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


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LIMMUD FSU NY holds NYC Conference

Several hundred Jewish young adults from the Russian-speaking community attended Limmud FSU’s conference in New York, taking place Sunday for the second time in a row in the center of Manhattan.

The annual conference was packed with lectures and activities in the very spirit of Limmud. The event also featured Rabbi Avi Bukiet, from Center for Jewish Life in Arlington-Belmont, which was set on fire twice this past May. The rabbi told the participants about the two horrific incidents of hate crime and stated that “We, as a Jewish people, have to show we are united, and we not going anywhere.”

The event also featured an interactive children’s program for ages 3-13 in partnership with Zplay School, and a special teen program, “Discovery Day – Israel” in partnership with ClubZ.

Founder of LIMMUD FSU NY, Chaim Chesler told eJP, “We couldn’t feel more blessed – the program of LIMMUD FSU NY this year is extremely rich, high-quality and packed with the best speakers from so many different fields of work.”

Sandra Cahn, co-founder of LIMMUD FSU NY added that “We’re excited to continue to take an active part in the vibrant and ever-evolving life of the Russian-speaking Jewish community of New York, and the amazing program this year is a great example.”

The Conference, like all Limmud events world-wide, was volunteer led.

The Conference was generously supported by UJA-Federation of NY, Genesis Philanthropy Group, World Zionist Organization, Jonathan Leader, Mark Tsesarsky, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Tom Blumberg and others.

Photos by Igor Khodzinskiy

External Resources

LIMMUD FSU NY 2017 Video coverage