Exploring the notion of ‘Sacred Rest’

Exploring the notion of ‘Sacred Rest’

Fri., Nov. 8

Lunch ‘n Learn, “Gone with the Wind and the Battle of  Jonesboro” lecture with Peter Bonner, of Historical & Hysterical Tours Inc. Fri., Nov. 8. Free. Georgia Archives.

Mason Murer Gallery Opening, featuring the works of local, Jewish sculptor Steve Steinman, “Remade in America.” Continuing through December. Fri., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. Mason Murer Fine Art.

Sun., Nov. 10

Eugen Schoenfeld
Eugen Schoenfeld

“On the Seventh Day Dr. Schoenfeld is Still Resting,” the second of two programs about the changing notions of sacred rest in contemporary Jewish tradition with Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld. Sun., Nov. 10, 11 a.m. Jewish Family and Career Services.

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Mon., Nov. 11

Bob Bahr Speaker Event, “Cocoon – The Movie – And The Messianic Idea in Judaism.” Part of the Senior Luncheon. Mon., Nov. 11, 12:15 p.m. Congregation Beth Tikvah.

Mon., Nov. 13

Camp David Symposium, “President Carter  and the Role of Intelligence in the Camp David Accords.” Hosted by the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum with the Central Intelligence Agency. Moderated by CNN’s Jonathan Mann. Mon., Nov. 13, 9 a.m. Free. Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel.

Thurs., Nov. 14

“Israel: A Remarkable Story of Innovation,” a how and why presentation of Israel’s remarkable capacity for innovation. With speaker Shai Robkin, president and CEO of American-Israel Chamber of Commerce in the Southeast. Thurs., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Congregation Children of Israel, Athens.

“It Can Happen to Anyone,” for adults only. A program on preventing teen drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. Open to the community, sponsored by Congregation Etz Chaim and JF&CS. Thurs., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. Etz Chaim. RSVP, www.etzchaim.net/itcanhappen_RSVP
Sat., Nov. 16

Elegant Elf Marketplace, the third annual, two-day gift market. Fundraiser of The Sandy Springs Society with more than 50 selected vendors, including raffle prizes and a cafe. Sat., Nov. 16, 9 a.m. Lake Forest Elementary School. Info, www.sandyspringssociety.org.

Sun., Nov. 17

Chanuka Saleapalooza & Tzedakah Fair, don’t leave your shopping until the last minute. Discounts, giveaways, refreshments and fun. Sun., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. Congregation Beth Shalom. Info, (770) 671-1667.

OVS Hanukkah Bazaar, Congregation’s Or VeShalom’s 38th annual hanukkah bazaar. Make room for good eats and gifts for holiday shopping. Includes international dinners auction; a raffle for prizes; and kids’ games and activities. Sun., Nov. 17, 11 a.m. $3/person. OVS.

A Celebration of Education Theater Festival, a one-act play festival with performances by the GHA Players, the Christian Magby Co., the Atlanta Shakespeare Co., Rathskellar (Emory University’s Improv Troupe). Includes master classes on stage combat, movement, musical theatre taught by industry professionals. Sun., Nov. 17, 12 p.m. Greenfield Hebrew Academy. Tickets, showtix4u.com or (866) 967-8167.

“It Can Happen to Anyone,” for teens only. Preventing teen drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, lunch followed by program. Open to community and sponsored by Congregation Etz Chaim and JF&CS. Sun., Nov. 17, 12:30. Etz Chaim. RSVP, www.etzchaim.net/itcanhappen_RSVP

Rich’s Exhibit Opening, The Breman Museum is bringing Atlanta’s favorite store back for an exciting interactive exhibition that spans 150 years of this local legend’s history. Runs until May 27. Sun., Nov. 17. Breman Museum. Info, www.thebreman.org.

Tues., Nov. 19

“Drama Queens to Shabbat Queens” a Life Story, with Kaila Lasky, former actress and Manhattan luxury real estate broker who embarked on a search for meaning and connection. Come here her inspirational soul story. Refreshments will be served. Tues., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. $12/person.Chabad of Cobb. Register, www.cobbjewishacademy.org.

Wed., Nov. 20

Author Talk & Book Signing with Caryl Stern, “Never Again: Protecting the World’s Children.” Stern is the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Guests will also receive a voucher for the Return to Rich’s exhibit. Refreshments will be served. Wed., Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m. The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

New Israel Fund Inaugural Donor Event, “Rekindling Liberal Democracy in Israel” an evening with historian and journalist Gershom Gorenberg, moderated by Professor Deborah Lipstadt Gorenberg. Wed., Nov. 20, 7:30. $18 suggested donation. The Temple. RSVP, www.nif.org/atlanta.

Fri., Nov. 22

TKC Thanksgivukah Dinner, Kehillat Chaim will be celebrating coinciding of Chanukah and Thanksgiving complete with turkey, cranberry sauce and latkes! Followed by a Shabbat worship service. Fri., Nov. 22, 6 p.m. $15/adult, $9/child (ages 5+). Non-members: $18/adult, $12/child. Send checks & reservations to Temple Kehillat Chaim.


Volunteer tutoring opportunity with the Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Min. 30 minutes one-on-one per week, beginning this fall. Nine metro area elementary schools. (404) 843-9600


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