Limmud Bay Area

Take the next step on your Jewish journey!


June 29 to July 1, 2018



Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Sonoma State Univerity

Limmud Bay Area 2018 Festival

Registration will be open soon

Limmud Bay Area Experience begins on Friday afternoon, continuing through Shabbat, and end on Sunday. There will be stimulating sessions in any given hour—on topics ranging from ancient texts to Jewish gangsters, from mysticism to social justice, from Israeli politics to Jewish meditation and yoga, from BDS to the environment. You'll be choosing among 100 sessions taught by the top Jewish scholars, educators, and leaders. Eat delicious food that's locally sourced and strictly kosher. Learn from renowned presenters, engage in discussion groups, express yourself in art and movement, and make new friends. All in 48 hours of phenomenal Jewish learning!

Kids (18 months and up) will have their own outstanding programming at Camp Limmud while their parents are learning. And teens will participate in special Teen Programming, as well as the adult sessions.

Limmud Bay Area will start on Friday, June 29, 2018 (registration 2-5 pm; sessions start at 3 pm) and goes till Sunday at 4 pm. Unlike most conferences, all presentations are open to all participants and no signups are required.

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About Limmud Bay Area

We are a conference, a festival, a gathering of Jews from all parts of the Bay, from all walks of life, all Jewish backgrounds, all lifestyles, and all ages. Limmud Bay Area is planned and produced by a network of “volunticipators”.
To learn more about Limmud Bay Area, click here

Camp Limmud 2016

Camp Limmud is a fun and safe program for children and young teens.
Our theme this year is "Light"

Thank you to these SPONSORS who in 2016 recognize
Limmud Bay Area as a partner in their important missions.

$10,000 and up


Koret Foundation

$5,000 and up

Liki and Joe Abrams

Byer Foundation

Phyllis Cook

Nancy Grand

Susan and Moses Libitzky

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco

Schusterman Foundation

Abraham Sofaer

$1,000 and up

Covenant Foundation

Federation of Silicon Valley

Ike Fisher

Elizabeth Lehmann

Harry Major


$500 and up

David Benkof Charitable Trust

Steven Fayne

Jason Friend Philantropic Fund

Jay and Judy Greenfield

Ephraim and Donna Greenwall

Gerald Yanowitz

for their multi-year financial commitment to Limmud Bay Area

$500 to $2,000 for 3 years

Joel and Rebecca Barbier

Judith Bloom

Marc and Ellen Brown

Mark Fickes

Estee Solomon Gray

Arnold and JoAnn Jacobson

JCF Lehmann Philanthropic Fund

Orli and Zack Rinat

Eileen and Rob Ruby

Carol and Harry Saal

Beth Shechter

Marian and Abraham Sofaer

Mila and Larry Wichter

Toda raba to the organizations
who helped promote or sponsor participation in Limmud Bay Area

A Wider Bridge Adath Israel Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Berkeley
Beth Jacob Congregation Oakland BimBam (G-Cast) Congregation Beth Sholom San Francisco
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco Congregation Kol Emeth Palo Alto Congregation Sha’ar Zahav San Francisco
Congregation Sherith Israel San Francisco Consulate General of Israel Contra Costa Jewish Day School
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Jewish Community Relations Council Jewish LearningWorks
Jewish Study Network JWeekly Kehilla San Francisco
Kehillah Jewish High School Kevah KlezCalifornia
Lehrhaus Judaica Palo Alto JCC Peninsula JCC
Peninsula Sinai Congregation Peninsula Temple Beth El PJ Library
San Francisco Jewish Film Institute Beth Abraham Berkeley Temple Sholom San Leandro
The Kitchen Wornick Jewish Day School Yavneh Day School


Here are three reasons to support Limmud Bay Area with a donation:

#1 We're an All Volunteer-run Organization

Limmud Bay Area is an independent non-profit organization, completely volunteer-run. Limmud presenters are also volunteers who are paying to attend the conference. We rely on contributions from the community to help make our conferences possible.

#2 We Attract a Diverse Audience, All Are Welcome to Participate

In an atmosphere where everyone is a teacher and a learner, the entire conference benefits when every community demographic is represented. Your contribution would make it possible for educators, students, young families, singles, and others to participate in Limmud.

#3 Your donation supports those that can't afford the cost of registration

We use a “pay-what-you-can” model when it comes to registration. Some people can afford to pay more than others. Your donated funds help those who can only afford to pay part of the registration fee to participate, present and volunteer.

Post Office Box 9526
Berkeley, CA 94709

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