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 2017

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

Leonid Vayner Co-founder of iMishpacha


Leonid Vayner was born in Kiev, USSR, and moved to the United States in 1989. He is a founding member of iMishpacha, a grassroots group of Russian-speaking Jewish families with children and teens. The group’s mission is to strengthen Jewish identity and pro-Israel sentiment, create a sense of community, and nurture future leaders through service-based learning experiences infused with Jewish values and concepts. Leonid serves on Kings Bay YM-YWHA Board of Directors. For his service to the community he has been recognized by Morgan Stanley as “Volunteer Honoree” in 2013 and UJA-Federation of New York with “Community Changemaker Award” in 2016. Leonid is a member of Wexner Heritage Program. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.