• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Jews Making News: Streisand Makes History

    Jews Making News: Streisand Makes History

    | October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Compiled by Anna Streetman | AJT Streisand Makes Music History Barbra Streisand has made music history with the release of her 34th studio album, “Partners.” “Partners,” which was released on Sept. 16, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 list. This makes Streisand the first recording artist to have a top selling album in […]

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

Congregation Etz Chaim Builds Drive-Thru Sukkah

| October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)
Congregation Etz Chaim Builds Drive-Thru Sukkah

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

| October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)
Andy Statman Trio to Perform at MJCCA

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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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

Q&A: Jewish Music Legend Andy Statman

| October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)
Q&A: Jewish Music Legend Andy Statman

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 […]

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Jews Making News! – Fisher and Cohen Expecting Third Child

| October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)
Jews Making News! - Fisher and Cohen Expecting Third Child

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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Other Recent Articles

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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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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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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Interview: Rabbi Responds to Critics

Interview: Rabbi Responds to Critics

| October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Rabbi Shalom Lewis of Etz Chaim Responds to Critics About his Sermon on Radical Islam Special for the AJT On the first day of Rosh Hashanah 5775, Rabbi Shalom Lewis of Congregation Etz Chaim delivered a sermon intended to “Wake folks up to the dangers of radical Islam.” In the past few days, the sermon has […]

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UGA Homecoming Alienates Jewish Students

UGA Homecoming Alienates Jewish Students

| October 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Group of Jewish Students Protests Schedule with Letter and Petition – By David Cohen | AJT On Saturday, The University of Georgia played Vanderbilt in Football as part of UGA’s Homecoming weekend. The Bulldogs cruised past an unprepared Commodores team, 44-7. Not in attendance? Hundreds of Jewish Students observing the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur. The […]

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Emory AEPi House Vandalized With Swastikas

Emory AEPi House Vandalized With Swastikas

| October 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Anti-Semetic Act Occurred Just Hours After End of Yom Kippur First Reported by The Emory Wheel   The Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) Fraternity at Emory University was vandalized Sunday just hours after the end of Yom Kippur. “Crude, offensive graffiti, including swastikas,” were spray painted on the house according to an Oct. 5 University press […]

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The Mindful Caregiver: Making the Hard Decision

The Mindful Caregiver: Making the Hard Decision

| October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

When Your Loved One Needs a Nursing Home By Nancy Kriseman, LCSW   “Promise me you’ll never put me in a nursing home,” is a common statement heard by many adult children. Mix that in with the Commandment to “Honor thy father and mother,” and you have a recipe for guilt and angst. How can […]

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Saving Lives By Sipping Wines

Saving Lives By Sipping Wines

| October 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Support Magen David Adom by Buying Israeli Wine       Americans looking to support Israel after this summer’s Operation Protective Edge now have a new way to do it. Drinking Wine. American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) and the Israel Wine Producers Association have partnered on a new initiative in which the IWPA […]

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For Those About to Atone, We Will Rock You

For Those About to Atone, We Will Rock You

| October 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lisa Loeb’s Return to Atlanta and Other Musical Moments By Bram Bessoff Featured AJT Columnist I must say I’m excited for the fresh start. The end of 5774 was a rough one, and with a cleansed soul, I’m looking forward to quickly filling it with happiness and good vibes. For me, that is centered around […]

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Building a Legacy on the Southern Israelite

Building a Legacy on the Southern Israelite

| October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

NEW YEAR BRINGS GROWTH AND OUTREACH By Cliff Weiss – Publisher AJT While looking through our archives, it became clear to me that when our paper was published under the Southern Israelite name, the paper had a broader appeal and was more provocative. Although it served as the newspaper in which Jews put their Simcha […]

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The Energy and Power of Yom Kippur

The Energy and Power of Yom Kippur

| October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Yearly Reflection and its Importance – By Rabbi Paul D. Kerbel   You might be wondering and too polite to ask the rabbi why we have more services on Yom Kippur than on Rosh HaShanah or any other holiday for that matter. Kol Nidre/Evening Service of Yom Kippur, Shacharit, Musaf, Mincha and Neilah. Neilah is […]

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Southeast Region News - Coming together for Israel

Southeast Region News – Coming together for Israel

| October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Dena Weiss This summer, communities across the Southeast came together in support of Israel as the nation withstood rocket fire and terror threats. Rallies across the region–from Memphis to Atlanta, Charlotte to Columbia, Nashville to Birmingham–brought together individuals from myriad backgrounds in solidarity with the people and State of Israel. Rallies in Jackson, MS, Mobile, […]

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