• Bull Durham Premiering at Alliance Theatre September 2014

    Bull Durham Premiering at Alliance Theatre September 2014

    | August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

    The new musical based on the popular film premieres September 3rd –                         Bull Durham, a new musical based on the popular film, is coming to the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta on September 3 until October 5, 2014. The production is directed by Kip […]

  • The Army of Hashem Wears Reeboks

    The Army of Hashem Wears Reeboks

    | August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

    EVERY SON AND DAUGHTER OF ISRAEL NEEDS YOUR HELP BY SHLOMO PINKUS: AJT ISRAEL CORRESPONDENT   We have been seeing pictures of war in the newspapers and hearing about the soldiers and their families during these trying times. We see them in uniform going honorably and bravely into battle, clearing tunnels, and trying their hardest to […]

  • Reflections on the Gaza War

    Reflections on the Gaza War

    | August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

    AM YISRAEL CHAI! By DENA ARNOVITZ: SPECIAL FOR THE AJT I just feel the need to write one more time to reflect about what is going on and how we are feeling in these tough times. It is so important for people around the globe who aren’t here to feel and see for themselves, so I […]

  • Hamas Admits to Intimidating Journalists

    Hamas Admits to Intimidating Journalists

    | August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

    JOURNALISTS PROHIBITED FROM REPORTING ANYTHING DETRIMENTAL TO HAMAS BY JOSHUA LEVITT REPUBLISHED FROM THE ALGEMEINER Hamas spokeswoman Isra Al-Mudallal, head of foreign relations in the Hamas Information Ministry, on August 14, told Lebanon’s satellite broadcaster Mayadeen TV that journalists who filmed missile launch sites were given a chance to change their stories, or deported from […]

  • Atlanta Jewish Academy Opens Its Doors

    Atlanta Jewish Academy Opens Its Doors

    | August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

    NEW YEAR, NEW SCHOOL SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Atlanta Jewish Academy has started off the school year as the only infant-12th grade Jewish day school in Atlanta. On the first day of school, the student body greeted the school’s new beginning with excitement. On Sunday, August 10, AJA’s Greenfield Early Childhood, Lower School, and Middle […]

  • Pace Academy Opens Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School

    Pace Academy Opens Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School

    | August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

    THE DREAM BECOMES A REALITY SPECIAL FOR THE AJT After a two-year capital campaign themed “Aim High,” on August 18, Pace Academy officially opened the Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School, a state-of-the-art, 75,000-square-foot facility on the school’s W. Paces Ferry Road campus. The campaign raised more than $35 million through 1,300 gifts from individual […]

  • Energiya Global exploring Georgia as possible Solar Power Hub

    Energiya Global exploring Georgia as possible Solar Power Hub

    | August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

    ISRAELI BASED COMPANY AIMS TO BRING COMMERCIAL SOLAR POWER TO THE SOUTHEAST BY DAVID COHEN MANAGING EDITOR AJT   Atlanta may soon be the new epicenter of solar power in the United States. President and CEO of Israeli based Energiya Global, Yosef Abramowitz visited this week at the invitation of Governor Nathan Deal and Consul General of Israel […]

  • Jews Making News: Feldman Stars in Upcoming Thriller

    Jews Making News: Feldman Stars in Upcoming Thriller

    | August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

    BEN FELDMAN STARS IN UPCOMING THRILLER Coming to theaters August 29, As Above, So Below, is an independent horror film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Universal Pictures. Written by John Erick and Drew Dowdle, the thriller stars Mad Men’s Ben Feldman. Feldman plays an explorer who ventures to France to examine the miles […]

Digital Issue

Read the August 22, 2014 Digital Edition

| August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)
Read the August 22, 2014 Digital Edition

This issue is our Synagogue Directory issue.

