What’s Happening: Week of May 16, 2014

What’s Happening: Week of May 16, 2014

Mon., May 12 

Summer Swim Team at the MJCCA. Evaluations begin May 12 and Summer Swim Team runs May 12 – June 27 at MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Ages 4 – 18 can join the Zaban Sharks swim team as they take on other teams in the Dekalb Swim League this summer. Improve your swimming, learn new technique and enjoy friendly competition while making new friends and learning the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship. For more, contact aquatics at (678) 812-3862; atlantajcc.org/aquatics


Fri. May 16

Shabbat, Me & Rabbi G on the Road…at Congregation Dor Tamid. From 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at 11165 Parsons Rd., Johns Creek. The event is FREE and open to the community. Families with young children are invited to welcome the Sabbath at Congregation Dor Tamid. MJCCA Day Camps will have crafts and activities, followed by Shabbat songs and blessings with Rabbi Glusman. The program will include a visit from the famous Shabbat Dinosaur and snacks for children. For more, contact Rabbi Glusman (678) 812-4161; rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org


Sun., May 18

Lag B’omer Celebration with OyToys. Join us from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sun., May 18 for a sidewalk sale of used and new books and story time. Kosher refreshments will be available. Event will be held at 1150 Grimes Bridge Road Ste 300 Roswell, GA 30075. For more information, visit andthoushaltread.com or oytoys.com

JCC Lag B’Omer Community Celebration & Cookout. From 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at MJCCA Camp Isidore Alterman 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. The event, hosted by the MJCCA and Congregation Ariel, is FREE and all are invited. The celebration will take place outside at the beautiful grounds of Camp Isidore Alterman. Activities will include: boating & fishing on the lake, zip lining, obstacle course, archery, live music performance featuring the Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, inflatables and bounce house, climbing wall, games, and more! Delicious kosher food will be available for purchase. Bring your friends. For more, contact Rabbi Glusman (678) 812-4161; rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org 

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


Mon., May 19

“An Evening in Paris.” Mesdames et Messieurs! Please join us for a stroll through famous Parisian streets during “An Evening in Paris” as part of the TDSA Annual Auction on May 19th at 7 p.m. at the Beth Jacob Heritage Hall. Please visit http://torahdayauction.com to peruse the online auction and check out “TDSA Auction” on Facebook for more info.

Tues., May 20

Mystical Power of Music and the Joy of Song. The Mount Scopus group of Greater Atlanta Hadassah welcomes Rabbi Karmi Ingber on Tues., May 20 at 7:30 p.m. as he presents “The Mystical Power of Music and the Joy of Song.” It will be a fun-filled evening, with the Rabbi playing his guitar and banjo. The meeting will be held at the Clubhouse at Huntington Condominiums, 3825 LaVista Road, in Tucker. Please RSVP by May 15 to Suzy Tibor (404) 636-8582 or suzytib@bellsouth.net

White House Official to Visit Atlanta. Congregation Bet Haverim and the Anti-Defamation League welcome Matt Nosanchuk, Director for Outreach, National Security Council to address foreign policy and international affairs from a Jewish perspective on May 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Congregation Bet Haverim sanctuary. For more, contact Allison Carter (404) 315-6446; programs@cbhatlanta.org; http://congregationbethaverim.org

Award-Winning Speaker, Author, and Visionary Joey Reiman to Speak at MJCCA. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. at MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. The cost is $10-15 and open to the community. Discounts are available to students, seniors, and groups. The series will begin with “ICONS: The People Who Change Our World,” kicking-off with Joey Reiman, founder and CEO of the global consultancy, BrightHouse, an Atlanta-based company. Reiman will discuss his most recent book, The Story of Purpose: The Path to Creating a Brighter Brand, a Greater Company, and a Lasting Legacy, with local TV Personality and Host Conn Jackson. Reiman was named by Fast Company Magazine as “One of the 100 people who will change the way the world thinks,” and is a brand expert known for putting the smile on the Pepperidge Farm goldfish cracker. For more, contact MJCCA Box Office, (678) 812-4002; www.atlantajcc.org/boxoffice


