We are grateful for the broad support that Limmud values and goals have inspired. Below are our event sponsors, scholarship supporters, individual donors and community partners.

Participant fees cover less than half of our actual expenses (venue, food, marketing, etc.), so this financial backing is essential. THANK YOU.

To join this fast-growing list of supporters, please donate today (three reasons why are below). Every gift is important. Donors will also appear in the Limmud Seattle program booklet.


Event Sponsors ($2,500 +)




Carl and Joann Bianco

Robert Hovden & Ronald DeChene


Scholarship Supporters
Ticket subsidies have been made available to adults 20s-40s in need and to Jewish educators through:
PAVE, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Samis Foundation

Pillars ($1,000 - $2,499)
Rebecca and Eli Almo 
Deb Arnold
Danyel Fisher
Rosemary Coleman and Davis Fox
Devorah and Saul Gamoran
Carol and Allen Gown
Glen and Julie Kohl
Steve and Dianne Loeb
Herb and Lucy Pruzan
Deborah and Doug Rosen
Stan and Michele Rosen
Kathleen and Rob Spitzer

Builders ($36 - $999)
Rabbi Stephen and Cecile Arnold
Diane Baer
Carol Benedick and Joe Orzech
Andrew Cohen and James Packman
Lisa Colton
Rebecca Cory and Joel Freedman
Diane Douglas and Steve Perlmutter
Mark Fefer and Michelle Ein
Jason and Rebecca Feld
Rena Fischer
Jodie Futornick
Karen Friedman and Robert Snyder
Lynn Gottlieb
Laura-Lee Fineman Karp
Helen Grossman
Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg
Sheryl Kipnis and Stephen King
Margot Kravette
Albert Maimon
Julie and Lyle Margulies
Cheryl and David McDonald
Judith Mentzer and Kathryn Bern
Solomon Michaels
Paul and Danielle Nacamuli
Harvey Niebulski
Edna Oberman
Alan Rodan and Alison Sands
Marjorie Schnyder and Kenneth Astrein
Peter Shapiro and Diane Aboulafia
Carol Oseran Starin
David Tarshes and Deborah Kerdeman
Marianne Tatom
Karen Treiger and Shlomo Goldberg
Rochelle Wynne
Stanley and Nancy Zeitz

Community Partners
Congregation Beth Shalom
Congregation Herzl-Ner Tamid 
Hillel at the University of Washington
Island Synagogue
Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle
Jewish Family Service
The Kavana Cooperative
Kline Galland 
Kol HaNeshamah 
Minyan Ohr Chadash
Northwest Yeshiva High School
PAVE, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Seattle Hebrew Academy
Seattle Sephardic Network
Seattle Jewish Community School
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Temple B’nai Torah
Temple Beth Am
Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Washington Coalition of Rabbis

Three great reasons to donate right now:

1. We're Volunteer-run: Community support makes possible our learning festival and all the relationships, growth, empowerment and more that stem from it.

2. We Welcome All to Participate: Your contribution helps create an event celebrating Jewish unity and diversity.

3. All Who Want to Learn Can Come: Donations fund our “pay-what-you-can” model, so everyone can afford Limmud. For need-based pricing, contact We'd love to hear from you.


Limmud Seattle is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.