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Meet Our International President, Margo Gold

Margo Gold is the 2015-2016 International President of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ).  She represents a network of kehillot (sacred communities) across North America, Mexico and Cuba, cultivates lay leadership and build relationships on behalf of USCJ.  Mrs. Gold serves as Chair of the Board of USCJ and helps to formulate and implement policies consistent with strategic goals.  She was a USCJ board member for three years, co-chaired the 2013 USCJ Centennial in Baltimore and completed Sulam for Presidents leadership training program.

In addition the USCJ presidency, Mrs. Gold is a Vice President of MERCAZ USA, serves on the Board of Directors of JTS, the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, Masorti Olami and is a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.  She served as a delegate to the 37th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem in 2015.

Mrs. Gold is a respected leader and lay volunteer. She served as President of Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta and Congregation B’nai Torah in Sandy Springs, Georgia, and as Vice President of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA), the American Jewish Committee in Atlanta and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and chaired the JFGA  Community Relations committee.  Additionally, she has been active in many interfaith and civic organizations, including the Interfaith Children’s Movement and the Interfaith Community Initiative's World Pilgrims program.

Mrs. Gold was the JFGA Community Relations Director, the Interim Executive Director of its successor, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta and active in the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.  Most recently, she was the Director of Development and Communications for Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice.

Mrs. Gold has been honored for her dedication to the Jewish nonprofit world by organizations including Israel Bonds, City of Hope and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Women's Division. 

A native of Detroit, Mrs. Gold holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan.  She and her husband, Larry Gold, are proud parents and grandparents of David and Emma Dix (Isabella and Layla), Michael and Mindy Gold (Jackson) and Carolyn and Evan Remer.

Click here to read Margo's remarks from her installation as President, December 2014.

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