• Cotton Cravings for Atlanta Jewish Times

    Cotton Candy Goes Kosher, Gourmet

    | February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

    By David Cohen / david@atljewishtimes.com The demand for organic and health-conscious products has steadily risen in the United States the past 15 years. One man has answered this demand for more responsible products with a classic treat: cotton candy. David Karsh, the CEO of Cotton Cravings, is the creator of the first kosher, organic, gluten-free and […]

  • A Medical Mensch at the AJFF   

    A Medical Mensch at the AJFF  

    | February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Jaffe’s Jewish Jive By Marcia Jaffe mjaffe@atljewishtimes.com We were fascinated when Dr. Rick Hodes introduced his movie “Zemene” on Monday, Feb. 16, at Lefont Sandy Springs for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Hodes is no stranger to many of us as I first read about him in Atlantan Melissa Fay Greene’s book “There’s No Me […]

  • A Match Made in Yiddish Heaven

    A Match Made in Yiddish Heaven

    | February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Theodore Bikel and Sholom Aleichem share festival’s final spotlight By Suzi Brozman sbrozman@atljewishtimes.com If you love Yiddish, if you love Jewish culture, if you love Sholom Aleichem, if you love Theodore Bikel, you’ll have to find a way to see the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s closing film, “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem.” […]

  • Michelle Krebs Levy for Atlanta Jewish Times

    BBG’s MVP: Michelle Krebs Levy

    | February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

    By Michael Jacobs / mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com When alumna Michelle Krebs Levy returned to B’nai B’rith Girls in 2012 as the adviser to Atlanta Council BBYO’s B’yachad chapter, she struggled with uncertainty. She knew she wanted to volunteer with BBG and give back to an organization through which she had learned leadership skills, developed relationships and gained confidence […]

  • 1 Day, $33K for Ariel Youth

    1 Day, $33K for Ariel Youth

    | February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

    By Michael Jacobs / mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com The youth program at Congregation Ariel has an extra $33,635 to spend after a 24-hour online fundraiser. Congregation Ariel Youth was one of 19 organizations participating in the Association for Jewish Outreach Professionals’ #MillionforOutreach campaign from noon Feb. 17 to noon Feb. 18. Each organization had to line up three matching […]

  • NFTYIC15: Knowledge Key to Fighting Anti-Semitism

    NFTYIC15: Knowledge Key to Fighting Anti-Semitism

    | February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

    By Jon Gargis While Jewish teens were taking part in the NFTY Conference in downtown Atlanta, a pair of shootings thousands of miles away in Copenhagen on Saturday evening and early Sunday killed a member of Denmark’s Jewish community and another man and wounded five police officers. The incident, little more than a month after […]

  • Survey: 95% in Merry Hills Back LaVista Hills Proposal

    Survey: 95% in Merry Hills Back LaVista Hills Proposal

    | February 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

    By David Cohen – Support is growing in Toco Hills for incorporation into the new city of LaVista Hills, according to a survey the Merry Hills Homeowners Association released Feb. 10. The survey found that 95 percent of Merry Hills residents favor a proposal to be part of LaVista Hills, compared with 5 percent who […]

  • Lazarus Advocates Understanding of Israel

    Lazarus Advocates Understanding of Israel

    | February 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

    By Michael Jacobs / mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com Neil Lazarus is considered one of the world’s leading Israel advocates. But even though his awesomeseminars.com website promotes the “Mr. Israel Advocacy” label placed on him by The Times of Israel, and even though his new book is “The 5 Rules of Effective Israel Advocacy,” he said, “I don’t like […]

Digital Issue

Read the Digital Edition February 27, 2015

| February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)
Read the Digital Edition February 27, 2015

Fundraising Bonanza, Purim, BBYO Honor, Bikel’s Curtain-Closer  

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Ready the Digital Edition from February 20, 2015

| February 20, 2015 | Comments (0)
Atlanta Jewish Times

Copenhagen and Denmark , Atlanta Youth Conventions, BBYO, Camp issue, Aladdin, music, Seven Hens, Toco Hills, Chabad of Cobb

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Community

A Match Made in Yiddish Heaven

| February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)
A Match Made in Yiddish Heaven

Theodore Bikel and Sholom Aleichem share festival’s final spotlight By Suzi Brozman sbrozman@atljewishtimes.com If you love Yiddish, if you love Jewish culture, if you love Sholom Aleichem, if you love Theodore Bikel, you’ll have to find a way to see the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s closing film, “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem.” […]

