Beineinu - November 2019

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Beineinu The newsletter of Ahavath Achim Synagogue • November 2019 •


havath Achim cultivates a Jewish community of purposeful belonging. We inspire and support spiritual journeys by deepening relationships with one another. We believe it is at the crossroads of our spiritual paths that life’s purpose and God might be found. Ahavath Achim creates a vibrant, inclusive, spiritual community that empowers individuals to connect Jewishly beyond themselves.

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WEEKLY SERVICE SCHEDULE Morning Minyan (Monday - Friday)

7:15 am

Morning Minyan (Sunday)

9:00 am

Evening Minyan (Sunday - Thursday)

6:00 pm

Shabbat Evening Service (Friday)

6:30 pm

Shabbat Morning Service (Saturday)

9:30 am

Atlanta, GA 30327

CLERGY Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal Rabbi Neil Sandler Rabbi Arnold Goodman Senior Rabbinic Scholar

STAFF Barry Herman Executive Director Candace Schilling Director of Marketing Miriam Habif Director of Outreach & Engagement Jackie Nix Director of Youth & Family Engagement Chris Carr Director of Facilities Beth Arnold Helmey Ahava ELC Director Investigator Joe Jones IV Director of Security Jill Rosner Executive Assistant to the Rabbis Catherine Ficke Executive Assistant to the Executive Director Heidi Herman Ahava ELC Administrator Susan Goff Ahava ELC Bookkeeper Lauren Dube Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer Stan Vogel Finance Manager Fern Schorr Receptionist Wesley Coney Facilities Anika Johnson Facilities Ken Johnson Facilities Ian Madge Facilities Marcus Thomas Facilities

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Mark Cohen President Gerry Benjamin Executive Vice President Michael Plasker Financial Vice President Gary Alembik Vice President Stacy Fialkow Vice President Betty Sunshine Vice President Allison Feldman and Rachael Joseph Sisterhood Co-Presidents Ethan Povlot USY and Kadima President

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Beineinu… between you and me The Newsletter of Ahavath Achim Synagogue

Funded by a grant from The Center Family Foundation

From the Rabbi

By Rabbi Neil Sandler


he holidays, late as they were this year, are finally over for another year. The month of Cheshvan, which roughly coincides with the month of November this year, brings with it the annual Jewish celebration of… absolutely nothing.

The month of Cheshvan is unique in that way. Unlike any other month of the Jewish calendar, Cheshvan contains no annual holiday celebrations or days of special commemoration… just the weekly celebration of Shabbat. That’s it! It’s as if those responsible for the Torah and then our rabbis of the Talmudic period, who were largely responsible for shaping our holiday calendar and their observance, decided to give us a break after an intensely busy month, Tishrei, to start the year. That makes Cheshvan/November a very good month for reflection… not the chesbon hanefesh, deep introspection, associated with the month prior to the High Holidays and the High Holiday period itself. Rather, with the break from holiday preparations, we can use this time for a different kind of reflection, perhaps a less intense one. This Cheshvan/November, it would be good for each of us to reflect on the following: • As a Jew, am I continuing to learn? Am I nurturing my Judaic knowledge? • Am I “feeding” my neshama? How so? • Am I aware of God’s presence? What am I doing to foster awareness of the divine in my life and my world? • Am I mindful of seeking tikkun and mending our broken world through caring acts? • Am I growing as a Jew? This list is hardly exhaustive. But it’s a good place to begin your reflection during this Jewish holiday-free month of Cheshvan/November. I’m sure you will think of other worthy questions on which to reflect. Let me be the first (and only) person to NOT wish you Chag Sameach! However, I hope you will enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends at the end of the month!

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Life Cycle b’nai Mitzvah

Mazal Tov to our young members on this milestone!

Nate Dylan Friedman


Mazal Tov to the loved ones of the newest additions to our community!

November 2, 2019 Nate is the son of Beth and Jared Friedman and grandson of Sandi and Gerald Friedman and Shelley and Howie Shapiro.

Bailey Michael Eisenstein

Avram Eli Rosenthal

Baruch Dayan Emet

November 9, 2019 Avram Eli (A.E.) is the son of Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal and Brooke Rosenthal and grandson of Sheldon A.E. Rosenthal z”l, William Nerenberg and Dorothy Rosenthal, and Michele and Harvey Haber z”l.

