Jewish Time

Kaylene Ladinsky

The mission of the Atlanta Jewish Time Podcast is to create a sense of community throughout the geographically dispersed Jewish people of greater Atlanta. The AJT accomplishes its mission through the timely dissemination of local news and important national Jewish and Israeli interests; support of local synagogue, nonprofit and cultural endeavors and events; the announcement of family simchas and lifecycle events; thought-provoking dialogue and debate on current issues and Jewish ideas; and the strengthening of the bonds and understanding of Jewish culture, tradition and family.

Ask Kaylene LadinskySpecial Quarterly Bonus Episodes: These episodes are about engaging directly with our listeners and the community. Those questions you have always wanted an answer to, our award-winning Marquis Who’s Who of American and Who’s Who of America’s Women of Influence, multiple Simon Rockower Jewish Journalism Awards winner and Atlanta Jewish Times’ editor and managing publisher, Kaylene Ladinsky will find your answer. These episodes are quarterly and will engage with all facets of callers and interesting questions.

Bio: Jeff Silberblatt, the host of “Jewish Time” brings a memorable radio voice, accustomed to serving as a voice-over actor in radio commercials. He has a 22-year history managing broadcast programming for radio stations and groups across the country and has worked with CBS radio, Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), Viacom and Cumulus Media. He managed radio stations in Michigan, Washington, D.C., and Honolulu before coming to Atlanta to manage Peach 94.9.As a broadcast manager he rubbed shoulders with celebrities, including Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and while in Hawaii, he was part of a production team that produced sold-out concerts at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu starring Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, The Rolling Stones and Ricky Martin.

He is an experienced integrated marketer with strong and respected management experience and success. Has expertise in all things SEO/ SEM, Social, Behavioral Targeting, Linear and OTT Connected TV. Understand how to propose, present and execute both strategic digital and traditional marketing plans to clients. Jeff has strong presenting skills and a thorough understanding of how to gain the client’s trust.

Bio: Atlanta Jewish Times’ Kaylene Ladinsky, has been with the AJT since January 2011. She has served the AJT as a writer, business manager, associate publisher throughout her tenure and now serves as the newspaper’s editor and managing publisher. She is a recipient of multiple Simon Rockower Jewish Journalism Awards, nationally recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who of American and Who’s Who of America’s Women of Influence, currently serves as an executive board member for the American Jewish Press Association and Atlanta Jewish Life Foundation, as well as an active member of the National Newspaper Association. News and community relations took priority when becoming founder and president of Americans United with Israel Corporation, a charitable 501(c)3 NGO based in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009.She has 15 years of experience in corporate mediation representing many Fortune 500 clients, including FEDEX, Muzak and Citibank. Kaylene’s passions include her family, community, educating and rallying diverse “Americans” in support of Israel. Kaylene has degrees in Business Administration from Northwestern University of Ohio and Criminology from Iowa Community College. She is married to Lou Ladinsky and they have three adult children together.

