What’s Happening: Week of April 18, 2014

What’s Happening: Week of April 18, 2014



Sun., April 27

Yom HaShoah, the 49th Annual Community-Wide Holocaust Commemoration with featured speaker Norbert Friedman, acclaimed writer, teacher and survivor of 11 concentration camps. Rain or shine. In honor of Yom HaShoah, The Breman will be open and free to the public. Sun., April 27, 11 a.m. Memorial to the Six Million in the Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta.
Spring Art Show, the Aviv Older Adult Services department of JF&CS host their annual spring community art event. Adults ages 50-92 years old showcase work ranging from abstract acrylic painting to watercolor and collage. Sun., April 27, 2 p.m. Jewish Tower.


Tues., April 29

Sisterhood Book Club Meeting, The next Sisterhood book club meeting will discuss “Broken for You” by Stephanie Kallos. The meeting will be held at the home of Phyllis Weiss. Call Paula Grad if in need of a ride or more information. Tues., April 29, 7:30 p.m.


Jeff Menkin Speaker Event, Senior Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice, formerly in Special Investigations where he prosecuted Nazi war criminals. He will give an engaging talk on the Government’s involvement in hunting down and deporting those involved in the Holocaust. Q&A following. Tues., April 29, 7:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Or VeShalom. Please RSVP to (404) 633-1737 or office@orveshalom.org


Wed., April 30

Synagogue Scholars: Hillard Weinstock, Please join us for the next “Synagogue Scholars” talk. Come hear Hillard Weinstock, MD, MPH discuss “Epidemiology in Action: HPV and other STDs.” Wed., April 30, 7 p.m. Congregation Shearith Israel.


Sun., May 4

Brunch & Fashion Show, “You’ve Gotta Have Heart” to benefit Hadassah’s Women’s heart health programs. With guest speaker, cardiologist, Dr. Marlene Blaise. Silent auction and more. Presented by Metulla Group of Greater Atlanta Hadassah. Sun., May 4, 10:30 a.m. $45/person, $25/ages under 25. Country Club of the South. RSVP by April 24. Send check, payable to Metulla Hadassah, to Nancy Schwartz.


Torah Inauguration Ceremony and Celebration, for our new community Torah. The entire community is invited to join for this historic moment as the scribe begins the writing of our new Torah. Includes a Torah workshop and refreshments. Sun., May 4, 10:30 a.m. Free. Chabad of Cobb. www.chabadofcobb.com/torah.
Blood Drive, help save a life with AA’s 259th consecutive quarterly blood drive. Co-sponsored by Fulton Masonic Lodge No. 216, Jewish War Veterans Atlanta Post 112, Ahavath Achim Synagogue, and Congregation Or VeShalom. Sun., May 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Reservations, www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation , Sponsor code: jwv


Wed., May 7

Attorney General Speaking Event, Sam Olens, the Attorney General of Georgia will be speaking to the Jewish Networking Alliance. Wed., May 7. Congregation Ariel.


Thurs., May 8

Game Night, Greater Atlanta Hadassah’s Ketura Group is planning a night of games and camaraderie. Members and guests are welcome. Thurs., May 8 at 7:15 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sheila Parks at sfparks@emory.edu.


Sun., May 11

Courtyard Garden Dedication, please join us for the dedication of the Annette Zimmerman Easton Garden. Refreshments will be served. RSVP or make a donation in your place by contacting (404) 873-1743 or nsurpris@shearithisrael.com. Sun., May 11, 4 p.m. Congregation Shearith Israel.


Wed., May 14

Synagogue Scholars: Aryeh Stein, “The Ethics of Biomedical Research: What’s in It for Me?” Dr. Aryeh Stein, MPH, Ph.D is Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Wed., May 14, 7:30 p.m. Congregation Shearith Israel.


Sun., May 18

Young Judea Color War Event, Join us for a Lag B’Omer Bikkurim (color war) for second – through 12th grade. Includes field day events, a campfire, s’mores, King of Pops and Israeli music and dancing. Sun., May 18, 3 p.m. Free. Congregation Or Hadash. Register, (404) 250-3338 or email jnix@or-hadash.org.  For info, www.facebook.com/atlantayoungjudaea.


Rocket Launch, Join Jewish Cub Scout Pack 1818 for this year’s Rocket Launch, Round-Up and Graduation. Build a rocket or bring 2L plastic bottles and some cardboard to build yours with the Pack. For more information and rocket building directions go towww.pack1818.com. Sun., May 18, 3 p.m. Garrard Landing Park


Wed., June 4

Shavuot Sunrise Hike, Welcome Shevuot with Cub Scout Pack 1818, North Atlanta’s Jewish Cub Scout Pack on a hike up Stone Mountain. Meet at the Confederate Hall parking lot, next to the walk-up trail at sunrise. Wed., June 4. Sunrise. www.pack1818.com



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.