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Ari Hershkowitz | Haroon Moghul | Allison Kaplan Sommer | Adi Keisser | Emily Filler

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We have curated our program around the following themes and topics:

  • Text and tradition – Jewish thought, mysticism, philosophy, prayer, spirituality, Talmud, Tanach and Torah, and theology.
  • Society and politics – community, cultural issues, education, environment, ethics, gender and sexuality, interfaith, languages, politics, social justice and action.
  • Our history, our memories – ancient and modern history, archeology, biography, the Holocaust.
  • Everything Israel – Israel-Diaspora relations, Mid-East, history and current affairs, peace and conflict, politics.
  • Arts and culture – comedy, dance, drama, film, food, literature, music, performance, poetry, storytelling, theatre, visual arts.
  • Workshops – everything from pickling to painting!

 What’s new in 2018?

  • Cheaper prices. Greater quality, with more bang for your buck!
  • Workshop stream. Learn everything from pickling to painting!
  • Venue. The Roundhouse at UNSW has just reopened after extensive upgrades. It boasts contemporary design, leading technology, bright and spacious public spaces and a beer garden, all under the one roof!
  • The Market Place. Stalls with arts, crafts, books and more. Interested in booking in a stall? Let us know! Write to limmud@shalom.edu.au
  • Sunday night closing event. Live music and performances.
  • Babysitting for under 3s.

About Limmud

Limmud is one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic events in the Sydney Jewish community. It’s an immersive day filled with numerous choices – hands-on workshops, revealing interviews, moving performances, powerful talks and more – delivered by presenters from Australia and around the world. Be part of interesting conversations, ideas, culture, diversity and meet people from varying backgrounds and affiliations. There’s a place for everyone at Limmud.

Limmud is a global network and has events in 80+ countries and Limmud events take place in Sydney every year. This year promises to be just as enriching, exciting and unexpected!

So, how does it work?

We’ve built a program which has multiple sessions every hour. If you feel like hearing a talk on the latest events taking place in the Middle East, or are more in the mood for a session on the arts, there’s guaranteed to be something on for you. Sessions are run by educators, artists, academics, performers, experts and enthusiasts. Choose what you go to and when.

We also have a dedicated team designing an exciting program for kids.

Who goes to Yom Limmud?

Left, right, or somewhere in between. Religious, secular, traditional or Jewish by choice. Four year olds, uni students, families and great-grandparents. Regardless of your age, affiliation or Jewish background, Limmud-Oz is an inclusive, inter-generational, open and respectful community. Everyone is a student, and everyone can be a teacher.

Read more about the Limmud Core Values, Presenter Guidelines and other Limmud events.

View our program and presenters here! 

Our program caters to the following ages groups:

  • Under 3s – bring them to to our free play area (parent/guardian must accompany child)
  • Pre-school – interactive activities and play stations (supervision provided)
  • Years K – 2 – interactive program and play stations (supervision provided)
  • Years 3 – 6 – interactive program and play stations (supervision provided)

We are inclusive and welcome kids of all abilities.

All kids must be registered here.

All kids must bring their own water bottle and packed lunch (or purchase at Limmud – lunch will be for sale). Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

We offer three options for teens:

Option 1 – Interactive program with workshops, talks and lots of fun!

Option 2 – Interactive program + extra community service hours

  • Take part in our interactive program (Option 1).
  • $20 includes morning and afternoon tea. Register here.
  • Once you have booked you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a volunteer roster. Select additional volunteer hours here, including registration, assisting caterers and directing traffic.

Option 3 – Up to 7 hours community service hours

  • No cost. Register here for a child ticket and use the code TEEN.
  • Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a volunteer roster. Select additional volunteer hours here, including registration, assisting caterers and directing traffic.

All teens must bring their own water bottle and packed lunch (or purchase at Limmud – lunch will be for sale).

We are inclusive and welcome teens of all abilities.

Questions? Contact mitch@shalom.edu.au or 9381 4000.


  • The Market Place will run from 9:00am – 9:00pm. Set up is from 8:00am.
  • Limmud will provide each stall with 1 x trestle table and 2 x chairs per stall.
  • A maximum of 2 x people per stall are permitted. Each person must book a Market Stall ticket for $25 per person.
  • What are stallholders responsible for? Setting up and clearing away their stalls; providing their own merchandise, signing and table coverings; manning the stall at all times; their own goods – Limmud does not cover damage or breakages to your merchandise.

If you have further questions or would like to register, please contact Anna at limmud@shalom.edu.au or 9381 4273



Lunch, dinner and snacks from Mila’s Catering will be on sale. Menu to be released shortly!

All food is kosher and there are vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Coffee and Tea

Barista made coffee will be available for purchase.

Limmud is run by volunteers and supported by experienced Shalom staff. Everyone works energetically for months to pull off this fantastic event!

Why volunteer?
Volunteers are the life-blood of Limmud, both in the lead-up to events as well as on the day.

If you want to get the most out of your Limmud experience, then come and volunteer – whatever your skills, whoever you are, and however much time you can spare. You’ll be helped and guided by the team, make great friends, and be rewarded by the fruits of your labour!

Volunteer at Yom Limmud!
There are two ways to get involved:
1. Be part of the organising team which creates Yom Limmud 2018.
2. Volunteer on the day.

Volunteering on the organising team

If you would like to be part of the organising team, there are opportunities to get involved with:

  • Logistics
  • Participant care/experience
  • Marketing
  • Young and Teen Limmud
  • Programming
  • Volunteer care/experience

Volunteer on the day

  • Registration
  • Photography
  • Session room monitors
  • Young Limmud supervision
  • Equipment and room set-up and schlepping
  • Setting up and setting down the venue
  • And more!

We’re always happy to have some new and friendly faces, so if you’d like to volunteer, please contact limmud@shalom.edu.au

 Yom Limmud is a great opportunity for professional development. Discounted rates apply for group bookings for teachers. Please contact limmud@shalom.edu.au for more information.


The Roundhouse, UNSW is a modern, spacious and comfortable venue. Stay inside, or go for a stroll; take a break in one of our chill out spaces, or grab a coffee and have an interesting conversation with someone unexpected. The venue is an accessible venue with parking and public transport nearby.


The Roundhouse, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Anzac Parade (opposite NIDA), Kensington 2052

Getting there – Please note that you may encounter traffic delays due to light rail construction around UNSW.

Parking is free and available at NIDA 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington. Additional parking is available at the parking station at Gate 14, Barker St.

Buses stop along Anzac Parade

We would like to thank all our sponsors, supporters and partners, without whom Yom Limmud 2018 would not be possible.


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