Limmud-Oz is a major Australian Jewish community-wide conference and festival celebrating Jewish learning and creativity, which began in 1999 and alternates between Sydney and Melbourne. It is a unique, volunteer-led, cross-communal and multi-generational event, catering for the broad diversity of opinions within the wider Jewish community. Hand in Hand: Aboriginal and Jewish People Working
Together Jennifer Hillman, Josef McDonald, Raymond Minniecon, Anne Sarzin, Lisa Sarzin, Jennifer Symonds, Gaye White Aboriginal and Jewish people in NSW are working together on many inspiring projects. The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies commissioned Dr Anne Sarzin and Lisa Sarzin to research and write a book about these projects and the people involved. Anne and Lisa spoke about the book and introduced some of the Aboriginal and Jewish people involved in some of these uplifting projects such as the Dot Com Mob founded by Robert Magid.
Limmud-Oz is just one of over 50 similar events under the umbrella of Limmud International , which is at the forefront of a revolution in global Jewish education and thinking, and is creating a learned, open, dynamic and respectful community. Limmud worldwide attracts over 32,000 people annually and continues to see unprecedented growth, even while more traditional community institutions suffer from decreasing numbers.