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 2016

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

Chemi Shalev New York-based US Editor and Correspondent for Israel’s highly respected Haaretz daily newspaper


Chemi pens an online blog for on US politics and on relations between Israel, the US and the American Jewish community, entitled West of Eden.

Mr. Shalev has been covering the Arab-Israeli diplomatic process, US-Israeli relations and Israel’s internal politics for close to thirty years. Mr. Shalev's columns on American and Israeli affairs are often quoted in major newspapers throughout the world. He has been a guest commentator on CNN, BBC, Sky, CBS, MSNBC, Al Jazeera and other television networks.