What’s Happening: Fun, Food, Festivals and More

What’s Happening: Fun, Food, Festivals and More

Fri., April 12

KSU Museum of History & Holocaust Education, the story of Kitty Weichherz as told through the journal, “In Her Father’s Eyes: A Slovak Child in the Shadow of the Holocaust.” Exhibit opens Fri., April 12. The East Cobb Library. (770) 509-2730.

Friday Night Fever, sushi and scotch after service; a spirited night of singing and dancing. Fri., April 12, 6:15 p.m. Congregation Beth Tefillah. (404) 843-2464.

Sun., April 14

B’nai Torah Artist Market, local artist display and sell original works; Goodfriend’s BBQ available for purchase. Sun., April 14, 11 a.m. Congregation B’nai Torah. (404) 257-0537.

Food Roots with Farmer ‘D’ and Souper Jenny; growing, cooking and sharing healthy foods. Sun., April 14, 2 p.m. Free for members, $12/non-members, $8/seniors, $6/kids. The Breman Museum. RSVP via whatscooking1.eventbrite.com.

Memorial Day for Israel’s Soldiers and Victims of Terror, a memorial service by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast. Sun., April 14, 7 p.m. Ahavath Achim Synagogue. (404) 355-5222.

Tues., April 16

Celebrate Israel's Independence and 65th anniversary at the MJCCA.
Celebrate Israel’s Independence and 65th anniversary at the MJCCA.

10th-Annual Jack Hirsch Memorial Breakfast, also celebrating Israel Independence Day; presented by the JNF. Tues., April 16, 7:30 a.m. RSVP required. The Temple. (404) 236-8990 ext. 851.

Israel at 65 Celebration, celebrating Israel’s independence; kids’ activities, choir performances, Israeli dancing and more, with food available for purchase. Tues., April 16, 5 p.m. Free. MJCCA. (678) 812-4000.

Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld Speaker, sharing his stories of survival in various concentration camps for Holocaust Remembrance Month. Tues., April 16, 6:30 p.m. Free. The East Cobb Library. (770) 509-2730.

Young Professionals Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration, a community-wide event hosted in part by AJC Atlanta; kosher food provided by Pita Palace. Tues., April 16, 7 p.m. $10/registered, $15/at door. W Hotel in Buckhead. hirschl@ajc.org.

Wed., April 17

Wednesday Night Live, presentation on Jewish communities from the Indian sub-continent with Emory’s Gil Ben-Herut. Wed., April 17, 7:30 p.m. Congregation Shearith Israel. ysmith@shearithisrael.com.

Thurs., April 18

“Night” Book Discussion, author Elie Wiesel writes about his experience with his father in the German concentration camps. Thurs., April 18, 11 a.m. Free. The East Cobb Library. (770) 509-2730.

“The Changing Relationship Between the American Jewish Community and Israel,” third of the “Celebrating Israel at 65!” four-part series, featuring speaker Richard Walter. Thurs., April 18, 7 p.m. $10/per session. Marcus Hillel Center at Emory University. Info via (678) 812-3723 or atlantajcc.org.

Fri., April 19

Slam into Shabbat, serve, volley and slam on the tennis court with pro athlete Juan Arico and his skilled coaches; blessing by Rabbi Glusman. Fri., April 19, 5 p.m. Free and open to the community. MJCCA. brian.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

“Miss Saigon” Opening, a play performed by the North Springs Drama Department featuring a live pit orchestra. Fri., April 19, 7:30 p.m. $15/adults, $10/seniors and students, $20/VIPs. For tickets, visit northspringshigh.com.

Sun., April 21

OVS Men’s Club Trip to Sharp Shooters, gun range outing. Sun., April 21, 3 p.m. $60-$80. Sharp Shooters on Alpharetta Hwy. orveshalom.org.

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel Performance & Program, the concert will include “Keyboard Conversations,” a series of unique, concert-plus-commentary followed by audience Q & A. Sun., April 21, 4 p.m. $20-28/ person. MJCCA Morris and Rae Frank Theatre. Tickets via (678) 812-4002 or atlantajcc.org.

Children of the Holocaust, from Am Yisrael Chai Atlanta, with keynote speaker and survivor Andre Kessler; featuring an exhibit, book signing and student accounts of March of the Living. Sun., April 21, 5 p.m. Free. Congregation Beth Tefilah. RSVP via (888) 608-4988 or amyisraelchaiatlanta@gmail.com.

Wed., April 24

Curious Tales of the Talmud, “Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages,” a six-week class with Rabbi Yossi New. Wed., April 24, 7:30 p.m. $85/after April 10. Chabad of Georgia. Register via myjil.com.

Thurs., April 25

NCJW Spring Bargainata, gently-worn, designer women’s and men’s clothing and housewares; proceeds benefit programs for Atlanta’s women and families. Thurs., April 25, 11 a.m. (continues April 28; preview night April 24, 7 p.m.). Hilderbrand Court Shopping Center, Atlanta. Info via (404) 843-9600 or ncjw@ncjwatlanta.org.

High Ground Annual Meaningful Conversations, “Violence and the Response of People of Faith.” with Rev. Joanna Adams, Imam Plemon El-Amin, the Rev. Joseph Roberts and Rabbi Alvin Sugarman. Thurs., April 25, 6:30 p.m. St. Luke’s. RSVP via trainingandcounselingcenter.org.

“The Jewish Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities within Israeli Society,” fourth of the “Celebrating Israel at 65!” four-part series, featuring speaker Dr. Shelley Buxbaum. Thurs., April 25, 7 p.m. $10/per session. Marcus Hillel Center at Emory University. Info via (678) 812-3723 or atlantajcc.org.

Fri., April 26

“Boy in the Striped Pajamas” screening, film based on the New York Times bestselling novel. Fri., April 26, 4 p.m. Free. The East Cobb Library. (770) 509-2730.

Sat., April 27

Garden Faire, N.F. Master Gardeners’ “Swing into Gardening” event featuring pass-along plant sale, vendors, food and speakers. Sat., April 27, 9 a.m. Bulloch Hall in Roswell. (678) 397-0571.

Casino Night & Auction, presented by Congregation Dor Tamid; proceeds benefit the Imagine Campaign. Sat., April 27. Ticket packages begin at $36. Info via casinonight@dortamid.com.

Sun., April 28

CDT’s Lag B’Omer Field Day & Family Picnic. Sun., April 28, 12:30 p.m. Congregation Dor Tamid. (770) 623-8860.

Genetic Genealogy, using DNA to trace your family history with Bennett Greenspan, founder of Family Tree DNA; presented by the Breman and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia. Sun., April 28, 2 p.m. Free for members OR with paid admission to the museum. The Breman Museum. atbreman33.eventbrite.com.

Community Lag B’Omer Celebration, cookout and activities including boating, zip line and an obstacle course as well as music by Tevye Band and performance of “Bar Yochai’s Cave.” Sun., April 28. Free and open. MJCCA Camp Isidore Alterman. (678) 812-4000.

Thurs., May 2

Lunch N Learn Series featuring Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla. Atlanta rabbis share unique perspectives on topics relevant to the community. Thurs., May 2, 12 p.m. Free and open to the community. MJCCA. (678) 812-4000.

Fri., May 3

Baccalaureate Shabbat Service, a special service and dinner honoring the OVS graduating high school seniors. Fri., May 3, 6:45 p.m. Congregation Or VeShalom. High school seniors, contact (404) 843-0872 or arogetib@gmail.com.