What’s Happening: Talks, Concerts and More

What’s Happening: Talks, Concerts and More

Sun., May 26

Splash for Summer Sundays Kickoff, enjoy the MJCCA outdoor pool and splash park in this Sunday series, featuring various entertainers or events. Sun., May 26, 12 p.m. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4161 or brian.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

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Mon., May 27

Israeli saxophonist and composer Uri Gurvich will be part of this year's Atlanta Jazz Festival. PHOTO / Special to the AJT
Israeli saxophonist and composer Uri Gurvich will be part of this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival. PHOTO / Special to the AJT

Uri Gurvich Quartet in concert, celebrated saxophonist & co. performing as part of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Mon., May 27, 5 p.m. Piedmont Park. atlantafestivals.com.

Wed., May 29

Congregation Ariel Annual Meeting, officer elections. Wed., May 29, 7 p.m. Congregation Ariel. (770) 390-9071.

Thurs., May 30

Edgewise Speaker Series: Aaron Berger, director of the Breman Museum speaks to the organization’s rich history. Thurs., May 23, 10:30 a..m. Free. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. (678) 812-4064 or lily.mahanaa@atlantajcc.org.

Eagle Star Awards Gala, AICCSE honors those who have contributed most to the Southeast-Israel business and economic relationship. Thurs., May 30, 6 p.m. HP Graphic Arts Experience Center. aiccse.org.

Sat., June 1

Dive Into Shabbat, summer series kick-off at the MJCCA pool and splash pad; bring a picnic or purchase food. Sat., June 1, 5 p.m. Free. Zaban Park. brian.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

CBT Graduation Shabbat, honoring 8th graders, high school and college graduates; provide grad’s name and school for recognition. Sat., June 1. Congregation Beth Tefillah. (404) 843-2464 ext. 104 or chabadga.com.

Sun., June 2

Jewish Genetic Disease Screening, a simple blood test with genetic counseling for 19 preventable genetic diseases. Sun., June 2, 10 a.m. Free. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. sandra.bass@atlantajcc.org.

Flip Flop Day at the J: Pool Party, enjoy the outdoor pool and splash park, music, inflatable bouncy house plus giveaways. Sun., June 2, 11 a.m. Free. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4061.

Atlanta Balalaika Orchestra Concert, traditional instruments from Eastern Europe in concert. Sun., June 2, 3 p.m. $10/members, $15/non-members. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. (678) 812-4002 or box.office@atlantajcc.org.

Mon., June 3

Middle Eastern Politics at Our Doorstep, “The Implications of the Boston Bombing.” A lecture with Ken Stein and Todd Stein, followed by a Q&A session. Mon., June 3, 7:30 p.m. Free. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. (678) 812-4000.

Thurs., June 6

Edgewise Speaker Series: David R. Bores, former Woodstock police chief and lieutenant colonel in the Army speaking on “The Threat of Islamism in the U.S. Today.” Thurs., June 6, 10:30 a.m. Free for MJCCA members, $5/non-members. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4064.

Shark Tank, ProtéJ Edition- Atlanta Entrepreneurs Pitch for non-profit ventures to a panel of celebrity “Sharks”; hors d’oeuvres & drinks served. Thurs., June 6, 6:30 p.m. $18/person. Selig Center. (404) 873-1661.

Sat., June 8

Graduates Luncheon, recognizing Shabbat and Kiddush graduates. Sat., June 8. Chabad of Cobb. Submit info for a spot in the newsletter at chabadofcobb.com or (770) 565-4412.

Sun., June 9

House Tour,  the second-annual Mt. Scopus Hadassah tour. Sun., June 9, 10 a.m. $15/person, $20/at door. Map pickup at private residence. (404) 549-8397.

OVS Sisterhood Closing Meeting, includes lunch and short film screening. Sun., June 9, 11:30 a.m. $18 by May 30, $25 after. Congregation Or VeShalom. office@or-veshalom.org.

Birnbaum Summer Institute on Teaching the Holocaust, 22nd annual course. Begins Sun., June, 9, 1 p.m. Apply for education scholarships at institute2013.eventbrite.com.

Wed., June 12

Huntcliff Summit Community Tour, for Senior Independent Living, serving comfort food favorites prepared by a culinary team. Wed., June 12, 2:45 p.m. Huntcliff Summit, Roswell. RSVP to (770) 552-3052 or krystal.brookins@sunriseseniorliving.com.

Book Festival Author Event, Author Lauren Weisberger (“The Devil Wears Prada”) discusses her newest book. Wed., June 12, 7:30 p.m. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4005 or atlantajcc.org/bookfestival.

Thurs., June 13

Edgewise Speaker Series: Nancy Harris, Mayor of Duluth will discuss “Duluth: A Lifelong Adventure” about the city’s history. Thurs., June 13, 10:30 a.m. Free for MJCCA members, $5/non-members. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4064.