Joseph Milton Shenberg

November 16, 2019 Joseph is the son of Alan Shenberg and Meryl Braunstein.

Sienna Kooby

November 23, 2019 Sienna is the daughter of David Kooby and Beth Sobbott.

Engagements Mazal Tov to the newly engaged couple!

Anna Zane and Scott Moscow

To be married in November 2019 Anna is the daughter of Dr. Richard Zane and Karla Tievsky. Scott is the son of Drs. Sharon and Billy Moscow. The wedding will take place in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Born on August 1, 2019 Son of PJ Weiner and Adam Eisenstein; Grandson of Bailey Michael Weiner z"l and Linda Melnick Weiner

May God comfort their loved ones along with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Lorraine Diamond

Katherine “Kitty” Jacobs

Natalie Feldman

Theodore Kaplan

Beloved congregant

Mother of Jana Feldman

Edith Gordon

Mother-in-law of Bailey Olim

Beloved congregant

Husband of Ann Kaplan Father of Alan Sunshine

Lorraine Wender

Beloved congregant

New to shul

Our warmest welcome to the new members of our community!

Traci and Jason Gingold Ruth and Jon Gottlieb Terri and Brent Kaplan Jill Kersch ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• If you are new to the community and interested in joining the Ahavath Achim family, please contact our Director of Outreach and Engagement, Miriam Habif, at or 404.603.5749. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Kol Hakavod

Kol HaKavod (good job) to our congregants celebrating simchas and achievements! To the devoted members of the greeter team who greet everyone who walks through our doors with a warm welcome: Gary Alembik, Ann Alperin, Moose Alperin, Douglas Ander, Sanford Bauman, Mark Cohen, Nikki Crohn, Randy Crohn, Shelly Dollar, Helen Scherrer Diamond, Elisa Ezor, Bobby Ezor, Barry Fields, Allison Feldman, Stacy Fialkow, Sylvia Friedman, Renie Geller, Madeleine Gimbel, Laurie Ginburg, Doris Goldstein, Martin Goldstein, Larry Gold, Margo Gold, Larry Greenberg, Lynne Greenfield, Tom Greenfield, Heleen Grossman, Michael Habif, Valerie Habif, Delcy Harber, Jack Hillman, Adam Hirsch, Amanda Hirsch, Rachael Joseph, Annsley Klehr, Roslyn Konter, Marty Kwatinetz, Mildred Kwatinetz, Amy Landrum, Marshall Levine, Nancy Levine, Craig Strickman Levitas, Myrtle Lewin, Judy Miller, Susan Moray, Laura Nelson, Shari Neumann, Gerry Neumark, June Neumark, Fran Norflus, Hilda Oliveros, Gregg Paradies, Itai Pinkoviezky, Michael Plasker, Dick Planer, Barbara Planer, Arthur Povlot, Barb Ribner, Shirley Rich, Susan Sandler, Madolin Seldes, Gail Solomon, Miriam Strickman Levitas, Betty Sunshine, Neil Wassser, Aurélie Weinstein, Laurie Weinstein, Rob Wildstein, Rina Wolfe, and Andy Zangwill. An extra thank you to the congregants who gave their time during the High Holidays; they have truly tried to help make Ahavath Achim a friendlier and more welcoming place to worship. To Zoe Siegel, one of JumpSpark's 2019-20 Strong Women fellows! Zoe will join 58 other incredible teens in leading a movement for Jewish female empowerment in Atlanta!

