Leadership

Michelle Levy, The Sixth Point founder and CEO

Michelle Levy
Founder/CEO (Chief Everything Officer)

Michelle grew up in Atlanta, where she was active in her synagogue- attending Hebrew School until the age of 17 (thanks, Mom!), reading Torah, and even teaching Hebrew School. She was also very involved in BBYO and spent 15 summers at Camp Barney Medintz. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she worked for Hillel at the University of North Carolina for three years, followed by five years at Camp Twin Lakes in Atlanta. Michelle has an MBA from Georgia State University, and has taught herself the arts of hamentashen-making and challah-baking. She also firmly believes that anything in life can be related to an episode of "Friends." Michelle is wife to Rich, dog-mom to Max, and BBYO advisor to many. And the most recent addition to her resume: mother of Dylan.

If you'd like to get more involved with The Sixth Point, or if you just want to chat over a cup of coffee, please feel free to contact Michelle!

Michelle Levy, The Sixth Point founder and CEO

Monique Arar
CEO (Chief Everything Officer)

Monique is originally from Bexley (Columbus) Ohio and, despite being fairly nomadic, has found a way to be involved in the Jewish Community wherever she lived. After her leadership involvement with BBYO, Monique was recognized by Miami University Hillel for her work in Community Enhancement as an undergrad. Upon graduating (with degrees in Piano Performance, Russian, and French), Monique sought out to live in “a warm place with lots of Jews.” Her dreams came true when she became the JCSC Fellow for Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach in Boca Raton, Florida.

After moving to Las Vegas to pursue her Master’s degree in Piano Performance at UNLV, Monique became the Hillel Las Vegas Director and earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She then moved to San Francisco where she served as the Program Coordinator for JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa, while also living in the SF Moishe House.

Monique moved back to Las Vegas to earn her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and when the opportunity arose to move to Atlanta, she took it! She discovered The Sixth Point within a month of moving and hasn’t looked back.  

When Monique isn't "Jewin' it up" she enjoys being active outdoors, seeing the world, and being a foodie.

Team Visionary
It takes a village!

Our board of directors (a.k.a. Team Visionary) is dedicated to the success and continuity of The Sixth Point, and we couldn’t do it without them. Click on any board member’s name to learn more about them.

Marcus Brodzki, PresidentMarcus was born and raised in south Florida. He came to Atlanta for college (Emory) and never left. He now lives in Roswell with his wife Tara, their daughter Abby, and their dog Logan. Marcus is a Registered Representative for the Development Corporation for Israel. He is involved with The Sixth Point because it is a community that combines activities he enjoys with people he wants to connect with. Says Marcus, “I love how flexible the group is, and that all ideas (even crazy-off-the-wall ones!) are considered and valued.”

Jami Rechtman, SecretaryJami is a rare breed... an Atlanta native! She teaches kindergarten at Camp Creek Elementary School in Gwinnett County. She is involved with The Sixth Point because, “the people who come to events are awesome! They are welcoming and fun, and I enjoy participating in the different activities with them.”

Maxine BierMaxine is originally from Connecticut, but came down south for college (College of Charleston) and never went back! She recently earned an MBA from the Global Partners Program at Georgia State University, and is now an International Trade Outreach Manager for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. She was invited to her first Sixth Point event by a friend and loved how warm and welcoming everyone was! For Maxine, it feels like a real community. Everyone is accepted and there are no judgments. She says, "I have always felt at home with The Sixth Point, and I love having the opportunity to help create that experience for others!"

Jessica Heilweil, Vice PresidentJessica is originally from Atlanta, but has also lived in North Carolina and D.C. She is the office manager for an accountant and enjoys hiking, exploring, and volunteering. Jessica has been hooked on The Sixth Point since attending her first event in August 2013. She says, “I have met so many fun people already, and am excited to keep building this wonderful community!”

Lana KrebsLana is an Atlanta native who has long been involved in the Jewish community. She believes in the goals of The Sixth Point and wants to be sure that it succeeds and endures.

Natalie PerelesNatalie hails from St. Louis, MO. She is a Behavior Specialist at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. She loves The Sixth Point because it allows Jewish young adults to meet, mingle, and have a great time in both religious and secular events. Natalie says, "I feel a sense of belonging, and the people are amazing!"Natalie is currently the co-chair of our Evengineers events committee.

Megan Weiss, TreasurerMegan is a Transportation Planner at the Georgia Department of Transportation. Originally from Florida, Megan became involved with The Sixth Point when she moved to Atlanta. She decided to join the Board of Directors because she loves what The Sixth Point has done for her and wants to pay it forward.

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