You are Limmud Colorado!
The Limmud Colorado community brings together Jews, their families, and friends from Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region, and beyond to teach, learn and experience Judaism, Jewish culture, and Jewish life in dynamic, innovative ways.
“Limmud” in Hebrew, translates to “learning,” along with diversity, dialogue, volunteerism, and, yes, just plain fun, it is one of Limmud Colorado's primary values.
Our flagship program is an annual conference of learning and celebration. It is like a camp for all ages to come together for enrichment and fun. In 2012, the Limmud Colorado conference came to Denver. The conference was held on January 21, through 22 at the beautiful Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in the Denver Tech Center. As always, we offered programming for children, teens, and adults alike, as well as programming for jews of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge. This year we are excited to return to this great venue in 2013, so save the date:
In addition to the annual conference Limmud Colorado strives to build a year round community of learning through additional programming, volunteer engagement and leadership opportunities, as well as social connections. This is designed to give participants a taste of the “Limmud Learning” experience as well as the open environment that Limmud Colorado is all about.
What makes Limmud Colorado unique?
Jewish Learning, community engagement, and volunteerism are three key values of Limmud Colorado – so much so, that the annual conference and the events in between are designed, developed and delivered by volunteers. This means you have the opportunity to help build our conference and shape our Jewish future. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Inspired by the growing international Limmud movement, individuals and community leaders began discussions in 2006 about the possibilities of starting a Limmud organization in Colorado. By spring 2007, a group of passionate volunteers committed to marrying the Limmud values, with the spirit of the rocky mountain west, created the initial Limmud conference. Since then, Limmud Colorado has hosted annual conferences attracting hundreds of participants plus multiple Taste of Limmud programs. Just as important, volunteers have worked, learned, celebrated, and created together during all months of the year to build a community, with multiple portals for volunteer leadership, and engaged in learning to ensure these larger community gatherings can happen.
These leaders continue to be inspired by the worldwide Limmud movement that was born over 30 years ago in Great Britain. Since that first Limmud conference in England, thousands of Jews and others around the world have experienced the pluralistic world of Limmud learning and other, independent Limmud sites (like Limmud Colorado) have sprung up on four continents. Today, Limmud Colorado is tied to more than 40 sister organizations spread throughout the world, including:
- Limmud in the UK
- Limmud NY
- Limmud LA
- Limmud ATL + SE
- Limmud Boston
- Limmud Toronto
- Limmud Chicago
- Limmud Australia
- Limmud South Africa
Limmud Colorado Leadership
Limmud Colorado is governed by a board and steering team of diverse volunteers, who collectively bring a diverse Jewish practice, professional experiences, and volunteer skills, while also sharing a passion for creating an environment where that diversity is not only respected, but celebrated!
Additionally, conferences are conceived, planned, and implemented by a dynamic corps of nearly one hundred volunteers. This group is led by conference co-chairs who support team leaders in program, marketing, family programming, participant care, and much, much more.
To contact the Board, our administrator or other volunteers, simply email us at info@LimmudColorado.org .
We are participating in MazelTot, a Rose Community Foundation grant initiative to connect young families to Jewish life and to each other. More than 30 Denver/Boulder Jewish agencies and synagogues are receiving grants to offer discounts on programs for expectant parents and families with children under age five. The website showcases these organizations’ programs and highlights family events on a central calendar.