Limud Values

Our Mission – Limud’s promise:

Wherever you find yourself, Limud will take you one step further on your Jewish journey. 

 

Limud’s mission is informed by the following values: 

Learning

We encourage the creation of a learning environment in which everyone should be a student, and anyone can be a teacher as we are all able to reflect, grow, and give over our own ideas to others. Learning embraces personal development, knowledge and skills, as well as changes people, inspires action and opens new worlds.  

Expanding Jewish Horizons

We strive to create individual, collective, and communal experiences, through which we strengthen and develop our Jewish Identity.

Enabling Connections

We aim to create opportunities for communities and individuals to connect.
We recognise the strength of providing a space where spiritual, emotional and intellectual connections are made.

Empowerment

We inspire people to be ambitious about their contribution.  We challenge people, and trust them to rise to that challenge. We see the potential of individuals and communities, and support their development. We empower people to make choices and provide the information they need to inform those choices. 

Participation

Volunteerism is a key feature of almost everything we do.
We are all responsible for each other and for the communities we create – everyone has an important contribution to make. We believe that every participant has the potential to contribute something to Limud.
 

Diversity

We seek to create cross-communicational and inter-generational experiences for all Jews of every background. Our programming touches on different types of Jewish perspectives to make the conference accessible and relatable for everyone.

Respect

We expect all participants to be respectful of one another and to recognize that all volunteers are also participants.

Community

Limud is a community of learning. We believe we can all benefit from learning from one another in an environment focused on respect and open-mindedness. We gain from, and should give something back to, the Jewish and wider community.

Arguments for the Sake of Heaven

We recognize and appreciate that “arguments for the sake of heaven” can make a positive contribution to furthering our education and understanding. We do not participate in legitimizing or delegitimizing any religious or political position found in the worldwide Jewish community. This is a safe space where personal attacks will not be tolerated.

Religious Observance

We seek to create an inclusive environment for all participants whatever their religious observance practices. We expect all participants to respect shabbat and kashrut observance during Limud programming. Limud Helsinki begins after shabbat ends, and preparations do not take place during shabbat.

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