What’s Happening: Week of June 27, 2014

What’s Happening: Week of June 27, 2014

Ongoing in June (check dates)

Summer Gymnastics Classes at the MJCCA. Tues., Wed., and Thur., from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the MJCCA. The event is open to boys and girls, aged 2-10. Each class is tailored to ability level and will help your child progress from basic to more intermediate and advanced skills in a safe and fun environment. For more, call (678) 812-4046; atlantajcc.org/gymnastics

Summer Dance Classes at the MJCCA. Tues., Wed., and Thur., from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the MJCCA. The event is open to boys & girls aged 3-5. Dances will include: jazz, hip hop, ballet and tap. For more, call (678) 812-4049; atlantajcc.org/dance

Sun.,June 29

Bet Haverim is pleased to offer a workshop for family caregivers presented by geriatric social worker Nancy Kriseman. The workshop will focus on teaching caregivers how to set limits and develop realistic expectations, so they don’t neglect themselves as they take care of their loved ones. This workshop and book signing will take place on June 29 from 10-11:30 a.m., at Congregation Or VeShalom. Please RSVP at congregationbethaverim. org.

Mon., June 30

Atlanta welcomes The Israel Scout Friendship Caravan. Come to this special community performance by Caravan Assif. Celebrate Israel with an upbeat and creative musical show by talented teens from Israel on June 30 at 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El. Cost: $5 a person or $10 a family. For more, contact Pat at patpugrant@ aol.com or (678) 880-7170 or visit www.israelscouts.org

Tuesdays in July, Sundays in August (check dates)

Judaism…more than just a bagel. “A Taste of Judaism” explores Jewish spirituality, values and community. Light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the community. Tues: July 15, 22, 29, from 7–9 p.m. at Temple Sinai; Instructor: Rabbi Brad Levenberg. Sun: August 3, 10, 10-11:30 a.m. at MJCCA; Instructor: Rabbi Brian Glusman. For more, contact Laurie. finklestein@atlantajcc.org; (678) 812-3723; www.atlantajcc.org/brill

Tues., July 8

Spotting Scams Survival Strategies. On Tues., July 8 at 7 p.m., Lara Schilling, ESQ; CPA, CSA from Financial Innovations will educate on the warning signs and provide advice on ways to protect yourself. Sponsored by Renaissance. Please RSVP to (770) 395-1340.

Wed., July 9

Kabbalah & Cocktails. The Kehilla in Sandy Springs Presents “Return to Zion: Body and Soul A Kabbalistic Understanding of Israel’s Past, Present, and Future.” The Kehilla invites you to an evening of delicious Italian dinner and a fascinating lecture by Rabbi Karmi Ingber. Event takes place on July 9 at 7 p.m at The Kehilla. Cost: $12 members/$15 nonmembers. RSVP Required via www. thekehilla.org or email: kehilla.atlanta@ gmail.com or by phone: (404) 913-6131

Sat., July 12

Ethiopian Reggae in Atlanta. Israel’s leading World-Reggae band, Zvuloon Dub System to perform at The Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points on July 12 at 8:30 p.m. The eightpiece band sings in English and Amharic with some of the cream of Israeli underground musicians. Ticket prices are $15 in advance/$17.50 day of show. For more, contact Garrett Baker garrett@flipswitchpr.com; (812) 339-1816.

Sun., July 13

Ketura Hadassah Social Splash Planned. Greater Atlanta Hadassah’s Ketura Group is hosting its second annual Social Splash pool party and cookout on July 13, from 12-4 p.m. Kosher hot dogs, burgers and condiments provided. Cost: $10 per person, $5 for prospective members, plus a kosher non-dairy parve dish to share. Members and guests are welcome-no children. For more, and to RSVP by July 2, contact Esther Low at (770) 977-8259 or mitzva@ bellsouth.net.


Volunteer tutoring opportunity with the Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Minimum: 30 minutes one-onone per week, beginning in fall. Nine metro-area elementary schools. For more, call (404) 843-9600.

Drug abuse help. Narconon Drug Addiction Counseling would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs (800) 431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution. com.