Registration is open for LimmudFest, a three-day festival of Jewish thought, arts, culture, life, learning and teaching in the North Georgia mountains.
LimmudFest 2016 will bring together hundreds of Jews from all backgrounds and of all ages Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2 to 5, at the Ramah Darom Conference and Retreat Center.
Visit limmudse.org/register-now to sign up. Registration includes kosher meals and accommodations that range from $180 to $800 per person. Scholarships and day rates are available.
Limmud originated in England more than 30 years ago and is held in locations worldwide. The event celebrates a quest for Judaism through endless exploration and lifelong learning. Incoming Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta CEO Eric Robbins was one of the leaders in bringing Limmud to Atlanta and has compared his vision for Federation to the Limmud model of community without hierarchy.
LimmudFest is not aligned with any Jewish denomination, and participants range from Orthodox synagogue members to the unaffiliated. Limmud drops such titles as rabbi, doctor and professor, and everyone is on a first-name basis.
Since 2009, Limmud Atlanta + Southeast has held LimmudFest at the 122-acre Ramah Darom retreat center in Clayton, which features a lake, a heated swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, two waterfalls, and multiple gathering spaces for prayer, discussion and learning.
The volunteer-staffed event includes Camp Ramah@Limmud for children ages 5 to 12 and GanLimmud for children 4 and under.