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Souper Jenny's for the Southern Soul
5d ago
Souper Jenny's for the Southern Soul
Jeff Silberblatt is delighted to welcome Jenny Levison to the Jewish Times podcast. Jenny is the mastermind behind Souper Jenny, a thriving chain of five restaurants serving delectable soups and salads in the bustling Atlanta metroplex. Beyond her culinary success, Jenny's heart shines through her creation of The Zadie Project, a 501c3 nonprofit named after her father (“Zadie” is Yiddish for “Grandfather”), and dedicated to providing healthy nourishment to children in Title 1 schools. Prepare to be moved by Jenny's journey and the impactful initiatives of The Zadie Project. Tune in for a dose of inspiration, and you may find yourself craving a visit to one of her inviting locations after hearing about the mouthwatering menu!IN THIS EPISODE:[0:24] Jeff introduces Jenny Levison [1:46] Jenny shares the Souper Jenny story from its creative inception[4:04] Jenny describes the menu at Souper Jenny, “My Dad’s Turkey Chili,” and the Zadie Project[7:50] Discussion of how the Zadie Project was conceived and functions, and Jenny shares what her father taught her about philanthropy[10:21] The farm's original intent was to provide produce for the restaurant, what customers say about the restaurant and the food and Jenny’s goal for the Zadie Project[12:09] Discussion about the locations of the restaurants and Jenny's opinion about how Atlanta has changed over the past 25 years and how they managed through Covid[16:36] Discussion about menu items and Jeff shares his appreciation to Jenny for what she does for the communityKEY TAKEAWAYS:Jenny started a 501c3 called The Zadie Project. The project provides better nutrition to Title 1 school system kids. They started by donating 30 quarts a week and are now donating 800. The goal is to donate 1000 quarts each week. The menu at Souper Jenny changes daily except for “My Dad’s Turkey Chili,” a staple. All the profit from this soup goes to The Zadie Project.Early on, the farm was designed to grow produce for the restaurant. The demand for produce at the restaurants is so great that the farm can’t keep up. It is now used as an educational place for school groups. The produce is sold, and the proceeds go toward the Zadie Project. RESOURCE LINKS:Jewish Time -  PodcastAtlanta Jewish Times - WebsiteAtlanta Jewish Times - FacebookAtlanta Jewish Times - YouTubeAtlanta Jewish Times Feature - Souper JennyAtlanta Jewish Times Feature -  The Zadie ProjectAtlanta Jewish Times Feature - Jenny LevinsonBIOGRAPHY: Jenny Levison is a local celebrity, national TV personality and cookbook author. Before entering the restaurant business, the Atlanta native attended Carnegie Mellon and worked as an Actress in Los Angeles and New York. She moved back to Atlanta to perform with Actor’s Express and has been here ever since. After spending two years traveling the world and learning to prepare different cuisines, Levison realized the one thing that was universal was soup. This realization was her inspiration to start Souper Jenny in 1999. From that initial inspiration, Souper Jenny now has five different locations, the Souper Farm and “The Zadie Project,” a nonprofit that provides meals to Atlantans in need.
Michael A. Morris: A True Visionary and Philanthropist
May 9 2024
Michael A. Morris: A True Visionary and Philanthropist
