Elie Wolfe is the principal lawyer at the firm he recently founded, Wolfe Law, as well as the treasurer of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network. In his social activism, Wolfe works to develop interfaith dialogue between the Jewish and Muslim communities.

He invited a Yemeni refugee who escaped al-Qaeda and the Houthi with the help of a Jewish New Yorker to speak in Atlanta and hosted the speaker in his home. He traveled to The Hague to work for the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia on cases arising from the Bosnian civil war. He also traveled to Vienna, Austria, to represent American Jewry at a Muslim-Jewish conference and has led a number of events in Atlanta to foster Muslim-Jewish dialogue at the local level.

As a board member of Young Israel of Toco Hills and a leader in American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS, Wolfe is deeply involved in the Jewish community. He and his wife, Britt, recently hosted an AJC event at their Toco Hills home to foster discussion about the relationship between Atlanta’s established Jewish institutions and the Modern Orthodox community.

One of his main interests lies in breaking down barriers between traditional Jewish organizations and the varied sections of the community.

“Over the next 20 years, we should break down barriers between different segments of the Jewish community in Atlanta,” he said. “Ultimately, Jews living in Atlanta will improve our physical, emotional and spiritual security if we increase our appreciation for our common Jewish values and history.”

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