40 Under 40: Zach Bernath
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40 Under 40: Zach Bernath

Zach is the Senior Specialist, Grassroots Engagement at The Home Depot

Zach Bernath
Zach Bernath

Zach Bernath has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Arizona. He is involved in politics, activism, and the Jewish community. Recently served as the political director and deputy finance director for Charlie Bailey’s campaign for Lt. Governor. He is looking to continue his work in Atlanta’s city politics as Atlanta positions itself for an exciting future.

He’s involved at The Temple and taught for over 5 years, working with teens, and adults. He has also worked at the American Jewish Committee and oversaw and directed ACCESS, their young professional’s division for 3 years.

“Building ACCESS Atlanta which has been around for over 30 years, under my leadership ACCESS became the largest chapter and board and the most diverse. We have representation from the Latino, Black, Asian communities which is very important. I think this represents what I’m most proud of which is the relationships I’ve built within and outside of the Jewish community and throughout Atlanta.

“It’s a great honor [to be a 40 Under 40]. I’m a third generation Atlantan on both sides of my family and Jewish involvement and Jewish activism has been something that has been passed down to me from my grandmother, Janice Ghertner. My grandparents were great friends with the Rothschild’s during the Civil Rights era, and she was involved with leadership of youth and women’s divisions at the synagogue. So, for me this is somewhat full circle to be recognized for my work in a community that I love, and I will continue to strengthen as antisemitism continues to rise, “said Bernath.

Bernath added that he is currently looking to volunteer and join a board of a local Jewish group.

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