He has served on the national board of Aleph - The Alliance for Jewish Renewal, one of the major Jewish denominations in the United States. Locally, he has been on the board of the American Jewish Committee, and Kol Echad, (“One Voice”) an innovative Jewish adult education project.
Bob is also a board member of the Atlanta Interfaith Leaders Fellowship (AILF) and was the chair of their 2012 Taste of Faith program, which included representatives from over a dozen different Atlanta faith communities.
Professionally, Bob was, for many years, a documentary producer and executive with CBS News in New York, and the CNN in Atlanta.
He frequently lectures on media, spirituality and communication at adult learning programs in the Atlanta metropolitan area and at Mercer and Emory Universities here.
Bob has a strong belief in the value of interfaith work and the role that effective communication can play in bringing together people of various religious beliefs. He brings to the ICI board a deep commitment to create a world where each person and each faith tradition is deeply valued and respected.
Bob Bahr provides spiritual leadership for Shema Yisrael – The Open Synagogue in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He also coordinates the Jewish Life and Living Program at Huntcliff Summit, a private independent living community in Sandy Springs of over 350 senior residents.