Challenges of the Third Year: An Evaluation of Limmud NY

Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher: Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies; Steinhardt Social Research Institute

Author(s): Annette Koren; Nicole Samuel

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Informal Education; Community Development; Program Evaluation

Type: Report

Coverage: United States New York


In January 2007, as in 2005 and 2006, Limmud NY created an exciting celebration of Jewish life and learning. Participants of all ages and diverse backgrounds spent four days immersed in Jewish experiences—some new and some familiar. This report paints a picture of Limmud NY and its participants and details the challenges of growth, success, and commitment. Despite the issues the event’s planners confront, the picture reveals a vibrant and vital Jewish experience for New Yorkers—an experience that continues to enrich and expand the Jewish lives of participants.