, presenters are expected to participate in other sessions when they are not presenting.
Do I need to be located in Helsinki to present?
No. Travel stipends can be provided for out-of-town presenters whose sessions have been accepted and we offer home hospitality or in some cases hotel overnight stays.
What topics can I cover in my session?
You can decide – anything goes as long as there’s a Jewish link. Limud works best if people speak about what they are passionate about. In thinking of a topic consider our Limud core values and past sessions. Contact our programme team to discuss further.
Can I present more than 1 session?
Most of our local presenters lead only one session in order to enable as many people as possible to speak. You may wish to submit more than one idea in case your first topic is already being covered. It is possible that your session may not be approved for inclusion in this year’s conference due to our efforts to maintain diversity and balance in our topics, presenters, and the timing of our sessions. We will let you know if your session proposal has been accepted by beginning of January 2023. Please be understanding if your session is not accepted for this year – last year we had twice as many submissions as we had time slots for. We hope you’ll reapply for future Limud Helsinki events.
Can I use PowerPoint? Can I play a video? Will I have access to the internet?
There is internet access throughout the venue. Your presentation can involve tech such as a PowerPoint or video, as long as you let us know on your submission form. We will provide projectors and screens, but no computers. Please bring your own laptop. We also recommend that you have all your presentation materials on a USB key. Due to limited technical resources at the venue we request that you bring any handouts or promotional materials with you – there will not be a photocopier or a printer on the premises to use.
Do I need to clear my entire presentation with Limud?
No, we do not need to see your whole session plan. We will need your topic title (12 words max) and brief description (600 characters max) as part of your presenter submission process. We ask that you consider the diversity of the audience, which includes Jews across the demographic, religious, political, ethnic and educational spectrum.
What other information do I need to provide?
We will need a very brief biography (600 characters max) as part of the submission process. We also need to know your tech requirements.
Can I choose when to present?
It depends – while we cannot guarantee a time slot to anyone in advance we will do our best to accommodate time constraints. For constraints please advise us after you have received an acceptance letter. We try very hard to maintain diversity and balance in our topics, presenters and the timing of our sessions. Once the schedule is finalized, we will let you know when you will present your session.
Can I tell all my friends?
Of course. Please like us on Facebook
If you would like some guidance from our marketing team please email us and our marketing team will contact you.
If you would like to join our great organizing teams, we have plenty of interesting work for enthusiastic and skilled people…please let us know where you would like to fit in! What expertise do you have to bring to a successful Limud? If you don’t see it here, please just let us know how you think you can contribute to a successful event.
Works to put together all the sessions and coordinate with presenters.
By volunteering to raise funds for Limud, you are ensuring that more people will be able to participate in Limud events in the future, we can expand our reach and take even more people one step further on their Jewish journey.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION
Get the word out to the community. Design marketing material, implement outreach, social media and email newsletters.
WEB AND TECHNOLOGY
Solve problems, identify other teams' needs and translate it into technical solutions. From building and maintaining Limud webpage and App to onsite technical support.
LIMUD OUTREACH and VOLUNTEER CARE
Coordinates with all the Limud volunteers and helps with volunteer appreciation.
Plans and coordinates a special Limud experience for kids (ages 3 to 12) and their families.
Focal point to presenters and makes sure that our presenters are on top of all that’s going on at our Limud events
Coordinates social spaces, room monitoring, information, and registration services for participants.
CATERING AND LOGISTICS
Makes sure everyone and everything is in the right place at the right time. Room set-up, too. Manage the event while it is happening.
All our volunteers are "volunticipants." That means that although many people give considerable amounts of time to Limud whether presenting, organizing, serving on a team, being a day-of volunteer, etc – we all pay to attend!
That said, special arrangements can be made for those who cannot afford the regular price.
There are lots of roles available, something for everyone!
To start with, you might come early to help set up, meet and greet participants, and assist with registration. At our annual event you can help serve lunch or sell products. Or you can be a room monitor, provide AV/IT assistance to presenters, assist with the children’s program, and help with tear down at the end of the day, etc. We will ask you which role and shift you are interested in.
If you are ready to make a commitment and volunteer, contact us below!
Get in touch so we can start working together.