"When I first came to Limmud it blew my mind. In the Soviet Union in the 90s, if you were a Jew, everyone paid for you to come to Jewish programs, and here people are paying. People want to come because it is a change of scene, and it's different than all the other Jewish programs - you can network, you can study, and it's in a fun atmosphere. Some people don't even go to any lectures and just come to meet people, but the lectures are also excellent. Everyone can find something for themselves, whether you are religious or not".
The cultural, social, and religious life in the Jewish community of Saint Petersburg showcases a very active and exciting place to explore with Limmud FSU. Annual conferences started in the city in 2011. They reflect high intellectual caliber and cultural-oriented programming, as one would expect from a Jewish learning festival held in Russia's cultural capital. In 2017 the annual conference gathered a record breaking attendance of 750 yound Jewish participants.
The conference is safe place for young Jews to acquire knowledge, to learn, to learn, and then to learn more to understand the Jewish past and to become a part of the Jewish present.