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2020 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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Excellent service with highly qualified audiologists, a welcoming office atmosphere, no-pressure evaluation and advice.

The Atlanta Hearing Associates Doctors of Audiology would like to thank our loyal patients for voting us among the Best of Jewish Atlanta! We are proud to serve you, and look forward to our continued relationships in our communities!

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Voted Number 1 for three years in a row! Thank you so much Atlanta Jewish Times, our patients and supporters especially during this difficult time for your continued confidence in voting us #1 favorite Audiology Practice for the third year in a row! Your referrals and approval are the best compliment we could ever get. We hope this award helps spread the word about our superior customer service and expertise in hearing health. If you are in the greater Atlanta area and need help with your hearing, please call and make an appointment with Dr. Wikoff

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THANK YOU ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES THANKS EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING! For the fourth consecutive year, the Atlanta Jewish Times kicked off the Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best of Jewish Atlanta. There are eight categories, including Arts & Entertainment, Business & Professional, Education & Camps, Health & Wellness, Senior Living, Shop ‘Til You Drop, Simchas & Celebrations and Nosh or a Meal. Nominations were open from December 5, 2019 until February 15, 2020. Voting remained open until March 15, 2020.

Jewish Atlanta has spoken, and the results are astounding. The AJT is pleased to share this year’s statistics with you.

63 Questions Average survey completion rate: 88 percent Typical time spent voting: Five minutes 3,580 Voters 2,735 Businesses nominated 186 Winners All voters were automatically entered into a raffle featuring 20 prizes: 12 WINNERS - Zoo Atlanta tickets for 4 2 WINNERS - $20 Fuego Mundo gift card 4 WINNERS - $15 Starbucks gift card 2 WINNERS - $25 Visa card

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◼ Avichai Tohar, $15 Starbucks Gift Card ◼ Mimi Givarz, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4 ◼ Scott Sherman, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4 ◼ Marni Bekerman, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4 ◼ Steven Odrezin, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4

20 Raffle Winners:

◼ Arielle Klebanoff, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4

◼ Eti Lazarian, $25 Visa Gift Card

◼ Benjamin Kaplan, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4

◼ Edye Nechmad, $25 Visa Gift Card

◼ Vlad Gorenshteyn, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4

◼ Ian Platt, $20 Fuego Mundo Gift Card

◼ Brent Keilin, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4

◼ Reggie Peled, $20 Fuego Mundo Gift Card

◼ Rachel Linkwald, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4

◼ Josh Wittenberg, $15 Starbucks Gift Card

◼ Donna Freedman, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4

◼ Beverly Merlin, $15 Starbucks Gift Card

◼ Amanda K. Shelnutt, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4

◼ Chanel Whitehead, $15 Starbucks Gift Card

◼ Wendy Hoffman, Zoo Atlanta Tickets for 4

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TO THE COMMUNITY PUBLISHER

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Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards:

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Best of Jewish Atlanta. I would also like to thank all who submitted nominations, and of course, all who voted.

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KAYLENE LADINSKY

The AJT originally planned to publish and distribute this special edition in April, but with the global health crisis, we decided to postpone the release of this year’s winners. As businesses are reopening and finding new and creative ways to survive during these challenging times, we thought that this was the perfect time to remind Jewish Atlanta about those businesses and institutions that our community holds dear.

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The goal of the AJT is to “Keep Jewish Atlanta Connected,” and that includes all Atlanta community members who contribute to the welfare of our wonderful Jewish ecosystem. You will find a variety of vendors, businesses and specialty services within these pages. They are all winners regardless of their ranking in the voting. This special annual publication is inclusive to all and encompasses many of the services you use on a regular basis, even if they might be curtailed right now. The categories include dining, concerts, parties and plays, realtors, car care, schools and camps. While perusing the Readers’ Choice: Best of Jewish Atlanta, think about how great it is to be part of such a vast and vibrant community, one in which we can all contribute to the welfare of one another while being grateful for those that we consider our favorites.

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The AJT is eager for this special issue to get in your hands so that we can reflect on and celebrate some of the best businesses that are serving our community. The entire AJT team takes great pleasure in bringing you the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards: Best of Jewish Atlanta. We are already looking forward to the next one.

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We would like to encourage all of our readers to make a special effort to patronize these businesses during this uncertain time. Make sure that you congratulate the winners and let them know why their business was one of your favorites. We are confident your support will make their day. They need it more than ever before.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

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Local Sports Team Local Tourist Attraction Performing Arts Center Sports & Concert Venue

Attorney & Legal Services

76

Home Design & Repair Investment & Financial Services

Asian Restaurant Bagels Bakery & Sweets Coffee Shop / Café Italian Restaurant Kosher Restaurant Middle Eastern Restaurant Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant

SENIOR LIVING

IT Services & Repair Pet Services Real Estate

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SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

Travel Services

Day Camp Jewish Day School Mascot Non-Jewish Private School

Clothing & Accessories Furniture & Home Décor Gift Shop Grocery Market Home & Garden Jewelry Store Kosher Market

Performing Arts Public High School Sleepaway Camp

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American Restaurant

◼ Assisted Living & Retirement Community ◼ Home Health Care

Insurance

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Live Music Entertainer

Accounting

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Kids Fun Place

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Audiology Cardiologist Chiropractor Dentist & Orthodontist

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SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

Caterer Event Décor & Florist Kosher Caterer Party DJ Party Planner Photographer Venue Videographer

Dermatologist Eye Care Family Physician / Internist Gastroenterology Hair & Beauty Day Spa Health Club Pediatrician Plastic Surgeon Veterinarian 17 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT KIDS FUN PLACE Second Place Andretti Indoor Karting & Games 1255 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062 678-496-9530 www.andrettikarting.com A premier entertainment and event destination featuring high-speed superkarts, an arcade, ropes course, laser tag, bowling, motion theater and virtual reality experiences as well as a full restaurant. “With 10,000 square feet of event space, in-house catering, A/V and free Wi-Fi, Andretti is the perfect venue for your next party or event.”