To Sue Winner on being featured in the Atlanta Jewish Times for her unique Chuppah designs. They are a sight to behold! To Sydney Bressler for winning the bronze medal in the high jump at the 2019 Maccabi Games! To the following for service to the congregation as leaders of our weekly Torah Study sessions: Doug Ander, Steve Chervin, Joe Citron, Stan Cristol, Shelly Dollar, Barbara Feinberg, Paul Feldman, Steve Grossman, David Joffe, Andy Zangwill, David LeBlanc, Linda and Alan Lippitt, Rabbi Chaim Listfield, Joe Marcus, Judy Marx, Arthur Povlot, Brooke Rosenthal, Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal, Rabbi Neil Sandler, Rob Wildstein, and Paul Wolpe. May you grow in your learning and contributions to others. To Jay Waronker whose water color paintings featuring synagogues in India were displayed at Bar Ilan University's Department of Jewish Art Exhibit in Israel. Jay created his paintings while working on restoration projects in India. To the AAACTS (Awareness and Action to Abolish Child Trafficking for Sex) Committee on completing the Georgia Cares Back to School Project. Through the efforts of dozens of AAACTS volunteers and financial supporters, 260 child survivors of sex trafficking will be returning to school with beautiful NBA backpacks filled with school supplies and personal hygiene items. This is the second year that AAACTS (Ahavath Achim Synagogue’s award-winning committee that works toward Awareness and Action to Abolish Child Trafficking for Sex) has adopted the Georgia Cares Back to School Project.

To the Wandering Ques, AA's barbecue team, who, for the first time ever, participated in Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition. After a hot and tireless day on the grills, the guys came away with THREE 2nd place trophies in the chili, brisket, and ribs categories! To our volunteers who participated in the 2019 NW Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Build! It was 95+ degrees, and they all worked like true leaders to provide housing for a worthy family. Thank you for your amazing effort!: Leigh Boros, Tova Cohen, Mark Cohen, Dan Filner, Robert Hilliard, Patsy Little, Berta Mebel, Lev Mebel, Beth Parks, Andy Siegel, Jeannie Tepper, Robert Tepper, and Alan Wexler

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Events & announcements MJCCA Book Festival - The Esther G. Levine Community Read

Tuesday, November 5 | 7:30 pm | MJCCA - Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338 | Registration Required: Join the community at the 2019 MJCAA Book Festival for the Esther G. Levine Community Read - Jodi Kantor, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, sponsored by North Point Transportation. In Conversation with Kim Severson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Bureau Chief, Atlanta. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, comes the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement. The Esther G. Levine Community Read honors the many contributions of longtime book festival lay leader, Esther Levine. AA is a proud community partner for this event.

AARI Conversation Café

Thursday, November 7 | 12:15 1:30 pm | Georgia Piedmont Technical College - 1085 Montreal Rd, Clarkston, GA 30021 | RSVP Required: The AARI (Ahavath Achim Refugee Initiative) invites you to Conversation Cafe, a program to help ESL students improve their English fluency. Engage in conversation with students (adult newcomers, most of whom live in Clarkston). Experience friendship and exchange stories while enjoying a light lunch. RSVP to one of the event co-chairs: Joan Schwartz (; Debra Elovich (

HomeBeis@AA Youth Services

Saturday, November 9 and December 21 | 10:30 - 11 am | Koplin Borochoff Library: As part of our new Shabbat programming, we are excited to introduce Youth Services! Parents and their children (K - 2) are invited to join us once a month for a taste of Shabbat morning services specifically designed for this age group.

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HomeBeis@AA Groove Shabbat

Saturday, November 9 and December 21 | 11 - 11:30 am | Paradies Hall: As part of our new Shabbat programming, we are excited to continue Groove Shabbat! Parents and their children (0 - Pre-K) are invited to join us one Saturday a month for stories and interactive songs celebrating Shabbat and upcoming Jewish holidays. Snacks, play time, and Kiddush lunch to follow.

Hebrew 101 (Basic)

Sunday, November 10, 17, 24 | 10 - 11:30 am | Cavalier Room | Registration Required: This is a 12-week course for learners seeking to master the sights and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet. Learn the sounds of all consonants and vowels, and how to read multi-syllabic words. This course is for all adult beginners and those who want a thorough refresher of the basics. Texts and materials are geared for the autodidact (self-learner), so come when you can and see if it’s right for you.

Keeping Kids Safe in the Digital Age

Sunday, November 10 | 2 - 5 pm | AA Synagogue | Registration Required: Please join the AAACTS (Awareness and Action to Abolish Child Trafficking for Sex) Committee and Street Grace for an interactive seminar for middle school parents and their kids. This comprehensive curriculum and training covers topics parents generally do not feel comfortable discussing with their children, such as sex trafficking, pornography, internet and phone safety, safe boundaries and what to do if you suspect a friend is in trouble. Through a panel of experts and a handbook, parents will receive a road map to begin having these important, difficult conversations to equip their middle school student with knowledge, resources and confidence to protect themselves and their friends from becoming victimized or ensnared in any form of sexual exploitation.

