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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.

Jodi B. Salomon

Executive Director

Jodi Salomon joined Congregation Shearith Israel in 2014, 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, 19 and Noah, 17.


Jacinta Cox


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, and event advertisement.  Her and her newly-wed husband serve as small group leaders 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 2020.

She lives in Snellville with her husband Robert. They have 3 children -  Andre, 28, who lives in Florida; Kaitlyn, 21, who lives in Australia; and Jonah, 16, who lives in Stone Mountain.

Adam Klein

Executive Assistant and Marketing 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 welcomed a baby daughter in 2017.






Kierra Payne

Administrative Coordinator

Kierra is from North Carolina where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Winston-Salem State University and a Master’s from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Kierra has previously held administrative roles at Emory University School of Medicine and is also a wedding planner in her spare time. Kierra enjoys reading, any outdoor activities, exploring Georgia and the rest of the world.

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