• Q&A: Ambassador Ron Prosor Visits Atlanta

    Q&A: Ambassador Ron Prosor Visits Atlanta

    | December 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations By Kaylene Rudy | Special for the AJT Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, visited Atlanta last month. Prosor has become known for his precise and witty presentation of Israel’s views, specifically relating to Iran. “Permitting Iran to serve on the U.N.’s leading disarmament committee (First committee) is […]

  • Local Jewish Barbershop Owner Awarded Flag

    Local Jewish Barbershop Owner Awarded Flag

    | December 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Yury Abramov of Vintage Barbershop Honored as Proud Supporter of U.S. Military By David Cohen | Special for the AJT Supporting the U.S. Armed Forces comes easy for many Americans, but one local business owner has found an interesting way to show his support. He cuts hair. Yury Abramov, the Jewish owner of Vintage Barbershop in […]

  • Camp Kudzu Elects Sidney Kirschner to Board

    Camp Kudzu Elects Sidney Kirschner to Board

    | December 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Special for the AJT  Camp Kudzu welcomes Sidney Kirschner to its Board of Directors. He begins his term of service on December 1, 2014. Mr. Kirschner serves as executive vice president of Piedmont Healthcare and CEO for Piedmont Physicians, which covers Piedmont’s employed physician groups: Piedmont Heart Institute and Piedmont Medical Care Corporation. Mr. Kirschner […]

  • JFGA Hosts “RussianArt...andMORE”

    JFGA Hosts “RussianArt…andMORE”

    | December 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Russian Art Event Brings Community Together By David Cohen | Managing Editor AJT A gathering of artists at Congregation Or Hadash on Sunday afternoon brought members of the Atlanta Jewish community together. The Event was put together by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and showcased local Russian-Jewish artists Sasha Khodorksky, Yulia Jeltuhin, Marina Zalmanova and […]

  • Atlanta Chanukah Happenings 2014

    Atlanta Chanukah Happenings 2014

    | December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Get your Fill of Atlanta Maccabee Magic with these Special Events Special for the AJT Looking to celebrate the festival of lights? Across Metro Atlanta this month there are a wide variety of Chanukah events for you to get your fix of latkes, sufganiyot and menorahs. From celebrating with the Atlanta Hawks, to candle lightings […]

  • Eilat Oil Spill called one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters

    Eilat Oil Spill called one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters

    | December 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Special for the AJT Online Originally reported by the JTA JERUSALEM (JTA) — An oil spill from a pipeline into a desert nature reserve near Eilat is being called one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters. The Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline ruptured Wednesday night next to the Evrona reserve on the border with Jordan. The break occurred during […]

  • Paul Reiser To Perform in Atlanta at The Improv

    Paul Reiser To Perform in Atlanta at The Improv

    | December 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Paul Reiser at the Atlanta Improv December 5th and 6th Special for the AJT Online The Improv in Atlanta, GA is proud to present Paul Reiser on December 5th & 6th.  A seasoned actor, writer and producer, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments.  Having co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed […]

  • Israeli Rock Legend Shalom Hanoch to Visit Atlanta

    Israeli Rock Legend Shalom Hanoch to Visit Atlanta

    | December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Special for the AJT Online Israeli Rock Legend Shalom Hanoch in Concert with Moshe Levi Shalom Hanoch is one of Israel’s greatest musicians, famous for his work as a performer, lyricist, and composer. The influential Israeli rock icon will be performing at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta December 13 at 8:30 p.m. […]

Digital Issue

Read the Digital Issue of December 12, 2014

| December 15, 2014 | Comments (0)
Read the Digital Issue of December 12, 2014

Happy Chanukah, Gift Guide, Israel, Community News, Atlanta and more

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Read the Digital Issue of November 14, 2014

| November 14, 2014 | Comments (0)
Read the Digital Issue of November 14, 2014

The Health and Wellness Issue

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Community

Local Jewish Barbershop Owner Awarded Flag

| December 14, 2014 | Comments (0)
Local Jewish Barbershop Owner Awarded Flag

Yury Abramov of Vintage Barbershop Honored as Proud Supporter of U.S. Military By David Cohen | Special for the AJT Supporting the U.S. Armed Forces comes easy for many Americans, but one local business owner has found an interesting way to show his support. He cuts hair. Yury Abramov, the Jewish owner of Vintage Barbershop in […]

