A Sunday packed with Jewish experiences and ideas like no other!


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? Contact us at limmud@shalom.edu.au
  • Sunday night closing event. Live music and performances.
  • Babysitting for under 3s.

Inspirational talks. Dedicated workshops. Awesome international presenters. Live music. Debates and arguments. Food. Local experts. Big Jewish ideas. Vibrant market place. You name it, and you’ll find it at Yom Limmud 2018.

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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.

Program to be launched 16 April!
We have curated our program around the following themes:

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

International and Australian presenters to be announced soon!
We’re designing an interactive program for teens! Program to be launched 16 April!
We’re designing fun and interactive programs for the following ages groups:

  • Under 3s – pre-book your kids in with our babysitting service, or bring them to to our free play area (parent/guardian must stay with child)
  • Pre-school – interactive activities and play stations (parent/guardian must stay with child)
  • Years K – 2 – interactive program and play stations
  • Years 3 – 6 – interactive program and play stations

All kids must be registered here.

Kids program to be launched on 16 April!


Food 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

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

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.