Mon., July 8

Congregation Ariel Sisterhood Bracha Party, thanking Hashem for His bounty. Mon., July 8, 8 p.m. Free, sponsorships available. Private residence. abunder@gmail.com.

Wed., July 10

Commemorating Georgia’s Jewish Beginnings, AJC freelancer Carolyn Wildes Cunningham discussing early Jewish settlers of Savannah; co-sponsored by the Breman Museum and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia. Wed., July 10, 6 p.m. $15 (free for Museum members). The Breman Museum. (678) 222-3700.

Thurs., July 11

Teen Community Service at the Weinstein Center, join TCS for day of social, recreational and educational activities with older adults; teens earn four community service hours. Thurs., July 11, 10 a.m. Pre-registration required. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. amy.helman-darley@atlantajcc.org.

Edgewise Speaker Series: Maxine Taylor, best-selling author and Georgia’s first licensed astrologer presents “You Are Fabulous – Deal With It.” Thurs., July 11, 10:30 a.m. Free for members, $5 non-members. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. lilly.mahana@atlantajcc.org.

Fri., July 12

Dive into Shabbat, celebrate Shabbat at the MJCCA’s outdoor pool. Fri., July 12, 5 p.m. Free, open to the community; bring your own picnic or purchase from Goodfriend’s Grill. brian.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

Friday Night Fever: Mediterranean Madness with falafel and Israeli cocktails following services. Fri., July 12, 7 p.m. Congregation Beth Tefillah. (404) 843-2464.

Avenue Jew, A Puppet Shabbat, family-friendly services created by Kehillah members. Fri., July 12, 7:30 p.m. Temple Kehillat Chaim. michaelsobel@yahoo.com.

Sat., July 13

Jewish StarFrom Noah to Tnuvah, discussion with guest speaker Yossi Wolfson on Jewish teachings, sustainable food and plant-based diets. Sat., July 13, 12:30 p.m. Congregation Or Hadash. (404) 250-3338.

Sun., July 14

Secrets of the Lost Temple, lecture with Rabbi Sender Lustig. Sun., July 14, 9:40 a.m. Chabad of Ga. (404) 843-2464 ext. 102.

Kosher Poker Tour, the premier Jewish poker tournament circuit makes a stop in Atlanta. Sun., July 14, 1 p.m. Congregation Dor Tamid. (770) 378-2037.

Thurs., July 18

Edgewise Speaker Series: Chana Shapiro, AJT columnist presents on a variety of humorous subjects. Thurs., July 18, 10:30 a.m. Free for members, $5 non-members. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. lilly.mahana@atlantajcc.org.

Fri., July 19

Summer SAT Boot Camp at the MJCCA. First mock test Fri., July 19, 10 a.m.; group classes, Monday through Thursday until Aug. 1, begin after; successive mock tests each Friday. See atlantajcc.org for pricing and more specifics. Zaban Park. stacie.graff@atlantajcc.org.

Teen Community Service at Books for Africa, join TCS for sorting and boxing donations; teens will earn two community service hours. Fri., July 19, 10 a.m. Pre-registration required. Books for Africa on Olympic Industrial Dr. amy.helman-darley@atlantajcc.org.

Sat., July 20

Fifth-Annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run, fun for the whole family benefiting various children’s organizations in Georgia. Sat., July 20, 9 a.m. Lake Lanier. (770) 594-9969 or lanierpartners.org.

Sun., July 21

Ketura Hadassah Summer Splash, pool party and kosher hamburgers and hot dogs. Sun., July 21, 12 p.m. $10 couvert, bring a pareve side dish or dessert to share. Private residence. ebfrank619@gmail.com.

Game On @ the Breman with the PJ Library, experience the Museum and the new Project Mah Jongg exhibit as a family. Sun., July 21, 2 p.m. Kids 6 & up/$6, ages 3 to 6/$2, under age 3, parents and grandparents/free. The Breman Museum. llebovitz@jfga.org.

Mon., July 22

Summer Driver’s Ed at the MJCCA; includes class time and driving time. Week-long session begins Mon., July 22, 9 a.m. See atlantajcc.org for pricing and specifics. stacie.graff@atlantajcc.org.

Tues., July 23

Mah Jongg Bootcamp with Mah Jongg Central coach Michelle Frizzell. Tues., July 23, 1 p.m. $36/Museum member, $50/non-member. The Breman Museum. thebreman.org.

Thurs., July 25

Edgewise Speaker Series: Dr. Milton Tabor, former assistant educational director of American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees of Michigan presents on “Union: Necessity or Obsolete in Today’s Economy?”. Thurs., July 25, 10:30 a.m. Free for members, $5 non-members. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. lilly.mahana@atlantajcc.org.

Fri., July 26

Dive into Shabbat, celebrate Shabbat at the MJCCA’s outdoor pool; special farewell blessing for MJCCA athletes participating in the JCC Maccabi Games. Fri., July 26, 5 p.m. Free, open to the community; bring your own picnic or purchase from Goodfriend’s Grill. brian.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

All Atlanta URJ Shabbat – Rock and Roll Style with guest speaker Rabbi Rick Jacobs, URJ President. Fri., July 26, 8 p.m. Temple Kol Emeth. (770) 973-3533.

Sun., July 28

How to Lead a Shabbos Table, lecture with Rabbi Isser New. Sun., July 28, 9:40 a.m. Chabad of Ga. (404) 843-2464 ext. 102.