Mahloket Matters: The Beit Midrash Way

November 13, December 11, January 22, February 19, March 18, and April 22 | Registration Required: The Atlanta Rabbinical Association is bringing our synagogues and organizations across Atlanta together with one goal in mind: agreeing to disagree. Presented in partnership with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and the Atlanta Jewish Federation, and numerous community partners, this program will be held simultaneously in multiple locations throughout the greater Atlanta area. Wherever you find yourself in Atlanta, or inside the Jewish community, there is a place for you in this conversation. Ahavath Achim is pleased to be a partner in this unique program. The November 13 and January 22 classes will take place at AA.

Hebrew 202 (Intermediate)

Wednesday, November 13, 20, 27 | 7 - 8:30 pm | Fishman Conference Room | Registration Required: This course is a continuation of the curriculum begun last year, picking up approximately halfway through the book, Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way. Students will learn the fundamentals of Hebrew grammar and the construction of sentences. Developing skills to translate biblical and prayerbook Hebrew is the objective. Although this is not a course in conversational Hebrew, the rules of grammar and vocabulary are directly transferable to modern Hebrew. Come and check out this course and see if it fits your current level of Hebrew (the general prerequisite for Hebrew 202 is the ability to sound out Hebrew words).

Birthday and Anniversary Breakfast

Sunday, November 17 | Following Morning Minyan: Join us for a wonderful breakfast in honor of our October, November, and December birthday and anniversary celebrants! We hope you will come celebrate with your Ahavath Achim family. RSVP to Fern Schorr (404.355.5222; by Tuesday, November 12.

mAAc’s Warhol and the West Exhibit Tour

Thursday, November 21 | 10:30 am | Registration Required: The Mature Active Adult Community (mAAc) invites you to a tour of the Warhol and the West Exhibit at the Booth Museum in Cartersville, GA! A motor coach will pick us up at 10:30

am from Ahavath Achim Synagogue and transport us to the Booth Museum. The motor coach will transport us back to the synagogue after the tour. Food will be available for purchase at the Booth Museum Cafe where we will break for lunch (the cafe offers sandwiches, salads, burgers, dessert, light snacks, and a variety of beverages). Register by Friday, November 15.

Sisterhood's Latte and Learn

Thursday, November 21 | 10:30 11:30 am | Panera Bread - 4531 Olde Perimeter Way, Atlanta, GA 30346: Join the rabbis and fellow sisters every third Thursday of the month for a morning of coffee (or tea), conversation, and learning at Sisterhood’s monthly study group.

Naomi's Book Club

Monday, December 2 | 10:15 am | Koplin Borochoff Library: Join Sisterhood one Monday a month for a lively book discussion. December’s book is And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer, and the discussion will be led by Shirley Minsk.

HOURS OF FREEDOM: The Story of the Terezin Composer

Thursday, December 5 | 7 pm | AA Synagogue - Main Sanctuary | RSVP Required: The Fran Eizenstat and Eizenstat Family Memorial Lecture Series presents Hours of Freedom: The Story of The Terezin Composer (produced by The Defiant Requiem Foundation; Stuart E. Eizenstat, Board Chair). Hours of Freedom dramatizes music by fifteen composers imprisoned in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) Concentration Camp during WWll. Presented as nine chapters with titles including, “Hope,” “Fate,” “Longing,” and “The Eyewitness,” this concert combines music, video, and narrative to showcase works by Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Zigmund Schul, Pavel Haas, Rudolf Karel, and ten others. The compositions performed portray the agony and suffering of camp life, along with the inspiration, revelation, harmony, and hope that comes through music. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by Saturday, November 30.

