When Lorin Seidman moved to Wellesley in 2009, she made it her first priority to get her young family involved in the local Jewish community. She and her husband, Jeremy, became active members of Temple Beth Elohim, where their children attended nursery school.
As her children grew and entered public school, Lorin wanted to find new ways to connect to the community and to her family’s Judaism. It was the ideal time to find Women’s Philanthropy.
Lorin was asked to join the WP Leadership Development Series, which she credits as the “perfect way to begin my family’s next era of our Jewish lives.” From the Leadership Development Series, Lorin went on to serve as co-chair for the 2016 WP Annual Kick-off Event, and in May, she and Jeremy will co-chair a CJP Mission to Cuba.
“I am so thrilled to be chairing the Cuba mission because it is a hands-on opportunity for me, my husband, and our friends to provide assistance to Jewish people in need,” Lorin says. “It’s also a great way to introduce friends who have never been involved with CJP to the incredible work that our organization does.”
Lorin says she felt inspired — and a bit intimidated — at the first WP Leadership Development Series session she attended. But she quickly got over her nerves when she realized that being involved in WP means having a passion for tikkun olam and being willing to put in the work to effect change.
“Say ‘yes’ to being involved,” she says. “Invite your friends to join you, and see the difference you can make in the world.”