Latkes, Lightings and Fests — Oy Vey!

Latkes, Lightings and Fests — Oy Vey!

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,

Holiday Home-Planting Class, Room & Board welcomes master gardener Mickey Gazaway as she prepares winter houseplants for their holiday debut. Sat., Nov. 16, 11 a.m. Free. Room & Board, Westside Provisions. RSVP,

Sun., Nov. 17

Hanukah - 3Chanuka 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, 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,

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,

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,

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,

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.

Sun., Nov. 24

Chabad Chanukah Expo, first of a three-day Chanukah family experience from Chabad of Cobb. Enjoy 4,000 square feet of activities and entertainment. Sun., Nov. 24, 12 p.m. Free. Sports A Rama, Marietta.Info,

Mon., Dec. 2

Quilt on the Quad,  Emory’s AIDS Awareness Club annual event honoring those who have passed away from AIDS with the largest collegiate display of the Memorial Quilt, reading of the names, performances and speakers. In partnership with the NAMES Project. Mon., Dec. 2, 10 a.m. Free. Emory.

Tues., Dec. 3

Grand Menorah Lighting, the lighting of the tallest menorah in the state of Georgia with live music, treats and rides. From Chabad of Cobb. Tues., Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. Free. Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center. Info,

Thurs., Dec. 5

Ketura Hadassah Meeting, the Ketura Group of Greater Atlanta Hadaassah’s closing dinner meeting and installation of officers. RSVP by Dec. 2. Thurs., Dec. 5, 7 p.m. $25/person. Mirage Persian Restaurant.


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.