Samira Suleymanova
Limmud FSU Baku coordinator

"Limmud is a world of limitless opportunities to realize new ideas. It is a chance to meet like-minded people, where our joint creativity and cool ideas can find support and inspiration."

Watch the full summary of Limmud FSU Baku in 2021!
Limmud FSU Baku

Revitalizing Jewish Culture in the Heart of Azerbaijan

Limmud FSU Baku serves as a dynamic intersection of tradition and innovation in the Azerbaijani Jewish community. Building on the successes of its inaugural events in 2021 and 2022, Limmud continues to offer an expansive range of programming that both honors the rich Jewish heritage and engages with contemporary Jewish thought - with a volunteer team that is among the youngest across the global Limmud FSU network.

Limmud FSU Baku has rapidly emerged as a remarkable milestone in the landscape of Jewish cultural and educational activities within Azerbaijan. In just two years since its inaugural event in 2022, it has become one of the biggest and most significant Jewish events in the country. This swift rise highlights its essential role in nourishing the local Jewish community. The events have provided an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary Jewish learning experiences. Workshops, lectures, and cultural events have drawn a wide array of participants, covering topics from Talmudic studies to modern Jewish cinema. This diverse range of offerings serves to underscore the multifaceted and vibrant character of Jewish life in Baku.

Limmud FSU Baku stands out for several compelling reasons. First and foremost, it has been instrumental in preserving and enhancing the unique cultural heritage of Azerbaijani Jewry. Additionally, both its volunteer team and participant demographic are among the youngest worldwide, an extraordinary feat in a country where the culture of volunteering is not as established. This youthful exuberance has played a crucial role in shaping a welcoming and dynamic environment that appeals to both lifelong residents and newcomers to Baku's Jewish community. By tapping into the global Limmud FSU network for resources and expertise, the Baku chapter has been able to bring internationally renowned speakers and educators to its events, enriching the Jewish experience locally. This endeavor celebrates the community's illustrious past while laying a strong foundation for a united and enriching future.