Neshama LIttman, Middle School and Engagement Coordinator
Neshama grew up between Washington, DC and rural North Carolina. They are deeply connected to the Southern Appalachian mountains through lifelong involvement in Camp Celo, a Quaker camp on a working farm. Neshama holds a BA in Music from UNC-Chapel Hill, and has continued their education through early childhood courses, non-profit management workshops and paralegal studies.
Neshama rediscovered Judaism as an adult through involvement with the campus Hillel and teaching at a secular humanist Jewish Sunday School. They fell in love with both traditional Jewish practice and queer Jewish communities while farming and studying as an Adamah Fellow at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in the Berkshires.
Working as a nanny for infants and toddlers for families on both coasts has given Neshama a deep respect for very young people and the families that nurture them. While living in Appalachia, Neshama created and ran a playgroup program for children 0-5 and their families through an early childhood non-profit.
They are thrilled to have moved to Atlanta in early 2017, and to have the opportunity to be part of the incredible JKG team. Neshama is also the program manager for Limmud Atlanta + Southeast, and in their free time, loves to discuss Torah and dinosaurs with their preschooler.
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