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.

Rabbi Mark Zimmerman

Rabbi Mark Zimmerman

Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres Reception, prospective members can come join Rabbi Mark Zimmerman and fellow musicians for a night of music, camaraderie and ruach; services follow. Fri., July 26, 5:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom. (770) 399-5300.

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.

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Sun., July 28

White Water Paddling Trip with trained river guide Yaacov Gothard, Class I and II on the Hiawassee River. Sun., July 28, 8:30 a.m. RSVP requested by Thurs., July 25. Meet at Chabad of Cobb. (678) 773-4173.

Tefillah Class, start the year with a new understanding of the Shema and its blessings. Begins Sun., July 28, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Ariel (Social Hall). (423) 400-7353.

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.

Wed., July 31

A Conversation with Gary S. Figiel, M.D., renowned geriatric psychiatrist and president of Southeastern Healthcare Group speaks on Alzheimer’s diagnosis and care. Wed., July 31, 6:30 p.m. No charge. The Carlton on Mt. Vernon Hwy. RSVP to shelley@insigniaseniorliving.com.

Fri., Aug. 2

Film opening: “When Comedy Went to School,” exploring famous Jewish comedians. Fri., Aug. 2. Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema. whencomedywenttoschool.com.

Sat., Aug. 3

Booth Museum’s Western Swing Dance, celebrating 10 years with entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing. Sat., Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Booth Western Art Museum (Cartersville). (770) 387-2833.

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.

Shabbat Barbecue Dinner for prospective members; services precede. Fri., Aug. 9, 6:15 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom. (770) 399-5300.

Sat., Aug. 10

Prospective Member Shabbat, join us as we welcome our prospective and new members and stay for a delicious kiddush lunch. Sat., Aug. 10. Congregation Beth Shalom. (770) 399-5300.

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.

Volunteers for Israel (VFI) South Region Picnic; for past and future volunteers as well as friends and family. Sun., Aug. 11, 2 p.m. RSVP requested before Aug. 1; bring a dairy or pareve side dish to share. Private residence. (404) 825-4730.

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 or, to make the trip with Greater Atlanta Hadassah Daytime Programming, embarr1@bellsouth.net.

Sun., Aug. 18

Dress for Less, “Hadassah Day” at Irina’s Boutique; shop and enjoy complimentary kosher refreshments. Sun., Aug. 18, 10 a.m. Irina’s Boutique on Briarcliff Rd. (404) 325-0340.

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.

Tues., Aug. 2

17th-Annual AICCSE Professional Seminar, “Accelerating Southeast-Israel Growth” with keynote speaker Shai Robkin. Tues., Aug. 20, 7:30 a.m. $90/Chamber member, $100/non-member; price includes luncheon. Selig Center. aiccse.org.

Wed., Aug. 21

Reunion of Atlanta Jewish community members from Nashville; meet with old friends for evening of food and fellowship. Wed., Aug. 21, 7 p.m. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. fredglus@comcast.net.

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.

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