What’s Happening: Art, Artists and More

What’s Happening: Art, Artists and More

Sat., May 18

Art in the Park for Adults, ages 55+ canvas painting class, no experience necessary. Sat., May 18, 9:30 a.m. $25/person; advance registration necessary. Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. (404) 389-9023 or erin.williamson@dignitmemorial.com.

Accordion Invasion, presented by Next@19th, a collection of eclectic accordionists marching and performing to the concert destination. Sat., May 18. ArtsCenter’s Project 924 gallery in Miami Beach, Fla. (786) 393-4731.

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Sun., May 19

“What Is a Jewish Soul?” Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld discusses the themes of his recent Atlanta Jewish Times article. Sponsored by Shema Yisrael. Sun., May 19, 11 a.m. Free. JF&CS boardroom. (404) 943-1100.

Etz Aviv Lakeside Picnic, barbeque and good company. Sun., May 19, 12 p.m. Private residence. (678) 521-5999.

Sunday Matinee, viewing of the Academy Award-winning short documentary, “One Survivor Remembers.” Sun., May 19, 1 p.m. Anne Frank in the World exhibit in Sandy Springs. (770) 226-1558.

BBYO Connect Summer Camp Send-Off, open to all Jewish 6th through 8th graders; pool party and supervised rock climbing, with snacks. Sun., May 19, 4 p.m. $10/person, $15/person after May 10. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4000.

Fine Arts Showcase & “Spelling Bee” Performance, young artists’ galleries and poetry readings; followed by the premiere of the spring musical: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Sun., May 19, 6 p.m. The Weber School. weberschool.org.

Mon., May 20

Lessons from Our Matriarch Sarah, a special lecture with Rabbi Mordechai Pollock; all proceeds benefit Temima High School. Mon., May 20, 7:30 p.m. $25/suggested donation. Congregation Ariel Social Hall. (770) 390-9071.

Tues., May 21

Biggest Loser Challenge 3.0 Kickoff, for adults who want to make a positive lifestyle change under a professional trainer; two 45-minute sessions per week. Begins Tues., May 21. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4024 or laura.johnson@atlantajcc.org

Wed., May 22

Ovarian Cancer in the Jewish Community, a Chyatte Lecture with Benedict B. Benigno, M.D. Wed., May 22, 7:30 p.m. Temple Sinai. (404) 683-0990.

Thurs., May 23

Edgewise Speaker Series: Bob Bahr, former CBS reporter speaks on “The Chosen: Hollywood’s Look Back at American Jews.” Thurs., May 23, 10:30 a..m. Free. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4064 or lily.mahanaa@atlantajcc.org.

“Famous Jewish Women You’ve Never Heard Of,” with Mt. Scopus Greater Hadassah, partnering with Sisterhood of OVS, welcoming scholar Barbara Rosenblit. Thurs., May 23, 7:30 p.m. Congregation Or VeShalom. RSVP to (404) 636-8582 or suzytib@bellsouth.net.

First OVS Men’s Talmud Foundations Session, rabbi leading the lesson “Giving of the Torah.” Thurs., May 23, 7:30 p.m. Private residence. RSVP to office@orveshalom.org.

Sun., May 26

Splash for Summer Sundays Kickoff, enjoy the MJCCA outdoor pool and splash park in this Sunday series, featuring various entertainers or events. Sun., May 26, 12 p.m. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4161 or brian.glusman@atlantajcc.org

Mon., May 27

Uri Gurvich Quartet, celebrated saxophonist performing as part of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Mon., May 27, 5 p.m. Piedmont Park. atlantafestivals.com.

Wed., May 29

Congregation Ariel Annual Meeting, officer elections. Wed., May 29, 7 p.m. Congregation Ariel. (770) 390-9071.

Thurs., May 30

Aaron Berger
Aaron Berger

Edgewise Speaker Series: Aaron Berger, director of the Breman Museum speaks to the organization’s rich history. Thurs., May 23, 10:30 a..m. Free. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4064 or lily.mahanaa@atlantajcc.org.

Eagle Star Awards Gala, AICCSE honors those who have contributed most to the Southeast-Israel business and economic relationship. Thurs., May 30, 6 p.m. HP Graphic Arts Experience Center. aiccse.org.

Fri., June 1

Dive Into Shabbat, summer series kick-off at the MJCCA pool and splash pad. Bring a picnic or purchase food. Fri., June 1, 5 p.m. Free. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. brian.glusman@atlantajcc.org.

CBT Graduation Shabbat, honoring 8th graders, high school and college graduates; provide grad’s name and school for recognition. Fri., June 1. Congregation Beth Tefillah. (404) 843-2464 ext. 104 or chabadga.com.

Sat., June 2

Jewish Genetic Disease Screening, a simple blood test with genetic counseling for 19 preventable genetic diseases. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. Free. MJCCA’s Zaban Park. sandra.bass@atlantajcc.org.

Atlanta Balalaika Orchestra Concert, traditional instruments from Eastern Europe in concert. Sat., June 2, 3 p.m. $10/members, $15/non-members. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4002 or box.office@atlantajcc.org

Thurs., June 6

Shark Tank, ProtéJ Edition- Atlanta Entrepreneurs Pitch for non-profit ventures to a panel of celebrity “Sharks”; hors d’oeuvres & drinks served. Thurs., June 6, 6:30 p.m. $18/person. Selig Center. (404) 873-1661.

Sat., June 8

Graduates Luncheon, recognizing Shabbat and Kiddush graduates. Sat., June 8. Chabad of Cobb. Submit info for a spot in the newsletter at chabadofcobb.com or (770) 565-4412.

Sun., June 9

House Tour,  the second-annual Mt. Scopus Hadassah tour. Sun., June 9, $15/person, $20/at door. Map pickup at private residence. (404) 549-8397

Birnbaum Summer Institute on Teaching the Holocaust, 22nd annual course. Begins Sun., June, 9, 1 p.m. Apply for education scholarships at institute2013.eventbrite.com.

Wed., June 12

Lauren Weisberger

Book Festival Author Event, Author Lauren Weisberger (“The Devil Wears Prada”) discusses her newest book. Wed., June 12, 7:30 p.m. Zaban Park. (678) 812-4005 or atlantajcc.org/bookfestival Fri., Aug. 23

Camp Barney Medintz 50th Anniversary Celebration, weekend festivities begin with a traditional camp-style Shabbat dinner in the dining hall followed by Shabbat services in the Zaban Chapel. Fri., Aug. 23 to 25. $150/weekend, $80/Saturday only, $50/child Saturday. Camp Barney. (678) 812-4000.

Fri., Oct. 25

Jewish National Fund 2013 Conference, national event bringing together hundreds of committed Jewish leaders from across the country. Fri., Oct 25 – 28. Grand Hyatt of Denver, Colo. Register at jnf.org.


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