Seth Chalmer is a native of Montpelier, VT and lives in New York with his wife and daughters. His writing has appeared in publications including The Los Angeles Times, On Being, First Things, The Times of Israel, The Jewish Week, eJewish Philanthropy, and The Journal of Ecumenical Studies.
Seth is communications director for Jewish Funders Network, the global networking organization for high-capacity Jewish philanthropists. Past positions include assistant director at the Berman Jewish Policy Archive, retention specialist for the Center for Employment Opportunities, cultural arts director at the Dayton Jewish Community Center, and acting instructor at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, OH. In 2004–2005 he toured the United States as a performer in Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Coloring Book, playing Oscar the Grouch and Professor Art.
Seth holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Wright State University, an M.P.A. in Public & Nonprofit Management from the NYU Wagner Graduate School, and an M.A. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from NYU’s Skirball Department.