Jeff Silberblatt sat down with Michael A. Morris, Owner and Publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, to reflect on the resounding success of this year's Atlanta Jewish Life Festival. Held at the GA Aquarium, the 5th annual event brought the vivacity of Jewish culture to this iconic venue, where attendees immersed themselves in celebrating Jewish heritage, art, music, and cuisine against the backdrop of mesmerizing marine life. They also explored other pertinent topics of interest in the Jewish world. From analyzing current trends to addressing pressing issues within the community, their conversation provided valuable insights into the dynamic landscape of Jewish life in Atlanta and beyond. (This episode was recorded on March 27, 2024)IN THE EPISODE:[1:15] Jeff Silberblatt introduces Michael A. Morris, Owner and Publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times.[1:47] Morris discusses the success of the Atlanta Jewish Life Festival, the impact of the festival on the non-Jewish population in Atlanta, and what he learned from Jews and non-Jews who attended the event.[5:28] Morris outlines the entertainment and how the festival brings the community together through music, as well as what activities were provided in the Kids Zone.[6:34] Morris discusses his first few years of owning the Atlanta Jewish Times.[9:40] Morris shares what he sees for the next 100 years of Jewish news, statistics on the number of Jewish newspapers throughout the US, and that Kaylene Ladinsky will take over when he steps aside.[12:24] Morris speaks to how he prioritizes his busy schedule and a discussion of the war in Israel (As of March 27, 2024).TAKEAWAYSThis year, the Atlanta Jewish Life Festival enlivened the iconic Georgia Aquarium with the rich tapestry of Jewish culture. Attendees immersed themselves in a celebration of Jewish heritage, art, music, and cuisine amidst the captivating marine life backdrop. The festival offered diverse experiences for all ages, from colorful performances to engaging activities for children.2024 is the 10th anniversary of Morris being owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times.The Atlanta Jewish Times aims to deliver news to the entire Jewish community about various aspects of Jewish life in Atlanta. While individual interests may vary, the coverage of activities, news events, and features unites the community.RESOURCES:Atlanta Jewish Times - WebsiteAtlanta Jewish Times - FacebookAtlanta Jewish Times - YouTubeMichael Morris - Purchases the AJTBIOGRAPHY: Michael A. Morris is a renowned businessman and philanthropist who has owned and published the Atlanta Jewish Times since 2014. Since acquiring the AJT, he has expanded the paper’s commitment to the community by creating the Atlanta Jewish Connector, an online Jewish events calendar and resource guide, and the Atlanta Jewish Life Festival, which celebrated its fifth year of bringing Jewish organizations together.Morris has built a reputation as someone who can help nonprofits solicit funds. Although he’s served in various leadership roles with Jewish organizations, he finds he’s most effective when concentrating on two or three nonprofit board positions at a time that don’t solicit from the same pool. He advises those considering where to volunteer: “When you join a board, don’t try to do everything. Pick things that can make a difference and focus your energies on that.”