Mon., July 29
Summer Driver’s Ed at the MJCCA; includes class time and driving time. Week-long session begins Mon., July 22, 9 a.m. See atlantajcc.org for pricing and specifics. stacie.graff@atlantajcc.org.

Sun., Aug. 4

Doubles Pickleball Tournament, for players of all ages and skill levels; register as single or pair; prizes awarded. Sun., Aug. 4, 10 a.m. $15/member, $25/non-member. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. lilly.mahana@atlantajcc.org.

Celebrate the New Year with OVS and the PJ Library, event featuring storytime, art projects, kosher snacks, shofar blowing and more. Sun., Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. Congregation Or VeShalom. (404) 633-1737.

Teen Community Service at MedShare International, sorting and packaging supplies; teens will earn three community service hours. Sun., Aug. 4, 1 p.m. Pre-registration required. MedShare on Clifton Springs Rd. amy.helman-darley@atlantajcc.org.

Tues., Aug. 6

National Jewish Retreat, five days of learning and discovery with master Torah teachers. Tues., Aug. 6 through Sun., Aug. 11. Hilton of Alexandria, Va. jretreat.com.

Wed. Aug. 7

Have a BLAST at the MJCCA, listen to Rabbi Brian Glusman sound the shofar each morning leading up to Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 4). First day Wed., Aug. 7, 11 a.m. Zaban Park. rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

Fri., Aug. 9

Dive into Shabbat, celebrate Shabbat at the MJCCA’s outdoor pool; special welcome for families of the Davis Academy. Fri., Aug. 9, 5 p.m. Free, open to the community; bring your own picnic or purchase from Goodfriend’s Grill. brian.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

Sun., Aug. 11

BBYO Kickoff at the Braves Game, for 9th- through 12th-graders. Sun., Aug. 11, 12 p.m. $30 includes ticket, lunch and transportation to and from the game; pre-register at atlantajcc.org/bbyo by Aug. 6. Meet at MJCCA’s Zaban Park. laura.ross@atlantajcc.org.

Wed., Aug. 14

Eat, Play, Mahj, mah jongg open game day and special tour of the Breman Museum’s new exhibit, Project Mah Jongg. Wed., Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m. $36/Museum member, $50/non-member; reservations required. The Breman Museum. gsanders@thebreman.org.

Sun., Aug. 18

45th Annual High Holyday Mitzvot Auction & Brunch. Sun., Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. Congregation Or VeShalom. (404) 633-1737.

BBYO Connect Kickoff Pool Party, for 6th- through 8th-graders. Sun., Aug. 18, 4 p.m. $10 by Aug. 12, $15 after. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. stacie.graff@atlantajcc.org.

Thurs., Aug. 22

Teen Community Service at Hammond Glen Senior Community, join TCS for an afternoon of fun and bingo with assisted living home residents; teens will earn one-and-a-half community service hours. Pre-registration required. Thurs., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. Hammond Glen on Hammond Glen Dr. amy.helman-darley@atlantajcc.org.

Fri., Aug. 23

Dive Into Shabbat – Intown, the MJCCA’s poolside Shabbat celebration at a new location, featuring the Congregation Bet Haverim Chorus. Fri., Aug. 23, 5 p.m. Free, open to the community. Emory Student Activity and Academic Center. rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

Camp Barney Medintz 50th Anniversary Celebration, weekend festivities begin with a traditional camp-style Shabbat dinner in the dining hall followed by Shabbat services in the Zaban Chapel. Fri., Aug. 23 to 25. $150/weekend, $80/Saturday only, $50/child Saturday. Camp Barney. (678) 812-4000.

Mon., Aug. 26

Sweeten the New Year – Dunwoody, MJCCA family program featuring froyo, songs, activities, crafts and prizes for kids. Mon., Aug. 26, 6 p.m. Attendance free and open to all; 20 percent discount on purchases. Yogli Mogli at 2090 Dunwoody Club Drive. rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

Wed., Aug. 28

Soul Trip to New York, Chabad of Georgia rabbis lead the way on visits to important Jewish sites. Wed., Aug. 28. New York City. More information and RSVP at chabadga/soultrip2013.

Sweeten the New Year – East Cobb, MJCCA family program featuring froyo, songs, activities, crafts and prizes for kids. Mon., Aug. 26, 6 p.m. Attendance free and open to all; 20 percent discount on purchases. Yogli Mogli at 1255 Johnson Ferry Road. rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

Sun., Sept. 1

Nibble and Noshfest, two-day festival providing visitors with tastes of Jewish and other ethnic foods in sample-size portions; includes community vendors, entertainment and children’s activities. Begins Sun., Sept. 1, 11 a.m. and continues on Mon., Sept. 2 until 4 p.m. Admission is donation of two canned goods for Must Ministries. Temple Kol Emeth. noshfest.com.

Improv on the Rocks with Just a Twist of Jewish, improv night at Noshfest featuring Red Door Playhouse Adult Improv Group. Sun., Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. $15. Temple Kol Emeth. noshfest.com.

Fri., Oct. 25

Jewish National Fund 2013 Conference, national event bringing together hundreds of committed Jewish leaders from across the country. Fri., Oct 25 – 28. Grand Hyatt of Denver, Colo. Register at jnf.org.