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Our Staff

Nancy Seifert Gorod

Director of Congregational Learning

Nancy Gorod has dedicated her professional career to Jewish education.  She is responsible for providing educational opportunities to our members of all ages.  She oversees Machaneh Shai, our experiential and formal education program for children in kindergarten through 7th grade, Masa, our 8th and 9th grade program, Kadima and USY, our informal youth programs for middle school and high school students, 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.

Nancy is a member of the board of the Jewish Educators Assembly, the national organizational for Conservative Jewish Educators.   

She holds a Masters Degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York,and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in Medford, MA. Nancy and her husband, Randy, have two children, Natan and Ilana, who have informal education in their DNA, and are excellent educators in their own right.


Andrea Seidel Slomka

Interim Executive Director

Andrea Seidel Slomka knows a thing or two about Shearith Israel. On our bimah, she has celebrated 1 wedding (hers + Howie's) and 4 B'nai Mitzvah (her own + her 3 kids' - Liana, Ari and Gil). In our sanctuary, she has read from every parsha of the Torah and received the Joe Cohen Distinguished Service Award. She's an alum of Purim Shpiels, the High Holy Day choir and the Religious Life Committee. On Shabbat, her family sits on the left (facing the bimah) in the 3rd row from the back, often with her parents, Rona and Barry.
Andrea feels so honored to join Shearith Israel's staff team as Interim Director during this transitional summer. What could be better than working with dedicated and inspiring people in a place that has been a life-long second home.
During the year, Andrea works for Ramah Darom hosting events in the North Georgia mountains. She loves trivia, Broadway show tunes and cooking eggs from her backyard chickens.



Jacinta Cox

Office Manager

Jacinta Cox 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.  Her and her newly-wed husband serve as small group leader coaches at their church & she loves to read. They founded a singles ministry in 2015 and hosted their first singles conference in 2018. They organize several community outreaches throughout the year and a second conference is being planned for October 2020.

She lives in Snellville with her husband Robert. They have 3 children -  Andre, who lives in Florida; Kaitlyn, who lives in Australia; and Jonah, who lives in Stone Mountain.


Adam Klein

Member Services Coordinator 

Adam Klein joined the community and staff of Shearith Israel in spring 2017. 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 and his wife, Judith, have two daughters.



Ori Salzberg

Spiritual Music Innovator

I am so excited to accept the position of Spiritual Music Innovator! I was inspired to collaborate in crafting this part time position after listening to many fellow congregants about their passions and hopes for our Shul community. I too have been feeling more and more centered and connected through my budding role with Minyan Shelanu!

I grew up in Monsey, NY in a maximally engaged orthodox community. Studying talmud at a young age, benefitting from day schools, religious-zionist summer camp experiences, NCSY and more - I always felt the push to give back to religious life. After high school I kicked off 9 years in Israel, studying in Hesder Yeshivot, serving in the IDF, attending the Rimon School of Modern Music and finally getting my degree in Philosophy & Musicology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I also met my wife Navit in Jerusalem and together we’ve built a home in Atlanta with now 3 kids!

The path that has brought me here has been a complex one, and I feel that here at Shearith I encounter colleagues & friends that raise the level of my own spiritual practice. They also challenge me to think of new ways to engage in rooted ritual and Jewish education so that it deepens our communal and personal lives.

As Spiritual Music Innovator I will be working with you, the congregation, in building innovative musical, energetic practices that will enrich our sanctuary Tefila as well as spiritual practices outside of the sanctuary. WE are the ones who can make this happen! Sounds vague - need examples?

  1. Cultivating a cohort of Shlichei Tzibbur - prayer leaders who craft new standards for singing and joy in the sanctuary.
  2. Leading services at times in the sanctuary, at times in the chapel, growing Minyan Shelanu, holding special Shabbatot with special invitations to a broader crowd.
  3. Collaborating with Rabbi Kaiman on our newly forged singing circle.
  4. Creating new educational on ramps for tweens and teens, before and after Mizvah time.

I’m pumped and I can’t wait to discuss it in greater detail with all of you!

Rav Todot - Many Thanks,

Sun, January 29 2023 7 Shevat 5783