• Jewish Falcon Carimi Makes First Start for Atlanta

    Jewish Falcon Carimi Makes First Start for Atlanta

    | September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

    “The Bear Jew” Started at Left Tackle vs. Cincinnati Week 2: “The Bear Jew” finally got his first start. The Falcons signed Jewish Offensive Lineman Gabe Carimi this offseason to add needed depth to a depleted unit. On Sunday, the 4 year pro made his first career start at left tackle and filled in for the injured Jake […]

  • Sex Trafficking Discussion to Mobilize Community Action

    Sex Trafficking Discussion to Mobilize Community Action

    | September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Ahavath Achim Congregation will Host Panel-Discussion: One of Atlanta’s most shameful aspects is the prevalence of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the city. On Sunday, Congregation Ahavath Achim or “AA” will host a panel-discussion to focus a spotlight on Atlanta’s “Dirty Little Secret”. According to youth Spark’s A Future. Not A Past. Campaign’s pilot study, […]

  • Schoenfeld: Reflections on Dying

    Schoenfeld: Reflections on Dying

    | September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Tzadok Hadin: By Eugen Schoenfeld My telephone rang early Monday morning. I was already up and waiting for the call. I picked up the receiver and asked my daughter at the other end: “Is mother still alive?” “No, she died earlier.” “I am coming right away.” Although I had known that there was a great […]

  • Jews Making News 9/12/14

    Jews Making News 9/12/14

    | September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

    New Book Asserts Jack the Ripper was Jewish Barber -  New evidence discovered by researchers at John Moores University suggests that Jack the Ripper was a Jewish Barber who immigrated to London from Poland. The discovery is announced in a book written by Businessman Russell Edwards that was released September 9th. Edwards and his team […]

  • Pioneering Female Comic Joan Rivers, Dies at 81

    Pioneering Female Comic Joan Rivers, Dies at 81

    | September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Joan Rivers, a pioneering female stand-up comic and talk show host, died September 4th. She was 81. Rivers was undergoing surgery on her vocal chords in New York City on Aug. 28 when she stopped breathing and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital. She went into cardiac arrest was put on life support until she […]

  • Atlanta Hawks owner Levenson to Sell Team

    Atlanta Hawks owner Levenson to Sell Team

    | September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Levenson self reported racially offensive e-mail: Original story from JTA Bruce Levenson, who owns a controlling interest in the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, is selling his stake in the team after self-reporting a racially insensitive email he sent two years ago. Levenson and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the sale on Sunday in separate statements. Levenson voluntarily reported […]

  • Enhancing Rosh Hashanah with Ha Tov V’HaMeitiv

    Enhancing Rosh Hashanah with Ha Tov V’HaMeitiv

    | September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

    CHOOSE RIGHT WINE TO WELCOME THE NEW YEAR  The Rosh Hashanah meal is a festive affair. Traditions abound as to how the evening meal can bring good tidings for the year ahead. Some stick to apple and honey for a sweet new year, while others recite a full array of blessings over different symbolic food […]

  • Being Isolated and Connected All at Once

    Being Isolated and Connected All at Once

    | September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

    THE WEIRD FEELING OF BEING “ALONE” TO STUDY IN ISRAEL By Rachel LaVictoire To those readers who follow this article consistently, I want to apologize for my recent absence. See, about three weeks ago I landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. I could just say I’ve been busy—I did have to find an […]

Digital Issue

Read the September 12, 2014 Digital Issue

| September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)
Read the September 12, 2014 Digital Issue

Holiday Foods and Wines, Joan Rivers, Jack the Ripper, Israel, Jews Making News and more.

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Read the September 5, 2014, Digital Edition

| September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)
Read the September 5, 2014, Digital Edition

Dragoncon, Mahjong, Chai Expectations (Matchmaking), Clark Howard, Jews Making News, Congressman Tom Price, MJCCA Family Fitness

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Community

MJCCA Challenges Families to Get In Shape

| September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)
MJCCA Challenges Families to Get In Shape

  The MJCCA is excited to announce the expansion of its FitLine classes, held in their very own FitLine Functional Fitness Studio, with FitLineclasses for Adults;FitLine Jr. classes forTeens; FitLine Kidsfor ages 7-10; and FitLine Familyclasses for Parents & Children.  What is Functional Fitness? Functional fitness helps provide you with the strength, stability, power, mobility, […]