First Place Catch Air Metro Atlanta 678-882-1205

Third Place Chattahoochee Nature Center

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9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, GA 30075

Catch Air throws some of the “most memorable birthday parties for children and their families! Experience a personalized birthday party dedicated to your child that they will never forget. Our friendly and experienced staff always go the extra mile to make your child’s party or event a day to remember. We pride ourselves on being [among] the very best children’s indoor playcenters. Fun, safe, unique, dynamic, and interactive activities, laser shows, bubble dance parties, giant three story soft play castle, interactive toys and lots more.” Catch Air is located in four states across the U.S. and is steadily growing.

770-992-2055 x263 www.chattnaturecenter.org “What better place to play?” With 127 natural acres along the Chattahoochee River, CNC offers the whole family plenty of activities, live animal encounters and ecofun.

Honorable Mentions Topgolf Sky Zone Fernbank Museum of Natural History Stars and Strikes Bowling Dave & Buster’s Nitro Zone Atlanta Indoor Fun Park iFLY indoor skydiving ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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LIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINER

First Place Atlanta Fever Entertainment 978 Forest Pond Circle, Marietta, GA 30068

Third Place Joe Alterman

770-998-2338

Atlanta, GA

www.atlantafeverent.com

404-444-9869

Atlanta Fever Entertainment is an interactive DJ company that designs custom entertainment experiences for every event. “We have a knowledgeable and skillful team of MCs, DJs and dancers who are masters at creating perfect party energy. We keep the energy high throughout your event with the ideal music. Our packages are built with your vision in mind and can include dance platforms, screens, stages, lighting, live music and more! From the smallest to the largest event, Atlanta Fever provides quality entertainment creating memories that will last a lifetime! For a party you will never forget, call Atlanta Fever Entertainment today.”

www.joealtermanmusic.com Pianist Joe Alterman has performed at renowned venues including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. Piano legend Ramsey Lewis called him an “inspiration,” and his piano playing “a joy to behold.”

Honorable Mentions Sammy Rosenberg Celtic Woman Rabbi Jake Smothered and Covered Fourth Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra Tevyeh Party Express Sammy K Cohen Brothers Band

Second Place Hannah Zale 102 Glenton Way, Atlanta, GA 30328 478-396-9796 www.zalemusic.com “Hannah Zale is a driven powerhouse. The bold front-woman and songwriter makes audiences lust after her velvety vocals, delivered with masterful sureness. You cannot look away when this rock chick hits the stage.” Hannah is also passionate about her work at In the City Camps. (zalemusic.com + thepussywillowsmusic.com + inthecitycamps.org) 19 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LOCAL SPORTS TEAM

First Place Atlanta Braves

Second Place Atlanta United

755 Battery Ave., Atlanta, GA 30339

1 AMB Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

404-522-7630

470-341-1500

www.mlb.com/braves

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Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are touted as the “longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball.” Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 15 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on partners 680 The Fan (AM), 93.7 (FM) and Rock 100.5 (FM) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook. com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.

Atlanta United joined Major League Soccer in 2017, breaking multiple league records on the way to the playoffs in its inaugural season. The club set the MLS record for season ticket sales, single-game, single-season average and total home attendance. Owned by businessman-philanthropist Arthur M. Blank and led by club President Darren Eales, Atlanta United plays at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Third Place Georgia Bulldogs University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 706‑542‑3000 www.georgiadogs.com University of Georgia professor Charles Herty organized the university’s football program. In 1892, with Herty as coach, the team won its first game, against Mercer.

Honorable Mentions Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Hawks Georgia Tech Gwinnett Gladiators Atlanta Roller Derby Atlanta Dream Gwinnett Braves ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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LOCAL TOURIST ATTRACTION

Third Place Atlanta BeltLine 100 Peachtree St., Ste 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303 404-477-3003 www.beltline.org “A sustainable redevelopment project that is transforming the city,” the Atlanta BeltLine will ultimately connect 45 intown neighborhoods via a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, modern streetcar and parks.

First Place Georgia Aquarium 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 404-581-4000 www.georgiaaquarium.org Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Atlanta, committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium inspires, educates and entertains its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries.

Honorable Mentions Zoo Atlanta Ponce City Market The National Center for Civil and Human Rights The World of Coca-Cola The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum College Football Hall of Fame Stone Mountain Parkt

Second Place Atlanta Botanical Garden 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 404-876-5859 atlantabg.org Since the garden opened in 1976, it has become the “emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture. The Garden is an ever-evolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together to feel human again.” 21 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

First Place Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 404-881-2100 www.foxtheatre.org The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,665-seat theater hosts more than 150 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. In December 2009, Billboard magazine ranked the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as “The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less). In addition to our world-famous theatre, our spectacular ballrooms have hosted everything from Sweet 16s to weddings and corporate events.”

