Eight Atlanta Jewish leaders are participating in a six-month Young Adult Development program of Limmud Atlanta + Southeast. They are native Atlantans, teachers, Moishe House residents, and an artist.
The selective leadership training program for 22- to 30-year-olds includes exploring Atlanta’s Jewish community and involvement in LimmudFest at Ramah Darom Labor Day weekend.
YADs connect with and learn from local Jewish professionals and community leaders.
“We are looking to empower young adults to become the next generation of Jewish leaders,” said Gabrielle Adler, YAD program coordinator.
Participants were selected based on recommendations by lay leaders and Jewish communal professionals in Atlanta.
LimmudFest Chair Yoni Kaplan noted that past YADs have become Limmud board members, leadership team members and festival chairs. “This talented cohort brings diverse skills to the Limmud community,” Kaplan said in a statement, “and Gabrielle is the perfect person to lead them through their experience.”
The YAD leaders will join hundreds of Jews Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 for LimmudFest, a festival of Jewish thought, culture, life, learning and teaching. To register, www.limmudse.org.
The eight members of the YAD cohort are: Nikki Berne, Trevor Dworetz, Rachel Moldovan, Shira Pollio, Diane Radloff, Adam Shavin, Joshua Toch and Isaac Wittenstein.