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Blood Drive

Sunday, February 9 | 9 am - 2 pm | Srochi Auditorium: Do the mitzvah of donating blood at AA’s quarterly Blood Drive! Everyday, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can schedule an appointment with us through the Red Cross Blood website by typing the code “JWV” in the “Find a blood Drive” search box located on the top right-hand corner of the home page. You will be directed tot he AA registration page where you can schedule your appointment. The Quarterly Blood Drive is sponsored by Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Congregation Shearith Israel, Congregation Or VeShalom, Jewish War Veterans Post 112, and Fulton Lodge No. 216 Free and Accepted Masons.

Jewish Learning Groups Tuesdays@AA

Every Tuesday | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Fishman Conference Room

Rabbi Rosenthal's Talmud Class

Every Wednesday | 5 - 6 pm | Koplin Borochoff Library

Rabbi Sandler's Talmud Class

Every Thursday | 8:30 am | Cavalier Room

Torah Study

Every Saturday | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Cavalier Room

Piedmont Study Group *Next meeting on 11/13 Every second Wednesday of the month | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | The Piedmont at Buckhead - 650 Phipps Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 Lunch and Learn *Next meeting on 11/20

Every third Wednesday of the month | 12 - 1 pm | Birnbrey, Minsk, Minsk, and Perling - 1801 Peachtree St NW # 300, Atlanta, GA 30309 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Event details are subject to change after publication. For more information about an event (updates, point of contact, registration, etc.), visit our online events calendar at •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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AA and Ahava Early Learning Center are proud to participate in the ALEF Fund Scholarship, a program that allows families to make the dream of a Jewish school experience for their child a reality! Parents with children enrolled at Ahava are eligible and encouraged to apply for an ALEF Fund scholarship, which can provide up to approximately $9,000 of support per child per year! The ALEF Fund, Inc. is a registered Georgia 501(c)3 Student Scholarship Nonprofit Organization that supports Jewish education in Georgia by helping taxpayers receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit for providing scholarships to students at the Jewish preschools or schools of their choice. This past year, thanks to the many who contributed a portion of their Georgia State Income Taxes to the ALEF Fund, Ahava received more than $100,000 in scholarship funds designated for students in our Pre-K class. Todah Rabah! Please visit for more information about how you can allocate a portion of your taxes to help support Ahava or how your child can receive a financial scholarship for Pre-K. It’s simple to qualify! Questions? Contact the Ahava ELC Director: Beth Arnold Helmey (beth@; 404.900.9411).

Backpack Buddies - Fight Childhood Hunger

Ahavath Achim’s Backpack Buddies (BPB) provides food-insecure students at E. Rivers Elementary School with backpacks full of satisfying and healthy food for every weekend throughout the school year. Over 25% of children attending E. Rivers Elementary School on Peachtree Battle participate in the free or reduced price meal program. Many children leave school on Friday not knowing when they will eat again. Backpack Buddies provides food for these children on weekends to make sure that they stay nourished for the subsequent week. Questions? Contact the co-chairs: Sherri Wildstein (; Carla Wertheimer (

Chesed Initiative

Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear (Mark Twain). The Chesed (Loving-Kindness) Initiative, created in October 2018, has over 35 volunteers who have made positive differences in our fellow congregants’ lives. This Initiative works with our clergy, staff, and leaders to connect AA congregants with members who want to do good deeds. In the past year, we have developed a volunteer training manual,

conducted 5 training sessions, cooked and baked for over 30 ill or hospitalized congregants, attended over 11 Shiva minyanim, and sent over 115 personalized notes. The following tribute funds allow the initiative to do its work: the Daily Minyan Fund, the Susie Habif Chesed Fund, and the Bikur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) Fund. Please consider donating to these funds to honor and remember friends and loved ones. If you are a warm, friendly, dedicated volunteer looking to strengthen our community and make a difference in a fellow congregant’s life then this initiative is for you. Caring touches make all the difference in the world to those receiving them. If you know of a congregant who is facing personal difficulties related to health, loss, or grief, please contact Fern Schorr (; 404.355.5222) to let us know. Questions? Contact the co-chair: Nancy Levine (

for Sisterhood to grow and thrive. Basic membership dues are $45, but we encourage you to join at a “Chaier” level. Your generous dues and donations are vital for Sisterhood to continue to offer programs and projects that strengthen and sustain our Jewish values.