Second Place City Springs Performing Arts Center 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 770-206-2022 citysprings.com Dedicated to entertaining, educating and enriching the community by creating world-class theatre experiences for the metro Atlanta area in Sandy Springs.

Third Place Sandy Springs Arts Center 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 770-206-2022 www.citysprings.com/performing-arts-center/discover-the-center To enhance the quality of life of the Sandy Springs community by providing diverse arts, entertainment, educational, business and civic opportunities. Honorable Mentions MJCCA Performing Arts Theatre Cobb Energy Center Woodruff Arts Center Alliance Theatre Center for Puppetry Arts The Tabernacle Buckhead Theatre Infinite Energy Center

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS & CONCERT VENUE Second Place Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park 4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta, GA 30327 404-233-2227 www.chastainpark.org “Our beautiful amphitheatre sits in the heart of Buckhead, just minutes north of Atlanta. Fans can enjoy a wide variety of live music each spring to fall.” Past performers include John Legend, Mark Knopfler, Rob Thomas, Billie Eilish and Adam Sandler. First Place Mercedes-Benz Stadium 1 AMB Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 470-341-5000 www.mercedesbenzstadium.com Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a multipurpose, retractable roof stadium, is the home of the Atlanta United Football Club and the Atlanta Falcons. In 2017 it replaced the adjacent NFL indoor arena Georgia Dome. Mercedes-Benz stadium holds the record of the world’s largest halo board and is one of few football stadiums with retractable roofs.

Third Place Truist Park 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 404-522-7630 https://www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark Truist Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves, is touted as the “first of its kind, a destination that simultaneously builds and integrates a state-ofthe-art Major League Baseball ballpark with a multi-use development and community.”

Honorable Mentions Ameris Bank Amphitheatre City Springs Theatre Company City Winery Eddie's Attic Tabernacle Gwinnett Arena Cobb Energy Center ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING First Place Aprio (formerly HA + W) 5 Concourse Pkwy., Ste. 1000, Atlanta, GA 30328 404-892-9651 www.aprio.com Since 1952, clients throughout the U.S. and across more than 40 countries “have trusted Aprio for guidance on how to achieve what’s next. As a premier, CPA-led professional services firm,” Aprio delivers advisory, assurance, tax and private client services to build value, drive growth, manage risk and protect wealth. “With proven expertise and genuine care,” Aprio serves individuals and businesses, from promising startups to market leaders alike.

Third Place Sam Levy, C.P.A. 1040 Crown Pointe Pkwy., Ste. 775, Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-804-3199 www.levycpafirm.com Second Place Alon Levy – Levy Tax Group , Inc. 4651 Roswell Rd., Ste. G-602, Atlanta, GA 30342

Levy Tax & Consulting offers strategic consulting and tax preparation services for individuals and small businesses. “Our team collaborates to provide the best services and advice to our clients.”

404-692-1426 www.ltaxg.com “We deliver end-to-end tax and accounting services for businesses and individuals. We specialize in providing customized tax and accounting solutions for businesses at a reasonable price, and our goal is to be your ultimate tax partner while helping you succeed in making your business more profitable.”

Honorable Mentions Birnbrey, Minsk, Minsk & Perling Irvin Rabinowitz - RRB Business Services Arthur Kurtz Wilensky and Company Frazier & Deeter Ira Blecker ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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Thank you for making Levy Tax Group a 2020 Top Winner. We appreciate your business and your trust and look forward to assisting you with all of your tax needs.

Alon Levy

Many thanks to our loyal clients for voting us Best of Jewish Atlanta three years in a row. We so appreciate your business, your loyalty and the opportunity to serve your needs!

4651 Roswell Rd., STE G-602, Atlanta, GA 30342 Tel: (404) 692-1426 | Fax: (404) 891-5744 Israeli Phone Number: 03-7228535 (Ext. 1) WWW.LTAXG.COM | INFO@LTAXG.COM

Andy N. Siegel CPCU, CIC, AAI Sheldon Berch

Est. 1997

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Commited to You, Your Business and Your Family

Thanks to our clients for 56 years of serving them. We look forward to 56 more! BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ATTORNEY & LEGAL SERVICES Second Place Alyson Lembeck, Esq. One Securities Centre, 3490 Piedmont Rd., Ste. 400, Atlanta, GA 30305 678-592-7553 www.ellisfunk.com

First Place Shuman & Shuman, P.C. 1851 Peeler Rd., Ste. A, Atlanta, GA. 30338 770-790-3700 www.shumanfamilylaw.com Mona S. Shuman and Eileen J. Shuman, of Shuman & Shuman, P.C., are family law attorneys. “We work exclusively with clients who require legal representation in family related cases. Together we handle divorce, custody, child support, modifications, pre-nuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and post-divorce issues. We provide legal guidance and understanding to clients during times of transition. “We represent clients in all of the courts in metropolitan Atlanta and the surrounding counties. We are supportive of using mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to conclude a case. We are conveniently located off I-285 and Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody.”

Alyson Lembeck has 17 years’ experience practicing exclusively divorce and family law. “Alyson cares for clients, advocates strongly, provides high quality work and practical solutions.” She serves as a court- appointed Guardian Ad Litem in custody matters and is a registered mediator to assist parties in resolving family law cases.

Third Place Traci A. Weiss – Warner Bates 3350 Riverwood Pkwy., Ste. 2300, Atlanta, GA 30339 770-951-2700 www.warnerbates.com Traci Weiss passionately advocates for what is right and just for her family law/divorce clients and their families, while helping them through challenging situations with dignity and compassion.

