Accession consists of material documenting Limmud Toronto. Included are: an application for charitable status; an article by Emma, James, and Peter Sevitt; general correspondence; flyers; a grant application; meeting minutes; one notebook; press releases; program books; programming and presenters guidelines; reference materials; photographs; speeches; volunteer orientation materials; and a DVD recording of the first Limmud event held in Toronto on 21 November 2004.
Alastair Falk, Michael May, Jonathan Benjamin, and Clive Lawton founded Limmud (Hebrew for "learning") in Britain in 1980. The first Limmud conference was held at Carmel College in Oxfordshire. Over the next two decades, Limmud grew to become Europe's largest Jewish learning event.
In December 2001, Peter Sevitt attended the Limmud conference at Nottingham University with his family. Inspired, he made the decision to bring Limmud to Canada, which he did in 2004. The first Limmud conference in Canada was held on 21 November 2004 at York University's Founders College. Initially slated to run every two years, Limmud Toronto went on hiatus after holding conferences in 2007 and 2009. It returned in 2015 and as of 2018 was still active.
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