Rebbeca’s Tent - Shearith Israel

Questions about Z’havah? Contact the Z’havah Co-Chairs: Marni Goldman (404.697.2996; marnisgoldman@gmail. com); Aurélie Weinstein (404.219.7320; aurelie.and.

Volunteers are needed for the first and last weeks of December and the first week of March to provide meals for the 15+ homeless women who reside at Shearith Israel. We need your help and welcome your participation. For more information on providing the kosher meals or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the chair: Shirley Rich (404.355.7700; 404.583.7753;

Sisterhood - The Centennial Year

Empowering Women from Generation to Generation... Ahavath Achim’s Sisterhood is a dynamic organization of women of all ages with diverse experiences, talents, and interests within our synagogue, community, and the Jewish world.

Your Sisterhood membership will nurture: • Year-Round Programming: Latte and Learn, Naomi’s Book Club, Rosh Chodesh Discussion Group, Mah Jongg, cultural outings to plays, museums, and more • Congregational Enrichment: Rosh Hashanah apples and honey, Worship in Pink Shabbat for breast cancer awareness, Sisterhood Shabbat, and synagogue beautification • AA Youth: Religious school support, gifts for consecration, B’nai Mitzvah, 7th grade graduation, and confirmation; scholarships for Jewish camps, programs, and Israel study; and holiday packages for college students • Community Outreach: Rebecca’s Tent – Shearith Israel, Zaban Paradies Center, William Breman Jewish Home, JF&CS (Jewish Family and Career Services), an active role in the AAACTS (Awareness and Action to Abolish Child Trafficking for Sex) Commitee From generation to generation and from strength to strength, join Sisterhood today! Every woman counts

Z’havah Sisterhood is the young women’s initiative of the AA Sisterhood that offers programs and activities for those who are looking to share common interests. We celebrate and explore our Jewish identities through a series of programs that focus on fun, education, and social action. Questions about Sisterhood? Contact the Membership Co-Chairs: Rebecca Sokol (770.789.1467; sokolrebecca@; Rina Wolfe (404.561.0749; rinawolfe10@

Sisterhood's Mah Jongg Card Fundraiser

Order your new 2020 Mah Jongg cards! To order your card(s), please email Barbara Nathan (bgnathan@ with a list of names and addresses of all recipients so they can receive their cards in the mail. To pay, please write a check, payable to AA Sisterhood, and mail to Barbara Nathan (200 Brandon Place, Sandy Springs, GA 30328). Standard card = $8; large card = $9

Shopping on Amazon?

You can do that and support Sisterhood at the same time! Sisterhood invites you to do your online shopping with us on Amazon by clicking on the link on the synagogue’s website Sisterhood page. Up to 15% of your purchase will be donated to Sisterhood! It doesn’t cost any extra, so why not?

Smiling Faces Needed

Everyone who walks through our doors on Shabbat and holidays is greeted with a warm welcome. This is made possible by our devoted members who are part of our greeter team. Being a greeter is an easy and fun way to connect with other congregants, meet new people, and become an integral part of the synagogue. If you can smile and say “Shabbat Shalom,” then you are a fully trained greeter. Greeters stay in the foyer outside Ellman Chapel for approximately one hour on Shabbat and holidays. To join the greeter team, contact the co-chairs: Mildred and Marty Kwatinetz ( or 404.812.1734).

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Torah Fund

Help to preserve, promote and perpetuate Conservative/Masorti Judaism by giving to Sisterhood’s Torah Fund Campaign supporting scholarship funds at the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA), Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires), and Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam, Germany). AA Sisterhood has been recognized as a leader in supporting Jewish education, in our congregation, and for the entire movement. To purchase a card or make a donation, contact the co-chairs: Amy Landrum (; Fran Galishoff (

Tribute Donations

Tribute donations offer the ability to memorialize or honor friends and family through donations to a variety of designated funds. Tribute donations can be made in honor of B’nai Mitzvah, the birth of a baby, a graduation, a wedding, or other special occasion. Donations in memory of loved ones are a thoughtful and meaningful way to remember those who have passed away. Your donation will be acknowledged with a card to the recipient of this tribute. You can make a donation by sending in a check or by completing the online donation form ( Please note that Tribute Donations require a minimum contribution of $18.

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