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.

Zhanna Beyl Chair, Limmud FSU NY Program Committee


Zhanna Beyl chairs this year’s Limmud FSU NY Program Committee. She is also the co-founder of AriSafari, Inc., an educational entertainment company, and the founder of Lech Lecha Family, a group of RSJ families who come together to create culturally-relevant Jewish programming for Russian-speaking families in South Brooklyn. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Zhanna immigrated to the United States as a teenager. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and her MSW from Hunter Graduate School of Social Work. Zhanna is an experienced Jewish communal professional skilled in program and fund development, motivational supervision, and strategic planning. Zhanna currently works part-time as a psychotherapist for The Jewish Board and has recently accepted a full-time leadership position at Hillel International.