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Read the August 1, 2014 Digital Issue

| July 31, 2014 | Reply
Read the August 1, 2014 Digital Issue

Back to School Issue Also inside: FIDF, Atlanta Stands by Israel Rally, Clark Howard, Jews Making News  

Read the July 18, 2014 Digital Issue

| July 17, 2014 | Reply
Read the July 18, 2014 Digital Issue

Health and Wellness IssueAlso inside, FIDF, Jews Making News, Community News, Remembrances and more.  

Education

JELF Awards Interest-Free Loans to Jewish Students in Need

| July 31, 2014 | Reply
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 […]

Curtains Up Inc. Gives Children the Confidence They Need

| July 31, 2014 | Reply
Curtains Up Inc. Gives Children the Confidence They Need

BREAK A LEG ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SPECIAL FOR THE AJT As August approaches, so do those back to school butterflies. We’ve all been there, trapped in our own cloud of uncertainty – who is my teacher going to be, will I make friends, do I have every supply I need? The list […]

Arts & Life

The Bush Centre for Ballet Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

| July 31, 2014 | Reply
The Bush Centre for Ballet Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

A UNIQUE APPROACH TO DANCE INSTRUCTION SPECIAL FOR THE AJT The Bush Centre for Ballet was founded in 2005 by Rosalyn Bush, owner/director. The Bush Centre provides classical ballet training by supporting the physical, emotional, and cognitive skills necessary to achieve the different levels of ballet dancing. The studio trains students from 3 years of […]

Poland Welcomes Atlanta Boy Choir

| July 17, 2014 | Reply
Poland Welcomes Atlanta Boy Choir

LARGE AUDIENCES GATHER TO HEAR TALENTED YOUTHS SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Atlanta has many things to be proud of, but none more than their famous Atlanta Boy Choir. The Atlanta Boy Choir, now performing in Poland, has attracted record breaking audiences at their concerts thus far. The choir was invited to Poland because of their past […]

Columns

Stop Thinking In Terms of Numbers

| July 31, 2014 | Reply
Stop Thinking In Terms of Numbers

THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF “DISPROPORTIONATE” CASUALTIES  BY RACHEL LAVICTOIRE AJT CONTRIBUTOR I support Israel. I am a 19-year-old female, a Davis Academy Alum, a student at Washington University in St. Louis, an Atlantan, a Georgian, an American; and I am in full support of Israel and Operation Protective Edge. Now, a lot of people are talking […]

Klezmer’s Southern Resurgence

| July 31, 2014 | Reply
Klezmer’s Southern Resurgence

THE RISE OF JEWISH DANCE MUSIC BY BRAM BESSOFF AJT CONTRIBUTOR Seems klezmer is making a comeback, at least here in the south. Last season, Atlanta Jewish Music Festival featured first generation Klezmer at their two week festival with the Shtetl People this past March. Since then, I had the distinct pleasure of playing with […]

D'Var Torah

Parshat Chukat: Change is Healthy and Natural

| June 27, 2014 | Reply
Parshat Chukat: Change is Healthy and Natural

OUR MODE OF CHANGE AND INNOVATION IS THE CORRECTING OF MISTAKES By Rachel Lav Ictoirei AJT CONTRIBUTOR  “We,” as a construct of our smaller communities – our close family, friends, maybe even a neighborhood – are interactive, and are therefore always growing our relationships and changing as needed. Finally, “we,” as a general “we” of […]

Parashat Sh’lach L’cha

| June 17, 2014 | Reply
Parashat Sh’lach L’cha

SEEING THE DIVINE WITHIN US ALL By Rabbi Elana E. Perry SPECIAL FOR THE AJT “Seeing is believing” as the old adage goes. But sometimes seeing is not believing. Sometimes the things we see do not reflect reality. And sometimes, there are things that are only seen if we believe in them first. This is one of the lessons of this week’s Torah […]

Business/Finance

The Weinstein Center for Adult Day Services to Close This Month

| June 25, 2014 | Reply
The Weinstein Center for Adult Day Services to Close This Month

HEALTH, SAFETY OF ITS MEMBERS WAS KEY DECISION FACTOR Alex Estroff STAFF WRITER The Weinstein Center for Adult Day Services, located on the MJCCA campus, has issued a notice to the families who benefit from their services, informing them that the center will be closing at month’s end. The decision to do so was the final […]

David Skid Named to President’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

| June 20, 2014 | Reply
David Skid Named to President’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

THE APPOINTMENT RECOGNIZES DAVID’S CONSISTENT CREATIVITY AND EXCELLENCE SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Morgan Stanley announced that Mr. David Skid, a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor in its Wealth Management office in Atlanta, has been named to the Firm’s prestigious President’s Club, an elite group composed of the firm’s leading Financial Advisors. The appointment recognizes David’s […]

Recent Articles

Israel’s Dude Sela Runner Up at Atlanta Open

Israel’s Dude Sela Runner Up at Atlanta Open

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Israeli Dudi Sela was in the finals last week at the Emeirates Airline U.S. Open Series, Atlanta Open. Unfortunately he lost in the finals to John Isner. In his acceptance speech, Dudi mentioned the soldiers at home. Even winner John Isner said something to the effect of that we know things […]