Honorable Mentions Fryer Shuster Lester Pollack Law Offices of Andrew E. Goldner, LLC Esther Panitch, Esq. Greenberg Traurig Cohen Pollock Merlin Turner Larry Freiman, Menden Freiman LLP Scott Sherman Kessler and Solomiany Alston & Bird ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1 LAW FIRM in 2018, 2019 & 2020 Best of Jewish Atlanta!

eileen@shumanfamilylaw.com

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Mona S. Shuman and Eileen J. Shuman, of Shuman & Shuman, P.C., are family law attorneys. We work exclusively with clients who require legal representation in family related cases. Together we handle divorce, custody, child support, modifications, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and post-divorce issues. We provide legal guidance and understanding to clients during times of transition. We represent clients in all of the courts in Metropolitan Atlanta and the surrounding counties. We are supportive of using mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to conclude a case. We are conveniently located off I - 285 and Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody.

SHUMAN & SHUMAN, P.C. A Family Law Firm

1851 Peeler Road Suite A Atlanta, GA. 30338 770.790.3700 | www.shumanfamilylaw.com

Thank You Jewish Atlanta! Thank You for Voting us a Favorite Attorney/Law Firm for Jewish Atlanta – We Appreciate You!

Alyson F. Lembeck, Esq. Family Law Attorney Advocates for cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements and other related family law matters

Ellis Funk, P.C. One Securities Centre 3490 Piedmont Road, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30305 ALembeck@ellisfunk.com | www.ellisfunk.com | 404-233-2800

Traci A. Weiss, Esq. Partner Family Law Attorney Guardian ad Litem

Traci is a highly experienced and respected attorney who passionately advocates for what is right and fair for individuals and their families, while helping them navigate challenging divorces and other family law situations with dignity and compassion. Warner Bates’ attorneys have 250+ years of collective litigation experience, handling complex matters while maintaining our core principles: Integrity. Excellence. Results.

3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 2300, Atlanta, Georgia 30339 TWeiss@warnerbates.com | Learn more at www.WarnerBates.com | 770.951.2700 29 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL HOME DESIGN & REPAIR

Second Place Candice Keilin Designs Buckhead, Georgia 404-372-1390 www.candicekeilindesigns.com First Place Alexis Solomon and Taylor Price – A + T Interiors 4162 Chestnut Ridge Dr., Atlanta, GA 30338 404-617-9432

Creative interior and architectural design group. “We specialize in residential and commercial design. Creating unique furniture scapes and excellent customer service. We love the challenge and uniqueness of large and small projects. We are excited to have launched our own tile line KEBO, which is available at ADAC.”

www.aandtinteriors.com A+T Interiors offers flat-rate interior design consultative services “that allow our clients to create a high-end look in an easy and accessible way. With 20 years of industry experience, we offer everything from furniture selection to assistance with large renovations. We love helping our clients create beautiful spaces that reflect their personal style.”

Third Place B&Z Construction Services, Inc. 6375 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 404-354-1010 www.bzconstruct.com The company provides services for residential and commercial properties, including design and construction of custom homes, remodeling, renovation, additions, repairs and restoration design, rebuilding of fire, storm and water damaged property and engineering services.

Honorable Mentions Rick Moore - Atlanta Custom Closets California Closets Atlanta Custom Closets Put It There The Handyman Can UCI Kitchen 404 CUT TREE ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE Second Place Insurance Depot Nationwide 404-636-8881 www.insurancedepotonline.com First Place Siegel Insurance 2987 Clairmont Rd., Ste. 425, Atlanta, GA 30345 404-633-6332 www.siegelinsurance.com “We are a family-owned, independent insurance agency that has served the individuals, families, businesses and institutions of metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1964. We provide a full spectrum of insurance products including personal, business, health and life. Over the years, our commitment to professional knowledge and personal service has enabled us to grow primarily from referrals. Many of our clients are our customers’ children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We’d love the opportunity to help you find the best combination of coverage and pricing! Please contact us for a no-obligation review.”

Insurance Depot is a family-owned business founded in 1970 by the late Norman Raab and his wife Gail. “The agency represents top-rated companies and finds the best plans at the lowest rates for insurance needs for health, life and disability insurance, medicare supplements and long term care.” Third Place USAA Nationwide 800-531-8722 www.usaa.com “We have earned our members’ trust by providing years of awardwinning service through a comprehensive suite of financial products, tools and advice.”

Honorable Mentions State Farm Holtz Farmers Insurance Agency AAA AllState GEICO Bruce Weinstein - Weinstein Wealth Insurance Solutions Adele Glasser - Williams Turner & Mathis Insurance ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL SERVICES Third Place Merrill Lynch Nationwide 1-800-637-7455 www.ml.com

First Place Balentine 3344 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 2200, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-537-4800

“We are committed to preserving and increasing our clients wealth throughout varying market cycles and over their lifetime. With 36 years of experience in the financial services industry, we employ a mix of emotional intelligence, financial acumen and superior customer service.”

www.balentine.com “We help entrepreneurs and families manage their wealth by showing them what is possible, probable and achievable. We are committed to providing clients the answers and peace of mind they seek as they face the many ‘what if’ questions in life. We put clients’ needs, ambitions and values at the center of everything we do, and we translate their aspirations into solutions to help them realize their goals. At Balentine, we seek to deliver an exceptional client experience in addition to consistent, long-term investment results.”

