Power of One 2018

Event Co-Chairs
Michelle Simon & Emily Shapiro

Event Host Committee
Jan Jay | Shelly Milstein
Louise Samsky | Ruth Gottlieb

Sunday, February 11th, 2018
5:30pm | Selig Center
1440 Spring St.
Atlanta, GA 30309

It only takes one person to make a difference.

Power of One art

The Power of One was created to honor those who have made an impact in their organization in the area of inclusion. When working to change the way society views and engages with people with disabilities, it’s important to realize that one person can make a huge difference. This could be a program participant or lay leader who may not always get recognized for his/her efforts. We are honored to host this event and recognize those who make efforts to transform Jewish life in Atlanta into an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and the uniqueness of all its members. Together, one by one, we can make a difference.

In addition to recognizing all of this year's honorees, the Robyn Berger Emerging Leader Award was presented at the event, honoring a rising leader in the community.
We also celebrated Sheryl Arno for her 5 years as co-chair of the Jewish Abilities Alliance Committee and her lifetime of work in making Atlanta a more inclusive community. 

If you have further questions about Power of One, please email jaa@jewishatlanta.org.

Optional donations in an honoree's name can be made online. Donations benefit the Ina Enoch Community Disability Training Fund, which provides opportunities for emerging leaders to attend educational opportunities about inclusion.

Learn more about Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). All confirmed programs are listed on our calendar of events.


2018 Honorees:

Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Shelley Kaplan
Atlanta Jewish Academy, Edye Cohen
Camp Barney Medintz, Robert (Bobby) Newman
Camp Judaea, Ian Brown
Camp Ramah Darom, Allison Davis
Congregation Beth Shalom, Terrie and Alan Bryan
Congregation B'nai Torah, Evan Nodvin
Congregation Dor Tamid, Rabbi Jordan Ottenstein & Glenn and Rachel Moscoso
Congregation Etz Chaim, Berna Levine
Congregation Gesher L'Torah, Rachel Pozin
Congregation Or Hadash, Brittany Pollock
Friendship Circle, Daniel Stern
Jewish Family & Career Services, Abby Frantz
Jewish Home Life Communities, Shari Bayer
Jewish Kids Group, Dave Nelson
Jewish Interest Free Loan Atlanta (JIFLA), Joyce and Ramie Tritt; Arin and Lorne Tritt; Tova and Shawn Tritt; Erica and Jordan Tritt; Carly and David Siegel
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Amanda Westheimer
Moishe House, Ariana Feiner
Temple Emanu-El, Jessica Hankin
Temple Kehilllat Chaim, Andrew Duffy
Temple Sinai, Stacey Geer
The Alfred and Adele Davis Academy, Stacey Prusak
The Epstein School, Stephanie Wachtel
The Temple, Jenna Swartzberg
The Weber School, Harry Goldfein
Torah Day School, Malka Landman
URJ Camp Coleman, Karen Greenspan

To see a list of past Power of One Honorees, click here.

Abby Frantz

This year's Robyn Berger Emerging Leader Award recipient was Abby Frantz, Community Services Coordinator at JF&CS IndependenceWORKS, recognized for her work as a rising leader in the Atlanta disabilities community! 

Pictures from the Power of One 2018 Event. 
Photo credit: Jon Marks Photography


To see pictures from past Power of One events, Click here.