How do you Limmud?

Limmud Seattle is currently recruiting for our Planning Teams as we gear up for our third annual festival - Festival 2020. There are MANY ways to get involved depending on your interests, skills and capacity, and we're excited to help you find the right fit.

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Join a planning team

The best way to shape the Limmud experience is to help create it! Join a planning team today and help guide January’s event to success.

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Help out day-OF

There are literally dozens of opportunities to pitch in throughout the weekend to ensure everyone has a fun and safe Limmud experience.

The full-on Limmud volunteering experience gives the volunteer
a chance not just to help but to make decisions, to see
an idea through to completion, and to take control.

— Clive A Lawton, a founder of Limmud

What makes a Limmud?

Behind the scenes, two festival co-chairs and six volunteer teams make the dream work.

The Festival co-chairs plan and execute all aspects of the annual Festival, from the big picture down to the little details.

  • recruiting passionate volunteers for the Steering Committee and Planning Teams

  • collaborate with Co-Leads of the teams to successfully implement all teams’ projects

  • work closely with Limmud Seattle Board leadership as Board Officers

  • direct connection between Festival planning and the organizational vision

The Logistics team coordinates the on-site operations of our annual Festival, from the big picture to the fine details, and serves as the liaison with the venue and caterer throughout the planning.

  • communication and relationship management with venue and caterer

  • plan and coordinate security and signage needs

  • on-site operations during Festival: set-up, troubleshooting, and take-down

The Communications team develops a marketing campaign in line with our annual Festival vision and ultimately focuses on increasing the diversity of our participants and volunteers.

  • create and manage email, social media, and print campaigns

  • coordinate marketing through community partners’ newsletters

  • lead Festival program booklet creation

  • create and analyze post-Festival survey

The Participant Care team designs and manages the participants’ experience at the Festival, striving to create a communal experience in line with our annual vision as well as the Limmud values.

  • create opportunities for participants to connect and engage outside of sessions

  • maintain list of participant special needs

  • design and order swag bag and coordinate community partners’ contributions

  • manage operations of registration and Help Desks

  • execute creation of Shuk of local vendors

The Programming team manages the entire process of selecting and curating the sessions at the Festival, inspired by our annual vision as well as the Limmud values.

  • manage proposal submission process: recruitment, screening, selection, decisions

  • produce the Festival schedule, taking into account broader Festival vision

  • recruit out-of-town presenters and help organize travel

  • provide orientation and logistical support to all presenters

The Volunteer Development team guides the whole machine that builds the Festival as it focuses on the experience of the volunteer, from interest to intake to shidduch (match) with a volunteer role or task.

  • coordinate intake process for new volunteers

  • maintain updated list of volunteer needs

  • plan volunteer events, trainings, and parties

  • promote and manage day-of volunteer registration and operation

The Web/Tech team oversees and manages the technology behind the Festival, working closely with the Board.

  • build, update, and maintain Festival website

  • manage registration flow and Festival schedule site

  • assist in maintaining and improving CRM usage and processes

  • support sending of all Festival email communication

And finally, last and most crucially…

Day-of Volunteers fill dozens of different roles to ensure a fun and safe Limmud experience, for example:

  • schlepping and setting up tables, signs, and decor before the event

  • welcoming participants at Check-in, getting them their name tag, etc.

  • serving as a room monitor during a session

  • being a part of the clean-up party (it's a fun party!)