“Who is wise? One who learns from all.” These are the words that ring truest to Danniell Nadiv. Through her work with the disability community, interfaith dialogue and adult and family programming, Nadiv excels at establishing connections and building relationships. Earning a master’s degree in Near Eastern and Asian studies with a focus on Judaic studies, Danniell is committed to cultivating mindful immersive opportunities for individuals to explore their Jewish identity and build community.
Born and raised in metro Detroit, Nadiv has also lived in Seattle where she helped people delve into their heritage through education and experiences, as the Jewish Life and Learning Professional at the Stroum Jewish Community Center.
“I see the Atlanta Jewish community as somewhat of a mix between Seattle and Detroit,” Nadiv said. “It’s this combination of families that have been here for generations and newcomers, and I love how welcoming it is to people who are new.”
She lives in Sandy Springs with her partner and young child and serves as the senior director of Jewish Journeys, Places, and Welcoming at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
“Since moving here in November people have already graciously invited me for Shabbat dinner or holiday celebrations at their homes. My hope is that my sense of community continues to strengthen here, and that Atlanta begins to feel like home.”
Nadiv loves bold flavors, deep conversations, and anything with peanut butter and chocolate.