The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Chairman of the Executive Major General (Res.) Doron Almog recently conducted a comprehensive tour of the Atlanta Jewish community.
His three-day visit included key meetings with community leaders and local Jewish organizations and institutions in order to learn more about Jewish life in this fast growing and dynamic community.
“I was delighted to spend quality time in Atlanta and inspired by my meetings with the pillars of the local Jewish community,” Almog said. “Since I took office, my primary goal has been to bring the Jewish people together and foster a connection between those living in Israel and the rest of the world. The first step in doing this is to listen and learn. I was honored to be able to hear from this diverse and robust community both about their concerns and their pride in their religion and the state of Israel.”
Almog’s visit included meetings with Consul General of Israel in Atlanta Anat Sultan-Dadon; Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta CEO Eric Robbins; board member of The Jewish Agency for Israel – North American Council Peter Weitzner; Israeli-American Council Atlanta chair Yoav Zilber; and past board chair of the Jewish Federation and national leader Mark Silberman. Jewish Agency board member Seth Greenberg also hosted Almog for an event with major gift donors at his home.
He also met at Emory University with Hillel Israel Fellows serving on several Georgia campuses as well as with local student leaders. The Israel Fellows discussed the challenges young Jews face on campus, including rising antisemitism. Almog later met with Jewish Agency shinshinim (gap year emissaries) serving in the Atlanta area in local synagogues and schools to build greater connections with Israel.