Nathan Brodsky is passionate about Jewish community building, making him a good fit for the engagement department of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. His role includes leading PJ Library, which gives books to Jewish children each month. It’s a nonintimidating way to get people involved, Brodsky said.

“What I like about it is it teaches people about the religion and Jewish values. You learn about more than just Passover and Chanukah. You learn about Shavuot and Lag B’Omer.”

Giving kids books to be a part of the community inspires him to extend his work in Jewish Atlanta, where he hopes to continue to make a difference the next 20 years. Originally from Sarasota, Fla., Brodsky lives in the Lindridge/Martin Manor neighborhood and has been in Atlanta for two years. He serves on the boards of Moishe House in Virginia-Highland and of Limmud Atlanta + Southeast. He said it’s a great time to be under 40 in Jewish Atlanta because of some 30 organizations cater to young adults and young families.

“There’s Jewish innovation occurring and change occurring, and when there’s change, people are excited.”

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