Thur., May 22

MJCCA Young Adults on Tap. From 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. at 5 Seasons Brewing Company, 3655 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta. Drinks and food available for purchase. Mix & mingle with young Jewish adults from the metro Atlanta area. It’s an opportunity to socialize, network and just relax with other young adults. Held at some of Atlanta’s hippest hangouts, these programs attract a diverse crowd from throughout the community. All are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation or background. No RSVP necessary. For more, contact Roey Shoshan, (678) 812-4055


Tues., May 27

Free Budgeting 101 Workshop by JIFLA. Jewish Interest Free Loan of Atlanta (JIFLA) will be offering a valuable and dynamic budgeting workshop to help individuals and families get the most for their money and learn to budget their finances. Given on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at 5115 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA, 30341 (corner Clairmont Road). The course will be taught by Monte Poole, Vice President, Branch Manager at SunTrust Bank. RSVP is necessary to freeloan@jifla.org or 404-410-6886 by May 23.


Wed., May 28

Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital will host a party on May, 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. as Betty Golden and her “Project of Love” donating hand-knitted hats to children battling cancer. For more, visit www.projectoflove.com


Fri., May 30

Dive into Shabbat – Outdoor Pool Party at the MJCCA. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. at MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. The event is FREE and open to the community with food available for purchase. Celebrate Shabbat outside at the MJCCA’s pool and splash park with family and friends. Shabbat songs and blessings with Rabbi Glusman begin at 6:00 pm. Bring your own picnic or purchase Kosher food directly from the outdoor grill. For more, contact Rabbi Glusman (678) 812-4161; rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org 


Sun., June 1

Dunwoody Pool Day at MJCCA. From 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. The event is FREE and open to the community with food available for purchase at Goodfriend’s Outdoor Grill. The entire community is invited to enjoy our beautiful outdoor pool and splash park. The day will feature music by DJ Play it Again Sammy, a special appearance by The Dunwoody “Mermaids,” and FREE ice pops and door prizes. For more, contact Rabbi Glusman (678) 812-4161; rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org


Ongoing in June (check days)

Job Seekers and Career Change Support Group. Get your week off to a productive start with a weekly interactive support group discussion every Monday morning at 8 a.m. The events are free and open to the community. Professional program support is provided by Jewish Family and Career Services. For more, contact JF&CS, (770) 677-9358. All events will be held at Congregation Etz Chaim; 1190 Indian Hills Parkway Marietta, GA 30068

Summer Dance Classes at the MJCCA. Beginning June 3 – July 31on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Tap classes are open to boys & girls ages 3-5. For more, contact Dance at (678) 812-4049; atlantajcc.org/dance

Summer Gymnastics Classes at the MJCCA. Beginning June 3 – July 31on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Summer classes offer students, ages 2-10, the opportunity to become familiar with our top-of-the-line Olympic gymnastics equipment in our 7,000 square-foot facility. For more, contact Gymnastics at (678) 812-4046; atlantajcc.org/gymnastics


Wed., June 4

Shavuot Sunrise Hike, Welcome Shavuot 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

Chabad of Cobb Shavuot Party: Hear the 10 Commandments and enjoy a gourmet, dairy Kiddush and Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream party on Wed., June 4. Two options: 10:30 a.m. with 10 Commandments at 11:00 a.m. and special children’s program with Dippin Dots Ice Cream and iced coffee cappuccinos for adults at noon. Gourmet dairy lunch at 6:30 p.m. and special children’s program with fantastic Dippin Dots Ice Cream, cheesecake and iced coffee cappuccinos for adults at 7:00 p.m. plus 10 Commandments. No Charge, Everyone Welcome


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


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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