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Rabbi Starr Elected to Executive Committee of RCA

| September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)
Rabbi Starr Elected to Executive Committee of RCA

YOUNG ISRAEL RABBI TO SERVE IN RABBINICAL COUNCIL OF AMERICA Rabbi Adam Starr of Young Israel Toco Hills was elected last week, to serve on the RCA Executive Committee. Rabbi Starr will serve a three year term with the Rabbinical Council of America and will assist in growing the organization and helping to maintain rabbinic […]

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Education

MJCCA’s Brill Institute Announces New Course Offerings

| August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)
MJCCA’s Brill Institute Announces New Course Offerings

EXPLORE JUDAISM WITH THESE ENLIGHTENING CLASSES SPECIAL FOR THE AJT In addition to all of the courses that the MJCCA’s Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning will continue into the New Year, the MJCCA is pleased to announce its new first semester course offerings, beginning in August 2014. From the Story of the First […]

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JELF Awards Interest-Free Loans to Jewish Students in Need

| July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)
JELF Awards Interest-Free Loans to Jewish Students in Need

A GIFT THAT TRULY KEEPS ON GIVING SPECIAL FOR THE AJT The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) announced that it will be awarding interest-free loans, totaling $705,000, to 183 students for the 2014-15 academic year, including $233K to students from Georgia. JELF’s interest-free loans are intended to fill the gap between the cost of education […]

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Arts & Life

Jews Making News 9/12/14

| September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)
Jews Making News 9/12/14

New Book Asserts Jack the Ripper was Jewish Barber -  New evidence discovered by researchers at John Moores University suggests that Jack the Ripper was a Jewish Barber who immigrated to London from Poland. The discovery is announced in a book written by Businessman Russell Edwards that was released September 9th. Edwards and his team […]

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Enhancing Rosh Hashanah with Ha Tov V’HaMeitiv

| September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)
Enhancing Rosh Hashanah with Ha Tov V’HaMeitiv

CHOOSE RIGHT WINE TO WELCOME THE NEW YEAR  The Rosh Hashanah meal is a festive affair. Traditions abound as to how the evening meal can bring good tidings for the year ahead. Some stick to apple and honey for a sweet new year, while others recite a full array of blessings over different symbolic food […]

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Other Recent Articles

Understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Understanding Alzheimer’s disease

| September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

What You Really Need to Know By Nancy Kriseman, LCSW “When you know one person with Alzheimer’s disease, you know one person.” This statement is what most professionals that work with people with Alzheimer’s disease would say. Alzheimer’s disease affects everyone differently. Let me try to explain the defining characteristics of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia […]

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Depression and the Road to Recovery

Depression and the Road to Recovery

| September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

THE STRUGGLES OF RECOVERING FROM DEPRESSION By Arlene Appelrouth While suffering with an episode of clinical depression, I became incapable of concentrating. Week after week I would sit down to write my “According to Arlene,” column, but all I could write about was feeling miserable. I’ve lived long enough to know most people do not […]

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Atlanta Attorney Named to Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

Atlanta Attorney Named to Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

| September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Drew Findling Installed as Secretary of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar Atlanta Attorney Drew Findling was sworn in as Secretary of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 57th annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 2. Findling’s practice, focuses exclusively on federal and state criminal defense and he tries cases ranging […]

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Dragon Con 2014

Dragon Con 2014

| September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

FANTASY, FASHION, PHYSICS, and PHILANTHROPY! As most comic book characters and companies were originally created by Jews, (e.g. Stanley Martin Lieber, Stan Lee, Jacob Kurtzberg, Jack Kirby, Robert Kahn, Bob Kane, Joel Simon, etc.,). Some superheroes are outwardly Jewish, (e.g. Holocaust survivor Magneto and Kitty Pride,) and some have Jewish names and characteristics: (e.g. Superman Kal-El, Hebrew for […]

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Important Tips for Giving with Clark Howard

Important Tips for Giving with Clark Howard

| September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Beware of Scam E-mails Surrounding the Ice Bucket Challenge By Clark Howard | SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Time and time again, Americans prove themselves to be the most generous people on planet Earth. But I don’t want you to let that generous spirit be taken advantage of! It seems like you can’t go far on […]

