Seth Chalmer is a writer and Jewish communal professional living in the Bronx, New York with his wife and daughters. A native of Vermont and a graduate of NYU's Wagner-Skirball dual Masters program in Nonprofit Management and Judaic Studies, Seth also holds a B.F.A. in Acting, Musical Theatre emphasis. He has written on religion and culture for the LA Times, On Being, First Things, The Jewish Week, eJewish Philanthropy, and the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. His music has been performed at the Shalshelet Music Festival of new Jewish liturgical music.
Seth currently works as communications manager for Jewish Funders Network. (His opinions on this blog don't represent his employer.) Past work includes roles as assistant director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive; cultural arts director of the Dayton Jewish Community Center; retention specialist at the Center for Employment Opportunities, where he helped empower people returning home from prison to succeed in careers; and performer in the national stage tour of Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Coloring Book (Oscar the Grouch and Professor Art, 2004-5).