“There is simply no other space like Limmud in South Africa. It leaves me Jewishly inspired, refreshed and ready to do more for this community.”
This message from a community member reflects the power of Limmud. For those who have never attended a Limmud conference, it is hard to describe just what Limmud is. Part conference, part inclusive Jewish concept and part festival of Jewish learning – Limmud Cape Town 2016 was arguably the best in the 10 year history of Limmud in South Africa.
On August 19-21, 550 delegates of all ages packed into the beautiful Protea Hotel Stellenbosch and were treated to 117 scintillating sessions presented by 20 world-renowned international, and 68 local, academics, artists and thought-leaders. A highlight of the 2016 conference was ‘Limmud Live’ on Saturday night – a masterful showcase of talent, featuring Israeli/American comedian Benji Lovitt, American spoken word artist Caroline Rothstein, and SA musician and community member, Aron Turest-Swartz (who also curated the event).
Make sure to catch Limmud CT next year – taking place August 11-13, 2017.