Several members of Jewish National Fund-USA’s Rabbis for Israel have recently taken on new leadership positions in the Atlanta community. Rabbi Larry Sernovitz will now serve as the chief executive officer of Hillels of Georgia, while Rabbi Daniel Dorsch is now president of the Atlanta Rabbinical Assembly.
Longtime members of both the Atlanta community and Rabbis for Israel, Sernovitz formerly served as Senior Rabbi at Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta, while Dorsch is the Senior Rabbi at Congregation Etz Chaim. In addition to his participation in Rabbis for Israel, Rabbi Dorsch also serves on Jewish National Fund-USA’s Atlanta Board of Trustees.
“Serving as a rabbi for Israel has not only opened my eyes to the multitude of ways that Jewish National Fund-USA not only plants trees, but ‘plants communities,’ said Dorsch. “As a Rabbi for Israel, I am proud to play a small role in the work of bringing the Jewish people into closer conversation with the important work we do in Israel. As president of the ARA, I see part of my role in Atlanta as fostering opportunities for my colleagues to forge meaningful connections with Jewish National Fund-USA, as well as the many organizations doing positive work in Israel and our greater Atlanta Jewish community.
“As the new CEO of Hillels of Georgia, Israel and Israel education is a critical part of our mission,” added Sernovitz. “Jewish National Fund-USA has and continues to contribute to the Jewish State in critical ways and the more our students across the State of Georgia know about the organization the better. As a Rabbi for Israel, I have been a part of prior Jewish National Fund-USA campaigns and am excited with the opportunity to engage our students in the organization and its programming.”
Rabbis for Israel is Jewish National Fund-USA’s affinity group for rabbis who have demonstrated a commitment to Israel and the organization. To learn more, go to jnf.org/rfi.