While serving as the young adult director at the Marcus JCC, Roey Shoshan organized multiple networking events, happy hours and simchas, bringing young professionals together.

His current position as the director of Israel and overseas at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta has enabled him to continue his passion of bringing people together through partnerships between Atlanta and communities in Israel through the Partnership2Gether program. Shoshan has work experience at Camp Barney Medintz and has spearheaded Supper With Survivors, gathering community volunteers for an evening with Holocaust survivors.

He is a past recipient of AIPAC’s Israel Advocacy Award, volunteers with the JCC as a Maccabi basketball coach, is active with Friends of the Israel Defense Forces young leadership and American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS, and is involved with Save a Child’s Heart.

“These are exciting yet challenging times for our generation as our world is rapidly changing and the need for emerging leaders is pronounced,” Shoshan said. “We still have a lot of work to do in order to reach out to different demographics, but we also should be very proud that Atlanta is a place where so many organizations want to be represented. Personally, I would love to see an improved interface between the American and the Israeli Jewish community. It is one of my goals to foster an improved interaction between these two groups.”

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