What is Limmud Toronto?

This festival of Jewish learning, culture and the arts brings people of all backgrounds together to experience the rich diversity of Jewish heritage and contemporary thinking.

See things from a different perspective, hear other voices

Learn from passionate Presenters from a diversity of backgrounds, religious observance, community involvement, political stances and cultural beliefs.

Explore, discover, connect

Encounter exciting ideas, engage in meaningful conversations, and build relationships with Participants and Presenters from across the spectrum of the Jewish world.

Think globally. Attend locally

Reflecting the diversity, talent and energy of Canada’s biggest city, and biggest Jewish community, Limmud Toronto is multicultural, multidenominational and multimedia.


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.

Wherever you find yourself, Limmud Toronto will take you one step further along your Jewish journey.

Our mission is informed by principles and values shared with the over 80 Limmud groups worldwide.

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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)

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