Becky Herring is the new associate director of InterfaithFamily/Atlanta and is using her position to engage people from various religions in the area. Herring serves as a board member for the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival and has been influential in the festival’s growth in the area of educational outreach. She also participated in programming for Birthright Israel NEXT and volunteered with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

While Herring is deeply involved in Jewish Atlanta, she hopes collaborations among community organizations will increase.

“I’d love to see an arts and culture festival that combines all we have to offer artistically in one place, like a South by Southwest. Chances are, however, if the thing you are looking for doesn’t exist, you can find the support you need to start it yourself,” said Herring, who lives in Vinings and is engaged. “With the rise of smaller nonprofits based on niche markets, like Honeymoon Israel, InterfaithFamily, OneTable and Jewish Kids Groups, combined with staples such as the AJMF, AJFF and JCC sports leagues, everybody can find a community with new possibilities.”

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