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Jews Making News - Silverman Wins Emmy

Jews Making News – Silverman Wins Emmy

| September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sarah Silverman thanks her “Jews” at CAA after winning Emmy – Comedian Sarah Silverman won an Emmy last week and found time to include a well placed Jewish joke in her acceptance speech. After winning for Best Writing on a Variety Show for her HBO special, Silverman thanked her agents, saying, “Thank you to my […]

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Q&A With Georgia U.S. Representative Tom Price

Q&A With Georgia U.S. Representative Tom Price

| September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

By David Cohen | MANAGING EDITOR AJT U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, Tom Price visited the Atlanta Jewish Times office in Sandy Springs Friday. He has been Georgia’s 6th district representative since 2004. We got a chance to ask Congressman Price a few questions about Georgia, Israel and Healthcare Reform. Here is what he had […]

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Sandy Springs City Council Approves Plan for City Center

Sandy Springs City Council Approves Plan for City Center

| September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Plan including a performing arts center approved by unanimous vote As part of the ongoing process to develop a downtown area for the city of Sandy Springs, the Sandy Springs City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, approved a site development plan for the City Center.  The plan includes office space to house government services, […]

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Calling All Shoppers, Foodies and Beach Lovers

Calling All Shoppers, Foodies and Beach Lovers

| September 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Pack a Bag and Head to Hilton Head Island By Debbie Diamond                         Looking for a quick weekend getaway that requires minimal preparation, but promises loads of relaxation and fun?  Look no further than Hilton Head Island, a stone’s throw from Atlanta and a […]

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B'Nai Torah Wins Synagogue Softball Championship

B’Nai Torah Wins Synagogue Softball Championship

| September 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 marks the eighth year in a row B’Nai Torah has won A division.  On Monday, September 1st,  B’Nai Torah beat Or Ve’Shalom to win the Atlanta Synagogue Softball A Division championship.  This championship marks the eighth straight year, and tenth overall, that B’Nai Torah has won the championship.  The Championship winning team: Jeremy Friedman, David Dix, Art Seiden, […]

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Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond

Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond

| September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Rafael Medoff/JNS.org For most third graders, the school year began this week with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photoappeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform: a headband with “jihad” slogans and military-style camouflage pants, […]

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What's Happening: Week of Sept 4th

What’s Happening: Week of Sept 4th

| September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

          THURS., Sept 4 Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Isser New. Join the residents and associates at the Carlton Senior Living on 690 Mt. Vernon Road for a Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Isser New Thursday September 4 12:30 -1:30.  RSVP by Tuesday September 2 to rfarrow@insigniaseniorliving.com.  (Kosher lunch $9) SAT., […]

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Pledge Riders Roll into Atlanta

Pledge Riders Roll into Atlanta

| September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Riders take the Pledge of NEVER AGAIN Sept. 2nd in Atlanta               The Sabra Riders have planned a stop in Atlanta for The Pledge Ride 2014, Holocaust remembrance Rally to be held Tuesday, September 2nd at Centennial Olympic Park.  Riders from as far north as Canada and New York, West Texas, and Florida […]

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Bull Durham Premiering at Alliance Theatre September 2014

Bull Durham Premiering at Alliance Theatre September 2014

| August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

The new musical based on the popular film premieres September 3rd –                         Bull Durham, a new musical based on the popular film, is coming to the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta on September 3 until October 5, 2014. The production is directed by Kip […]

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The MJCCA Presents “Making it Personal – Torah Text Study Reflections”

The MJCCA Presents “Making it Personal – Torah Text Study Reflections”

| August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Incorporating Biblical Texts with Artistic Interpretations  -  “Making it Personal – Torah Text Study Reflections,”the exhibition currently on display in the MJCCA’s Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery, features the works of 20 students in the pilot program of the Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning, studying the “Shiv’im Panim: The Seventy Faces of Meaning”curriculum. The exhibition […]

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Tom Price Visits Atlanta Jewish Times

Tom Price Visits Atlanta Jewish Times

| August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

U.S. Representative Tom Price visited the AJT office on Friday, August 22nd U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, Tom Price visited the Atlanta Jewish Times office in Sandy Springs Friday. He sat down and spoke with a few staff members here on a variety of topics ranging from Israel and the Middle East to […]

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