Dear Limmudniks,

We have been closely following the global situation that is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Unfortunately, in NY, cases of COVID19 have been steadily growing as well.

In light of these events, as well as with advice from Limmud FSU International, our upcoming May 2020 Limmud FSU NY Festival will be postponed. The health and safety of our community have always been and remain our top priority.

The new dates for the conference will be announced shortly.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Limmud FSU team

LIMMUD FSU NY Presenters 2020

What is Limmud? What are the Principles? Also, learn some of our History and more.

Asher Altshul Rabbi, Jewish Educator


Born in Odessa, Ukraine in assimilated family. Started the personal Jewish journey in 1991. In 1992 immigrated to Israel, where studied in Yeshivas "Chorev", "Makor Chaim" and "Kolel Chabad", where was teaching in later years. 1997-1999 served in the IDF Intelligence Service, as a result was hired to Creo, Israel, as a programmer. Studied computer science at Jerusalem College of Technology at the same time. In 2002 was invited to teach in Sinai Academy in NY. In 2004 founded the Russian-speaking Jewish community "Or Azion". Today it's fully functional and self-funded community with daily activities and with thousands affiliated members. Worked as a principal of Elite Jewish HS. Awarded as a "Teacher of the Year" in 2010. Admitted to Russian Encyclopedia of America. Frequent TV and Radio and lecturing internationally. Married and father to 4 children