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BBG’s MVP: Michelle Krebs Levy

| February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)
Michelle Krebs Levy for Atlanta Jewish Times

By Michael Jacobs / mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com When alumna Michelle Krebs Levy returned to B’nai B’rith Girls in 2012 as the adviser to Atlanta Council BBYO’s B’yachad chapter, she struggled with uncertainty. She knew she wanted to volunteer with BBG and give back to an organization through which she had learned leadership skills, developed relationships and gained confidence […]

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Education

Emory Law Students to Fight Anti-Semitism

| February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)
Kenneth Marcus for Atlanta Jewish Times

By Michael Jacobs / mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law launched its 11th student chapter Feb. 23 at the Emory University School of Law. The student-run organization will support the Brandeis Center’s work against anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activities on college campuses by investigating incidents, providing pro bono research and advocacy to […]

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NFTYIC15: Working for Israeli Equality

| February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)
NFTYIC15: Working for Israeli Equality

By Michael Jacobs mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com Teens at the NFTY convention Feb. 15 saw examples of how Israel falls short of Western ideals and how young members of the Reform movement are working to improve society. The workshop with Jerusalem residents Alona Nir, Anna Posner and Damian Kelman, all of whom work with the Reform movement, looked […]

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Arts & Life

A Medical Mensch at the AJFF  

| February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)
A Medical Mensch at the AJFF   

Jaffe’s Jewish Jive By Marcia Jaffe mjaffe@atljewishtimes.com We were fascinated when Dr. Rick Hodes introduced his movie “Zemene” on Monday, Feb. 16, at Lefont Sandy Springs for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Hodes is no stranger to many of us as I first read about him in Atlantan Melissa Fay Greene’s book “There’s No Me […]

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Dance as if Your Heart Were Breaking

| February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)
Dance as if Your Heart Were Breaking

By Suzi Brozman sbrozman@atljewishtimes.com The current show on the Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre is Tsehaye Geralyn Hebert’s “The C.A. Lyons Project,” the 2015 winner of the prestigious Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. As devotees of the Hertz know, this series highlights up-and-coming talents you are likely to see again and again in the […]

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Other Recent Articles

Rabbi Michael Bernstein for the Atlanta Jewish Times

An Anti-Semitic Aberration in Alpharetta

| February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Michael Jacobs / mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com The initial concern caused by an anti-Semitic prank call to Congregation Gesher L’Torah has given way to appreciation for community support and for the quick, effective response by the Alpharetta police. “Rather than feel more threatened, this reinforces the feeling of being part of the neighborhood in a real way,” Gesher […]

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AJT Movie Briefs - Feb 27

AJT Movie Briefs – Feb 27

| February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Movie Briefs No Oscar for Atlanta’s ‘Dragon’ Lady The Oscar did not go to Jewish filmmaker Bonnie Arnold, an Atlanta native and University of Georgia graduate who got her start in the movie business here. Arnold, who has been a movie producer since “Dances With Wolves” in 1990 and has worked almost exclusively on animated […]

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Atlanta Jewish Times, Ruth Messinger

Jewish Pursuit of Justice for Non-Jews

| February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Dave Schechter “Justice, justice shall you pursue,” the biblical injunction found in Deuteronomy, is one tenet by which the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) operates. Another is an interpretation of “Shema,” the first word of Judaism’s central prayer, that emphasizes listening to people in need rather than offering preconceived solutions to their problems. “Our […]

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Camp Gan Israel, IJP Split to Expand Intown Options

Camp Gan Israel, IJP Split to Expand Intown Options

| February 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Logan C. Ritchie / lritchie@atljewishtimes.com Leah Sollish knows how to run a summer camp. After all, she is a mother of five boys ranging from 8 months to 10 years old. Lovingly referred to as “Gan Izzy” by intown residents, Sollish is the director of Camp Gan Israel in Midtown Atlanta. In her third year […]

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Op-Ed: Why I oppose Georgia’s religious liberty legislation

Op-Ed: Why I oppose Georgia’s religious liberty legislation

| February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

In Good Faith – Guest Column By Rabbi Michael Bernstein On Jan. 28 I visited the Georgia Capitol to talk with my state representative about the House bill commonly referred to as RFRA, Georgia’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In that same week, the Capitol saw many public demonstrations and private conversations in support […]

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Religious Aggression: The case of Islam

