Above: Attendees of LimmudFest 2016 gather around the campfire at Ramah Darom in Clayton, GA.
Paul Flexner has been named the board president of Limmud Atlanta + Southeast, succeeding Nina Rubin, who led the board for two years.
Flexner has been involved with Limmud locally since it began. He was a founding member of the board and was program coordinator at the first two Atlanta events at Oglethorpe University in 2008 and 2009. His many roles at LimmudFest each Labor Day weekend at Ramah Darom include bartender.
A Congregation Or Hadash member, he is a part-time instructor in educational psychology in the College of Education at Georgia State University, where has worked since 2007. He was a Jewish educator at the local and national levels for 35 years and, with Roberta Louis Goodman and Linda Bloomberg, edited “What We NOW Know About Jewish Education,” a 2009 National Jewish Book Award winner.
Flexner serves on the boards of Jewish Kids Groups, the Or Hadash Men’s Club, the Atlanta Lovers of Music Association, the Jewish Book Council, and Myriam’s Dream, a foundation devoted to supporting the needs of the elderly and building closer ties between the elderly and teens in Israel, the former Soviet Union and the United States. He’s also passionate about MGs and other classic cars.