CONNECTIONS 2017

Blair Marks

President, Women of Reform Judaism
Blair Marks

Blair Marks

Blair Marks was elected president of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) in December, 2013. She became involved with sisterhood in the early 90’s while at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, eventually serving as that sisterhood’s president in 1994-1995. She then served in a variety of executive roles in the Southeast District of Women of Reform Judaism, ultimately as president in 2008-2009. Currently a member of Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta, Georgia, USA, she has also served on her temple’s board. Blair serves on the North American Board of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Board of Governors of HUC-JIR, and the North American Advisory Board (NAAB) of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). She represents WRJ in the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Blair is a Georgia Tech engineer and holds advanced degrees from both the University of Michigan and Georgia State University. She serves on the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Advisory Board, and for many years was a member of the board of the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers. Professionally, she is the director of ethics for a global security and defense company. She and husband Joe share music as a hobby, participating in the Temple Kol Emeth choir and occasionally helping lead Shabbat services.