40 Under 40: Julia Levy
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40 Under 40: Julia Levy

Julia Levy, 36, a communications officer at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

Julia Levy is a communications officer at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation who enjoys creating content, building community and making an impact. On evenings and weekends, she is a side project-preneur, which she discussed at TEDxEmory 2019.

With her dad she co-founded Peach and Prosperity, a podcast sharing economic, cultural and historical stories around Atlanta. Every other month she hosts Founder Fridays, a live podcast Shabbat dinner series with OneTable.

With her mom she recently launched Tradition Kitchens to transform kitchens into classrooms of Jewish learning, featuring locals with stories to share. Summer courses include noodle kugel, egg rolls and egg creams and more.

“L’dor V’dor — from generation to generation — symbolizes a common Jewish goal, but, how are we passing on culinary lessons?” Levy asked. “I want to transform kitchens into classrooms to connect ages, cultures and neighborhoods. We empower home cooks and prominent chefs to teach family recipes with history.”

The program is a recipient of a 2019 PROPEL Innovation Grant from Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, and part of this year’s class of Jewish Atlanta Changemakers.

With a passion for baking and giving, Levy co-founded National Muffin Day, a philanthropic food holiday helping people experiencing homelessness. In five years, it’s been celebrated by over 1,000 Muffin-teers in 35 cities, given away about 15,000 muffins and raised thousands of dollars.

She volunteers as Field Trip Captain for CreativeMornings Atlanta, is a vice chair for the American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS Steering Committee and is a member of the Cornell Club of Atlanta.

She enjoys attending The Temple’s The Well and Repair the World Atlanta events. Julia grew up in East Cobb and attended Walton High School. After living in New York City for more than a decade, she made her way back home to Atlanta.

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