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Camp Kudzu Elects Sidney Kirschner to Board

| December 10, 2014 | Comments (0)
Camp Kudzu Elects Sidney Kirschner to Board

Special for the AJT  Camp Kudzu welcomes Sidney Kirschner to its Board of Directors. He begins his term of service on December 1, 2014. Mr. Kirschner serves as executive vice president of Piedmont Healthcare and CEO for Piedmont Physicians, which covers Piedmont’s employed physician groups: Piedmont Heart Institute and Piedmont Medical Care Corporation. Mr. Kirschner […]

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Education

Op-Ed: The Eleventh Commandment

| November 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
Op-Ed: The Eleventh Commandment

What’s More Jewish Than Civil Rights? By Leah Michalove | Special for the AJT At the age of eight, I most fervently believed that Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a Jewish holiday. After all, we got off from school just like for Sukkot, had an assembly just like for Simhat Torah, and spent many hours […]

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Nadiv Lev Puts the “Mitzvah” Into Bar/Bat Mitzvah

| November 12, 2014 | Comments (0)
Nadiv Lev Puts the “Mitzvah” Into Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Epstein School Program Supports Israel Shelter for Abused Religious Women Special for the AJT In parshat ‘Va’eira’, Hashem reveals his desire to share with Avraham the news of His decision to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, based on one criterion:  “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and […]

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Arts & Life

Today is Not So Different from Our Day

| December 14, 2014 | Comments (0)
Today is Not So Different from Our Day

BBYO IC 2015 is Proving It By Michael Kogon | Special for the AJT You wouldn’t think that I, a father of an eleven and an eight year old, would have much in common with a couple of 17 year old girls. A few years ago, I wouldn’t have thought so either, but the second I mentioned […]

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JFGA Hosts “RussianArt…andMORE”

| December 9, 2014 | Comments (0)
JFGA Hosts “RussianArt...andMORE”

Russian Art Event Brings Community Together By David Cohen | Managing Editor AJT A gathering of artists at Congregation Or Hadash on Sunday afternoon brought members of the Atlanta Jewish community together. The Event was put together by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and showcased local Russian-Jewish artists Sasha Khodorksky, Yulia Jeltuhin, Marina Zalmanova and […]

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Other Recent Articles

Finding Comfort and Joy During the Holidays

Finding Comfort and Joy During the Holidays

| December 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Mindful Caregiver By Nancy Kriseman | Featured Columnist AJT How do you celebrate the holidays when an elder family member has physical or cognitive challenges? Should you bring your elder parent home for the holidays? Can your elder family member travel safely? Can your parent sit through a holiday dinner? How do you take […]

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AEPi - Atlanta Centennial Dinner Dec 11, 2014

AEPi – Atlanta Centennial Dinner Dec 11, 2014

| December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

AEPi – Atlanta Centennial Dinner Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Location: The Temple AEPi is turning 100 years old, and they will be hosting a dinner to celebrate those years of brotherhood. The evening will honor Atlanta’s own Perry Brickman, Randy Gold, and Michael Morris, and will be hosted by Honorary Centennial Dinner Chairman, […]

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Jewish Reconstructionist Movement Makes History

Jewish Reconstructionist Movement Makes History

| December 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Deborah Waxman is First Woman to Lead Movement and Seminary Special for the AJT The Jewish Reconstructionist movement made history October 26, when Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., was inaugurated as the first woman president of both a seminary, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), and a major Jewish movement in Jewish Reconstructionist Communities. This historic event […]

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Pole 4 Food  - Pole Jam December 5, 2014

Pole 4 Food – Pole Jam December 5, 2014

| December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Special for the AJT Online Hunger in the United States is an issue that affects millions of Americans, including some who are middle class, or who are in households where all adults are in work. Research from the United States Department of Agriculture found that 14.9% of American households were food insecure during 2011, with 5.7% suffering from very low […]

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Light the Menorah with Chabad of Gwinnett

Light the Menorah with Chabad of Gwinnett

| December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Celebrate Chanukah with a live Acoustic concert and the Grand 10 ft Menorah Lighting Special for the AJT Online “Light Your Candles with a Fiery Acoustic Sound” On Sunday, December 21 (the sixth night of Chanukah), join Chabad of Gwinnett for an acoustic Chanukah celebration, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This year’s party will […]

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Giving Back This Holiday Season

Giving Back This Holiday Season

| December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Special for the AJT Online With December approaching, Hanukkah is right around the corner. Parents everywhere will start buying gifts, preparing latkes, and serving up fresh and hot “Sufganiyot” of course! It’s a great time to celebrate, not only Hanukkah, but the whole season and holidays of other religions. I look forward to Winter Break […]

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Israel uncovers Hamas plan for large-scale terror attacks

