What’s Happening: Week of Feb. 21, 2014

What’s Happening: Week of Feb. 21, 2014


Fri., Feb. 21

Scholar-In-Residence Weekend, “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Jews and Muslims… But Were Afraid To (Or Did Not) Ask!” with Dr. Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/New York. Fri., Feb. 21 – Feb. 23. Temple Sinai. RSVP, www.templesinaiatlanta.org

Sat., Feb. 22

Sisterhood Shabbat, Congregation Shearith Israel. Contact Betsy Stein if you are interested in participating. Sat., Feb. 22. Info, Betsy Stein at brsiegel@msn.com or (404) 315-0984.

Yiddish Club Meeting, enjoy Yiddish culture and good company. Sat., Feb. 22, 11 a.m. Congregation Beth Jacob.

Sun., Feb. 23

“Sallah Shabati” Screening, part of the Israeli Film Fest series, starring Topol and nominated for Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Followed by refreshments and discussion. Proceeds will help Hadassah support hospital research in Jerusalem. Sun., Feb. 23, 1:15 p.m. $10/contribution. Toco Hills. RSVP, embarr1@bellsouth.net or (404) 325-0340 by Feb. 19.

Tues., Feb. 25

“Great Expectations” Opening, by Simpich Marionettes of Colorado Springs. A one-week-only chance to see David Simpich single handedly bring Dickens’ literary masterpiece to life. Tues., Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. $15/ members, $25/non-members. Center for Puppetry Arts. Tickets, www.puppet.org or (404)-873-3391.

“The IDF: Challenges, Strategic Mission & Vision,” Please join us for a dessert reception & briefing with Lt. Col. Yuval Rosenberg, Israel’s Defense Intelligence Attache’ to the United States and Canada. Tues., Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chaim. RSVP, www.fidf.org/atlanta/etzchaim

“Filming the Camps: from Hollywood to Nuremberg,” Hollywood direc- tors of the American classics such as “The Grapes of Wrath” and “The Big Red One” filmed the realities of war and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Now, for the first time in the U.S., this material is being made available to a general audience in this new exhibit. Tues., Feb. 25, 7 p.m. $5/non-members, free for members of Alliance Française and Goethe- Zentrum. Registration required at www.afatl.com.

“Still We Sing: The Black and Jewish Connection,” this exciting concert will include music of both the African American and Jewish communities: the Black National Anthem, the National Anthem of Israel, Broadway hits and other thought-provoking con- temporary compositions. Tues., Feb. 25, 7:06. Free. First Congregational Church Atlanta.

Wed., Feb. 26

“Red State, Blue State, One State, Two State,” A Sacred Conversation About Israel, with author and reporter Dr. Danny Gordis and President of J Street, Jeremy Ben-Ami. Brought to you by a partnership between The Temple and Temple Sinai. Wed., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. Free. Temple Sinai. RSVP, www.templesinaiatlanta.org

Thurs., Feb. 27

Young Adults on Tap, Jews on Tap is an opportunity to socialize, network, and just relax with other young adults. All are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation or background. Drinks and food available for purchase. Thurs., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub. Info, roey.shoshan@atlantajcc.org or (678) 812-4055.

Fri., Feb. 28

Vino Shabbat for Jewish Singles, age groups 40s and 50s. Celebrate Shabbat, talk with friends and meet other Jewish singles. Enjoy gourmet challah, and vegetarian hors d’oeuvres. Discounted ENO cards, which provide access to more than 50 wines available by the glass, will be available for purchase. Shabbat prayers and bless- ings with Rabbi Glusman. Fri., Feb. 28, 6 p.m. $10/person. Vino Venue Wine Bar. Info, rabbi.glusman@atlan- tajcc.org, or (678) 812-4161.

“Accessibility Shabbat: Tefillah in the Dark,” Temple Sinai will host an Accessibility Shabbat, where we will welcome Shabbat in a special dark service in honor of Jewish Disability Awareness Month. All are welcome. Fri., Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. Temple Sinai.

“Great Expectations” Talkback, by Simpich Marionettes of Colorado Springs. See David Simpich single handedly bring Dickens’ masterpiece to life, followed by a post-show talkback with the artists Beer/wine bar during evening performances. Fri., Feb. 28, 8 p.m. $15/members, $25/ non-members. Center for Puppetry Arts. Tickets, www.puppet.org or (404)-873-3391.

Sat., March 1

Boys Dodgeball Tournament, hosted by BBYO. A Havdalah service followed by a kickin’ dodge ball tournament. Listen to popular hits and a special guest speaker from the Atlanta professional sports community. Delicious tailgating spread provided. Open to all eighth to 12th grade boys, members and non-members. Sat., March 1, 7:30 p.m. $5/person. Zaban Park. Info, stacie.graff@atlantajcc.org, (678) 812-3972.

Sun., March 2

Visit to Booth Museum, the Ketura Group of Greater Atlanta Hadassah plans a trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville on for a docent-led tour of the Windows of the Soul: A Portrait of America exhibit by Susan K. Friedland. Sun., March 2, at 1:15 p.m. $10/couvert. Info, Maxine Schein, (770) 565-9446, jmschein@ bellsouth.net, or Esther Low, (770) 977-8259, mitzva@bellsouth.net. RSVP by Feb. 26.



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