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Keep our Program Team Busy - Until October 8, 2017

Presenter FAQs

Q: How does LimmudBoston work?  A: Multiple one-hour sessions are offered simultaneously throughout the day. Presenters are encouraged to attend other sessions.

Q: How do I propose a session for LimmudBoston 2017?  A: Complete the form for Program Team review.

Q: What topics may I cover?  A: Share your knowledge and passions! As long as there is a reasonable Jewish connection to your presentation, the sky is the limit.

Q: Is there a required format?  A: Engage your participants! Consider hands-on and participatory sessions and groups or panels. LimmudBoston attracts a diverse audience with Jews from across religious, political, ethnic, educational and demographic associations.

Q: May I include other presenters?  A: Absolutely! Invite others to join you in presenting multiple points of view. This form offers space for as many as 5 presenters. Write if you need room for more.

Q: May I offer a session this year if I presented at last year's conference?  A: In an effort to be as inclusive as possible, Limmud conference values and principles request that presenters wait a year before presenting again. However, if you have a hot topic that is burning inside of you, by all means, submit a proposal.

Q: May I propose more than one session?  A: Yes, however, in order to present as many speakers as possible the Program Team usually accepts only one . You may lead sessions for different age groups.

Q: When will I know? A: Applicants will be notified as early as possible. We aim to post the program by mid-October.

Q: Technology in my session?  A: Please know your own technology. LimmudBoston borrows some CJP projectors, but presenters must bring their own laptops and connecting cords. Internet access is not guaranteed. If you want to use something from the Internet, be sure to download it onto your system.

Q: What AV and other equipment will be available?  A: Bring what you need. Most of the session rooms do not have podiums or easels. Many have white boards, but you should indicate on your application that you need a white board. Microphones are limited, so please indicate if you need one. For Shabbat programs at local synagogues, AV and music must be in accordance with the policies of the host synagogue.

Q: Do I have to pay to attend LimmudBoston?  A: Yes. Like Limmuds worldwide, all participants and all volunteers REGISTER and pay toward attendance in order to demonstrate the value of acquiring Jewish education. LimmudBoston, like other Limmud conferences worldwide, is volunteer-driven. Many people give considerable amounts of time to creating the conference, whether presenting, organizing, cooking, cleaning up and generally helping. We all pay to attend. Special arrangements can be made for people who cannot afford to attend. Please write to and include contact information if requesting financial assistance.

Q: May I sell my books, CDs, etc, at LimmudBoston?  A: YES! Presenters may sell books and materials at LimmudBoston. NO! You may not sell during your session. You may sell outside of your classroom after your session! (Quietly! There may be another session in that room.) There is an author's table in the exhibit hall where presenters may sell their books and other relevant items. LimmudBoston is not responsible for watching over or selling your products.

Q: I have a question that hasn’t been answered here. What do I do?  A: If you have questions about presenting, email our Programming Team at

Session Proposal Form 2018 - Thank you for your interest: 2017 can no longer be accepted. We look forward to receiving your session proposal NEXT year! We look forward to seeing you at LimmudBoston 2017 on Sunday, December 3!!

Thank you for your interest: 2017 can no longer be accepted. We look forward to receiving your session proposal NEXT year!

  • Everyone is a learner and all may propose sessions for Program Team evaluation, according to Limmud International Values and Principles.
  • Why register first? Because presenters are participants who, like all attendees, may enjoy the entire LimmudBoston conference day. Register HERE if you have not yet purchased a ticket for this year's conference.
  • Presenters help the LimmudBoston planning teams by encouraging their communities to register and attend the conference.
  • Complete this Proposal Form carefully. Our program book is created from your information on this form. Please do not use ALL CAPS, as it requires additional work on our part.

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As a day of learning, LimmudBoston encourages all presenters to take other sessions in addition to presenting. Also, we count on our Presenters to encourage conference attendance with congregants, colleagues and friends.