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What is J-TECH?

J-TECH is an affinity group for those working in the technology sector that aims to help professionals network, hear from leaders in the industry, and learn about the impact of the Federation in Atlanta and beyond. This group is also a fantastic resource for anyone who provides services for those in tech (such as attorneys, accountants, etc.), investors in tech companies, or those who work in tech departments in other industries. Events are held twice a year. J-TECH is for new and seasoned professionals alike. It is also free to join!

For More Information, contact Joel Ashner or Kenny Silverboard.

Why J-TECH and Why Now?

“The number of Jewish people in the technology field in Atlanta is growing rapidly. Giving these people opportunities to network and learn together will engage more individuals with the work of Federation and will strengthen Jewish ATL.”

Beth Arogeti, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Board Chair

J-TECH Events

Our inaugural event was held in May at the offices of Nelson Mullins. David Zalik, Co-Head of Merchant Point-of-Sale Lending with Goldman Sachs and co-founder of The Zalik Foundation, was interviewed by co-chair Mitchell Kopelman.

The attendees were excited to hear directly from David Zalik about his experiences as an entrepreneur, his advice to those starting out, and what his mentors taught him over the years. They also learned about his personal connection to Federation and how the Zalik Foundation works with the Federation. “We’re very proud to partner with Federation. The Atlanta Jewish Federation has been the community leader, community organizer, community connector for our Jewish community. We are passionate about what Atlanta Jewish Federation provides as the central nervous system and the heart and soul of this Jewish community.”

J-TECH is proud to provide outstanding networking and learning opportunities while engaging new people in the work of Federation. Our next event is scheduled for Monday, October 30th at 5 PM, location TBA. Sign up for our mailing list today to receive updates.

J-TECH Leadership

J-TECH Co-Chairs:

Mitchell Kopelman and Dorrie Paradies

J-TECH Honorary Chair:

David Zalik

J-TECH Advisors:

Gregg Freishtat and Howard Sysler

Hear From Our Co-Chairs

The number of Jewish people leading and investing in technology companies in Atlanta continues to grow. Giving them opportunities to network with each other and engage more with the work of Federation will strengthen Jewish Atlanta.

Mitchell KopelmanAprio
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