By David R. Cohen | firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregation Or Hadash will celebrate its Sandy Springs home’s longtime history as an auto shop by hosting its second annual Kosher Kar Show on Sunday, May 31.
Proceeds will benefit the Or Hadash Men’s Club Homeless Shelter project and Sukkah Fund.
Vehicles of all types are welcome to enter the show. Awards will be handed out in three categories: people’s choice, rabbi’s choice and best in show. The entry fee is $18 per vehicle, but admission is free for spectators.
“This is a car show for all makes and models of cars, classics and modern, although there are usually more classics,” event co-chair Paul Flexner said. “Myself and the other co-chair of this event, Ted Marcus, are both classic car guys. I have three MGs, and he has a 1982 Corvette.”
In addition to the car show, an all-electric vehicle rally will be held; an award will go to the team with the most fuel-efficient score on the course.
Last year’s winner of the rally was the team of Errol Leibowitz and his son, David, driving a Nissan Leaf. Other winners included Tim Gaffney, whose MGA coupe won the rabbi’s choice award, and Mitch Frank’s Chevrolet Chevelle, which took home the people’s choice award.
Since Or Hadash was founded in 2003, the congregation has met at various locations in Sandy Springs. In 2010, the congregation purchased a vacant 24,000-square-foot Chevrolet paint and body shop on Trowbridge Road. After extensive renovations by architects Brian Bell and David Yocum, the space opened in 2013 as the full-time home of the 400-family Conservative congregation.
“This event really fits into the logic of Or Hadash,” Flexner said. “We are a collaborative community that encourages congregants to connect with each other through shared interests. We’re just a very active, engaged congregation that gets involved in doing all sorts of interesting things both in the Jewish and in the secular world.”
What: Kosher Kar Show
Where: Congregation Or Hadash, 7460 Trowbridge Road, Sandy Springs
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31
Cost: $18 to enter a vehicle, free for spectators