Our Story

The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF) was founded by Russell Gottschalk and created in early 2009 under the auspices’ of Limmud Atlanta +Southeast to feature contemporary Jewish music in an effort to entertain and educate the general public on Jewish culture and unite Atlanta’s young Jewish community through the power of music.

This cultural initiative is now launched as a separate non-profit entity with its own board of directors and paid staff. AJMF was established to expand innovative Jewish programming for the Greater Atlanta community. Launching programming in 2010, AJMF’s first season included an extended artist residency and a one day Spring Festival (June 6, 2010).

Now in its tenth season and under brand new leadership, the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, hoping to excite and engage the entire Atlanta community (both Jewish and at-large), showcases artists who best reflect the rich cultural heritage and contributions Jewish people (both by themselves and in collaboration with others) have made to the world of music, as well as the stories within.