Limmud the organisation - who's who

It is sometimes hard to work out who is who in Limmud. This page is here to help explain how the governance and non-event structures work.

Limmud's governance and organisational structure is consistent with our values and ethos. Our leadership is made up of long term volunteers with personal and Limmud experience appropriate to their role.

Legally, Limmud is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. The members of the company are made up of our leadership – directors, event chairs, support team chairs. The Limmud company has a board of directors and trustees.

These are currently (February 2016):

  • David Hoffman, chair of Limmud
  • David Bilchitz, chair of Limmud International (which supports Limmud groups outside the UK).
  • Jonathan Walters, director of UK events support
  • Karen Radkowsky, chair of marketing and communications
  • Shoshana Bloom, director with responsibility for inclusion and equality

There are then events teams, which recruit their own volunteers, set timelines and manage logistics; and support teams which assist all of the above with various organisational responsibility, such as finance, tech, marketing, programming and publications.

Limmud groups outside the UK are also part of Limmud but each is independent. They all sign up to the Limmud values. They are supported by the Limmud International team, led by the Limmud International Steering Group.

Volunteers are supported by a small professional team in the Limmud Office, led by Eli Ovits our Chief Executive.