Working with children and teenagers, as I do every day, fuels my fire because I know, without a doubt, that the best is yet to come. Not just for the Atlanta Jewish community, but for the world. Watching children develop their intellectual, emotional, ethical and spiritual capacities, I am continually renewed in my dedication to this work. My fire is also fueled by the belief that the Torah, and Jewish tradition, more generally, holds the answers to many of the challenges that we face as individuals and as communities. I feel passionately that Jewish learning can transform individual lives as well as relationships of all kinds.
Micah Lapidus is the director of Jewish and Hebrew studies as well as school rabbi at The Davis Academy.