What’s Happening: Laughs, Talk and Concerts

What’s Happening: Laughs, Talk and Concerts

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, part of “Keyboard Conversations,” a series of unique, concerts-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

Developmental Pediatrician Speaker Event, Dr. Linda Nathanson-Lippitt on both natural and traditional methods for treatment of children with developmental disabilities. Wed., April 24, 7 p.m. Greater Atlanta Speech/MDE School. RSVP to (770) 977-9457 or greateratlantaspeech@gmail.com.

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.

Tues., April 23

Parenting Perspectives, “Raising Healthy and Confident Children” with instructors Rabbi Yossi and Mrs. Dassie New. Tues., April 23, 8 p.m. Free. Beth Tefillah. RSVP to (404) 843-2464 or admin@bethtefillah.org.

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.

Israel AgTech Investment Road Show, an overview of Israel’s agriculture technology sector and its relation to the Memphis regional economy. Breakfast served. Fri., April 26, 8 a.m. Memphis Bioworks in Memphis, Tenn. Register by April 22 at aiccse.chambermaster.com/events.

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.

Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks Night, selections from “The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy,” presented by the Temple Kehillat Chaim Brotherhood. Sat., April 27, 7 p.m. Temple Kehillat Chaim. Call (404) 840-1847 for more info.

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

Jewish War Veterans Meeting, buffet lunch with guest speaker Col. Kenneth Desimone. Mail reservation form with check (free for first-timers). Sun., April 28, 10 a.m. Landmark Diner. Info, jwvga.org.

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.

David D’or in concert in celebration of Israel’s 65th Independence Day. Sun., April 28, 8 p.m. $25/adult, $15/students & seniors. The Temple. Tickets via (877) 725-8849 or ticketalternative.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 to the community. MJCCA Camp Isidore Alterman. (678) 812-4000.

Tues., April 30

The Kabbalah of Reincarnation, discussion with instructor Rabbi Avi Shlomo. Tues., April 30, 7 p.m. Congregation Beth Tefillah. (404) 843-2464.

Funeral Pre-Planning, with Arlington Memorial Park representative Maureen David and Rabbi Silverman for discussion and assistance. Tues., April 30, 7:30 p.m. Chabad of Cobb. (770) 565-4412.

Leo Frank – Our Country’s National Crime: Lynching as American History, presented by the Breman Museum and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies. Tues., April 30, 7 p.m. Free, open to the public. The Breman Museum. thebreman.org.

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.

American Jewish Committee Atlanta Awards Dinner, recognizing Steve and Sheri Labovitz. Thurs., May 2. Ritz Carlton Buckhead. (404) 233-5501.

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.

Sun., May 5

Rabbi Rav Moshe Shapiro at Ariel, program with one of the greatest Torah sages arriving from Jerusalem. Sun., May 5, 1:30 p.m. Congregation Ariel. (404) 202-2813.

Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik Speaker Event, HOD hosts actress to speak about her Jewish values and variety of topics; benefits science and math programs of Yeshiva Atlanta. Sun., May 5, 2 p.m. Georgia Tech Scheller Auditorium. Info via (770) 451-5299 or alevinson@yeshivaatlanta.org.

Highlights from “Carmen” with Capitol City Opera Company, presented by CSI. Sun., May 5, 4 p.m. $5. Congregation Shearith Israel. ysmith@shearithisrael.com.

CIC 5th Year Celebration, party with us. Sun., May 5. Chabad Israeli Center. Contact (404) 252-9508.

Mon., May 6

U.S.-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange, Israeli companies join U.S. stakeholders in neurotechnology to explore business and research relationships. Mon., May 6. Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. aiccse.org.

Tues., May 7

Dinner & Movie Preview, three-course meal courtesy the General Muir and long-form preview of “Deli Man” by Erik Greenberg Anjou. Tues., May 7, 6:30 p.m. $36/Breman Museum member, $50/non-member. General Muir. rkatz@thebreman.org.

Thurs., May 9

“Jews in Cleopatra’s World,” with author Vicky Alvear Shecter, presented by Ketura Group of Greater Atlanta Hadassah. Thurs., May 9, 7:30  p.m. $5/person. RSVP to ebfrank619@gmail.com

Sun., May 12

Hebrew Story and Art Project, for parents and children 3 to 6 in partnership with Sifriyat Pijama B’America; reading “There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon” by Jack Kent. Sun., May 12, 11:15 a.m. Free. The Epstein School. RSVP to Tben-senior@epsteinatlanta.org.

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