BY DAVID S. COVELL / SPECIAL FOR THE AJT // One of the first decisions of planning your wedding will be whether to “go kosher” or just do it the “regular” way. After all, many believe that kosher can be of poor quality and only my Uncle Saul from Miami keeps kosher.
By Rabbi Albert Slomovitz / Special for AJT // This month marks Gail and my 40th wedding anniversary. Thinking about this blessed occasion, I began to count the many changes of location we made along the way. It is an amazingly high number.
/ SPECIAL FOR THE AJT // In an effort to further enrich the educational and technology skills and experience for Epstein students, all students in grades first through eighth at The Epstein School participated in Computer Science Education Week’s An Hour of Code.
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.
BY ANNA WISHNEFF, OF JF&CS / SPECIAL FOR THE AJT// You look at your calendar for next month and realize you have a baby shower one weekend, followed the next week with a housewarming and then a birthday party. With so many simchas, how can one find a way to consistently add a personal touch to […]
/ AJT // Schreiber’s Golden Globe, Charity Honor Liev Schreiber, of Showtime’s “Ray Donavon,” was recently honored at Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) event Children at Heart Gala benefit and celebrity fantasy auction.
BY SHAINDLE SCHMUCKLER / SPECIAL FOR THE AJT // I had to make my weekly stop at the gas station. I am quite choosey about which gas stations I frequent and I only frequent those which meet my particular requirements.
BY AL SHAMS / AJT CONTRIBUTOR // Like many Jewish people in Atlanta, I have been a synagogue member for many years, but did not attend services on a regular basis until the last 10 years.
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 // Jonathan and Rachel Halitsky of Sandy Springs proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Hazel Samara, on March 19, 2013. Hazel weighed in at 8 lbs, 1oz and was 20in long. She is the granddaughter of Stanley and Debbie Sonenshine of Sandy Springs, GA and Richard and Babs Halitsky of Morganville, […]
/ AJT // Diana Kathryn Miller and Daniel Eli Miller were married on Sat., May 4, 2013 at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. Steven Shields of Duluth, Ga., officiated. The bride is the daughter of Susan and Kenneth Miller of Tucker, Ga. The bridegroom is the son of Adrienne Miller of Atlanta, and […]
/ AJT // The Bat Mitzvah of Cara Paige Miller was celebrated on March 23, 2013 at Congregation Gesher L’Torah, in Alpharetta, Ga. Cara is the daughter of Elana and Todd Miller. Cara has two brothers, Grant, 10, and Justin, 7, and a sister, Alexis, 4. She is the granddaughter of Alan and Yvonne Hill, and […]
/ AJT // Jessica and Alex Kalish welcome Shane Levitt born on November 20, 2013. He weighed 10 pounds and 5 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Shane is the grandson of Claire Peck of Sandy Springs, Stan Kalish of Atlantaand Marc and Janet Broad of Marietta. Great-grandmothers are Ruth Etkin of Boca Raton […]
/ AJT // Mazel Tov to Zachary Reisman on becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Nov. 9, 2013. He was called to the Torah at Congregation Beth Shalom. Zachary is the son of Dr. Gerald and Lisa Reisman, of Sandy Springs and grandson to Shirley and Donald Reisman of Atlanta and Ms. Pearl Gordon of […]
/ AJT // Michael Benjamin Glatzer and Dania Liebergesell of Virginia were married on May 10, 2013 in Annapolis, Md. Following the private immediate-family ceremony was a dinner at Carrol’s Creek Restaurant, which overlooks the Annapolis City Marina. The groom is the son of Larry and Judy Glatzer of Bethlehem, Ga. and the grandson […]
/ AJT // Rebecca K. Glatzer of Atlanta was named by Atlanta Business Chronicle, in their Oct. 17, 2013 issue “Who’s Who In Law 2013,” as one of the “100 Most Influential Individuals, Who are Leading The Way in Metro Atlanta’s Legal Industry.” Rebecca, is the Immediate Past President of The Stonewall Bar Association […]
/ AJT // Samuel Atticus Fialkow celebrated becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Feb. 16, 2013 at Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Rabbis Neil Sandler and Laurence Rosenthal officiated. Samuel is the son of Stacy and Emanuel Fialkow. He is the grandson of Debby and Alan Fialkow of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Shirley Glickman of Miami, Fla. and […]
/ AJT // Maurice “Moishe” Draluck and Sharon “Cookie” Levy Draluck celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 8, 2013. They were married in 1953 at Shearith Israel Synagogue in Atlanta, where they are still members. Their children Allan and Lori Struletz, Jerry and Enid Draluck, and Mark and Betsy Popkin; and their grandchildren Adam […]
/ AJT // The Anna and Abe Blass family has been getting together for the past 60 years to celebrate Chanukah together. The original group back in 1953 had about 20 participants. This past Thanksgiving had 63 of the total 68 family members come together from eight states to Dunwoody to celebrate the joint Thanksgiving/ […]