Israel uncovers Hamas plan for large-scale terror attacks

| December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Originally Reported by the JTA Special for the AJT Online (JTA) — Israeli security services uncovered a Hamas plot to carry out several large-scale terror attacks on Israeli targets. More than 30 Hamas members involved in the plot were arrested in September, according to the Shin Bet security service and the Israel Defense Forces, which released […]

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Was "Lefty" Jewish? - The Sheriff of Mars

Was “Lefty” Jewish? – The Sheriff of Mars

| November 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

HAS “LEFTY” OF ICONIC COUNTRY MUSIC SONG “PANCHO AND LEFTY” FINALLY BEEN UNEARTHED? Discover Lost Jewish Americana Singer/Songwriter Daniel Antopolsky (“The Sheriff”), as We Expose Hidden Outlaw Country Lore and Realize It’s Never Too Late to Reach for The Stars. Special for the AJT Online American and British filmmakers, Jason Ressler and Matthew Woolf, are pleased to announce […]

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New Moon Meditations - Kislev

New Moon Meditations – Kislev

| November 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kislev: November 23, 2014 By Dr. Terry Segal | Special For The AJT Rosh Chodesh Kislev begins on Sunday, November 23, 2014. It’s a month of miracles, illuminating the darkness with light and the opportunity to transform our lives into an enchanted journey through our Judaism. Self-reflection about our practice of Judaism can bring us the gift […]

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Move Over, Elf On The Shelf!

Move Over, Elf On The Shelf!

| November 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Maccabee On The Mantel Creates New Hanukkah Tradition By Anna Streetman │ Editorial Intern Everybody has heard of the Elf On The Shelf, a Christmas tradition for many households. But now there’s a new toy in town that’s just right for Hanukkah. Maccabee On The Mantel is a plush Maccabee doll, and it comes with a hardcover […]

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Pita Palace Reopens as a Kosher Restaurant - AKC News

Pita Palace Reopens as a Kosher Restaurant – AKC News

| November 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

News from the Atlanta Kasruth Commission – 11/24/2014 Special for the AJT Online Pita Palace has reopened as a kosher restaurant under AKC supervision. The Atlanta Kasruth Commission released that information and more today in a statement from their group E-mail service. Other news released in the group e-mail:   The Kosher Deli in Kroger […]

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Dedication Ceremony Held For Besser Gymnastics Pavilion

Dedication Ceremony Held For Besser Gymnastics Pavilion

| November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

MJCCA Honors Donors Marlene and Abe Besser Special For The AJT The MJCCA recently held a dedication ceremony for the newly named Besser Gymnastics Pavilion, in recognition of Marlene Gelernter Besser and Abe Besser. Mr. and Mrs. Besser are also the benefactors of the MJCCA’s Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden, one of the preeminent Holocaust memorials […]

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ModernTribe.com Creates Collection of Design-Forward Hanukkah Partyware

ModernTribe.com Creates Collection of Design-Forward Hanukkah Partyware

| November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

“Light, Joy, Latkes” Collection Combines Festive With Beautiful For Hanukkah Fun Special For The AJT ModernTribe.com’s “Light, Joy, Latkes” Party Collection, including its exclusive Hanukkah Gold & Silver Metallic Temporary Tattoos, is on sale online and in ModernTribe’s new brick and mortar store located in Downtown Atlanta. ModernTribe will donate 10% of Hanukkah store sales […]

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Changes Underway at the Atlanta Jewish Times

Changes Underway at the Atlanta Jewish Times

| November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

No Issue Friday, November 21 – Next issue will be December 5, 2014. November 20, 2014 – During the last month, Cliff Weiss, Publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, has suffered several family losses and crises.  These issues have taken Cliff away from the paper.  As a result, Cliff has decided that since he will not […]

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Book Festival of the MJCCA Collects 1,000+ Children’s Books

Book Festival of the MJCCA Collects 1,000+ Children’s Books

| November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

MJCCA Social Action Project - Project GIVE: “Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy” Books Will Be Collected at MJCCA Through Nov. 30, 2014 Special for the AJT Online Give the gift of reading to the children in our community! Each year, the Book Festival of the MJCCA coordinates Project GIVE, a community action project. This year, Book […]

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According to Arlene - My Interview with Rabbi Telushkin

According to Arlene – My Interview with Rabbi Telushkin

| November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Story Behind the Story By Arlene Appelrouth | Featured Columnist AJT The last issue of The Atlanta Jewish Times contained my article about Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s talk about his best selling book “Rebbe.” Perhaps you read  the story about the inspiring, successful evening. In today’s column, I want to tell you the story behind the […]

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