• Are Kosher Events the Next Big Thing?

    Are Kosher Events the Next Big Thing?

    | October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Comments From the Kosher King By David S. Covell | Featured Columnist AJT Clearly there has been a trend towards healthier food products over the last 5 years.  This includes an explosion of organic foods, gluten free foods, hormone free and antibiotic free foods.  Even though less than 3% of the population is allergic to gluten, […]

  • Are There Aliens in the Torah?

    Are There Aliens in the Torah?

    | October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Torah Could Detail Extraterrestrial Space Jews By Rabbi Mark Hillel Kunis | Special for the AJT Tell me, is this the only world that there is? If the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, which is currently exploring Mars, would find intelligent life there, would that shake us up? Would that be a problem for us as Jews? Let […]

  • Pulitzer Prize Winner to Visit Atlanta

    Pulitzer Prize Winner to Visit Atlanta

    | October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

    The Great Explainer Tackles Our World in Turmoil – Thomas Friedman at AA Nov. 6 By Marcia Jaffe | AJT Contributor New York Times Columnist, triple Pulitzer Prize winner, and best selling author Thomas Friedman will appear on November 6 at Ahavath Achim Synagogue as another jewel in the crown of the 26 year old Fran […]

  • Watch: Bruce Pearl Takes Over Auburn Lecture

    Watch: Bruce Pearl Takes Over Auburn Lecture

    | October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Auburn’s Men’s Basketball Coach Plays Prank on Students Special for the AJT Auburn’s Bruce Pearl knows how to get students excited about basketball. The SEC’s only Jewish head hoops coach interrupted a marketing lecture Tuesday, and brought along some friends to create an impromptu pep rally. Students in Dr. Dan Padgett’s marketing class were surprised […]

  • Alternatives to the Old School Bachelor Party

    Alternatives to the Old School Bachelor Party

    | October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

    18 Offbeat Ways to Celebrate your Special Weekend Most of us know from stories that we have heard from older friends and relatives, or perhaps from television or movies, that the old style Bachelor Party involved exotic dancers.  Of course, it is highly unlikely that most men had such Bachelor Parties to begin with, but […]

  • Bringing Home Baby

    Bringing Home Baby

    | October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Postpartum Doula, Penny Gilchrist Teaches and Supports New Mothers Special for the AJT When you have a baby, usually your main concern once the baby is born is taking the best possible care of your new little one.  But in a society where most new mothers live far from their own moms, who is going […]

  • Q&A: Jewish Music Legend Andy Statman

    Q&A: Jewish Music Legend Andy Statman

    | October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

    5 Questions with the Renowned Mandolin and Clarinet Virtuoso By David Cohen | Managing Editor AJT On Sunday night, Atlanta locals were subject to a rare treat. Klezmer and new acoustic legends, Andy Statman and the Andy Statman Trio performed at the MJCCA in Dunwoody. It was Statman’s first appearance in Atlanta in nearly 20 […]

  • Atlanta Welcomes Israel Tennis Centers

    Atlanta Welcomes Israel Tennis Centers

    | October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Special Exhibition scheduled for Nov. 9, at Standard Club Special For the AJT In its continuing quest to “empower Israel’s children…beyond tennis”, the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) proudly announced that its Fall 2014 North American exhibition schedule will include a special appearance at The Standard Club in Atlanta on Sunday, November 9th. A diverse […]

Digital Issue

Read October 10, 2014 Digital Issue

| October 12, 2014 | Comments (0)
Read October 10, 2014 Digital Issue

Education Issue, Sukkot, Jews Making News and More

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Read October 3, 2014 Digital Issue

| October 3, 2014 | Comments (0)
Read October 3, 2014 Digital Issue

Yom Kippur issue, featuring MJCCA Book Festival, Southeast Region News – Coming together for Israel, Hebrew Union College President Visits Atlanta, Jews Making News – “Fury” Features Jewish Cast and more

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Community

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Visit Atlanta

| October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)
Pulitzer Prize Winner to Visit Atlanta

The Great Explainer Tackles Our World in Turmoil – Thomas Friedman at AA Nov. 6 By Marcia Jaffe | AJT Contributor New York Times Columnist, triple Pulitzer Prize winner, and best selling author Thomas Friedman will appear on November 6 at Ahavath Achim Synagogue as another jewel in the crown of the 26 year old Fran […]

