Originally from Detroit, Bernstein graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s in social work and became a teacher at The Weinstein School at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. She moved back to Detroit, but returned to Atlanta in 2013.
When Bernstein is not busy being involved in different community events, she enjoys walking the Atlanta BeltLine with her 7-year-old daughter and trying new restaurants. The AJT recently caught up with her to ask her four questions and learn more about her new role at the Federation:
AJT: What will your new role be with PJ Library?
Bernstein: I’m excited to support the Jewish community in my new role at Federation. As family impact associate, I am supporting many of the incredible PJ Library experiences, including the Summer Series, Book it to Shabbat (our weekend retreat with Ramah Darom), and the When I Grow Up series (for PJ Our Way families).
AJT: What are some skills you are bringing with you?
Bernstein: I previously worked as a preschool teacher at The Weinstein School at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and I love exploring educational aspects with young children. I’m bringing a fun and creative storehouse of crafts to more PJ Library families, and we will explore building experiences around families and their needs.
AJT: Why did you choose to work at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta?
Bernstein: I truly believe in the Atlanta Jewish community and Federation’s role in it. I have seen firsthand how much it has grown and look forward to helping shape new experiences for families with young children. In my new role, I am able to continue to work with families outside of the classroom as well as support many of the community preschools.
AJT: What is the biggest change you have noticed since moving back to Atlanta?
Bernstein: I’ve been living in Atlanta for the past five years with my daughter, and it’s been great to see this city grow. I am learning a lot about the different offerings that are available for families.