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

2020 LIMMUD FSU NY Presenters

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

Meet our 2020 Presenters... they are always up to something good!

Nataliya Rusetskaya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Ph.D., LCSW

Yehoshua November
Hasidic poet, author of contemporary Jewish poetry, finalist for L.A. Times Book Prize, National Jewish Book Award.

Elena Orlova & Vladimir Belkin
Знатоки телеклуба "Что? Где? Когда?"

Alex Yentin

Sylvana Foa
Former foreign correspondent, former UN spokesman

German Nudelman
PhD, Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

Katya Katsman
Clinical social worker, family therapist and sexologist

Asher Altshul
Rabbi, Jewish Educator

Pinchas Polonsky
Russian-Israeli Jewish-religious philosopher, researcher, and educator active among the Russian-speaking Jewish community

Masha Faynberg
Interior designer

Yafo Mardakhayeva
Mountain Jews Cookbook Co-author

Efraim Zuroff
Chief Nazi-hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center

Lev Sandyuk
The Music Director of the Orchestra of Jewish and Odessa Music

Isroel Barenbaum
Judge from Rabbinical Court in Russia

Sveta Lior Model
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Group Facilitator

Eric Goldman
Doctor and adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University

Ran Bar-Yoshafat
Deputy Director of the Kohelet Policy Forum