Celebrating the Best of Jewish Atlanta Recipients
Sep 7 2023
Celebrating the Best of Jewish Atlanta Recipients
We are excited to host the Best of Jewish Atlanta recipients. Today, we celebrate the achievements of four business owners who have excelled in their craft. We will chat with Gayle Rubenstein of Balloons over Atlanta, Cathy Schwartz of Atlanta Fever Entertainment, Sandra Bank of Added Touch Catering and Ramin Djaved representing City Springs. We will delve into the distinctive qualities that set their businesses apart and have garnered favor among the residents of Atlanta. To them, we extend a heartfelt mazel tov. IN THIS EPISODE:[00:23] Jeff introduces his guests as we celebrate the Best of Jewish Atlanta. [01:58] Ramin shares what is different at City Springs since Covid and whether or not there is a difference between preparation for an event between Jewish and non-Jewish events. [04:44] City Springs has planners on staff, and they work to ensure events follow a detailed plan. [05:50] Sandra Bank of Added Touch Catering explains the difference between a kosher event and a non-kosher event and how staff is trained for the events. [09:00] Cathy describes her business model and talks about her DJs and how in tune they are with the clients and that they travel from state to state. [13:31] Gayle discusses how Balloons over Atlanta has evolved and the unique requests they provide for their clients. [16:11] Cathy and Gayle explain how influencers have affected their businesses. [18:10] Jeff asks Ramin how far in advance is necessary for a booking for City Springs services. KEY TAKEAWAYSDistinguishing between organizing a Jewish event and a non-Jewish event reveals both subtle and significant contrasts.Influencers undeniably sway the general public, and the masses request what they observe on social media platforms.You may need to work with several different vendors to procure a large variety of kosher products.QUOTES:“With Jewish events, it's a step up because usually, it's a more high-end caliber and detailed. What I like about Jewish events is there is a timeline and nine out of 10 times, they stick to that timeline, which makes our actual job easier.” Ramin Djaved “TikTok is a massive influence for my clients. The kids all love the songs on TikTok, the popular songs and the dances accompanying them—all of my MCs and dancers are well-versed with TikTok and all the popular music, so we incorporate those into our parties. Almost every client's child wants the TikTok songs.” Cathy  SchwartzRESOURCE LINKS:Jewish Time -  PodcastAtlanta Jewish Times - WebsiteAtlanta Jewish Times - FacebookAtlanta Jewish Times - YouTubeBalloons Over AtlantaAtlanta Fever EntertainmentAdded Touch Catering - WebsiteCity Springs - WebsiteSponsor:This episode of Jewish Time is sponsored by 42West! As the west side’s most sought after simcha venue, 42West has created a name for itself in the Atlanta event industry with its modern and award-winning design, flexibility in event times, flat rates with no extra fees and a very hands-on approach. Your mitzvah, wedding or corporate event is guaranteed to be a unique and elevated experience.  Check out 42West at www.42westentertainmentgroup.com or on Instagram @ 42 west entertainment group. BIOGRAPHIES: ABOUT GAYL
Netflix’s Jewish Matchmaker Talks About Love and Atlanta
Aug 4 2023
Netflix’s Jewish Matchmaker Talks About Love and Atlanta
Aleeza Ben Shalom is a matchmaker, dating coach, and the host of the Netflix hit “Jewish Matchmaking.” She explains how her services are unique in matchmaking by providing guidance and mentoring throughout the dating process. Aleeza dives into the nitty-gritty of dating in this decade and gives advice you may be seeking if you are a single man or woman in Atlanta. Hear why her motto is, “date-um until you hate-um.” Don’t miss this engaging and fun-filled conversation today on Jewish Times.             IN THIS EPISODE:[00:22] Jeff introduces Aleeza, and she discusses the  Netflix Show and delves into why dating in this day and age is so difficult. [03:48] Aleeza finds that moving to Israel has made her business international and describes what happens on her world tour events. [07:00] Aleeza gives her advice to single Jews living in Atlanta, discusses her business, and the differences between the age groups she sees. [12:30] Aleeza describes her reaction when the date goes well and why faith-based people are easier for her to connect with. [15:32] How is Aleeza’s business unique from others? KEY TAKEAWAYSWhen people share the same faith, finding someone to love is easier because they hold the same values. Older daters are looking for people similar to themselves, whereas younger ones are looking for someone different.  Give dating someone a chance before you toss in the towel and move on to the next person.RESOURCE LINKS:Jewish Time -  PodcastAtlanta Jewish Times - WebsiteAtlanta Jewish Times - FacebookAtlanta Jewish Times - YouTube"Get Real Get Married" on AmazonAleeza Ben Shalom’s ELI TalkAleeza Ben Shalom's - Website Atlanta Jewish Times on Ben Shalom's Atlanta EventsBIOGRAPHY: Aleeza Ben Shalom, the dating coach at the center of Jewish Matchmaking, has her own matchmaking business working across the United States and Israel and specializes in helping to pair up compatible couples in Jewish communities. Her business, Marriage Minded Mentor, offers matchmaking services as well as life coaching, dating advice, online courses, and events. Aleeza’s books Get Real, Get Married and Virtual Dating guide singles through the dating world to find their soulmate. Ben Shalom's matchmaking work has helped over 200 Jewish couples get married under the chuppah. QUOTES:I find it an extremely challenging job because we don't want to be in the position of saying, “I'll just get a new partner if this doesn't work out.”  It's not like a job where we can switch every couple of years. Ideally, we're trying to match people so that they can find the person that they're going to choose to live with for a lifetime.” - Aleeza Ben Shalom “One unique thing about our services is that we will not offer straight matchmaking, meaning making introductions only. We will make introductions, but it must be accompanied by coaching and support, another part of the matchmaking process. So for us, it's a well-rounded process.” Aleeza Ben Shalom
Will the Next Generation Invest in Jewish Culture?
Jun 27 2023
Will the Next Generation Invest in Jewish Culture?
