I’m thankful for a lot of things. My new nephew, Leo, is at the top of the list. I’ve been able to watch him grow up before my eyes this year and it’s the most moving and terrifying thing to witness; I want him to grow, and at the same time I want him to stay this tiny and curious forever. I leaned on my family a lot this year, and I’m beyond grateful for their support and rachmones. I’ve also gained a new family here at the AJT. I’ve learned a thousand little things from the writers I’ve worked with — and some big things, too. Every week, I look forward to experiencing the thoughtfulness of Dave Schechter’s column and the variety of Bob Bahr’s pop culture trivia. When I read a Chana Shapiro sentence, it’s impossible not to hear Chana’s voice. (I want to be Marcia Jaffe when I grow up.) I’m proud of the work we’ve done this year and grateful for the support of the AJT staff, who welcomed me not only to the office, but also to Atlanta and the Jewish community at large. Above all, I’m grateful that you continue to trust us with your stories. Happy Thanksgivuka!
Daniel Elkind is the associate editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times.