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Read the August 15, 2014 Digital Issue

| August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)
Read the August 15, 2014 Digital Issue

Atlanta, Then and Now

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Community

Pledge Riders Roll into Atlanta

| September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)
Pledge Riders Roll into Atlanta

Riders take the Pledge of NEVER AGAIN Sept. 2nd in Atlanta               The Sabra Riders have planned a stop in Atlanta for The Pledge Ride 2014, Holocaust remembrance Rally to be held Tuesday, September 2nd at Centennial Olympic Park.  Riders from as far north as Canada and New York, West Texas, and Florida […]

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Bull Durham Premiering at Alliance Theatre September 2014

| August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)
Bull Durham Premiering at Alliance Theatre September 2014

The new musical based on the popular film premieres September 3rd –                         Bull Durham, a new musical based on the popular film, is coming to the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta on September 3 until October 5, 2014. The production is directed by Kip […]

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Education

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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JELF Awards Interest-Free Loans to Jewish Students in Need

| July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)
JELF Awards Interest-Free Loans to Jewish Students in Need

A GIFT THAT TRULY KEEPS ON GIVING SPECIAL FOR THE AJT The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) announced that it will be awarding interest-free loans, totaling $705,000, to 183 students for the 2014-15 academic year, including $233K to students from Georgia. JELF’s interest-free loans are intended to fill the gap between the cost of education […]

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Arts & Life

The MJCCA Presents “Making it Personal – Torah Text Study Reflections”

| August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)
The MJCCA Presents “Making it Personal – Torah Text Study Reflections”

Incorporating Biblical Texts with Artistic Interpretations  -  “Making it Personal – Torah Text Study Reflections,”the exhibition currently on display in the MJCCA’s Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery, features the works of 20 students in the pilot program of the Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning, studying the “Shiv’im Panim: The Seventy Faces of Meaning”curriculum. The exhibition […]

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The Mindful Caregiver – Understanding Palliative and Hospice Care and How It Can Help

| August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Mindful Caregiver - Understanding Palliative and Hospice Care and How It Can Help

PROVIDE YOUR LOVED ONE WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE BY NANCY KRISEMAN, LCSW AJT CONTRIBUTOR Most caregivers don’t really want to think about planning for end-of-life-care with their loved one. Yet, adding palliative care or hospice as a part of a caregiver’s circle of support can make a huge difference for both the caregiver and […]

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Other Recent Articles

What's Happening: Week of Sept 4th

What’s Happening: Week of Sept 4th

| September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

          THURS., Sept 4 Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Isser New. Join the residents and associates at the Carlton Senior Living on 690 Mt. Vernon Road for a Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Isser New Thursday September 4 12:30 -1:30.  RSVP by Tuesday September 2 to rfarrow@insigniaseniorliving.com.  (Kosher lunch $9) SAT., […]

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Tom Price Visits Atlanta Jewish Times

Tom Price Visits Atlanta Jewish Times

| August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

U.S. Representative Tom Price visited the AJT office on Friday, August 22nd U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, Tom Price visited the Atlanta Jewish Times office in Sandy Springs Friday. He sat down and spoke with a few staff members here on a variety of topics ranging from Israel and the Middle East to […]

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Tom Keating

The History behind the Irish-Jewish People

| August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

THE BLEND OF TWO CULTURES BY TOM KEATING SPECIAL FOR THE AJT   I went to Ireland recently to answer an unusual Jewish question. Why had a mayor of Limerick renovated an obscure Jewish cemetery that has only eleven graves? Before I spent twenty days on the Emerald Isle, including two in this west coast […]

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Touch A Truck Family Festival: Sunday, September 7th

Touch A Truck Family Festival: Sunday, September 7th

| August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Greater Atlanta Hadassah’s Touch A Truck Festival to take place Sunday September 7th at 11:00 a.m.                 Greater Atlanta Hadassah’s first-ever Touch A Truck Family Festival to Benefit Heart Health takes place on Sunday, September 7 at Centennial High School (9310 Scott Road, Roswell, GA 30076).  This family-friendly […]

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Great Contributions Made by Jewish Atlantans

Great Contributions Made by Jewish Atlantans

| August 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

CHANGING SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND CULTURAL LIFE BY SANDY BERMAN SPECIAL FOR THE AJT It is hard to imagine what Jacob Haas and Henry Levi, Atlanta’s first Jewish settlers, would think of their city today. Undoubtedly, they would be amazed by the growth of the Jewish population and by the contributions made by their co-religionists. […]

