Volunteers Make It Happen - You Are Needed to Bring Limmud Seattle to Life (to Life, L’Chaim!)

Posted by Jennifer Fisch on November 08, 2017 6:54 PM


The days are getting shorter, but you can add some light to the community and to your life. A smidge of your time and talent will go a long way to making the Puget Sound area’s first-ever Limmud a big success.  Limmud celebrates Jewish life, learning and culture. The first Limmud was in England in 1980 and has now expanded to 80+ communities in 40 countries around the world.

Each Limmud is designed and run by volunteers in the communities in which it is held. Opportunities run the gamut from heading up a core team to taking on a simple task. From presenter to name tag collector, setup to cleanup, Limmud participants pay to attend, and volunteer to help keep the events affordable and accessible to all.

We need you!

With two-ish months until the inaugural Limmud Seattle kicks off Jan. 13, 2018 (early bird prices available through Nov. 19) there are lots of ways to get into Limmud.  Here are a few opportunities that can make a big impact right now:


Home Hospitality Coordinator

You can lead efforts to secure weekend hosts for presenters from out-of-town.  Expected commitment is 1 to 2 hours per week.

Shuk Manager

Shuk is the Hebrew word for market, and if retail is your bag, this post might be for you. It’s all about sourcing and recommending vendors for the Judaica marketplace and presenter bookstore. Estimated time commitment is 1 to 2 hours a week, plus some time during the event to ensure things go smoothly — but don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of time to attend sessions.

Mitzvah Opportunity Lead

Help brainstorm and implement ways to turn learning into action. For example, writing postcards to members of Congress after a presentation on social justice.  Expected commitment is 1 to 2 hours per week.

Admin Magician

Monitor the Limmud Seattle email inbox and respond to and/or forward emails to the appropriate team leads. Professionalism, excellent communication skills and discretion are important in this role. Time commitment is expected to be 1 to 4 hours a week.

Interested in one of these roles or want to contribute a different talent to Limmud?
Sign up here, check out other needed roles, or contact volunteer@limmudseattle.org for more info.

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