WHATS HAPPENING: Week of 11-17-14 What’s Happening in the Atlanta Jewish Community this month!

FRI., Nov 21

Celtic Thunder Performing at Woodruff Arts Center. The international singing sensation Celtic Thunder announces its upcoming North American Tour, coming to Symphony Hall at Woodruff Arts Center Friday, November 21 at 8 p.m. The group performs with a full symphony orchestra and will perform songs from their new CD, Holiday Symphony. For information about the Celtic Thunder – Symphony Tour of North America in Fall 2014 visit celticthunder.com/tour.

Shabbat, Me & Rabbi G. Bring your children to enjoy a Shabbat-related activity and story at the MJCCA Srochi Discovery Center followed by songs and blessings with Rabbi Glusman and a visit from the Weinstein School Shabbat Dinosaur. Challah and grape juice will be served. Friday, November 21, 5 – 6 p.m. at MJCCA/Zaban Park. Free and open to the community. Contact: Rabbi Glusman, 678.812.4161, Rabbi.Glusman@atlantajcc.org

Sun., Nov 23

Randy and Caroline Gold of Jewish Gene Screen To Speak at AJA. The first presentation of AJA’s Community Speakers series features Caroline and Randy Gold, founders of Jewish Gene Screen. The Golds will share the story of their personal journey, and how JScreen evolved as a result. Saliva screening kits will be available for on-site or take-home testing, as well as gift certificates for a test kit for yourself or a loved one. Sun., Nov. 23, 10:00 am at Atlanta Jewish Academy, 5200 Northland Dr., Sandy Springs. For more information, contact Jill Ovadia at (770) 451-5299, ext. 204, or jovadia@atljewishacademy.org

Tues., Nov 25 and Dec 2

A Healthy Future: Your Diet and Your Children. Parents want the very best for their children, yet the list of pediatric health problems is getting longer. Nutrition establishes the foundation for the health of our kids, but requires understanding of the relationship between foods and common health problems, and the physiological needs of our children. Learn how to nourish yourself and your children so that you can both thrive. Location: CMCH Preschool Building from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Cost: $20 per session.

Thurs., Nov 27

MJCCA Turbo Turkey Workout. Get ready for your Thanksgiving feast with a turbo-charged interval workout. Join us on Thanksgiving morning, November 27, from 8:30-10 a.m., for an intense, 90-minute class guaranteed to help combat your holiday splurging. If you have out-of-town guests, bring them with you. Reserve your spot today by contacting DeAnne Jacobson, 678.812.4025, Deanne.Jacobson@atlantajcc.org. Thursday, Nov 27, 8:30 – 10 a.m at MJCCA (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, Ga.)

Sun., Dec 7

Or VeShalom Hosts 39th Annual Hanukkah Bazaar. Or VeShalom Synagogue celebrates its 100th anniversary and will host its 39th Annual Hanukkah Bazaar on Sunday, December 7th from 11am- 5pm. Guests can sample authentic Sephardic/Mediterranean cuisine and hand made delicacies and pastries for dine in or take-out lunch and for an early dinner. Come browse and shop at booths featuring local art, jewelry, crafts, used books, and much more. This year children will enjoy an expanded art and game room, and everyone can have a chance to win a cash 50/50 raffle. Admission is $3.00 at the door. Or VeShalom Synagogue (1681 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.)

Sun., Dec 14

AJA Presents Michael Thompson, Understanding Your Child’s Social World from Birth. Atlanta Jewish Academy’s flagship parenting event features Michael Thompson, noted psychologist and bestselling author, as he discusses Understanding Your Child’s Social World from Birth through Young Adulthood. Mr. Thompson, a noted psychologist, consultant, and international speaker, is the author of nine books including the bestseller Raising Cain. Sun., Dec. 14, 7:00 pm at Atlanta Jewish Academy. There is no charge for this community event, but RSVPs are requested and seats are limited. For more information, contact Jill Rosner at jrosner@atljewishacademy.org or (404) 843-9900.

Thurs., Dec 18

Chanukah Party at East Cobb Park. Join Chabad of Cobb in building and lighting Atlanta’s Tallest Lego Menorah! Live music and Chanukah treats.  No charge. Schedule – 5:30 p.m. Lego Menorah Build, 6.00 p.m. Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration. Thursday, December 18 at East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Rd., Marietta, Ga  30068.