Yom Limmud

Sunday, February 19, 2017

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hosted by

Congregation Emanu El

1500 Sunset Blvd.

Here's a look at last year's Yom Limmud offerings:





For a schedule of classes,

click here!

For a more detailed schedule with class descriptions, click here.



As you might imagine, many volunteers providing diverse services are needed in order to make Yom Limmud 2016 as great a success as it has been in the past. We hope you will join us as an active member of the Yom Limmud team!


Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Be inspired. Be entertained. Be Jewish.


Perhaps one of the best known of the Federation's programs is its annual Yom Limmud or Day of Jewish Learning. Yom Limmud provides a unique opportunity for Jews from all denominations and walks of life to come together in one place at one time to learn, exchange ideas, and share experiences. Scores of seminars featuring presentations by rabbis, cantors, Jewish educators, college professors, cultural arts specialists, and other experts are facilitated throughout the day. The event also provides special programming for teachers.


Yom Limmud 2017 will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd., in the Rice University area.


Yom Limmud is generously underwritten by the Barish Family and The Chair King.



Barbara Loeser

Community Engagement Director

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

(713) 729-7000, ext. 321

Barish Shabbat Limmud Scholars


Five Houston area congregations will each host a Scholar-in-Residence for the Shabbat preceding Yom Limmud, a program made possible by the Barish Family and The Chair King. Each of the scholars will also present at least one session at Yom Limmud.


The 2016 Barish Shabbat Limmud Scholars were:

  • Rabbi Richard Address, hosted by Congregation Beth El

  • Rabbi Jonathan Crane, hosted by Temple Sinai

  • Dr. Walter Herzberg, hosted by Congregation Brith Shalom

  • Rabbi Evan Moffic, hosted by Congregation Beth Israel

  • Rabbi Hanoch Teller, hosted by Young Israel of Houston


The 2016 Shirley Barish Education Enrichment Scholar is Neil Lazarus.


The 2017 Barish Shabbat Limmud Scholars will be announced in late June 2016.

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A day-camp type program for children in pre-K through fifth grade. Young Limmud children will be grouped by age and will participate in activities such as arts & crafts, music, storytelling, and fun-filled Jewish learning. A kosher snack will be provided.


Licensed babysitting for children ages 15 months to three years will be available. 


9:00 am until 12:00 noon

$5 per child