Chai Fashion with Nicole

Chai Fashion with Nicole

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT   Dear Nicole, I work in a business casual office and now that we are in the middle of summer, I am struggling to find things to wear to work that are stylish, will keep me cool and are work appropriate. I sometimes meet with clients and vendors so I would […]

Atlanta Teen Receives Philanthropic Award

Atlanta Teen Receives Philanthropic Award

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

EXHIBITING EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE LEADERSHIP SPECIAL FOR THE AJT The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards was envisioned by Bay Area Philanthropist Helen Diller, the quiet AJT force behind The Helen Diller Family Foundation. The national awards program recognizes Jewish teens, who demonstrate their commitment to social good through their participation in exceptional leadership projects […]

The Exercise Coach Launches Youth Performance Program

The Exercise Coach Launches Youth Performance Program

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TRAINING SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Effective immediately, we are launching our Youth Performance Program. As a former athlete who grew up searching for ways to improve performance, I encountered many different types of exercise programs, which has led to the development of what we currently do for exercise. As a high school […]

What You Need to Know About Assisted Living

What You Need to Know About Assisted Living

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

MAKE SURE YOUR ALF STANDARDS ARE MET BY NANCY KRISEMAN SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Assisted living facilities, sometimes called ALF’s, provide housing for those with chronic illnesses, most often elders. It is important to note that there is not a standard definition of what constitutes assisted living care. Assisted living environments are generally less institutional […]

Finance Whiz Kids Provides Youths with Financial Foundation

Finance Whiz Kids Provides Youths with Financial Foundation

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

SAVINGS, SPENDING, AND THE VALUE OF A DOLLAR  SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Author Darrah Brustein is the creator and driving force behind Finance Whiz Kids. When Brustein was at a young age, her parents introduced financial education into the home through allowance and chore systems, savings programs, investments, and giving back. Upon graduation from Emory […]

Springmont Introduces the Montessori Approach

Springmont Introduces the Montessori Approach

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

LEARNING THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME SPECIAL FOR THE AJT “The child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence,” said Dr. Maria Montessori. That spark has been lit in Atlanta’s children for more than […]

Atlanta Jewish Academy Expands Infant and Toddler Program

Atlanta Jewish Academy Expands Infant and Toddler Program

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

“WE DON’T UNDERESTIMATE OUR LITTLEST PUPILS” SPECIAL FOR THE AJT To keep pace with a flood of new applications for the coming year, Greenfield Elementary School of Atlanta Jewish Academy is expanding its infant and toddler program, doubling the space for the K’far section of the Infant and Toddler Village (ITV). Children between the ages […]

Our “Way” at AJA

Our “Way” at AJA

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

A NEW SCHOOL WITH A NEW VISION SPECIAL FOR THE AJT As many in the Atlanta Jewish community now know, the merger of GHA and YA — many months in the planning — is now complete. Our combined schools have a new name, Atlanta Jewish Academy (AJA), with a shared mission and board. The mission […]

AJCL Helps Enrich Children’s Lives

AJCL Helps Enrich Children’s Lives

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

CULTIVATING STUDENT’S LOVE OF READING SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) – Atlanta Section, The Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy (AJCL) is a sector of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy, a nationwide effort committed to helping children learn to read by the end of 3rd grade. AJCL’s […]

Dealing with Life Again

Dealing with Life Again

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

“WHAT HAS HEART AND MEANING FOR ME” BY ARLENE APPELROUTH AJT CONTRIBUTOR Deciding how to spend time is one of life’s big challenges. When you’re employed, waking hours are determined by your boss. When I became a mother, my child assumed the role of boss, or so it seemed. When I reflect on my life, […]

Enchanted Israel

Enchanted Israel

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

MAGIC ON MASADA BY DR. TERRY SEGAL AJT CONTRIBUTOR Rosh Chodesh Av began on Monday, July 28, 2014. According to Kabbalah, it is the month that love is felt in all levels of the soul. We’ve just moved through the devastating tragedy of losing Gilad, Naftali and Eyal and are currently embroiled in the conflict […]

Hamas’ Use of Civilians as Human Shields

Hamas’ Use of Civilians as Human Shields

| July 21, 2014 | Reply

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT 1. Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri was interviewed on 8 July, and called on the Palestinian people to use the human shield tactic to defend their homes: “We in the Hamas movement call on our people to adopt this procedure” (Source: Memri and Channel 10): In the video the interviewer can […]

The Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip

The Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip

| July 21, 2014 | Reply

THE MOVEMENT OF GOODS AND PEOPLE THROUGH THE CROSSINGS SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Despite the ongoing rocket fire from Gaza, and the infiltration into Israel of dozens of Hamas terrorists through tunnels under the route of the humanitarian crossings between Israel and Gaza, the Kerem Shalom crossing opened today (21 July) only one hour later […]

Background on Sejaiya

Background on Sejaiya

| July 21, 2014 | Reply

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Sejaiya is a neighborhood located to the southeast of Gaza City, which is in the northern Gaza Strip. The neighborhood, situated opposite Israel’s Nahal Oz and the Karni crossings to Gaza, is one of the closest residential points to the fence that separates the Gaza Strip from Israel.  This densely populated […]

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