What is Limmud?

In Hebrew, “Limmud” means “learning” – and that’s what it’s all about. We are a community that creates a time and a place where you can craft your own Jewish experience, explore your connection to Jewish ideas and traditions, and meet people who share your curiosity and enthusiasm.

Limmud Toronto is a one of a kind festival experience celebrating all of the richness that Jewish identity can offer.

At Limmud Toronto, you can expect passionate Presenters from a diversity of backgrounds, religious observance, community involvement, political stances and cultural beliefs.

Our past events

  • 2004 – Peter Sevitt brought Limmud to Toronto
  • 2004 –  over 45 sessions, 400+ participants @ University of Toronto
  • 2007 – nearly 500 attendees @ University of Toronto
  • 2008 – 3 short “Taste of Limmud” programs in Toronto (March, June, September)
  • 2009 – 400+ people @ University of Toronto (February)
  • 2009 – 65 people at the Food & Eco Judaism Taste of Limmud (October)
  • 2014 – Limmud Toronto Board brings Limmud back to Toronto
  • 2015 – 75 sessions, 400+ people @ Alliance Francaise
  • 2016 – over 120 people at the YidLife Crisis show @ CSI Annex
  • 2016 – 680 attendees, 85+ presenters, 88+ sessions @ St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre (March)
  • 2016 – sessions @ Schwartz/Reisman Centre (September)
  • 2017 – 600 attendees,  88+ presenters, 90+ sessions @ St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre (March)
What type of learning and presenters can you expect? Check out last year’s schedule and presenters!
Check out our Youtube Channel and 2016 Program for details on both Limmud Toronto and Limmud After Dark with YidLife Crisis. Check out photos from both Limmud After Dark and Limmud Toronto 2016!

Limmud in the News


CJN-March-17-page-33March 6, 2016 Canadian Jewish News Israeli entrepreneur creates Jewish intentional communities

March 3, 2016 Canadian Jewish News  Limmud day of learning catching on in Toronto

April 30, 2015 | eJewish Philanthropy  Limmuds in Canada

March 10, 2015 | New Canadian Media  Hundreds attend first Limmud Toronto event since 2009 (reprint)

March 10, 2015 | Canadian Jewish News  Hundreds attend first Limmud Toronto event since 2009

March 3, 2015 | Canadian Jewish News  Limmud targets young adults with diverse speakers list

February 24, 2014 | Canadian Jewish News  Limmud targets young adults with diverse speakers list

Spring 2012 | Limmud International Study   Jewish learning communities on a global scale

January 12, 2012 | Canadian Jewish News  Study finds Limmud builds peoplehood

2011 | SixPoints Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund  Limmud Toronto