Second Place Morgan Stanley Nationwide 888-454-3965 www.morganstanley.com Since its founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley has consistently delivered “first-class business in a first-class way. Our core values underpin all that we do.”

Honorable Mentions Michael Merlin - Merlin Wealth Management Ashford Advisors Aprio Wealth Management Atlantic Wealth Consultants, LLC Fujiyama Wealth - Junko Horvath Harrison Nathan - Nathan Wealth Management Laura Schilling - Financial Innovations

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL IT SERVICES & REPAIR Second Place Fakakta Computer 5330 Cross Roads Manor, Atlanta, GA 30327 404-954-1004 damon.carp@gmail.com Fakakta Computer specializes in desktop and laptop repair. Our services include home/business networking, performance upgrades, Apple device support and virus/spyware removal. First Place Geek Squad Metro Atlanta 800-433-5778 www.geeksquad.com “We offer an unmatched level of 24/7/365 support,” with Geek Squad agents ready to help you online, on the phone, in your home, and at more than 1,100 Best Buy stores.

Third Place Best Buy Metro Atlanta 1-888-237-8289 www.bestbuy.com Best Buy offers technology products, services and solutions to customers visiting its stores, engaging with Geek Squad agents, and using its websites or mobile applications.

Honorable Mentions Don’t Sweat IT Solutions Peachtree Computers Maestro IT Services Micro Center Dunwoody PC Digital Connections Adam Friedman ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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PET SERVICES

First Place Haven the Dog Spot

Third Place PetSmart Metro Atlanta

4719 Lower Roswell Rd., Ste. 160, Marietta, GA 30068

888-839-9638

6010-A Sandy Springs Circle Atlanta, GA 30328

www.petsmart.com

770-672-7343

“PetSmart is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime of pet needs. We love pets and believe pets make us better people.”

www.havendog.com Haven the Dog Spot is independently owned, “providing the ability to be proactive and immediately responsive. We love every dog in our care as though it were our own. Our staff knows their every like and dislike, their personalities and quirks; there is no question that we have a symbiotic relationship. We love our community and are committed to helping out when and where we can. Haven provides a safe and exciting experience for your baby while you are away. Allow us to exercise their body and mind; there’s no time to be lonely at Haven!”

Honorable Mentions Puppy Haven Belle Isle Animal Hospital Wieuca Animal Clinic Robin's Groomingdales Perk-N-Pooch Dunwoody Pet Resort Atlanta Dog Spa

Second Place Powers Ferry Animal Hospital 5565 New Northside Dr., Atlanta, GA, 30339 770-955-1291 www.powersferryanimalhospital.com “We want our clients to know it is our priority to provide the finest veterinary care to our patients and it is our goal to assure that you, the owner, are well informed and comfortable with the decisions made regarding your pet’s care. We strive to offer our clients the best state-ofthe-art technology and specialty veterinary care available.” 35 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE

First Place Melanie B. White – Coldwell Banker

Second Place Hallie Chasen

5591 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Bldg. 1300, Dunwoody, GA 30338

1772-B Century Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30345

770-396-6696 www.melsellsatl.com As a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, “I connect home buyers, sellers and investors with their dream property or best real estate opportunity” in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and North Atlanta. With more than 30 years of residential real estate experience and 27 years as a Certified Relocation Specialist, “I not only understand the nuances and trends of the local market but am also an expert at what it takes to buy and sell homes. I understand the value of excellent customer service and have passionately built my brand on putting your needs first as well as nurturing extensive relationships within the community.”

404-236-0043 www.chasenhallie.georgiamls. com Hallie Chasen loves working with people, “understands their real estate needs and always seems to quickly match them up with the perfect house. Many of her houses sell before they ever go on the market.” Hallie has always been a top producer in her company and is a Lifetime Million Dollar Club member. Third Place Barbra Wollner – Keller Williams Realty 804 Town Blvd., Ste. A2040, Atlanta, GA 30319 404-307-9329 wollnergroup.com Barbra Wollner, owner of The Wollner Real Estate Group, has 18 years’ experience as an agent and broker. She prides herself on offering clients skilled and sound advice when purchasing residential property. Honorable Mentions Debbie Sonenshine - Coldwell Banker Karyn Watkins Feinberg - Coldwell Banker Jodi Halpert - Berkshire Hathaway Rhianna Shemper - Coldwell Banker Keller Williams Berkshire Hathaway Robin Blass - Coldwell Banker

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Thank you for your votes! It has been my honor to be your neighbor/realtor for over 30 years! I look forward to helping you find your next journey “home”.

Thank you for your trust! #3 Realtor in the Jewish Times! Licensed Associate Broker Top 3 Individual Agent at KW Peachtree Road #5 Top Team for 2018 Atlanta Realtors Top 5% Producer, Individual Volume Atlanta Realtors Top 5% Producer, Team Units National Association of Realtors & the Atlanta Board of Realtors Member Atlanta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club Member KW Peachtree Road is #7 nationwide KW Peachtree Road is #1 in sales volume in the southeast Listing Specialist REBAC Accredited Buyers Representative

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The Wollner Group of Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Road has been working in the Atlanta Metro Area for over 18 years, serving buyers, sellers, and investors. We would love to help you with your next move! Call or email to set up a time to chat!

