40 Under 40: Heather Blake
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40 Under 40: Heather Blake

Heather is the Domestic Allocations Manager, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Heather Blake
Heather Blake

Heather Blake is married is Justin Blake and they have one child, Shira, that is three years old. She is an active member at Congregation Etz Chaim and Limmud Southeast.

Blake attended Florida State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and continued her education at Brandeis University where she obtained a Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Leadership and Master of Arts in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. As well as The Center for Israel Education in May 2015, when she also earned a master’s Concentration in Israel Education.

Blake is the Domestic Allocations manager at Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta where she gets to work with a committee to learn more about fourteen Jewish organizations/ initiatives and allocate funds to these organizations. She has also worked as the Director of Engagement at Congregation Etz Chaim for six years. Additionally, she worked with Catholic Church of St. Ann and Etz Chaim Men’s Club to create a Holocaust teen fellowship where teens from both congregations learned about the Holocaust over several months, attended the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C in Spring, culminating in them leading a Yom HaShoah program for Etz Chaim and St. Ann’s community.

She currently attends retreats at Camp Ramah Darom such as LimmudFest and has been a volunteer chair for Limmud Southeast since 2018, holding various positions from marketing co-chair to overall co-chair in 2022. Blake was the co-musician for Book it to Sukkot retreat at Ramah Darom organized by PJ Library Atlanta in October 2022. She is passionate about Jewish education.

“Being a Jewish professional and volunteer fulfills me and fuels me. Being recognized as AJT’s 40 under 40 is a dream come true.”

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