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Read the August 8, 2014 Digital Issue

Read the August 8, 2014 Digital Issue

| August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

40 Under 40, AJT honoring young leaders in our community for their hard work.

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Hundreds Show Support for Israel

Hundreds Show Support for Israel

| August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

HOSTED BY AMERICANS UNITED WITH ISRAEL & FIDF SPECIAL FOR THE AJT On Sunday, August 10, hundreds of people gathered at the East Cobb Pavilion in Marietta to show their solidarity in response to the Gaza conflict. Speakers included Kaylene Rudy, Founder and President of Americans United with Israel; Garry Sobel, Chair for the Southeast […]

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Miracles of Gaza War

Miracles of Gaza War

| August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

DIVINE INTERVENTION PROTECTS THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL BY RABBI MARK HILLEL KUNIS SPECIAL FOR THE AJT Jewish history is steeped in miracles — all expressions of G-d’s love. It began with the plagues in Egypt and the crossing of the Red Sea. It continued with Moses bringing forth water from a rock and Joshua crumbling […]

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The Royal Bagel Leaves Lasting Impact

The Royal Bagel Leaves Lasting Impact

| August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH MORE THAN JUST BAGELS BY DAVID COHEN AJT CONTRIBUTOR For over 20 years, The Royal Bagel was an Atlanta institution. When it opened in 1974, most locals didn’t know what a bagel was. When the doors closed for the final time in 1997, the bagel shop founded by Michael, Kenny and Rose […]

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The Growth of LaVista Road

The Growth of LaVista Road

| August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

SHULS, KOSHER EATERIES, AND YESHIVAS, OH MY BY CHANA SHAPIRO SPECIAL FOR THE AJT When we decided to move to Atlanta from New York in 1976, we tried to prepare ourselves for the world of Tara and grits. For the record, I had never tasted okra or heard the word “kudzu,” but I was not […]

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The Evolution of Etz Chaim

The Evolution of Etz Chaim

| August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

HOW ITS GROWTH IMPACTED ATLANTA’S JEWISH COMMUNITY BY RABBI SHALOM LEWIS AJT CONTRIBUTOR I have spent more than half my life as a resident of Dixie, with two native born children. Full disclosure would indicate that I was born just across the bridge from Philadelphia in West Jersey Hospital in Southern Jersey, and so, I […]

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The Importance of Legacy Giving

The Importance of Legacy Giving

| August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS SPECIAL FOR THE AJT As members of Atlanta’s strong Jewish community, we all stand on the shoulders of giants. Today we see evidence of the vision, passion and dedication of generations before ours in the institutions, programs and values that keep our community thriving. L’dor v’dor is one of […]

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AJT's 2014 40 Under 40 Winners

AJT’s 2014 40 Under 40 Winners

| August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

In an era when all we seem to see in the media is bad news, it is refreshing to report some good news and recognize those individuals who persevere and focus on the positive things in life. The Atlanta Jewish Times believes it is important to highlight these young leaders in our community and honor […]

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Clergy Under 40

Clergy Under 40

| August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Our congregational clergy are such an important part of our community that it is difficult to compare the vital role that they play and their efforts and accomplishments to the work that the rest of us do. As such, the Atlanta Jewish Times wants to separately and specifically thank and honor two rabbis and one […]

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The Self-made Man

The Self-made Man

| August 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

THE TRUTH BEHIND THIS MYTH BY AL SHAMS AJT CONTRIBUTOR It is very popular in U.S. business to talk about the “self-made man.” The individual, who against all odds, entirely by himself, achieves great success. Perhaps this image came out of the “old west,” when you picture a cowboy braving harsh weather, loneliness and rustlers […]

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A Life of Community Service and Volunteerism

A Life of Community Service and Volunteerism

| August 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

WHAT G-D REALLY WANTS FROM US BY RABBI PAUL DAVID KERBEL AJT CONTRIBUTOR If we look at the history of Judaism and of Jewish communities, one of the hallmarks of our people is the responsibility we take for providing for the needs of our community – Jewish education, collecting tzedakah, burying of our loved ones […]

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