Religious Aggression: The case of Islam

| February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Eugen Schoenfeld Listening to the news about terrorism in Paris, I became outraged. I asked myself: How can people who claim to follow Abraham’s moral dicta and who believe in peace and justice commit such atrocities? Aren’t they aware how Abraham confronted G-d to save human lives even of the supposedly evil and unjust? […]

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Simcha Announcements - Week of Feb. 23

Simcha Announcements – Week of Feb. 23

| February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

This week’s Simcha Announcements – February 23, 2015 Engagement – Silverman-Suway Barbara and Wayne Suway of Marietta announce the engagement of their son, Jason Phillip Suway, to Jennifer Lee Silverman, daughter of Robin and Bruce Silverman of Louisville, Ky. Jason graduated cum laude from Bucknell University and received his M.B.A. from Yale University. He is working as a health care […]

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Our View - Being Jewish   

Our View – Being Jewish  

| February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

An AJT Opinion Piece  We were little more than a month past the horrible, anything-but-random killings in Paris, spread across about 50 hours, when we saw a repeat in miniature in the space of 10 hours in Copenhagen: first, the murderous attack targeting a cartoonist who has made fun of Mohammed, then the inevitable targeting […]

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Toward a More Perfect Israel

Toward a More Perfect Israel

| February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Michael Jacobs mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com The Reform movement is perfectly positioned to fill the gap between organizations that think support of Israel means never criticizing anything the government does and those that think Israel can never do anything right, according to three Reform rabbis who led the NFTY convention’s Youth Summit of teens and adults through […]

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Teen Outreach Keys Growth for Chabad of Cobb

Teen Outreach Keys Growth for Chabad of Cobb

| February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Chabad of Cobb celebrates 15 years with Rabbi Silverman By Cady Schulman cschulman@atljewishtimes.com When Rabbi Ephraim Silverman came to Chabad of Cobb in 2000, his goal was to be open to the community and engage more with Jewish students. Fifteen years later, his goal is the same: to increase Chabad’s involvement in high schools and […]

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More Contemporary Diamant Worth Following

More Contemporary Diamant Worth Following

| February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Suzi Brozman sbrozman@atljewishtimes.com If you loved Anita Diamant’s iconic novel “The Red Tent,” you’ll want to hear her talk at the Marcus JCC on Feb. 23. But don’t expect “Red Tent” talk because Diamant has a new book to discuss, more contemporary but just as full of insights into Jewish life and values. “The […]

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Teens as Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Teens as Innovators and Entrepreneurs

| February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Kevin Madigan kmadigan@atljewishtimes.com An interesting though unconfirmed statistic emerged during a breakout session Feb. 13 at the BBYO Summit on Jewish Teens: 72 percent of teenagers would like to set up their own business once they become adults. “You have to believe you can do it,” said Sam Perlen of Nashville, BBYO’s Grand Aleph […]

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Obituary: Leonard Farber

Obituary: Leonard Farber

| February 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Leonard Farber, 93, lived independently in Sandy Springs until he passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Affectionately known as Lenny or Uncle Lenny, he was the youngest of four and was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 4, 1922, to the late Betty and Charles Farber. He was a World War II Army veteran in […]

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Chai-Style Interiors - Relaxed Sophistication in Buckhead

Chai-Style Interiors – Relaxed Sophistication in Buckhead

| February 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Marcia Jaffe mjaffe@atljewishtimes.com                             We are a community of elegant nesters. Our homes envelope our travels, our family heirlooms and our “pieces” — usually with the help of a designer who enables us to be true to ourselves. Our spirit soars in […]

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Israel Pride: Good News From Our Jewish Home

Israel Pride: Good News From Our Jewish Home

| February 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Israel Pride – Week of Feb 20, 2015 3 million united with Israel. United With Israel (UWI), the world’s largest grassroots pro-Israel community, is celebrating 3 million supporters. The occasion was due to be marked in Jerusalem on Feb. 18 and broadcast around the world. Founder Michael Gerbitz said, “We’ve been able to connect with […]

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Hope, Despair Lurk Amid Depths of Adar

Hope, Despair Lurk Amid Depths of Adar

| February 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

New Moon Meditations By Dr. Terry Segal Rosh Chodesh Adar began Thursday, Feb. 19. Adar is a time of increased joy, good fortune and miracles. Our task each month is to look for divine sparks that bring deeper meaning and richness to our current experience of Judaism. We can unravel the wisdom of Kabbalah, astrology, […]

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