Sundays and Tuesdays in July (check dates)

Jewish Encounter 1.0. A 20-week introduction to Judaism class for Jews and non-Jews, couples and singles, who are interested in exploring the role of Jewish identity in their lives. The class includes personal advising, readings, discussion, field trips, and guest speakers. Classes begin on Sun. mornings and Tues. evenings, the week of July 27. Contact stevenchervin@gmail.com or visit www.thejewishencounter.org/je-1-0/je-1-0-info/

Tuesdays in July, Sundays in August (check dates)

Judaism…more than just a bagel. “A Taste of Judaism” explores Jewish spirituality, values and community. Light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the community. Tues: July 15, 22, 29, from 7–9 p.m. at Temple Sinai; Instructor: Rabbi Brad Levenberg. Sun: August 3, 10, 10-11:30 a.m. at MJCCA; Instructor: Rabbi Brian Glusman. For more, contact Laurie.finklestein@atlantajcc.org; (678) 812-3723; www.atlantajcc.org/brill

Wed. July 30

Mussar 1.0. Mussar is a traditional Jewish spiritual practice which uses readings, discussion, journaling, meditation, and practice, to develop our “soul traits” of humility, patience, gratitude, compassion, order, moderation, responsibility, etc. Class begins July 30. Instructor: Dr. Steve Chervin stevenchervin@gmail.com. For more, visit www.thejewishencounter.org/mussar/info/

Sun., Aug. 10

260th Consecutive Quarterly Blood Drive. Help save a life by participating in the 260th consecutive quarterly blood drive, co-sponsored by Fulton Masconic Lodge No. 216, Jewish War Veterans Atlanta Post 112, Ahavath Achim Synagogue, and Congregation Or VeShalom. Donate on Sun., Aug. 10 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at Ahavath Achim Synagogue.  For more, and to make reservations, visit www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation; sponsor code: jwv

Sat., Aug. 30

Saturday Night Kick-off Show. Nibble and Noshfest proudly presents: “Mystery Dessert Theatre: An Evening of Desserts, Drama, and Drinks.” Grab some friends and enjoy a night out with Laughing Matters Improv Troupe. The show will take place on Sat., Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. at Temple Kol Emeth. For more, and to purchase tickets, visit www.noshfest.com.

 Sun., Aug. 31

Nibble and Noshfest is a two-day family festival providing visitors with a taste of Jewish and ethnic foods sold in sample-size portions. Community vendors will be selling their wares and all will be wowed by fabulous entertainment. A huge children activities area will keep little ones happy for hours. Admission is two canned goods that will be donated to Must Ministries to help those in need. Nibble and Noshfest will be held on Sun, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. The event will take place in the parking lot of Temple Kol Emeth. For more, visit www.noshfest.com.

Mon., Sep. 1

Nibble and Noshfest is a two-day family festival providing visitors with a taste of Jewish and ethnic foods sold in sample-size portions. Community vendors will be selling their wares and all will be wowed by fabulous entertainment. A huge children activities area will keep little ones happy for hours. Admission is two canned goods that will be donated to Must Ministries to help those in need. Nibble and Noshfest will be held on Mon., Sep. 1  from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.. The event will take place in the parking lot of Temple Kol Emeth. For more, visit www.noshfest.com.

Ongoing

Volunteer tutoring opportunity with the Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Minimum: 30 minutes one-on-one per week, beginning in fall. Nine metro-area elementary schools. For more, call (404) 843-9600.

Drug abuse help. Narconon Drug Addiction Counseling would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs (800) 431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com.