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804 Town Boulevard, Suite A-2040 Atlanta, GA 30319

Thank you AJT readers for voting me Top Best REALTOR in 2018, 2019, & 2020!

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Top Real Estate Agent Chapman Hall Premier Realtors 1772 Century Blvd Atlanta, Ga 30345

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL SERVICES Second Place Costco Travel Nationwide 866-921-7925 www.costcotravel.com First Place AAA/Auto Club Group AAA Toco Hills, 2161 Lavista Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Just like items in a Costco Warehouse, “our travel offerings are carefully selected by our skilled travel buyers, Costco employees who appreciate the value of your membership. We offer a selection of the world’s top destinations, hotels, cruises and other travel products so you can be assured of a quality vacation experience.”

404-633-9418 Third Place Shelly Katz – Katz Travel Group

www.autoclubsouth.aaa.com AAA is more than a club, with over 60 million members “who appreciate the peace of mind, incredible savings and exclusive services and benefits that a AAA membership has to offer. Every AAA membership comes with great benefits like 24/7 roadside assistance, deals and discounts at over 160,000 retailers around the world, and so much more. AAA covers membership, insurance, travel, banking and car care.”

Johns Creek, Georgia 678-641-2041 www.facebook.com/Katz-TravelGroup-LLC Katz Travel Group specializes in cruising and custom vacation packages to the Caribbean and Mexico. “Our mission is to provide excellent customer service, superior communication and planning to provide the greatest value to our clients.”

Honorable Mentions American Express Travel Delta Vacations Alana Miller Keri Kaufman SRI Travel Vacations To Go ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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THE SONENSHINE TEAM Atlanta’s Favorite Real Estate Team

DEBBIE SONENSHINE

Closets, pantries, garages, offices and more!

Top 1% of Coldwell Banker Internationally Certified Negotiator, Luxury, New Homes and Corporate Relocation Specialist Voted Favorite Jewish Realtor in AJT, Best of Jewish Atlanta

Debbie Sells Houses!

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Atlanta Custom Closets When Quality Counts! Design the Closet of your Dreams!

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EDUCATION & CAMP DAY CAMP

Second Place In The City Camps Multiple locations in metro Atlanta 404-698-1134 www.inthecitycamp.com

In the City Camps deliver lifelong friendships, personal growth and a meaningful connection to the Jewish community and Israel in an affordable, accessible, day camp package that acknowledges the realities of today’s modern Jewish family. This unique summer experience provides the same outcome through ITC@Home, a summer virtual camp.

First Place MJCCA Day Camps 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

Third Place Epstein Summer Adventures

678-812-4000

335 Colewood Way, Atlanta, GA 30328

www.mjccadaycamps.org

404-250-5606

At MJCCA Day Camps, rising pre-K through 10th-graders make lifelong friends, gain new skills, and "have the best summer ever in our traditional, performing arts, sports, specialty, travel, and teen camps across our three locations (Dunwoody, Intown and East Cobb). We offer campers 100-plus options including new camps every summer and weeklong overnight camps!” There’s FREE bus transportation, before-camp care and after-camp care from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and a lifetime of memories are made and lifelong connections formed each summer.

www.epsteinatlanta.org/esa-summer-camp/

“Located at The Epstein School and open to the public, we are your Sandy Springs headquarters for summertime fun! With exciting new adventures each week, check out our camp options.”

Honorable Mentions High Meadows Camp Camp Gan Israel North Fulton Dunwoody Nature Center Camp Kingfisher - Chattahoochee Nature Center YMCA Camp Shamayim Camp Gan Izzy East Cobb ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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We hope you are all staying safe this summer and look forward to seeing you for a full and fun 2021 Camp Season. EpsteinAtlanta.org/esa

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EDUCATION & CAMP JEWISH DAY SCHOOL MASCOT

Second Place Atlanta Jewish Academy Jaguars 5200 Northland Dr., Atlanta, GA 30342 404-843-9900 www.atljewishacademy.org

A college preparatory, independent Jewish day school guided by modern orthodox values and principles. AJA embodies the ideals of community, tradition, individual development and educational innovation, developing the whole person for college and life by fostering a love of Torah, Israel and all Jewish people through an “excellent secular and Judaic education within an inclusive, nurturing community.”

First Place The Davis Academy Lions 8105 Roberts Dr., Atlanta, GA 30350 770-671-008 www.davisacademy.org

The Davis Academy serves students age four through eighth grade at its two state-of-the-art campuses in the Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area. The school provides students with an innovative program that blends outstanding academics with Jewish values and traditions. “Our program includes accelerated math, integrated technology, fine arts, athletics, world languages, music, drama, community service, leadership, overnight trips, and after-school programs.” For more information, visit davisacademy.org.

Second Place The Epstein School Eagles 335 Colewood Way NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-250-5600 www.epsteinatlanta.org

A school focused on blended learning and language immersion taught by a talented, compassionate faculty and bolstered by cutting-edge technology, guided by Jewish principles. Third Place The Weber School Rams 6751 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30328 404-917-2500 www.weberschool.org

The Weber School, a community high school serving students from all Jewish backgrounds, prepares students for success in college and in life with comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that inspire student exploration, leadership and Jewish social consciousness. “Many of our programs and academies are unique to Weber and can’t be found at any other Atlanta-area high schools.”

