About Limud

Limud is a celebration of Jewish culture, creativity and learning like no other.  It is based on the idea that everyone should be a student and anyone can be a teacher.  Limud is a global community committed to a unique combination of principles and values including learning, teaching, volunteerism, diversity and respect. At Limud there is room for every subject – art, spirituality, philosophy, music, food and more.

Limud International was started 30 years ago, but has been adopted in over 60 countries around the world and draws thousands of new participants each year. Limud is a worldwide movement that started in Great Britain in 1980 and has grown to include programs in multiple locations in Europe, The Americas, Africa, Asia & Australasia, Israel and the UK, and NOW also here in Helsinki for the third year running!


Limud presenters include rabbis, historians, commentators, academics, photographers, psychologists, journalists, teachers, authors, musicians, doctors, activists, sociologists, lawyers, film makers, artists and many other interesting personalities…

Whatever your Jewish background, all are accepted at Limud and all are encouraged to have a voice and share their ideas. The programs consist of a combination of talks by experts, lectures by laypeople, discussions, workshops, musical and art entertainment and many other activities.

Limmud itself does not advocate a particular approach to any of the topics which are discussed.  We merely invite you to be part of discussion. 


Limud Helsinki, like all Limud events worldwide, presents events that are completely volunteer-run and volunteer-driven.  We need YOU to help make it happen! Join our teams of volunteers.