What’s Happening: Week of May 2, 2014

What’s Happening: Week of May 2, 2014

Thur., May 1
The Exercise Coach®- Johns Creek,
join us for an open house and meet Brian Cygan, the founder of the nation’s first personal-training franchise. On Thurs. May 1 from 5-7 p.m. Brian will be on-site to answer any questions about The Exercise Coach®. RSVP to (678) 617-3760 or a.stephens@exercisecoach.com


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

Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani, the 95-year young, world-renowned spiritual guide, mentor, philospher and educator will be speaking at Ahavath Achim synagogue on Wed., May 14 at 7 p.m. on the topic “You Can Change Your Life.” The event is Free and open to the community. For more, visit www.adhuvaswani.org

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.

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