Nancy Seifert Gorod
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Nancy Gorod has dedicated her professional career to Jewish education. She is responsible for providing educational opportunities to our members of all ages. She leads Machaneh Shai, our experienial and formal education program for children in kindergarten through 7th grade, and designs meaningful programs for adult members, parents, and families throughout the year. Nancy brings tremendous experience to Shearith Israel having served as Program Director and then Education Director at Congregation Etz Chaim in Atlanta, GA, as a Jewish Studies Teacher at The Epstein School in Atlanta, and as an educator at Camp Ramah Darom.
Previously, Nancy has served on the Atlanta Education Directors Council and as a board member for the Jewish Educators Assembly. She is a certified trained facilitator for Critical Friends Group through the National School Reform Faculty, and she participated in the Whizin Institute of Family Education through the University of Judaism.
She has a Masters Degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York and has a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in Medford, MA. Nancy and her husband, Randy, have two children, Natan and Ilana.
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Jodi Kadison joins Congregation Shearith Israel after more than eight years at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta where she was the Director of Afterschool Programs and also worked as the Associate Director of Camp Isidore Alterman for several years. Prior to that position, she was a Program Associate for the Book Festival of the MJCCA. Before the MJCCA, she had a career as a Financial Advisor for ten years with Salomon Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch.
Born and raised in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, she graduated from Boston University in 1987 with a B.S. in Hotel and Food Administration. She went on to serve as a Management Services Associate at J.P. Morgan, in Manhattan. Jodi has two teenage sons, Ari, 17 and Noah, 15.
Yvette Smith has been part of the Congregation Shearith Israel family since December of 2010 after moving to Atlanta from North Carolina. She is responsible for processing all incoming payments including dues, donations, as well as school and event registrations. She is also responsible for member management, monthly billing and statements, and event advertisement. She previously worked as a Property Manager for more than 120 properties in North Carolina. She serves as a lead teacher to 3rd grade girls in the children’s ministry at her church, loves to read, and enjoys going to the movies. She lives in the Tucker area with her 19 year old daughter, Kaitlyn. Her 26 year old son, Andre, lives in North Carolina.
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Shearith Israel’s most recent addition, Adam Klein is pleased to join the staff and CSI community as Executive Assistant and Marketing Coordinator.
Adam’s previous experience in Jewish communal service includes roles as Program Director for Hillel at The University of Georgia in his hometown of Athens as well as Group Leader for countless American Jewish World Service service-learning programs in Latin America, Africa, and India. He is proud to have been a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa.
Adam has a Masters in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University. He is a singer/songwriter and most recently worked as an actor in Atlanta’s thriving film and television industry. Adam and his wife, Judith, welcomed their first child, a baby daughter, in April 2017.
Clinton Lazenby joined Congregation Shearith Israel in 2013 and quickly became an essential member of the team. From minor cleaning to preparing the facilities for Shabbat and other events, he completes his work with a spirit of excellence. Previously, Clinton worked at Stevens Graphics Printing Company for 25 years before closing in 2010. During his personal time, he spends many Sunday afternoons in his recliner watching sports. Clinton thoroughly enjoys the staff and families of Congregation Shearith Israel, and looks forward to spending many more years here.