OUR 
PRINCIPLES

LIMMUD NZ enables you to go one step further on your own Jewish journey. 

The format of LIMMUD NZ offers something for everyone. Every hour, people choose from the plethora of options that span the religious, cultural and political spectrum. The choice is surprising and exciting. World-class scholars and speakers lead sessions alongside enthusiasts and practitioners and then join the audience to learn alongside everyone else.  Above all, LIMMUD NZ values the diversity of activities, ideas and participants. That is the spirit of Limmud International around the world.

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LEARNING

We believe that every Jew should be a student and any Jew can be a teacher.

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COMMUNITY AND MUTUAL RESPONSIBILITY

We strive to create community – together we can achieve more than as individuals.

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FOR THE SAKE OF HEAVEN

We do not seek to place greater or lesser value on one way of Jewish life, thinking or belief over any other.

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EMPOWERMENT

We expect our participants to act respectfully to each other, including to all volunteers. We believe it is important to make presenters’ biographies clear enough to aid informed choice. We are committed to treating all of our participants, and all sessions presented, with equal respect. No-one is more important than anyone else.

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VALUING DIVERSITY

We value choice, diversity and accessibility in all our learning. We seek to have the greatest possible diversity of Jews participate in our activities.

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EXPAND JEWISH HORIZONS

We strive to create experiences which will allow all to strengthen their Jewish identity.

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COMMITMENT TO RESPECT

We expect our participants to act respectfully to each other, including to all volunteers. We believe it is important to make presenters’ biographies clear enough to aid informed choice. We are committed to treating all of our participants, and all sessions presented, with equal respect. No-one is more important than anyone else.

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BRINGING JEWS WITH DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS OUTLOOKS TOGETHER

To enable Jews to be together and not separate, we keep kashrut in public spaces (so we can eat together) and keep Shabbat in public spaces (so Shomrei Jews can fully participate in public activities).

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PARTICIPATION AND VOLUNTARISM

We believe that all have an important contribution to make, and that this is best done through voluntarism. LIMMUD NZ is not for profit but for the benefit of the community. As far as possible, any excess resources will always be ploughed back into improving Jewish education.

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ENABLING CONNECTIONS

TO BE MADE

We strive to create opportunities for connections across communities and individuals, by providing the space for these to happen.