Robbie Medwed is an Atlanta-based educator, political activist, consultant, and cocktail enthusiast. He was most recently the Education Director of SOJOURN, the Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity, where he created and oversaw their educational programming and outreach, including their powerful workshops and training seminars.
Robbie holds a master's degree in Jewish education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has written curricula and nationally-recognized inclusive programs for the Marcus JCC of Atlanta, BBYO, USY, NFTY, Camp Ramah, the Jewish Teen Funders Network, Babaganewz, and JewishGPS. He has served as mashgiach (kashrut supervisor) for numerous conferences and events and has discovered a passion for the intricacies of kashrut / dietary laws as they pertain to alcohol.
Robbie is currently the Chair of Religious Life at Congregation Shearith Israel, which is the highest lay-lead office responsible for all aspects of ritual and religious life, including standards of observance. Robbie also sits on the Board of Governors of Red Clay Democrats. He has a weekly opinion column at The New Civil Rights Movement and has been published in Slate, The Georgia Voice, Creative Loafing Atlanta, JewSchool, My Jewish Learning, the Atlanta Jewish Times, and more. He can be heard occasionally on the "Breakroom" on Georgia Public Broadcasting's On Second Thought.