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

2019 LIMMUD FSU NY Presenters

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

Meet our 2019 Presenters... they are always up to something good!

Chaim Chesler
Founder and Chairman, Executive Committee, Limmud FSU

Roman Kogan
Executive Director, Limmud FSU

Sandra F. Cahn
Co-founder, Limmud FSU and Philanthropist

Alexander Genis
Writer, literary critic, and radio broadcaster

Svetlana Komissarouk
Doctor of Social Psychology, Professor of Columbia University, New York

Sam Bodenheimer
Performer, educator, and music producer

Eli Ovits
Chief Executive of Limmud.

Vadim Blumin
Historian, Educator and a Social Activist

Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt
Life editor at the Forward

Rachel Sharansky Danziger
Writer and Teacher

Hadas Kalderon
Actress, Playwriter, Director

Mordechai Becher
Senior Lecturer Gateways, Instructor at Yeshiva University

Virag Gulyas
The Almost Jewish

Lana Shalumov
MSED, Coach/Instructor in Neurographica

Mira Stroika
Singer, songwriter and producer

Deborah Lipstadt
Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University

David Bezmozgis
Author and Filmmaker

Alex Ryaboy
Composer, producer, performing artist and educator

Hadar Farkash
Jewish community activist

Rami Sherman
Rami Sherman was the Operations Officer in an Israeli special commando unit, under the command of Yoni Netanyahu z”l