Community

Creative Aging Theater Production

| April 17, 2014 | Reply
Creative Aging Theater Production

/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 […]

How Coca–Cola became Kosher

| April 10, 2014 | Reply
How Coca–Cola became Kosher

/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 […]

Education

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 […]

GHA in Wonderland

| March 27, 2014 | Reply
GHA in Wonderland

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/   The halls and auditorium are buzzing with activity as the GHA Players prepare for the presentation of their newest musical, “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” on April 2, 3, and 6. Preparations are widespread, as the production has a cast of 43 students. With the addition of the almost entirely student-based […]

Arts & Life

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 […]

Win Free Movie Pass – Walking with the Enemy

| April 10, 2014 | Reply
Win Free Movie Pass – Walking with the Enemy

/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 […]

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

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; […]

Wedding: Rosenthal & Mack

Wedding: Rosenthal & Mack

| April 8, 2014 | Reply

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/   Congratulations to recent newlyweds, Emily Rosenthal and Al Mack. Emily is the daughter of Mark and Phyllis Rosenthal of Atlanta. She is also the granddaughter of Zelda Bidnick and the late Morris Bidnick of St. Louis, and the late Betty and Bert Rosenthal of Clearwater, Fla. Al is the son […]

Father of the Year

Father of the Year

| April 8, 2014 | Reply

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/  Atlanta’s Fathers Day Council has selected Albert Tarica as one of its 2014 Father of the Year Honorees. Albert will be honored at an event June 12 at TWELVE Hotel Atlantic Station with proceeds supporting the American Diabetes Association. He is a partner in the public accounting firm of Tarica & […]

Joan Kaplan Surprised with Community Service Award

Joan Kaplan Surprised with Community Service Award

| April 8, 2014 | Reply

/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/   Speechless is not a word typically used to describe outgoing real estate agent Joan Kaplan – however, when the DeKalb Association of Realtors recently awarded her the prestigious Clark Harrison Community Service Award she remembers being both speechless and flabbergasted, since she was nominated without her knowledge by her business partner, […]

Lawrence Klinger  84, Atlanta

Lawrence Klinger 84, Atlanta

| April 8, 2014 | Reply

/AJT/   Lawrence “Larry ” M. Klinger, age 84, of Atlanta died on April 1, 2014. He is survived by his adoring wife of 56 years, Myrna Klinger; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Kim Klinger and Stan and Eve Klinger, all of Atlanta; grandchildren, Jessica, Katherine, Amanda, Grayson, and Ransom; nieces, Jo Miriam Katz Worley, Trudy […]

Edna Bikoff  98, Sandy Springs

Edna Bikoff 98, Sandy Springs

| April 8, 2014 | Reply

/AJT/   Edna Lazarus Bikoff, 98, of Sandy Springs, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Celia and Louis Lazarus, of blessed memory, she grew up in Buffalo and western NY. Edna graduated from Hutchinson High School at 16 and began working so she could help her family during […]

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