In his years of dedicated service across various community organizations, Eric has exhibited a remarkable ability to envision transformative change and collaborate effectively. Although originally from Pittsburgh, his life was profoundly influenced by the 18 memorable summers he spent as a camper and staff member at Camp Barney Medintz in Cleveland, GA. These experiences fostered deep connections to the Atlanta Jewish community and nurtured his strong personal Jewish identity.
Eric carried these values with him into leadership positions within various nonprofit organizations, including the Jewish Community Center MetroWest in West Orange, Camp Isabella Freedman, and Camp Twin Lakes (CTL), where he made a significant impact by providing support and hope to children facing serious illnesses and life challenges.
As the current President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Eric’s mission is to infuse a transformational perspective into the organization. He is diligently working to shape a modern vision for the Federation and redefine its role within the Atlanta Jewish community. Notably, he takes pride in the progress achieved and ongoing initiatives such as The Front Porch, which convened leaders and volunteers from various corners of Atlanta’s extensive Jewish network to reimagine the community’s goals, needs, and aspirations.
Eric’s pride knows no bounds as he witnesses the remarkable transformation underway in Jewish Atlanta, as he collectively strives to build a thriving and interconnected 21st-century Jewish community.