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Limmud FSU: A Taste of Jewish Learning is coming back to Australian Shores

Among approximately 120,000 Jews living in Australia, nearly 30,000 are immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Reaching out to the Russian-Jewish population, the international Jewish organisation Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) is planning its 3rd festival on the Australian shores in October 2018. The newest outpost of the Limmud learning will focus on Jewish values, traditions, identity and family fun.

The volunteer-driven festival is going to feature local presenters and international guests. So too, an exciting children’s program, concerts and delicious kosher meals will provide a memorable experience for people of all ages and levels of religious affiliation.

“Limmud FSU was established as a branch of the global Limmud initiative, known for its stimulating festivals of Jewish learning and cultural exchange across the world,” said Chaim Chesler, Founder of Limmud FSU. “We empower Russian-Jewish adults to connect with their communities and feel inspired by their identity through pluralistic, volunteer-driven conferences in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.”

Over 300 participants are expected to attend the Limmud FSU Festival.

The Limmud FSU Australia Organising Committee is chaired by Anna Maylis, with volunteers from the Russian Jewish community, and is proudly supported by the ZFA.

Everyone is welcome to participate and present on topics of their interest. So come along with family and friends and be prepared for a rewarding weekend of exciting lectures and workshops, lots of smiles and new friendships. You’ll enjoy it, that’s for sure.”