The leaders of Limmud Seattle have come together to create a dynamic, rich experience for our community. The folks below meet monthly as a Steering Committee in addition to any board and/or team duties listed.
Interested in helping to lead Limmud Seattle 2019? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deb Arnold, Board Vice-President, Founding Co-Chair.
Ron DeChene, Board Secretary.
Danyel Fisher, Web-Tech Team Lead.
Karen Friedman, Board Treasurer.
Robert Hovden, Board President, Founding Co-Chair.
Julie Kohl, Board Member, Steering Committee Member.
Margot Kravette, Marketing Team Lead.
Tamar Libicki, Volunteer Development Team Lead.
Gillian Locascio, Steering Commitee Member.
Lily Lozovsky Stute, Participant Care Team Lead.
Kate Speizer, Steering Committee Member.
Marianne Tatom, Programming Team Co-Lead.
Karen Treiger, Steering Committee Member
Rochelle Wynne, Programming Team Co-Lead.
Cara Abrams-Simonton, Programming Team Co-Lead.
Cara, a northwest native, moved to Seattle in August 2016 after living in Jerusalem, San Francisco and Manhattan. She is a Jewish educator who received her Masters of Jewish Education through the Pardes Educators Program. Cara currently teaches 4th and 5th grade Judaics at JDS in Bellevue, as well as working in various educational programs at Kavana Cooperative. As a life long learner and self-identified "Jewish nerd," Cara was thrilled to hear that Limmud was coming to Seattle and quickly joined the Programming Team. Cara has been inspired by her fellow volunteers and is thankful to have made many new friends.
Judy Harel, Participant Care Team Co-Lead.
Judy was born and raised in Seattle. Her greatest passions are her family and Israel, and they are often intertwined. (Though some may argue that her real passion is coffee, always searching for the best cappuccino wherever she goes!) Judy spent several years living in Jerusalem studying Hebrew and as a guide for Jewish youth groups visiting Israel, later journeying back and forth between Seattle and Haifa, where her husband’s family lived, until settling back in Seattle. Judy is a member of Congregation Ezra Bessaroth and a lifetime member of Hadassah, holding many leadership and mentoring roles over the years, strengthening her ties to Israel and providing inspiration for helping the greater community. She was a volunteer with Puget Sound Friends of the LAM Foundation for 10 years, helping raise much needed funds for LAM research. Bringing our diverse Jewish communities together for a cultural and educational experience is what drew her to get involved in Limmud Seattle.