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Celebrate in Style

Even in difficult times we find a way to mark the milestones in our lives. The AJT has reinvigorated a blast from the past, STYLE Magazine.

In addition to being the AJT’s managing publisher and interim editor, Kaylene Ladinsky is the president of Americans United With Israel.

Kaylene Ladinsky
Kaylene Ladinsky

Even in difficult times we find a way to mark the milestones in our lives. The AJT has reinvigorated a blast from the past, STYLE Magazine, where Jewish Atlanta’s Stylish Simchas and Celebrations captures the excitement of our community and shares it with our readers.

Providing hope for the future, you can read in this issue about innovative weddings and b’nai mitzvah that pop with color and emotion, unusual themes or heartbreaking circumstances. Party planners and vendors, such as a Balloons Over Atlanta and Atlanta Fever share tips on preparing for your auspicious event. You can learn about the zoo’s new kosher kitchen and read about the meaning behind the ketubah, the traditional marriage contract, and the variety of texts used by today’s couples.

We share the story of a nearly century-old Torah passed between generations and you can recapture the experience of a bar mitzvah in Berlin. Discover how a group of adults prepare for the coming-of-age ritual they never had in their youth. What about the non-traditional b’nai mitzvah of the Jewish Kids Groups, which is independent of the typical synagogue ceremony?

We recall how Atlanta well-known hospitality providers – a caterer and a restaurateur, respectively – celebrated a 40th birthday. While one bride shares the struggle to walk down the aisle, another teaches it’s never too late to tie the knot – the second time around.

Whether you participate in the hora or enjoy Temple Sinai’s to-be-rescheduled “Dancing with the Sinai Stars,” there’ll be much to celebrate this spring. So, get your dancing shoes ready.

Keep those emails, cards and letters coming., we love to hear from you.

Kaylene Ladinsky
Managing Publisher & Editor

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