Event Co-Chairs
Emily Shapiro | Abby Frantz

Host Committee
Michelle Simon | Jan Jay | Susan Newman | Melissa Miller

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Selig Center
1440 Spring St.
Atlanta, GA 30309

“Who is rich? He/she who rejoices in his/her portion.”

Pirkei Avot - Ethics of the Fathers

Power of a Program was created to honor and celebrate the inclusion of people with disabilities in the Atlanta community. In the past 5 years we have honored over 100 individuals who have been leaders and advocates for inclusion. This year we honored programs, partnerships, and initiatives that create inclusive opportunities in Jewish Atlanta, and the people that make them happen. In addition to recognizing all of this year’s honorees, the Robyn Berger Emerging Leader Award was presented to Micah Bronfman, recognizing him as a rising leader in the community.

Micah Bronfman with Rabbi Shlomo Freedman of Friendship Circle,
and Rabbi Ed Harwitz of The Weber School

Photo Credit: Dani Weiss Photography. See all the photos from the event.

2020 Honored Programs
Atlanta Jewish Academy | Matthew Blumenthal M’silot Program
Camp Ramah Darom | Henry and Annette Gibson Tikvah Support Program
Congregation B’nai Torah | Pitch Perfect weekend with Pizmon
Congregation Etz Chaim | Renewal 2020 Campaign / Inclusion Committee
Congregation Or Hadash | PrayGround
Creating Connected Communities | CCC Inclusion Task Force
Gesher L’Torah | Sensory Seating Bank
Jewish Family & Career Services IndependenceWORKS | Helping Feed Atlanta
Jewish Kids Groups | Sensory Room at JKG Morningside
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) | 2019 Maccabi Games Inclusion Initiative
MJCCA Day Camps & Camp Barney Medintz | Chalutzim Experience
MJCCA Blonder Department | Blonder Cares
PJ Library | PJ Library Inclusion Initiative
Temple Beth Tikvah | Rogah Room Calming Space
Temple Emanu-El | Shalom Sanctuary
Temple Sinai | Special Needs Parent Connection
Temple Sinai Preschool | Inclusion Program
The Davis Academy | Mensch Day Escape the Room Inclusion Training
The Epstein School | Learning Lab Program
The Weber School & Friendship Circle of Atlanta | Serve It Up & Friendship Circle Camp
The event is free to attend.
Make a donation in honor of a nominated program! All 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, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). All confirmed programs are listed on our calendar of events.
For questions please email jaa@jewishatlanta.orgClick here to see a list of individuals who were honored over the last 5 years.

Thank you to our sponsors!
Helen Marie Stern Foundation
Michelle & Gary Simon
Jan & Gregory Jay

Beth Paradies

Annandale Village
Lisa Greenberg
Dr. Jerome & Elaine Blumenthal Philanthropic Fund

Susan & Randy Newman
Shelly & Jed Milstein
Karinne & Jason Stern
Ruth Gottlieb
Carla & Greg Malever
Stacy & Emanuel Fialkow