The fifth edition of Limud Helsinki took place on 1-2 February 2020.
Limud is a celebration of Jewish culture, creativity and learning like no other. It is based on the idea that everyone should be a student and anyone can be a teacher. Limud is a global community committed to a unique combination of principles and values including learning, teaching, volunteerism, diversity and respect. At Limud there is room for every subject – art, spirituality, philosophy, music, food and more.
Limud presenters include rabbis, historians, commentators, academics, photographers, psychologists, journalists, teachers, authors, musicians, doctors, activists, sociologists, lawyers, film makers, artists and many other interesting personalities…
Whatever your Jewish background, all are accepted at Limud and all are encouraged to have a voice and share their ideas. The programs consist of a combination of talks by experts, lectures by laypeople, discussions, workshops, musical and art entertainment and many other activities.
Limud Helsinki 2020 took part just before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and thankfully it was able to do a completely “normal” event, with direct participation and live artist performances.
The objective of the conference was to get active participation of as many Jewish people and people interested in Jewish topics as possible. When a person starts thinking about his cultural heritage, and identity he very quickly starts making these topics more central in his life.
Since its inception in 2016, the conference has consistently had 220-250 participants. The program has always been noted as excellent, thought-provoking and really bringing the best of the Jewish world to Helsinki and Finland.