Mike Leven, the visionary behind the Holiday Inn Express Chain, philanthropist, and accomplished business executive, delves into the significance of the Jewish Future Pledge and the Jewish Youth Pledge, shedding light on strategies to uphold our Jewish heritage and provide ongoing support to the state of Israel. By embracing the Jewish Future Pledge, individuals commit themselves to a moral duty of allocating 50% of their wealth towards the betterment of Jewish causes. Mike Leven will explain the pledge's mechanics and share pertinent information about the Jewish Youth Pledge, presenting a comprehensive roadmap for fostering our Jewish legacy and bolstering Israel's welfare.IN THIS EPISODE:[01:11] Mike explains what the Jewish Future Pledge is and why he founded it. [04:01 Mike outlines how the pledge works upon someone passing. [06:30] What are examples of the contributions the Marcus Foundation makes annually? [08:57] Mike's thoughts on whether generations following will have the same regard for their heritage. [10:18] What is the Jewish Youth Pledge, how are youth reminded of their commitment, and where are these programs based? [14:00] Mike believes that future generations will remember who they are because antisemitism continues to remind them who they are. [15:42 Mike discusses his book, Can’t Do It Yourself – How Commitment From Others Leads to Personal Prosperity. KEY TAKEAWAYSThe Jewish Pledge is not a legal document. It’s a moral obligation. Jewish people will remember their heritage because antisemitism reinforces remembering.The Jewish Youth Pledge uses an ingenious method of the time capsule to remind the individual of the pledge they made in their youth.The Jewish Pledge is a fantastic tool to remember the state of Israel and other related Jewish concerns.RESOURCE LINKS:Jewish Time -  PodcastAtlanta Jewish Times - WebsiteAtlanta Jewish Times - FacebookAtlanta Jewish Times - YouTubeAtlanta Jewish Times Interview with Mike Leven on his Book    Reviews for Can't Do It Yourself BookJewish Future Pledge - WebsiteBIOGRAPHY: Mike LevenMike Leven is a legendary business executive, philanthropist and author who co-founded the Jewish Future Pledge to carry on his family’s commitment to Judaism. The Jewish Future Pledge is a commitment that from the funds you leave to charity at your passing, at least half will be earmarked to support the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Their website: https://jewishfuturepledge.org/Leven’s prominent career in the hospitality industry included the launch of the Holiday Inn Express brand and reorganizing Days Inn of America, growing it from a regional chain to one of the largest hotel organizations in the world. He served as President and COO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Chairman and CEO of US Franchise Systems, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Georgia Aquarium. Mr. Leven is also a co-founder of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), which has more than 19,000 members owning more than 40,000 hotels.In 2019, he ended his tenure as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Georgia Aquarium to devote more time to philanthropic e
Atlanta's Connection To Overhauling Israel's Supreme Court
May 18 2023
Atlanta's Connection To Overhauling Israel's Supreme Court
Dr. Guy Lurie, a Research Fellow of the Democratic Values of Institutions program of the Israeli Democracy Institute, known as the IDI, joins Jeff today to discuss the state of the Supreme Court in Israel. Dr. Guy has an inside track of what is happening in Israel and what the IDI is doing to educate decision-makers to help shape policy. In addition, they will discuss the different factors that have forged the decisions made recently and the unrest in the State of Israel. Don’t miss this enlightening episode of Jewish Time.IN THIS EPISODE:[02:01] Dr. Guy explains what his role is at the IDI and how they have tried to draft a constitution that was accepted as both Jewish and democratic and would acknowledge the principles of Israel's democracy. [04:50] What influence has the IDI had in Israel? [06:07] Dr. Guy explores the riots and protests occurring recently in Israel and why there have been problems regarding policy. [09:14] Dr. Guy discusses the Supreme Court of Israel and the differences between it and the United States Supreme Court. [12:11] What is the trust factor from the people living in Israel for the Supreme Court, and how is it viewed throughout the world? [14:34] What was the perception in Israel when the Prime Minister came under indictment, and how weak are the checks and balances? [17:23] What action is the IDI taking to shape  policy, and how has the US viewed the judicial overhaul? [20:37] How soon could we see the judicial overhaul? Be sure to take advantage of the writings of Dr. Guy available to you on the IDI website. KEY TAKEAWAYSRecent riots in Israel resulted from the sacking of the Minister of Defense and the issue of enlistment to the military.The extreme right wing has gained power in Israel and is pushing forward a more extreme legislative agenda.The US frowns on overhauling the Israeli Supreme Court and has some influence because of the money the US appropriates to Israel.RESOURCE LINKS:Jewish Time -  PodcastAtlanta Jewish Times - WebsiteAtlanta Jewish Times - FacebookAtlanta Jewish Times - YouTubeIsraeli Democracy Institute - WebsiteBIOGRAPHY: Dr. Guy Lurie is an attorney and holds a PhD in History from Georgetown University (2013). He is a former coordinator of the Shamgar Commission for the Formulation of Rules of Ethics for Members of the Government, and served as a post-doctoral fellow on the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa.
