The National Council of Jewish Women-Atlanta Section honored local community members for their impact
Compiled by AJT Staff | Atlanta Jewish Times
The National Council of Jewish Women-Atlanta Section, on April 28, hosted its fourth annual fundraising luncheon honoring local women who have made a significant impact on the community. The four “Sheroes” celebrated at the luncheon are: Susie Greenberg, Marcy Louza, Ana Robbins, and Jill Savitt.
“This year’s Sheroes event far exceeded our expectations,” said Stacey Hader Epstein, co-president of NCJA Atlanta Section. “We received record-setting registrations, attendance, and donations, which demonstrate the support for our amazing honorees and of the work NCJW Atlanta Section continues to do in our community.”
Greenberg, an advocate and volunteer in the fields of education and social justice, is also a licensed attorney and serves as a court-appointed special advocate for foster children. She also chairs Temple Sinai’s Civil Rights and Human Rights committee and helped create programming in LGBTQ+ awareness, human and sex trafficking, voter rights and suppression, and women’s reproductive health and rights. Greenberg dares to live by the credo, “Justice, justice you shall pursue,” by advocating for social justice issues that reflect core Jewish values.
Robbins is the founder of Jewish Kids Groups, which serves around 200 students each year in Morningside, Decatur, Brookhaven, and Sandy Springs. Under Robbins’ leadership, JKG was named one of North America’s most innovative Jewish organizations, and Robbins has been recognized for her work efforts in the Jewish community innovation sector, by Upstart, the Shusterman Family Philanthropies, and other Jewish social accelerators in New York and Jerusalem. Robbins dared to infuse Judaism into the after-school childcare that families rely upon every weekday, making it fun, experiential, educational…and Jewish.
Louza, who spent a career working as an administrative judge with the federal government, currently volunteers with organizations that battle food insecurity and the homeless. She created The Sandwich Project, an effort that provides thousands of sandwiches and fruits and snacks to those in need. Louza dared to challenge a diverse group of people to come together to help eradicate food insecurity in the community.
Savitt, president and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, is a human rights advocate with expertise in genocide and atrocity prevention. In 2007, Savitt founded and directed Dream for Darfur, a high-profile advocacy campaign that pressed the Chinese government to take specific actions regarding the genocide in Darfur in the lead up to the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing. Savitt dared to tell the truth of history, even as powerful voices sought to deny it.