Despite persistent rain of late, the Atlanta Braves game against the Washington Nationals on Sunday, May 21, was played on schedule. Although the hometown team lost 3-2, the good news was that the Atlanta Kosher Commission-sponsored Kosher Day proceeded as planned for the first time at SunTrust Park, including kosher food prepared and sold by Keith’s Corner Bar-B-Que.

The game was played less than a month after Atlanta Jewish Academy had its own celebration of Jewish sports among its Upper School students, who had their graduation after the AJT went to press Tuesday, May 23 (look for coverage at and in next week’s newspaper). AJA honored all its athletes at a ceremony April 27, presented scholarship awards to wrestler Josh Italiaander and basketball player Naomi Moosai, and named basketball player Shaun Regenbaum and volleyball and basketball player Brooke Ratner its student athletes of the year.

Photos by Eli Gray

Donnie Grossblatt digs into a kosher dog at Kosher Day at SunTrust Park.


Josh Italiaander receives the AJA male scholarship award. He also was given the coaches award for wrestling.


Naomi Moosai accepts the AJA female scholarship award. She also got the coaches award for girls basketball.