Congregation Etz Chaim will hold its sixth-annual Artisans@theEtz on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The community is invited to meet over 40 artists displaying and selling their original works in the fields of pottery, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, mixed media and fabric.

Doreen Rappaport

What’s more, in addition to the always-amazing art show, the free event also features several special opportunities:

  • At 12:15 p.m., the Etz Chaim Men’s Club will dedicate the synagogue’s new Holocaust Memorial Garden (see opposite page).
  • MJCCA Book Festival author Doreen Rappaport will speak at 1 p.m. on her book “Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of the Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust.”
  • Children’s book author Robin Gordon will be featured at 3 p.m. as she discusses her most recent work, “Lift: A Gosling’s First Flight.” The book earned Gordon the 48th-annual “Children’s Book Author of the Year” award from the Georgia Writer’s Association, the oldest literary awards association in the Southeastern United States.
  • In their yearly effort to offer a community service project to children, Etz Chaim and the Artisans@theEtz committee are supporting Operation Homefront. In recognition of Veteran’s Day, kids can make holiday cards for U.S. veterans; additionally, 10 percent of all of the show’s raffle proceeds will go to OH.

Art show visitors are also invited to bring requested items for deployed troops (as outlined on the art show website under event schedule; see artisansattheetz.com).

  • Finally, the Phillip Michael Silverman Memorial Endowment is sponsoring a bone marrow drive in conjunction with Artisans@theEtz. By registering potential donors at Congregation Etz Chaim on behalf of the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, the lives of patients suffering from various blood cancers and diseases could be saved.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60 and in general good health, you are eligible to be screened; the process is as simple as the swab of a cheek.

FROM CONGREGATION ETZ CHAIM / For the Atlanta Jewish Times

Editor’s note: Questions regarding Artisans at the Etz can be directed to artisans@etzchaim.net.