When is LimmudPhilly?

LimmudPhilly 2012 will take place on April 27-29, 2012.  Please be on the look-out for announcements about LimmudPhilly 2012 and “Taste of Limmud” events throughout the year.

Who should come to LimmudPhilly?

Everyone!  LimmudPhilly is open to people of all ages, all levels of observance and all backgrounds.

I have some great suggestions for this year. 
How can I get involved?

We are glad you asked.  LimmudPhilly is run entirely by volunteers so we need your help to make it happen.  No matter what your time commitment, we’d love to have your help.  Learn more on our Volunteer page.

How much does LimmudPhilly cost? Do I have to sign up in advance?

All costs are included in the conference fee.  LimmudPhilly is committed to ensuring that no one is turned away because of cost.  Please contact us to learn more about financial assistance.  Participants can come and go as they please, and attend as many sessions as they like.  There is no registration for individual sessions—just show up and learn!

I’m hungry…what’s to eat?

We know Jews love to eat and schmooze so we provide breakfast and a box lunch on Sunday, as well as ample snacks throughout Saturday and Sunday. All food at LimmudPhilly is kosher, and is included with your registration fee. 

How do people dress at LimmudPhilly?

Casual—dress comfortably and in layers as different session rooms may be warmer or cooler than others.  Keep a coat handy as sessions are held in two different buildings (right across the street from each other), so you may need to walk outside between sessions. There will be coat racks available in all buildings of the conference. They are not staffed by LimmudPhilly and are self-serve. We recommend valuables be left at home.

Is there handicapped access?

All the facilities used by LimmudPhilly are handicapped-accessible. Maps of each building, including restrooms, elevators, and ramps are located in the program book. For additional questions, see the Help Desk or Security Desk.

Is LimmudPhilly providing babysitting?

The Young Limmud team is providing an innovative education experience for children ages 3-10.  It’s way more than babysitting—it’s a complete program! Trained counselors from local summer camps and youth programs work with your kids to ensure they have an engaging and enjoyable time.

When can I bring my kids?

Young Limmud is scheduled for Sunday to coincide with adult programming.  Friday night and Saturday there are only adult programs scheduled. 

Who will be supervising the children during the day?

Programming counselors are adults, college-age or older, who have experience planning and implementing children’s educational and/or leadership programs in a variety of communities (i.e. former camp counselors, Jewish educators, religious school teachers, day care providers, etc.). Assistant counselors will also be in the room to help support the Programming counselor. Assistant counselors are high school students (11th and 12th graders) who are interested in helping support Young Limmud programming. All of the staff (Programming and Assistant Counselors) are asked to bring letters of reference and complete specific training prior to Young Limmud.

Is there public transportation close by?

Yes, Friends Select School is conveniently located one block from Suburban Station commuter rail station as well as a couple of blocks from the Market-Frankford El (15th Street station), Broad Street Subway (City Hall station) and the 15th Street Subway-Surface Trolley station.  The number 2 bus stops at the corner of the school and other bus routes are nearby.  More information can be found at http://www.septa.org.

Where can I park?

While there is limited on-street, mostly metered parking on the blocks surrounding our location, we recommend the convenience of using a garage.  Rates begin at $5 per day. Check back closer to the event date for more specific information.

For additional information, or any other questions, please contact us at [email protected]