• The Real Shlomo

    The Real Shlomo

    | October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

    New book reveals controversial private life of late Rabbi and musician Shlomo Carlebach Special for the AJT The Real Shlomo is published at the onset celebration of the 20th anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach on October 20, 1994. Since he was and is still very much “alive,” I feel an obligation to […]

  • Shia Labeouf Converts to Christianity

    Shia Labeouf Converts to Christianity

    | October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Jewish Transformers Star Leaves Faith By Anna Streetman │Editorial Intern   Hollywood star Shia Labeouf has reportedly converted to Christianity. Labeouf says he came to this revelation while filming on the set of Fury, a war film set during WWII. He plays Boyd “Bible” Swan, a gunner and devout Christian. He stars alongside Brad Pitt […]

  • Renowned Holocaust Book Gets Reprint

    Renowned Holocaust Book Gets Reprint

    | October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Childhood Reprinted As Penguin Classic By Anna Streetman | Editorial Intern A haunting Holocaust autobiography has been reprinted for the first time in 20 years as a Penguin Classic. Childhood by Jona Oberski was originally published in April 1983 as Kinderjaren. The book recounts Oberski’s childhood, which was spent in the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. Jona […]

  • The “Eight Dresses Dinner”

    The “Eight Dresses Dinner”

    | October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Celebrating Simchas With Laughter, Love and Friendship By Marla Cushing | Special for the AJT My daughter became a bat mitzvah earlier this year.  As anyone in the Jewish community knows, this is an amazing accomplishment for our young adults and a tremendous source of pride and joy for every parent who watches their child lead […]

  • 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 […]

Digital Issue

Read the October 24, 2014 Digital Issue

| October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)
Read the October 24, 2014 Digital Issue

The Simchas Issue, Jews Making News, Pulitzer Prize Winner to Visit AA and Are There Aliens in the Torah?

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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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Community

The Middle East Erupts – Michael Medved – Oct 27th

| October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Middle East Erupts - Michael Medved - Oct 27th

“What Does it Mean, and What is Our Strategy” Best selling author and nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Michael Medved will be appearing at the Atlanta Jewish Academy tonight (Oct. 27) to moderate a Jewish Policy Center Event. Panelists also appearing include Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President of Research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies Michael Eisenstadt, Senior Fellow and Director, […]

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Jewish Kids Groups Wins Slingshot Award

| October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)
Jewish Kids Groups Wins Slingshot Award

Award Given for Organizations that are “Transforming the World” Special for the AJT The Slingshot Fund recognized the Jewish Kids Groups as one of the most innovative Jewish organizations in North America. Slingshot, which identifies organizations that are transforming the world in novel and interesting ways, made the announcement Monday in its 10th annual “Slingshot […]

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Education

AJA Proud of New Jaguars’ Performances

| October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)
AJA Proud of New Jaguars’ Performances

New Mascot Spurs Excellent Fall Sports Season Special for the AJT Atlanta Jewish Academy’s students devoted a lot of thought to the choice of a new mascot for their school. After many rounds of voting at the Middle School and Upper School, the Jaguar emerged as the favorite, with a clear mandate to go forth […]

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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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Arts & Life

The Real Shlomo

| October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Real Shlomo

New book reveals controversial private life of late Rabbi and musician Shlomo Carlebach Special for the AJT The Real Shlomo is published at the onset celebration of the 20th anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach on October 20, 1994. Since he was and is still very much “alive,” I feel an obligation to […]

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Shia Labeouf Converts to Christianity

| October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)
Shia Labeouf Converts to Christianity

Jewish Transformers Star Leaves Faith By Anna Streetman │Editorial Intern   Hollywood star Shia Labeouf has reportedly converted to Christianity. Labeouf says he came to this revelation while filming on the set of Fury, a war film set during WWII. He plays Boyd “Bible” Swan, a gunner and devout Christian. He stars alongside Brad Pitt […]

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Other Recent Articles

Jewish Federation Announces New Staff

Jewish Federation Announces New Staff

| October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Elizabeth Goldberg Hired as New Senior Director of General Campaign Special for the AJT The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta announced this week that Elizabeth Goldberg will join the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta professional family as the new Senior Director of General Campaign. Elizabeth received her BA in Political Science from Wheaton College, Norton, […]

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Emotional Abuse Often Hidden in Jewish Family Life

Emotional Abuse Often Hidden in Jewish Family Life

| October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Amy Lewis Bear Special for the AJT When we think of abuse in families, we think of physical abuse. I’ve been to domestic violence meetings at synagogues and other organizations where the emphasis is on physical assault. This sends the message that unless bodily harm is present, hurtful treatment is not abuse. But emotional […]

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Touch A Truck Festival Raises $14,000+ for Heart Health

Touch A Truck Festival Raises $14,000+ for Heart Health

| October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Greater Atlanta Hadassah’s Annual Event Enjoyed by Attendees Special for the AJT Abundant sunshine, festive balloons, clowns and a marching band created an atmosphere of fun and discovery that welcomed young visitors, their parents, grandparents and friends to Greater Atlanta Hadassah’s first ever Touch A Truck Family Festival to Benefit Heart Health, which took place […]

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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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Greater ATL Hadassah Supports Breast Cancer Research

Greater ATL Hadassah Supports Breast Cancer Research

| October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

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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Jews Making News: Stiller, Rudd

Jews Making News: Stiller, Rudd

| October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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