What’s Happening: Week of June 20, 2014

What’s Happening: Week of June 20, 2014

Ongoing in June (check dates)

Summer Gymnastics Classes at the MJCCA. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the MJCCA/Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody) The event is open to both 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, contact Gymnastics at (678) 812-4046; atlantajcc.org/gymnastics


Summer Dance Classes at the MJCCA. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the  MJCCA/Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody) The event is open to boys & girls aged 3-5. Dances will include: jazz, hip hop, ballet and tap. For more, contact Dance at (678) 812-4049; atlantajcc.org/dance


Fri., June 20

MJCCA Fall Youth Sports Early Registration Ends Youth sports start in August at Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. New this Fall: Rec Games for Boys & Girls Ages 7-11. Play a variety of sports without the pressure of league competition. Traditional sports leagues include: Flag Football (Boys, 6-12), Soccer (Boys and Girls 3-14). Leagues fill quickly, secure your spot now. For more, email youthsportsleagues@atlantajcc.org; (678) 812-4174; atlantajcc.org/sports


Sun., June 22

Etz Aviv Chai High Tea-Time. Please join us for our summertime chai tea fundraiser: It’s a ‘Chai-er Gift Giving Event’ on Sun., June 22 at 2 p.m at the home of Linda Harwitz. With thanks for your generosi-tea, please don’t forget to mail a $54 check (or more) payable to Hadassah, by Mon., June 16, to Linda (168 Parkstone Way, Marietta 30066). Your full payment includes an $18 couvert and a $36 (minimum) fundraising donation to Hadassah. If you cannot attend, please consider sending a contribution to help us reach our fundraising goals and support Hadassah causes. For more, contact Co-Chairs: Linda Harwitz: harwitzl@bellsouth.net; (770) 424-8017 or Adrienne Clayman: aclayman@bellsouth.net; (770) 514-0399


Thur., June 26

No. 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner to Speak at MJCCA

A Page from the Book Festival, in partnership with AJC Decatur Book Festival, presents Jennifer Weiner in conversation with Mara Davis, Atlanta Media Personality, “Atlanta Eats!” and WABE. Jennifer will present her newest novel, All Fall Down, exposing the secret world of women who appear to have it all; women who are smart, successful…and addicted. Tickets are $24-30 and open to the entire community. Ticket includes one signed, first-edition of All Fall Down; a complimentary glass of wine; and dessert reception. Discounts available to students, seniors, and groups. For more, contact MJCCA Box Office; (678) 812-4002; www.atlantajcc.org/boxoffice


Sun., June 29

Bet Haverim is pleased to offer a workshop for family caregivers presented by geriatric social worker Nancy Kriseman, author of her new book, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey. This workshop will focus on teaching caregivers how to set limits and develop realistic expectations, so that they don’t neglect themselves as they take care of their loved one. This workshop and book signing will take place on June 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30, at Congregation Or Ve Shalom. Please RSVP at congregationbethaverim.org.


Mon., June 30
Atlanta welcomes The Israel Scout Friendship Caravan!
Come to this one and only special

community performance by Caravan Assif! Get ready to celebrate Israel with an upbeat and creative musical show by these talented teens from Israel as they tour the southeast U.S.A. on Monday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El (1580 Spalding Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350) The cost is only $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,” is a multi-session class, welcoming all who are curious about Jewish tradition. The sessions explore Jewish spirituality, values and community and are the perfect place to start your Jewish journey. A light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.

Tuesdays: July 15, 22, 29, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Temple Sinai (5645 Dupree Dr, NW, Atlanta) Instructor: Rabbi Brad Levenberg
Sundays: August 3, 10, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at MJCCA (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody) 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, Tues., July 8 at 7 p.m., Lara Schilling, ESQ; CPA, CSA from Financial Innovations will educate you on the warning signs and provide advice on ways to protect yourself.  Sponsored by Renaissance. Please RSVP to (770) 395-1340.


Sun., July 13

Ketura Hadassah Social Splash Planned. Greater Atlanta Hadassah’s Ketura Group is hosting its 2nd annual Social Splash pool party and cookout on Sun., July 13, from noon-4:00 p.m.  Kosher hot dogs, burgers and condiments will be provided. The event is $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, please contact Esther Low at (770) 977-8259 or mitzva@bellsouth.net.



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.


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 DrugAbuseSolution.com. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.

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