Your News and Much More in the Making
Apr 15 2023
Your News and Much More in the Making
Kaylene Ladinksy, Managing Publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, gives us some history of a newspaper in its 98th year of publication. She shares insights on the growth and diversity of the paper. The AJT focuses on bringing the community together and accomplishes that goal. Host Jeff Silberblatt and Kaylene talk about the exciting episodes of the podcast you will hear in the future and community gatherings hosted by the AJT to come.  Don’t miss this enlightening episode of Jewish Time.IN THIS EPISODE:[01:52] Kaylene gives a history of how she came to the AJT[04:12] The diversity of the paper covers various segments of the community, and there is something for every reader[07:19] Kaylene describes a typical week and reflects on the talent who write the articles [10:13] Politics can be a hot button for the reader, and she describes the approach the writers take when writing an article[12:20] Readers have much to look forward to in 2023 as AJT hosts a variety of community events[14:48] Jeff and Kaylene tempt the listener by describing a segment of upcoming podcasts where listeners participate with their questionsKEY TAKEAWAYSThe Atlanta Jewish Times is a newspaper that covers the topics you would find in any newspaper, emphasizing bringing the Jewish community together.The quality of the writers is second to none at the AJT. For example, the Hawks and Falcons have each hosted David Ostrowski in recognition of his coverage of their teams.The paper returns to the JBC breakfasts, where there are great speakers and time to visit with friends and make new ones.RESOURCE LINKS:Jewish Time -  PodcastAtlanta Jewish Times - WebsiteAtlanta Jewish Times - FacebookAtlanta Jewish Times - YouTubeBIOGRAPHIES: Jeff Silberblatt,  the host of “Jewish Time,” brings a memorable radio voice, accustomed to serving as a voice-over actor in radio commercials. He has a 22-year history managing broadcast programming for radio stations and groups nationwide and has worked with CBS Radio, Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), Viacom and Cumulus Media.He managed radio stations in Michigan, Washington, D.C., and Honolulu before coming to Atlanta to manage Peach 94.9.As a broadcast manager, he rubbed shoulders with celebrities, including Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and while in Hawaii, he was part of a production team that produced sold-out concerts at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu starring Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, The Rolling Stones and Ricky Martin.Atlanta Jewish Times’ Kaylene Ladinsky has been with the AJT since January 2011. She has served the AJT as a writer, business manager, and associate publisher throughout her tenure and is now the newspaper’s editor and managing publisher. She is a recipient of multiple Simon Rockower Jewish Journalism Awards, nationally recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who of America and Who’s Who of America’s Women of Influence, and currently serves as an executive board member for the American Jewish Press Association and Atlanta Jewish Life Foundation, as well as an active member of the National Newspaper Association.News and community relations took priority when becoming the founder and president of Americans United with Israel Corporation, a charitable 501(c)3 NGO based in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2009.She has 15 years of experience in corporate mediati
Season 2 Trailer
Mar 24 2023
Season 2 Trailer
The mission of the Atlanta Jewish Times Podcast is to create a sense of community throughout the geographically dispersed Jewish people of greater Atlanta. The AJT accomplishes its mission through the timely dissemination of local news and important national Jewish and Israeli interests; support of local synagogue, nonprofit and cultural endeavors and events; the announcement of family simchas and lifecycle events; thought-provoking dialogue and debate on current issues and Jewish ideas; and the strengthening of the bonds and understanding of Jewish culture, tradition and family.Jeff Silberblatt, the host of  “Jewish Times” brings a memorable radio voice, accustomed to serving as a voice-over actor in radio commercials. He has a 22-year history managing broadcast programming for radio stations and groups across the country and has worked with CBS radio, Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), Viacom and Cumulus Media.He managed radio stations in Michigan, Washington, D.C., and Honolulu before coming to Atlanta to manage Peach 94.9.As a broadcast manager he rubbed shoulders with celebrities, including Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and while in Hawaii, he was part of a production team that produced sold-out concerts at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu