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

2018 LIMMUD FSU NY Presenters

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

Meet our 2018 Presenters... they are always up to something good!

Barbara Spectre
Founding Director, Paideia - the European Institute for Jewish Studies

Natalia Aleksiun
Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro

David Teten
Managing Partner with HOF Capital

Joy Levitt
Rabbi, Jewish educator

Marc Schneier
Rabbi, founder and president of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

Zhana Vrangalova
Doctor, sex researcher

Ronald Lauder
President, World Jewish Congress

Edward Shenderovich
American entrepreneur

Zvi Gitelman
Professor of Political Science and a Preston TisProfessor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan

Joseph Telushkin
American rabbi, lecturer, and bestselling author of more than 15 books

Boris Burda
Journalist and TV presenter, writer,

Leonid Gurevich
Designer. Stylist. Photographer.

Benjamin Goldschmidt
Rabbi, Jewish educator

Inna Rojzman
Psychologist, PhD

Abigail Pogrebin
American writer

Shamsi Ali
Imam, religious scholar and interfaith bridge builder in US and beyond

Howard Rosenman
Producer, Actor and Writer

Grisha Yakubovich
Expert in the Israeli Palestinian Relations

Michael Shmerkin
Figure Skater. First Israeli Olympian Winter

Sharon Weiss-Greenberg
Executive Director of JOFA

Zoya Simakhodskaya
Clinical Psychologist

Abby Stein
Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist

Andrej Rusakov
Co-founding partner and seed investor in Data Capital Management

Katya Katsman
MSW, family therapist and sexologist

Elie Kaunfer
Co-founder and executive director of Mechon Hadar

Maya Balakirsky Katz
Professor of Art History

Alan Dershowitz
American lawyer and author