More than 25 rabbis from the Atlanta Rabbinical Association gathered at the Emory Conference Center from Dec. 11 to 13 for the ARA’s third annual retreat, an opportunity to learn and socialize and thus deepen relationships across the Jewish community.

Members of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association gather for their December retreat.

Members of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association gather for their December retreat.

The ARA represents rabbis from Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist synagogues throughout the greater Atlanta area. Members meet throughout the year, but the retreat provides time to connect on a deeper level.

“We are grateful for the time we have for personal and professional development as we continue to strengthen our Jewish community,” said the ARA’s president, Rabbi Josh Heller of Congregation B’nai Torah.

The rabbis learned with Rabbi Shai Held from the Mechon Hadar Institute and Rabbi Hayyim Herring, a national thought leader, consultant and author, on such topics as “The Gifts of G-d Flow Through You: Gratitude, Generosity & the Spiritual Life” and “Exploring New Pathways to Communities of Hesed: Talmud Gadol.”