Community

Super Lawyers of 2014

| April 17, 2014 | Reply
Super Lawyers of 2014

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/
   Benjamin Fink, Alan Lubel, William Piercy, Charles Van Horn and Kenneth Winkler have been named to the Georgia Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Georgia for 2014. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. In addition, Neal Weinrich has been named to […]

The Importance of Acting Now – BDS

| April 17, 2014 | Reply
The Importance of Acting Now – BDS

/RABBI STEVE GUTOW/ //SPECIAL FOR THE AJT//   Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a two-state solution and seek to delegitimize the sovereign, Jewish State of Israel. In some cases, BDS becomes the […]

Education

Weber Wins N. American Jewish Law Competition

| April 17, 2014 | Reply
Weber Wins N. American Jewish Law Competition

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/   For the fifth time in six years (the last three consecutively), The Weber School has won first place in the Moot Beit Din (Jewish law) competition. This year’s competition was held in Kansas City with 22 Jewish high schools from across America and Canada competing. The Weber team consisted of […]

Davis Boys Take Championship

| April 17, 2014 | Reply
Davis Boys Take Championship

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/   The Davis Academy Boys Track and Field Team took home the first place trophy in the Metro Atlanta Athletic Conference (MAAC) Middle School Championship meet on Tues., April 8 at The Galloway School Track Complex. The Davis Lady Lions came in Second Place. The Davis Boys team won the championship […]

Arts & Life

Jews Making News: Andy Cohen Plays God in Gaga Video

| April 17, 2014 | Reply
Jews Making News: Andy Cohen Plays God in Gaga Video

/COMPILED BY ELIZABETH FRIEDLY/   Andy Cohen Plays God in Gaga Video Bravo network’s Andy Cohen scored a heavenly appearance in Lady Gaga’s new video/ short film, “G.U.Y.”  Fans can spot Cohen in the clouds as a shining deity above “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast members playing instruments to the song. Cohen is the […]

A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA

| April 16, 2014 | Reply
A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/   The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is pleased to present two special author events featuring Candy Spelling, New York Times bestselling author and television personality on May 7; and Joey Reiman, founder and CEO of the global consultancy, BrightHouse, an Atlanta-based company on May 20. Both events will […]

Columns

AJMF5 Recap

| April 8, 2014 | Reply
AJMF5 Recap

/BY BRAM BESSOFF/ //AJT CONTRIBUTOR//   We are sitting at Manny’s in the Highlands like we do every year the first Thursday after each AJMF Spring Festival, a tradition where the board meets for lunch and reviews what just went down. We all deemed it a huge success. AJMF5, the 5th annual Spring Festival, was […]

Proud to Choose Judaism

| March 27, 2014 | Reply
Proud to Choose Judaism

/BY EDEN FARBER/ //AJT CONTRIBUTOR//   There is absolutely nothing glamorous about donning tefillin in an airport. Truth be told, there’s usually not much glamor in airports. I would know—I’m sitting in one. It’s eight in the morning and I’m sitting in Chicago O’Hare airport, computer on my lap and backpack at hand. Airports are […]

D'Var Torah

The Unexpected Gift of Silence

| March 27, 2014 | Reply
The Unexpected Gift of Silence

/BY RABBI LAPIDUS/ //SPECIAL FOR THE AJT//   At almost every worship service at The Temple, we have a moment of silent prayer and reflection. I say “moment” and not “minute” because it is rarely a full minute, as people get antsy after about 20 seconds or so. Silence is not something we frequently have in […]

Forget the Mango

| February 20, 2014 | Reply
Forget the Mango

/BY GINNY ADAMS/ //AJT CONTRIBUTOR// The other night, I reached into our fruit and veggie basket to explore. My hands found a very soft, slightly speckled mango. It was late; I was hungry. Worried that it was going to beyond its ripeness, I cut into it with limited hope. It was the most beautiful mango […]

Business/Finance

New Jewish Loans to Be Made Available

| February 20, 2014 | Reply
New Jewish Loans to Be Made Available

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/ As of this March, applications for interest-free loans for post-secondary education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) will be available for the 2014-2015 school year from the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF). The application will be open to Jewish students in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia (excluding metro […]

JIFLA Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

| February 20, 2014 | Reply
JIFLA Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/ Since the Jewish Interest Free Loan (JIFLA) started four years ago, the non-profit has used $88,000 in loan capital to provide over $141,000 in loans, 99.7 percent of which are being paid back, money available to recycle and help other people in need. It is a remarkable concept and it works. […]