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Greater ATL Hadassah Supports Breast Cancer Research

| October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)
Greater ATL Hadassah Supports Breast Cancer Research

Groundbreaking Event Aims to Raise Funds For Cancer Research By Anna Streetman | AJT Editorial Intern In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the Greater Atlanta Hadassah will be holding a fundraiser unlike any other. The event will take place October 26 at the Cancer Support Community. It’s called Breast Strokes: Hadassah Bares All for A.R.T. […]

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Education

Torah Portion Ve-Zot ha-Berakhah

| October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)
Torah Portion Ve-Zot ha-Berakhah

Moses on the Edge By Paul D. Kerbel The weekly cycle of our Torah reading concludes with Ve-Zot ha-Berakhah which is read on Simhat Torah as we celebrate the completion of the Torah and immediately begin anew with Genesis. The dancing and excitement of Simhat Torah services overshadow the reading itself which conveys an important […]

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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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Arts & Life

Jews Making News: Stiller, Rudd

| October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)
Jews Making News: Stiller, Rudd

Compiled by Anna Streetman Ben Stiller to Guest Star on Popular TV Show Ben Stiller is slated to appear as a guest star in the popular Comedy Central television show “Workaholics.” Stiller will appear in episode three of the fifth season, which debuts in 2015. The episode will be titled “Front Yard Wrestling.” He will […]

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Bringing Home Baby

| October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)
Bringing Home Baby

Postpartum Doula, Penny Gilchrist Teaches and Supports New Mothers Special for the AJT When you have a baby, usually your main concern once the baby is born is taking the best possible care of your new little one.  But in a society where most new mothers live far from their own moms, who is going […]

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Other Recent Articles

Political Gaps Between Israel and Palestinian Authority

Political Gaps Between Israel and Palestinian Authority

| October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Declarations and Reality By Richard Bell | Special for the AJT Despite the angry Israeli reaction to the Swedish Premier’s declaration on an intention to recognize the non-existent Palestinian state this really shouldn’t be a matter of great concern to the Netanyahu government. Even if many European and other countries follow suit this will have little […]

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PUMP the Movie - New Documentary coming to Atlanta

PUMP the Movie – New Documentary coming to Atlanta

| October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Special for the AJT An exciting documentary is hitting Atlanta’s screens October 24. PUMP the Movie is a critically-acclaimed project from the Fuel Freedom Foundation that highlights America’s addiction to foreign oil — and the cheaper, cleaner, American-made solution Big Oil doesn’t want you to know about. Watch the PUMP trailer: www.pumpthemovie.com   PUMP explains how we […]

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Congregation Ner Tamid Holiday Gift Sale Nov. 8, 2014

Congregation Ner Tamid Holiday Gift Sale Nov. 8, 2014

| October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

 Special for the AJT Congregation Ner Tamid Women’s Group presents an evening of shopping, food and door prizes, featuring popular vendors of fashion, jewelry, accessories, and home decor, including Stella and Dot, Thirty-One, Tastefully Simple, Rodan and Fields, Mah Jongg Maven, Oli and Ve, GGs Fashion Forward, Lia Sophia, Essential Oils, as well as a […]

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How this Small Town Black Kid Grew Up to Support American-Israeli Connections

How this Small Town Black Kid Grew Up to Support American-Israeli Connections

| October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Through a Golf Tournament By Jan Williams | Special for the AJT Sometimes you never get around to saying “thank you” until it’s too late. For whatever reason, I didn’t fully understand the life changing impact that my mentor had on my life, or feel a need to repay the debt until after attending my […]

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A NOVEL IDEA: Anna Quindlen “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”

A NOVEL IDEA: Anna Quindlen “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”

| October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Robyn Spizman Gerson Featured AJT Contributor Looking for a page turner? The 23rd Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA has you covered! There’s an author for everyone with 40+ of the most talked-about authors, celebrities, and influencers. The festival features speaker programs, author meet and greets, book signings, panel discussions, and so […]

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Jews Making News! - Fisher and Cohen Expecting Third Child

Jews Making News! – Fisher and Cohen Expecting Third Child

| October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Jews Making News 10/17/2014 Compiled by Anna Streetman | AJT Fisher and Cohen Expecting Third Child  Actress Isla Fisher and her husband, actor/comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, are pregnant with their third child. The couple met in 2002 and have been married for four years. They have two children together: Olive, age six, and Elula, age […]

