J Street Georgia Annual End of Year Event

Honoring Judith Taylor
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
The Temple
1589 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Join J Street Georgia for our annual end of year event! We will be joined by a former Member of Knesset, Meretz Party Chairman, and Oslo negotiator Yossi Beilin, who will discuss the current political situation in Israel, Palestine and the United States. This year, we are honoring J Street Georgia member Judith Taylor for her tireless efforts on behalf of peace, diplomacy, and other progressive causes. The formal program will follow a cocktail reception.

All proceeds benefit the J Street Education Fund.


Cocktail Reception | 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Main Program | 7:15pm – 8:30pm

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2023 J Street Georgia Event Honoree

Judith Taylor

Judith Taylor: Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1936, Judith Taylor graduated at age 19 from Brandeis University. Upon her marriage to Mark Taylor and subsequent move to Atlanta, Judith immersed herself in activities that supported the city’s civic, women’s, children’s, and Jewish causes.

As State Public Affairs Chair for the National Council of Jewish Women, she lobbied in the state legislature on issues relating to women, children, and the elderly including the ERA, changing rape laws, and juvenile justice. She campaigned for the first female Atlanta City Council members and helped to found Vote Choice, a Georgia PAC. She was also a founding mother of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, the first woman to serve as Vice President of the Planning and Allocation Division of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, and the second woman Vice President of its Community and Government Relations Division.

Judith is an alumna, as well as an alumna chair, trustee, and treasurer of Leadership Atlanta, and a lifetime member of the Board of the Southeast Region of the Anti-Defamation League. She also serves as a board member for the Atlanta chapter of the American Jewish Committee.

Judith has been recognized for her many accomplishments: In 1984, she was a member of the first YWCA Academy of Women Archivers. In 2008, she and her husband Mark were the recipients of the Jerry and Dulcy Rosenberg SHORASHIM Award, and in 2010, they were both recipients of Planned Parenthood of Georgia’s Living Legends Award. In 2013 she was one of two women awarded the GSU Library’s Women’s Collection Shero of the Year Award. Judith and Mark were also honored to receive the Abe Goldstein Human Relations Award from the Anti-Defamation League in 2018.

A founding member of the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Judith currently serves on both its Board, and as an Emerita Board Member. She and Mark also founded the Taylor Oral History Library at the Breman Museum, an Atlanta treasure. Additionally, Judith continues to write an annual Voters Guide which has a wide network of readers.

Judith and Mark have four children, and eight grandchildren (three of whom are married).


Yossi Beilin, former Member of Knesset and Chair of Meretz

Yossi Beilin is an Israeli politician who has served in multiple ministerial and leadership positions in the Israeli government. Much of his political career was in the Labour Party and he served as chairman of the Meretz-Yachad political party. After retiring from political life, Beilin founded ‘Beilink’, a business consultancy company. He also writes opinion pieces in Israeli papers Haaretz and Israel Hayom.

Beilin was a significant figure in the 1990s Israeli–Palestinian peace process. Then serving as Deputy Foreign Minister, he participated in the back-channel negotiations that eventually led to the adoption of the 1993 Oslo Accords, a framework agreement to end the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.