Recent Articles

Creative Aging Theater Production

Creative Aging Theater Production

| April 17, 2014 | Reply

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/   Residents of the Renaissance on Peachtree were Broadway-bound last evening as they took the stage to perform Dick Meredith’s comedy, “Misconceptions.” The cast, who ranged in age from 81 to 96-years-old performed to a standing room-only packed house in the Renaissance’s Starlight Theatre. The play was put on by Atlanta […]

Wedding: Weintraub & Stein

Wedding: Weintraub & Stein

| April 16, 2014 | Reply

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/    Rachel and Jon were married at congregation Shomrei Emunah in Baltimore, Md. on March 17, 2014. Rachel is the daughter of Louise and Alan Weintraub, and Jon is the son of Susie and Barry Stein. Rachel is getting her masters degree in speech language pathology at Towson University. Jonathan is […]

MJCCA 21st Annual Harris Jacobs Dream Run

MJCCA 21st Annual Harris Jacobs Dream Run

| April 16, 2014 | Reply

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/   On Sun., May 4, at 8 a.m., the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is proud to present the 21st Annual Harris Jacobs Dream. Run (HJDR) on the MJCCA’s Zaban Park campus. The popular community event features: 7:30 a.m. – Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk (Ages 12 and Under) 7:30 […]

Fannie Garber  89, Warner Robins

Fannie Garber 89, Warner Robins

| April 16, 2014 | Reply

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/  Fannie Rachel Davidson Garber died peacefully on April 8, 2014. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was loved by all. She is survived by daughter Eileen Garber Buckholtz (Howard), sons, Ronald Garber (Roxann) and Barry Garber, sister, Lillian Davidson Galler, and brother, Abe Davidson, grandchildren, David Buckholtz (Suzanne), Ryan […]

What’s Happening: Week of April 18, 2014

What’s Happening: Week of April 18, 2014

| April 16, 2014 | Reply

/AJT/   Sun., April 27 Yom HaShoah, the 49th Annual Community-Wide Holocaust Commemoration with featured speaker Norbert Friedman, acclaimed writer, teacher and survivor of 11 concentration camps. Rain or shine. In honor of Yom HaShoah, The Breman will be open and free to the public. Sun., April 27, 11 a.m. Memorial to the Six Million […]

Albert Maslia  82, Atlanta

Albert Maslia 82, Atlanta

| April 16, 2014 | Reply

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/     Albert David Maslia passed away on April 9, 2014, six days after his 82nd birthday. Albert was the son of Rachel and David Maslia of blessed memory and is predeceased by his brother Victor D. Maslia. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Menashe Maslia; brother, Dan D. Maslia; […]

How Coca–Cola became Kosher

How Coca–Cola became Kosher

| April 10, 2014 | Reply

/ALEX IDOV/ //SPECIAL FOR THE AJT// Two years before my great-grandmother was born in the beautiful  southern city of Atlanta, GA, John Pemberton was busy introducing his new flavorful and fizzy concoction – and lucky for us, a concoction that would one day become kosher…. The year was 1886, and Pemberton, a Confederate veteran of […]

B’nai B’rith Condemns U.N Human Rights Council

B’nai B’rith Condemns U.N Human Rights Council

| April 10, 2014 | Reply

/FROM B’NAI B’RITH/   B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement: B’nai B’rith International condemns the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the five anti-Israel resolutions passed on March 28 as the council closed its 25th session. The council continues to discredit itself with these latest resolutions, as no other country—including unsurpassed human rights […]

The Release of Jonathan Pollard

The Release of Jonathan Pollard

| April 10, 2014 | Reply

/BY RIVKA COHEN/ //SPECIAL FOR THE AJT//   “Mr. Obama, it doesn’t look good that only the Jew is still in jail after so many years,” said Moshe Feiglin to 1,000 Israelis protesting Jonathan Pollard’s 29 year imprisonment. Pollard, a former U.S. intelligence analyst, was imprisoned by the United States government in 1987 for passing […]

Win Free Movie Pass – Walking with the Enemy

Win Free Movie Pass – Walking with the Enemy

| April 10, 2014 | Reply

/AJT/   Win Free Movie Passes! Enter to win now for special screening. The Atlanta Jewish Times is now offering free tickets for the Atlanta promo screening of thrilling WWII drama, “Walking with the Enemy,”starring Ben Kingsley. The screening will be on Wed., April 23 at 7 p.m. at the regal Perimeter Pointe. The aJT’s […]

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