BY BRAM BESSOFF / AJT CONTRIBUTOR // When you think rap, usually the last thing that comes to mind is orthodox Judaism, but there is a short list of Chassidic rappers lining the country, and even fewer of them are black.
/ SPECIAL FOR THE AJT // The Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta (JWFA) collected and distributed nearly $3,000 to Jewish families in need of food aid on the evening of Dec. 5.
BY LEAH BRAUNSTEIN LEVY / SPECIAL FOR THE AJT // The Greenfield Hebrew Academy was delighted to host a two-man show performed completely in Hebrew and starring Elad Mizrahi and Keren Meiri of the Orna Porat Theater for Children and Youth, based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
/ SPECIAL FOR THE AJT // The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s (MJCCA) award-winning East Cobb preschool, the Sunshine School, recently participated in several prestigious early childhood conferences.
/ AJT // Israeli actress, Gal Gadot has been announced as the new Wonder Woman in the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman,” sequel to 2013’s “Man of Steel.”
/ AJT // Adam Brody, of “The O.C.” fame, recently became engaged to his girlfriend, actress Leighton Meester (best known for “Gossip Girl”). The couple, who met on the set of their film “The Oranges,” celebrated earlier last month with a party in Los Angeles.
BY CHANA SHAPIRO / AJT CONTRIBUTOR // When the Pinkus family down the street moved to Israel, we had a chance to do an easy mitzvah – my favorite kind. I know we should joyfully do the hard stuff, like harvesting bamboo for community sukkahs or driving vans of preteens to out-of-town conventions and chaperoning […]
BY RACHEL LAVICTOIRE / AJT CONTRIBUTOR// Just yesterday, my suitemate, sitting curled up on our purple arm chair, let out a long sigh and said, “Man, my sleep schedule is just way off right now.”
BY RABBI DR. ANALIA BORTZ / AJT // Genesis 34 is at the heart of the story of Dinah’s rape. Dinah’s rape is seen in the Bible as a dishonor to the good name of Jacob’s dynasty. Yes, you heard it right.
BY RABBI RONALD BLUMING / AJT // This week’s Torah reading, Vayetze, describes a turning point in the life of our patriarch, Jacob. As Jacob begins his journey to Haran, he is most fearful about things in his past, present and future. He has regrets about the incident with his brother, Esau, during which Jacob […]
SPECIAL FOR THE AJT As Americans prepare for the extremely rare convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving on Nov. 28, ModernTribe.com, an online Judaica retailer based in Atlanta, has been working round the clock to satisfy demand for several exclusive products the company developed for the occasion. National media coverage of the company’s exclusive Woodstock-inspired tee […]
SPECIAL FOR THE AJT // Atlanta community leader, entrepreneur and mediator, Cary Rosenthal, has released his recently authored “Preventing, Preparing, Pursuing,” a how-to book aimed at helping the average person navigate the realities of potentially ending up in a small claims court. Rosenthal, a 50-year-resident of Atlanta who makes his home in Sandy Springs, served […]
/ AJT // It comes with great sadness to announce the loss of one of our greatest supporters to the Land of Israel and the Jewish Community. The Cain Family has supported Israel and the Jewish community, through their volunteering and advocacy for many years. The Southern Christian community is an invaluable partner for the […]
/ AJT // Kurt Max Elkan, born in Nuremberg, Germany, July 31, 1921, died at the age of 92, on Dec. 4 in Marietta. He was predeceased by his wife, Inge, and son, Marc. Kurt is survived by his daughter, Sandra Cummings and her husband Stephen; and daughter-in-law, Mindy Elkan. He was loved and will […]
/ AJT // Gerald “Gerry” Shuman, a most wonderful son, husband, father, zadye, brother, uncle, and friend died on Dec. 2, 2013 following a lengthy illness. He was born on Jan. 1, 1942 and raised in Atlanta. He was a graduate of Grady High School and Georgia State University, served in the U.S. Marine Corp, and […]
/ AJT // Gail Paller, age 65, of Atlanta, died Nov. 15, 2013. She was a friend to all. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Jennifer Paller of Atlanta, and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. at the home of Matthew and Jennifer Paller. Arrangements by Dressler’s […]
/ AJT // Esther O. Serwitz, age 103, of Atlanta, died Dec. 7. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rubin Serwitz, of blessed memory. Survivors include her sons: Arthur (Joyce) Serwitz, DVM of Birmingham, Ala. and Dr. Morrie Serwitz, Atlanta; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Serwitz was the oldest living member of […]
/ AJT // The Honorable Elliott A. Shoenthal, 55, passed away on Dec. 1, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Fran, daughters Rachel and Rebecca, and sister, Barbara Dolin and faithful dog, Tess. Elliott was a native of Greensboro, N.C. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at […]
/ AJT // Dora Berger, 88, of Atlanta, passed away Dec. 4, 2013. Survivors include her loving husband of 65 years, Edwin Berger; daughter and son-in-law, Iris Berger Silver and Jerry Silver, Atlanta; four grandchildren and their spouses : Brian and Mara Silver, Michael Silver, Jodi and Jason Loar and Jordan Silver along with five […]
BY BRAM BESSOFF/AJT CONTRIBUTOR// Supposedly Thanksgivukkah will not happen again for another 70,000 plus years – or until the year 79811 to be exact.
/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT// Democratic School is part of the Sudbury system and its unique approach to education includes the complete freedom of students in grades K-12 to study whatever interests them.
/SPECIAL FOR AJT// VIP Day is a wonderful tradition for The Epstein School family. It is a day when the students are able to share their exciting world at Epstein with the Very Important People in their lives.