Limmud Keshet Bulgaria; eJP archives.

By Tamara Zieve

Limmud has hired Magda Rubenfeld Koralewska, a Warsaw- based social entrepreneur, to be the educational organization’s first Central and Eastern Europe regional coordinator.

With this appointment, Limmud seeks to enhance support for local groups and Jewish life across the region.

“There are a lot of exciting things going on in these communities that are sometimes overlooked, there’s a lot of creativity and entrepreneurship,” Koralewska told The Jerusalem Post in a phone call on Monday.

“As a decentralized movement with an emphasis on volunteer empowerment, Limmud has always been ahead of its time,” she said.

“I’ve been inspired by the Limmud model for a long time. It’s a forward-thinking and timely model. And as these communities are reinventing and looking for new ways to organize themselves and empower their leadership, I hope Limmud can be one of the platforms to strengthen their communities and to bring more visibility to them,” Koralewska said.

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