What Fuels Jewish Atlanta’s Fire?

What Fuels Jewish Atlanta’s Fire?

The AJT invited Atlanta leaders, community members and its own staff to share what fuels their fires this holiday season.

While preparing to light the Chanukah menorah, witnessing the candle lights ignited by a single flame, the Atlanta Jewish Times invited local community members to think outside the box and share their reflections on “What Fuels Your Fire?” Their passionate responses ranged from family and personal pastimes to love of Israel and a commitment to community service.

Read their insights, advice and perspectives on what inspires them this Chanukah.

Click the links below to hear from Jewish Atlanta:

Rabbi Peter Berg – senior rabbi of The Temple

Bonnie Berk – co-chair of the Republican Jewish Coalition

Rabbi Michael Bernstein – spiritual leader of Congregation Gesher L’ Torah

Ronald Bluming – chaplain at The Renaissance on Peachtree

Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz – rabbi at Congregation Or Hadash

Rabbi Lauren Cohn – rabbi of Temple Beth El in Anniston Ala.

Rabbi Daniel Dorschsenior rabbi of Congregation Etz Chaim

Beth Gluck – executive director of the Jewish National Fund, Greater Atlanta 

Rabbi Brian Glusman – rabbi at the MJCCA

Rabbi Pamela Gottfried – rabbi at Congregation Bet Haverim

Arnold Heller – chairman of Atlanta-Ra’anana Sister City Committee and author 

Rabbi Joshua Heller – senior rabbi at Congregation B’nai Torah

Marcia Caller Jaffe – AJT contributor 

Rabbi Ari Kaiman – rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel

Mitchell Kaye – served 5 times in the Georgia House of Representatives

Rabbi Hillel Konigsburg – rabbi at Congregation B’nai Torah

Rabbi Mark Hillel Kunis – rabbi at Congregation Shaarei Shamayim

Rabbi Micah Lapidus – rabbi at Davis Academy

Rabbi Brad Levenberg – rabbi at Temple Sinai

Rabbi Shalom Lewis  – rabbi emeritus at Congregation Etz Chaim

Rabbi Max Miller  – rabbi at Temple Emanu-El

Rabbi Rachael Millerassistant rabbi at Temple Emanu-El

Rabbi Steven H. Rau – director of lifelong learning at The Temple

Eric M. Robbins – president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Laurence Rosenthal – senior rabbi at Ahavath Achim synagogue and president of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association 

Maayan Schoen – graduate of Torah Day School and Atlanta Jewish Academy and student at Yale University

Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez – Jewish Camp Initiative manager at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Terry Segal – licensed marriage and family therapist and regular contributor to the AJT

Amy Shafron – head of school of The Davis Academy

Chana Shapiro – teacher, writer, illustrator, and regular contributor to the AJT

Russ Shulkes – executive director and campus chaplain for Hillels of Georgia 

Rabbi Albert Slomovitz – captain, chaplain (ret.), United States Navy

Ken Stein – professor at Emory University and president of the Center for Israel Education

Martine Tartour – contributor to the AJT

Rabbi Samantha Trief –  rabbi at Temple Sinai.

Doug Weinstein – patent attorney with Cantor Colburn

Rabbi Jeffrey A. Wohlberg – past president of The Rabbinical Assembly

Rabbi Mark Zimmerman – spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom

AJT Staff:

Michal Bonell – senior account manager at the AJT

Jodi Danis – executive assistant at the AJT

Lilli Jennison – creative and media designer at the AJT

Kaylene Ladinskymanaging publisher and editor of the AJT

Michael Morris – owner/publisher of the AJT

Jen Evans – community relations director of the AJT

Roni Robbins – associate editor at the AJT

Eddie Samuels – senior staff writer and web editor at the AJT

Paula Baroffeditorial intern at the AJT

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