Limmud NY- the 80s Klezmer Aerobics experience


Dancers from age 3 to age 89 shvitzed together at the Limmud NY 2016 conference at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut. In the crowd were teenagers, young adults, 40-somethings, 50-somethings, 60-somethings, 70-somethings, and two octogenarians who definitely know how to get down! Gerty, age 89, who is seated and waving her hands in this video clip, was up and dancing at both the beginning and end of the show! And she served as the unofficial stage crew when she helped with a dangerous shoelace situation with a certain pair of Reebok pump sneakers. Wonderful music by Midnight Noshers Debra and Craig made this an extra special performance.

Susan Salwen, one of the participants and a longtime volunteer leader in Limmud said:

“I’ve been to twelve Limmud conferences and this was the most fun I have ever had at a Limmud conference!”

David Wolkin, former Executive Director of Limmud NY, said on Instagram:

“80s Klezmer Aerobics is the best thing I’ve ever seen in a Jewish space, ever.”

Thanks for the love, Limmudniks!