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Bob Saget Headlines MJCCA Book Festival

Bob Saget Headlines MJCCA Book Festival

| October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Comedy Hero Kicks off Book Festival of the MJCCA Nov. 1 By David Cohen | Managing Editor AJT The 23rd annual book festival of the MJCCA kicks off on a high note November 1, as Comedy Legend Bob Saget will present his book; “Dirty Daddy” on opening night. The book, which focuses on Saget’s life as a […]

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Letter to the Editor: UGA Alienates Jewish Students

Letter to the Editor: UGA Alienates Jewish Students

| October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dear Editor, I read your story about the disappointment on the part of UGA alums who were unhappy with the scheduling of homecoming on Yom Kippur.  Even though I attended a university outside the region, I understand their anger and disappointment.  At the same time, I think there are important unreported story elements and a […]

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Congregation Etz Chaim Builds Drive-Thru Sukkah

Congregation Etz Chaim Builds Drive-Thru Sukkah

| October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

JOYS OF SUKKOT CELEBRATED IN NEW WAY As the joys of Rosh Hashanah became memory and the thumping of our chests and hunger pains associated with Yom Kippur faded from our consciousness, Congregation Etz Chaim prepared for the joys of Sukkot. Something new adorned the rear property at the East Cobb synagogue this year.  A […]

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Andy Statman Trio to Perform at MJCCA

Andy Statman Trio to Perform at MJCCA

| October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Combining Klezmer, Bluegrass, and Jazz: Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Master of mandolin and clarinet, Andy Statman will perform at the MJCCA Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Andy Statman Trio, featuring Statman, Jim Whitney and Larry Eagle combines Klezmer, Bluegrass, and Jazz. The program will be held in the MJCCA’s Morris and […]

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Being a Proactive Job Seeker

Being a Proactive Job Seeker

| October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Arvin Goldberg Special for the AJT When it comes down to it, there are only two types of job seekers in this world: those who are reactive and those who are proactive. The type you are quite often depends on a wide range of circumstances. People who take action when they are forced into […]

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Marietta Church Holds Day of Prayer for Israel

Marietta Church Holds Day of Prayer for Israel

| October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

  The welcome mat was put out on Tuesday with a display outside, lining the Marietta Church of God property on Allgood Rd. of Israeli and American flags announcing the upcoming Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. Pastor Randy Brooks, Marietta Church of God and the community joined together Sunday evening Oct. 5, […]

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Governor Nathan Deal to Speak at MJCCA

Governor Nathan Deal to Speak at MJCCA

| October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Scheduled for Wed. October 15, 2014 On Wednesday, October 15, 10:00-10:30 am, the MJCCA welcomes Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia’s 82nd Governor, to speak at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 678.812.4000). For information, contact Barbara Vahaba at 678.812.4142. Governor Deal will discuss his trip to Israel this past summer, […]

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The Open Wall of the Sukkah

The Open Wall of the Sukkah

| October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Importance of Sukkot By Rabbi Scott Shafrin | Special for the AJT Sometimes, I feel like Sukkot gets a raw deal. Don’t get me wrong, I understand.  We’ve just gone through the intensity of two days of Rosh Hashanah, which this year led right into Shabbat, as well as Yom Kippur, two gigantic holidays spaced […]

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Chai Fashion With Nicole

Chai Fashion With Nicole

| October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Fashion Tips From The AJT’S  Fashion Expert Nicole Borsuk Dear Nicole, I am a female in my early 30’s and I need update my fall/winter wardrobe. I want to be able to mix and match this season’s trends with my current wardrobe without breaking the bank. How do you pick which trends to incorporate into […]

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Double Standard for the U.S. and Israel on Killing Civilians?

Double Standard for the U.S. and Israel on Killing Civilians?

| October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

OP-ED: Obama Changes Military Rules of Engagement to Justify Killing of Innocent Civilians BY: CLIFF WEISS  Only a few months after the Obama Administration used terms like “appalled” and “disgraceful” in reacting to the deaths of Palestinian civilians used by Hamas as human shields during Israel’s recent war against Hamas in Gaza, President Obama has now […]

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