Honorable Mentions The Weinstein School Dinosaurs Torah Day School Thunder ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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NON-JEWISH PRIVATE SCHOOL

Second Place Pace Academy 966 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 404-262-1345 www.paceacademy.org

Pace Academy serves 1,115 students in pre-first through 12th grade and develops children’s passions and strengths through academics, athletics and the arts while providing global perspectives inside and outside the classroom. Third Place St. Pius X Catholic High School First Place Woodward Academy

2674 Johnson Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30345-1799

1662 Rugby Ave., College Park, GA 30337

www.spx.org

404-765-4000

St. Pius X, an archdiocesan high school, provides a college preparatory education for the formation of the mind, body and spirit of each student in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

www.woodward.edu

Woodward Academy “is Atlanta at its very best. We intentionally bring together students from diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, creating a richer learning community and exceptional academic opportunities. Our students and graduates are caring and compassionate global citizens who are a microcosm of what the world should be.”

404-636-3023

Honorable Mentions St. Francis School High Meadows School Atlanta International School The Paideia School Atlanta Speech School The Howard School The Westminster Schools

Second Place The Galloway School 215 Chastain Park Ave., Atlanta, GA 30342 404-252-8389 www.gallowayschool.org

Galloway is a philosophically grounded, learner-focused independent school where students age three through grade 12 develop an abiding love for learning. “Preparing students to live successfully as enlightened citizens in a changing world, our community embraces diversity, insists upon common decency, and fosters human dignity.” 43 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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EDUCATION & CAMP PERFORMING ARTS

Second Place Jerry’s Habima Theatre 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 First Place City Springs Theatre Company

678-812-4000

8601 Dunwoody Place, Suite 136, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

For 27 seasons, Jerry’s Habima Theatre has been Georgia’s only theatrical company directed and produced by professionals that features actors with special needs. Each year, together with industry professionals and actors from the community, Jerry’s Habima Theatre presents a musical theatrical production to sell-out audiences and much acclaim.

404-477-4365 www.cityspringstheatre.com City Springs Theatre Company is dedicated to entertaining, educating and enriching the community while contributing to its cultural and economic development by creating world-class theatre experiences. Through its affiliation with the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, City Springs Theatre is committed to artistic excellence, community engagement, and educational initiatives for all ages. In addition to entertainment, City Springs Theatre Company is creating and producing arts education programming and community enrichment activities, serving students and educators pre-K through college. Our diverse program offerings engage the educational community through a student matinee series, hands-on training and summer programming, highlighting all disciplines of the arts.

www.Atlantajcc.org

Third Place MJCCA Drama Camp 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-812-4004 www.mjccadaycamps.org The Lynne & Howard Halpern Drama Camp of the MJCCA provides campers with a two-week theatrical extravaganza in which they experience every element of the theater – from acting and movement to music and choreography. Honorable Mentions MJCCA Dance Company Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Orbit Arts Academy School of Rock Atlanta Ballet Dance School Elite Dance Studios The Music Class

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PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Third Place Walton High School 1590 Bill Murdock Rd., Marietta, GA 30062 770-578-3225 www.waltonhigh.org As a comprehensive high school with a strong college-preparatory program, Walton endeavors to meet the educational needs and expectations of all students. First Place Dunwoody High School 5035 Vermack Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-874-8502 www.dunwoodyhs.dekalb.k12.ga.us “A traditional high school in DeKalb County, our mission is to ensure the success of all students, enable them to become lifelong learners, and be productive members of an increasingly diverse society.” Honorable Mentions North Springs High School Pope High School Centennial High School Johns Creek High School Lakeside High School Henry W. Grady High School Alpharetta High School

Second Place Riverwood International Charter School 5900 Raider Dr., Sandy Springs, GA 30328 470-254-1980 www.school.fultonschools.org/hs/riverwood Riverwood International Charter School offers both the international studies magnet and International baccalaureate programs. Members of the Class of 2019 received more than $8.4 million in scholarships and were accepted to more than 180 colleges and universities. 45 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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EDUCATION & CAMP SLEEPAWAY CAMP Second Place Camp Judaea 1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 678-201-1543 www.campjudaea.org Established in 1961, Camp Judaea is a Jewish, Israel-centered summer camp for children ages 7 to 15 located on 158 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Hendersonville, N.C. Camp Judaea offers a wide variety of fun and unique programs designed to provide campers the opportunity for adventure, exploration, skill development, friendship, and more!

First Place Camp Barney Medintz 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 678.812.3844 www.campbarney.org Camp Barney Medintz provides a magical, meaningful and life-changing Jewish summer overnight camp experience for its campers. Located in the North Georgia mountains on 540 spectacular acres surrounding two private lakes, campers come to CBM from all around the country to experience the magic of “Our Summer Place.” The facilities are extensive and the programs phenomenal, but the CBM experience is about so much more. Campers experience the joy of making lifelong friends, gain confidence and independence, challenge themselves with new and exciting activities, and develop and solidify their connection to their Jewish identity. Third Place Ramah Darom 6400 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Ste. 215, Atlanta, GA 30339 404-531-0801 www.ramahdarom.org “At our 185-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, campers and staff from around the U.S. and Israel join together to create an inclusive and dynamic Jewish community.” Honorable Mentions Blue Star Camps URJ Camp Coleman The Zone Camp Camp Blue Ridge YMCA Camp Thunderbird URJ 6 Points Sports Academy Camp Misty Mountain ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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Suite Vıew. The Suites. Singular service, style and peace of mind. There’s an elevated and CARF® accredited version of assisted living that can be found in only one incomparable place: The Suites at The Piedmont at Buckhead. Imagine all the comforts, services and amenities of a distinctive address combined with attentive, expert support when the need arrives. Please call 404.496.5492 to schedule your virtual tour or visit our website to learn more.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS AUDIOLOGY

