WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE PROGRAMS, SERVICES TO ALL OF ATLANTA

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT

 

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) completed the sale of Shirley Blumenthal Park (SBP), the MJCCA’s 32-acre campus in East Cobb, to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. Mt. Bethel UMC will use the site for a new private high school. The MJCCA had operated the East Cobb property for more than 25 years.

“The successful sale of property in East Cobb will help us move toward our goal of continued operational efficiency for the agency,” said Doug Kuniansky, president of the MJCCA. “The MJCCA remains committed to the East Cobb community, and will continue to provide programs and services to the entire Atlanta community, including East Cobb.”

Ongoing MJCCA services and partnerships that will continue in East Cobb include: The MJCCA’s award-winning East Cobb preschool, The Sunshine School (operated out of Temple Kol Emeth); cultural events and Jewish learning opportunities (at various synagogues); family programs (at local East Cobb establishments); and free bus transportation from East Cobb to more than 100 summer day camps at the main campus in Dunwoody.

Originally created in 1986, the MJCCA welcomed countless children and families to its preschool, camps, and sports programs at Shirley Blumenthal Park over the years. “This final sale now completes the process that began several years ago when we made the difficult, but responsible decision to sell Shirley Blumenthal Park and use its proceeds to better serve the greater Atlanta Jewish community, said Gail Luxenberg, CEO of the MJCCA. “We wish Mt Bethel continued success with the property.”

About the MJCCA
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is committed to strengthening the quality of life in Atlanta and is recognized as one of the most highly-regarded Jewish community centers in the nation. From preschoolers and adolescents, to young adults and seniors, the MJCCA offers unique and engaging programs, events, and services to more than 55,000 people annually. Please visit us at atlantajcc.org

Editor’s note: For more, contact Lora Sommer, MJCCA Public Relations Manager at (678)812.4078 or lora.sommer@atlantajcc.org.