• Symbolic Rosh Hashanah Food Traditions

    Symbolic Rosh Hashanah Food Traditions

    | September 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

    By Rabbi Scott Shafrin  As a community, Jewish people have long been known for their love of food, especially during holidays.  It turns out this is not a new phenomenon, but has been a part of our culture since the time of the Talmud.  Looking for ways to increase the joy of Rosh Hashanah, the […]

  • MJCCA Announces Auditions for “More Glory Days”

    MJCCA Announces Auditions for “More Glory Days”

    | September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Audition Dates: Thursday, October 2, 7:00 pm Sunday, October 5, 6:00-8:00 pm The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta will present its sixth Community Theatre production, “More Glory Days,” a musical revue featuring the music of the 50’s through today. The musical features everything from rock-‘n’-roll and doo wop to Broadway showstoppers. The “More Glory […]

  • Holiday Greetings from Consulate General of Israel to SE

    Holiday Greetings from Consulate General of Israel to SE

    | September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

    A Special Message from Opher Aviran   As 5774 draws to a close, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the unwavering support of the Jewish community of Atlanta to the people and State of Israel. Through the joy and grief of this past year, you stood with us and voiced your support for […]

  • Etz Chaim’s Shalom Lewis to step down

    Etz Chaim’s Shalom Lewis to step down

    | September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

    The Longtime Rabbi Will Move into an active Emeritus role beginning in 2017   At the September 11 Board of Trustees meeting of Congregation Etz Chaim Rabbi Shalom Lewis announced, that in the summer of 2017, he intends to move into an active Emeritus role, thereby stepping down as the Congregation’s Senior Rabbi. He plans […]

  • A Holiday Message from Gov. Deal and Family

    A Holiday Message from Gov. Deal and Family

    | September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

      With Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur approaching, Sandra and I wish our Jewish friends a happy new year and a safe fast. Israel and Georgia have a long-established partnership through government, friendship, business, international trade and tourism, and I wish to continue cultivating those relationships. I had the opportunity to learn more about the […]

  • JMN: Gyllenhaal loses 30 pounds for film

    JMN: Gyllenhaal loses 30 pounds for film

    | September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

    JEWS MAKING NEWS Jake Gyllenhaal loses 30 pounds for film “Nightcrawler” For his latest film, which comes out October 31, actor Jake Gyllenhaal shed 30 pounds. In “Nightcrawler”, the Jewish actor plays Lou Bloom, a driven young man who stumbles upon the underground world of Los Angeles freelance crime journalism. Gyllenhaal and director Dan Gilroy […]

  • Israel’s Summer of Music Halted By Terrorism

    Israel’s Summer of Music Halted By Terrorism

    | September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

    International acts cancel shows one after another By Bram Bessoff Featured AJT Columnist So I got called out the other night while attending Friday night services for Saul Kaye’s residency at Temple Sinai because I’m not writing enough. Truth is I’ve been busy spending the summer trying to launch new websites for my companies, soundart.us […]

  • 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 […]

Digital Issue

Read the September 19, 2014, Digital Edition

| September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)
Read the September 19, 2014, Digital Edition

Rosh Hashanna, Jews Making News, Message from Governor and Mrs. Deal and much more.

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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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Community

Interested in a Career in Journalism?

| September 17, 2014 | Comments (0)
Interested in a Career in Journalism?

AJT FALL INTERNSHIP: Wanted: 2 Editorial/Journalism interns for the Fall Want real experience working with a distinguished news publication? The Atlanta Jewish Times is currently searching for 2 interns to assist in the publication of our weekly paper and growth of our website, http://atlantajewishtimes.com/. Description: The Atlanta Jewish Times is Atlanta’s leading Jewish newspaper and has […]

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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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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

Rosh Hashanah guide for the perplexed, 2014

| September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)
Rosh Hashanah guide for the perplexed, 2014

Written By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger  Get the Amazon/Kindle e-book: http://amzn.to/1mwxchc (free and quick Kindle application: http://amzn.to/X0CeXa).   Happy, healthy, challenging and rewarding new year! 1. Rosh Hashanah is a universal, stock-taking, renewal and hopeful holiday, celebrated on the 6th day of The Creation, which produced the first human being, Adam. 2.  Rosh means, in Hebrew, “beginning,” “first,” “head,” “chief.” The Hebrew spelling of Rosh (ראש) is the root of […]

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JMN: Gyllenhaal loses 30 pounds for film

| September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
JMN: Gyllenhaal loses 30 pounds for film

JEWS MAKING NEWS Jake Gyllenhaal loses 30 pounds for film “Nightcrawler” For his latest film, which comes out October 31, actor Jake Gyllenhaal shed 30 pounds. In “Nightcrawler”, the Jewish actor plays Lou Bloom, a driven young man who stumbles upon the underground world of Los Angeles freelance crime journalism. Gyllenhaal and director Dan Gilroy […]

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Other Recent Articles

Bridging the “Great Communication Divide”

Bridging the “Great Communication Divide”

| September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Mindful Caregiver: How to Talk so Elders Will Listen – How Listen so Elders Will Talk By Nancy Kriseman LCSW AJT Featured Columnist   Over the years my clients and even friends have shared that they find it difficult to have a quality conversation with an elder loved one.  Let me shed some light on […]

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2 Teens Give Back to Community at MJCCA

2 Teens Give Back to Community at MJCCA

| September 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Brittany and Alyssa Bruck accept leadership positions with MJCCA Teen JAM For Brittany (age 17) and Alyssa Bruck (age 15), volunteering and giving their time to charitable organizations came easy; it’s just what they always felt they were meant to do. From coordinating a Hunger Summit in Michigan through BBYO, to working with the Marcus […]

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AJT/Southern Israelite Celebrates 90th Anniversary

AJT/Southern Israelite Celebrates 90th Anniversary

| September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Letter from Publisher Cliff Weiss: 90th Anniversary – Looking to the Past to Create a More Interesting Future Rosh Hashanah is a time of reflection. Since this new year is the 90th anniversary of the newspaper, we have decided to honor our heritage and include our original name, the Southern Israelite,during this special year. […]

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Rosh Hashanah Recipes from the Kosherologist

Rosh Hashanah Recipes from the Kosherologist

| September 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Check out these 5 sweet treats for the New Year from Alex ‘The Kosherologist’ Idov Rustic Apple Crumble Pie & Cinnamon Ice Cream Apple Pie 1 unbaked  deep-dish pastry pie shell 5 cups gala apples. Cored and thinly sliced ¼ cup brown sugar ¼  cup white sugar ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon Flour for coating apples Crumble […]

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Read the September 5, 2014, Digital Edition

Read the September 5, 2014, Digital Edition

| September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

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

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Rabbi Starr Elected to Executive Committee of RCA

Rabbi Starr Elected to Executive Committee of RCA

| September 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

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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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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