Limmud Poland.

Dear Friend,

We would like to invite you to participate in our new Kickstarter project: Limmud Poland.

For the past seven years Limmud Poland has produced the largest gathering of Polish Jews in Poland since 1968. Let’s help them to continue!

 This year we have received $50,000 in grants for the 2015 edition of Limmud Poland, which represents just 50% of what has been received in past years. In order to meet our budgetary goals, we need to match it with at least $35,000, which we hope to raise with your generous help. Our deadline to raise these funds is October 3, 2015, and when we succeed we will celebrate the 8th Limmud Poland on December 4-6, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland.

Limmud started over 30 years ago as a learning retreat for a group of friends. Key to the Limmud experience is the idea that everyone should be a student and anyone can be a teacher. The success of Limmud has inspired communities around the world to develop local ‘Limmuds’ – from Australia to Ukraine, Canada to Argentina, South Africa to Poland.

Over 1000 participants took part in the last 2014 edition of Limmud Poland. What makes Limmud Polandsignificant is more than numbers. It is the fact that this volunteer-led event is able to bring together Jews of all ages (from 6 months to 90 years), from all denominations and traditions—Orthodox to Progressive—speaking a variety of languages (Polish, Hebrew, Yiddish, and English) for a weekend of fun and learning. Most importantly, this is also the only opportunity for Jews from smaller communities to participate in Jewish activities and programs. Many families and individuals travel hundreds of kilometers to be part of this special community. For many, Limmud Poland becomes the annual holiday where they celebrate their Judaism. The event involves over 100 lectures and workshops led by world-famous scholars, artists, rabbis, and ordinary community members. There is literally something for everybody—ranging from arts and crafts workshops for children, cooking classes, to speculative discussion of Jewish philosophy and the Hebrew Bible. At Limmud Poland everyone brings his or her areas of expertise to share.

Raising funds to complete any project is challenging, therefore Kickstarter is an increasingly popular way to fund creative projects. Success is measured by the number of people it touches and moves, and whose support it gains. In order to pledge your participation in this film, please go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1856559857/limmud-poland-2015 and click the green “Back This Project” button in the upper right-hand corner and You will be asked to type in your pledge amount.

If you are unable to contribute financially but would like to help out otherwise, please spread the word about our Kickstarter Campaign by posting it on your Facebook and/or Twitter account and/or emailing it to your friends. We will appreciate all the help we can get! With the funds raised through this campaign, we will be able continue celebrate the 8th Limmud Poland on December 4-6, 2015.

grinbergThank you!

With best wishes,

Slawomir Grunberg

Kickstarter Project Director

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