starring Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, The Rolling Stones and Ricky Martin.He is an experienced integrated marketer with strong and respected management experience and success.Has expertise in all things SEO/ SEM, Social, Behavioral Targeting, Linear and OTT Connected TV. Understand how to propose, present and execute both strategic digital and traditional marketing plans to clients. Jeff has strong presenting skills and a thorough understanding of how to gain the client’s trust. Kaylene Ladinksy Bio:Atlanta Jewish Times’ Kaylene Ladinsky, has been with the AJT since January 2011. She has served the AJT as a writer, business manager, associate publisher throughout her tenure and now serves as the newspaper’s editor and managing publisher. She is a recipient of multiple Simon Rockower Jewish Journalism Awards, nationally recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who of American and Who’s Who of America’s Women of Influence,currently serves as an executive board member for the American Jewish Press Association and Atlanta Jewish Life Foundation, as well as an active member of the National Newspaper Association.News and community relations took priority when becoming founder and president of Americans United with Israel Corporation, a charitable 501(c)3 NGO based in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009.She has 15 years of experience in corporate mediation representing many Fortune 500 clients, including FEDEX, Muzak and Citibank. Kaylene’s passions include her family, community, educating and rallying diverse “Americans” in support of Israel.Kaylene has degrees in Business Administration from Northwestern University of Ohio and Criminology from Iowa Community College. She is married to Lou Ladinsky and they have three adult children together. Social MediaWebsite- https://www.atlantajewishtimes.com/Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/atljewishtimesYoutube- youtube.com/@AtlantaJewishTimes
Jewish Time: Real Estate During COVID-19
May 13 2020
Jewish Time: Real Estate During COVID-19
Local Real Estate industry experts, Debbie Sonenshine and Robin Blass share their experience and advice while continuing the buying and selling of homes in Atlanta during the COVID-19 Coronavius health crisis.Debbie SonenshineFor someone who has spent her entire real estate career in the Atlanta area, Debbie Sonenshine has managed to gain a national reputation that comes with taking care of customers, year in and year out since 1981. That kind of service is a result of Debbie’s commitment to always moving ahead, always striving to become a better agent through professional and personal development and through a generous commitment to community service.The awards and honors Debbie has received are numerous – President’s Premier, Crystal Phoenix, Coldwell Banker Hall of Fame, #1 Top Coldwell Banker Agent in Atlanta, Top 10 Teams of Atlanta Board of Realtors…the list goes on. If that wasn’t enough, Debbie was elected to America’s Most Referred Realtors by her peers, meaning other agents recognize that Debbie is someone they can refer clients to with complete confidence.Debbie has extensive experience in corporate relocation and new home sales. She is an exclusive listing agent for Previews luxury properties, and she also enjoys working with first-time home buyers, young families and empty-nesters.In all her dealings, Debbie brings a sharp mind, well-honed negotiating skills and a true sense of honesty and fairness.As one broker says: “She really wows people with what she does for them.”Specializing in Metro Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Buckhead, Brookhaven, East Cobb, Marietta and AlpharettaDebbie is married and lives in Sandy Springs. Her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter live locally as well.Robin BlassSpecializing in residential real estate and relocations, Robin Blass has been widely recognized by the industry as an energetic leader for 37 years of exceptional service to buyers and sellers. Robin's successful sales and negotiating skills resulted in home sales totaling over $52 million in 2017. She prides herself on handling the details in order to make the transaction as easy as possible for her buyers and sellers. As the Top Agent at Coldwell Banker's Perimeter branch from 1992-present, Robin has established herself as one of Coldwell Banker's top 5 agents in the Metro Atlanta area since 1998. She has been recognized as Coldwell Banker's #1 Individual Agent Company Wide from 2010 through the 2015. For 2016 and 2017, Robin was named the #1 Agent for Coldwell Banker Companywide, outpacing all other individual agents and teams. Coldwell Banker International has named Robin in their top 1% of agents worldwide. Robin is married and has three children. In 2015, Robin was the youngest ever recipient of the Platinum Phoenix Award honoring 35 years in the Million Dollar Club, Atlanta Board of Realtors.