Limmud FSU brings together and empowers Jews of all ages, with an emphasis on young adults, who are revitalizing Jewish communities and culture, inspired by the rich history and unique legacy of Russian-speaking Jewry. We are dedicated to providing rich educational experiences—for the community, to the community, and by the community.
The original concept of "Limmud" (from the Hebrew word "to learn") was developed in UK 30 years ago and has spread to Jewish communities across the world - while Limmud FSU is an entirely independent organization that focuses on the Russian speaking Jews worldwide. Since the inaugural conference in Moscow in 2006, Limmud FSU has created an independent educational and communal network of annual conferences and festivals based on volunteers, attracting more than 50,000 participants.
As for now Limmud FSU is the most popular and successful project for the Russian speaking Jewish diaspora in the world.
In March 2015 Limmud FSU came to Australia for the first time and gathered hundreds of people from Melbourne and Sydney. International guests from Israel, USA and Russia, as well as local presenters, gave lectures, ran workshops, and created discussions in English, Russian and Hebrew. Second Limmud FSU Australia took place in Sydney in 2016, attracting a record number of 300 guests.