Hadassah Off to a Fast Start

Hadassah Off to a Fast Start


Alice has her shofar at the ready and is prepared to bring in the New Year with a mighty blast. PHOTO / Hadassah
Alice has her shofar at the ready and is prepared to bring in the New Year with a mighty blast. PHOTO / Hadassah


Hadassah has been staying busy in recent weeks and managing to start the year off right with a series of programs aimed at its members and their youngsters. Here are some highlights:


A special program to teach kids about the High Holidays was held in early August. Youngsters stayed busy painting and decorating “honey bee” honey jars to take home and fill with the sweet stuff.

They enjoyed a blast from the past – that would be Rabbi Brian Glusman blowing the shofar – and then made their own horns out of paper. They tossed their “sorries” away to observe Tashlich and together told the story of “Jonah and the Whale”.

The fun and learning begin again Sept. 15 when the kids continue their celebration of the Jewish New Year in the Sukkah.

All this activity is part of an innovative program, “Training Wheels / Al Galgalim,” a Jewish family education program created by Hadassah for children between the ages of 3 and 5.

For additional information about the program, visit www.hadassah.org/atlanta or contact Judy Serkin at the GAH office, (678) 443-2961.


The Ketura Group of Greater Atlanta Hadassah begins the programming year with a special event, “Jewish Mothers in the American Theater”.

The participatory presentation, set for Mon., Sept. 23, will be led by Mira Hirsch, the founder and artistic director of Genesis Stage.

The event begins at 7:15 p.m. and will be held at the East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta. For additional information, contact Ellen Frank, ebfrank619@gmail.com.


Members and friends of the Greater Atlanta Hadassah met at the Breman Museum earlier this month to explore the history of Mah Jongg.

The group then enjoyed lunch and an afternoon of playing the game, coordinated by Edie Barr, the organization’s Daytime Programming chair.

Want to know more about daytime program or Hadassah? Then visit the group’s website at www.hadassah.org/atlanta.

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