Second Place Costco Wholesale First Place Peachtree Hearing

Metro Atlanta 800-774-2678

4939 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068

www.costco.com/ hearing-aid-center.html

470-485-4327

“With the latest in digital technology at the value you’ve come to expect, our hearing aid staff will find the most appropriate solution for your hearing loss and lifestyle.”

www.peachtreehearing.com Peachtree Hearing touts itself as “Atlanta’s premier hearing boutique. Led by Audiologist Dr. Melissa Wikoff, the staff at Peachtree Hearing believe that your hearing care should be a superior experience that offers you the comprehensive treatment required to properly address your specific needs. Peachtree Hearing carries a wide range of manufacturers and models of hearing aids to ensure we find the best match for our patients’ budget, hearing profile and lifestyle. From testing hearing to treating hearing loss and tinnitus, Peachtree Hearing uses the latest technology, scientifically proven techniques, and compassionate personalized care to treat each of our patients.”

Third Place HearingLife 333 Jesse Jewell Pkwy. SE, Gainesville, GA 30501 770-534-6959 www.hearinglife.com HearingLife is part of Demant, “a world-leading” hearing healthcare group that offers solutions and services to help people with hearing loss connect and communicate with the world around them.

Honorable Mentions Atlanta Hearing Associates Dr. Tritt - Atlanta Hearing Associates Dunwoody Hearing Associates Johns Creek Audiology Connect Hearing Gwinnett ENT Miracle-Ear Hearing Aids ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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CARDIOLOGIST Kimberly Champney, M.D. 980 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Ste. 520, Atlanta, GA 30342 First Place Steven Eisenberg, M.D. – Complete Cardiology 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd., Bldg. 2-Ste. 450, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-939-9200 www.ccatlanta.com Complete Cardiology offers a vast array of outpatient cardiac services. “Our patients have access to the most advanced technology to both diagnose and treat any cardiac disorder.” Dr. Eisenberg has a clinical interest in preventive cardiology, lipid disorders and cardiac imaging. He is known for the diagnosis of both common and rare, complex cardiac disorders.

404-303-3320 www.northsidehospitalcardiovascularcare.com/kimberlychampney Dr. Kimberly Champney has been with Northside since August 2007. Her interests are in preventive cardiology, women and heart disease, cardiac complications of cancer treatment, and cardiac imaging.

Second Place Jacob Blatt, M.D. 1700 Hospital South Dr., Ste. 409, Austell, GA 30106-6810 770-732-9100 www.wellstar.org Dr. Blatt is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is board eligible in cardiac electrophysiology. He joined WellStar Cardiovascular Medicine in August of 2010 and is fully trained in all aspects of invasive cardiac electrophysiology, including pacemakers, defibrillators, resynchronization therapy, complex arrhythmia management, ablation, transseptal catheterization, and transvenous lead extraction. Third Place

Honorable Mentions Atlanta Cardiology Northside Cardiology Piedmont Cardiology Cardiovascular Consultants of Atlanta Neill Videlefsky, MD - Pediatric Cardiology Barry Mangel, MD David Jacoboff, MD

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HEALTH & WELLNESS CHIROPRACTOR Second Place The Joint Chiropractic 6623 Roswell Rd., Ste. E, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-975-2584 www.thejoint.com First Place Seiden Chiropractic 1713 Mt. Vernon Rd., Ste. 2, Dunwoody, GA 30338

The Joint was originally founded with “a vision to transform the traditional, often misunderstood concept of routine chiropractic care by making it more convenient, friendly and affordable.”

770-399-6772 www.seidenchiropractic.com Located in the center of Dunwoody, “we strive to provide a positive experience, which ensures the improvement of your spine and your health. Happily serving the Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Perimeter areas for over 30 years, we invite you to make an appointment with us today and discover the wonderful benefits that chiropractic can make in your life. Wellness does not happen by accident. It is a proactive approach to life that can only begin with you and your desire for a happier and healthier well-being. We look forward to meeting you soon.”

Third Place Ackerman Chiropractic Center 5025-H Winters Chapel Rd., Atlanta, GA 30360 770-399-1800 www.ackermanchiro.com Practicing chiropractic care for over 25 years in the Atlanta area, “we promise to exceed your expectations and enlighten you with information that will improve your health and quality of life!”

Honorable Mentions Adler Family Chiropractic, PC: David Adler, DC Jarrod Wise - Complete Family Healthcare Buckhead Chiropractic Group Excel Chiropractic 1st Choice Sports Rehab Center Levinson Chiropractic ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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My staff and I thank you for making Complete Cardiology a resounding success. It has been our pleasure serving our patients and we look forward to continuing to serve all that your heart desires.

...it’s all about you, the patient. Consultative services for diagnosis and treatment of all cardiac disorders, prevention and genetics. Advanced diagnostics including: → echocardiography → nuclear stress tests → cardiac catherization → cardiac CT

Thank you for trust and support and voting us #1 for Chiropractic Care!

Seiden Chiropractic Center offers the highest standard of patient care and has served the Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Perimeter Center communities since 1983. Our dedicated team of professionals are interested in helping relieve pain while enhancing overall function and movement of the body. They are committed to informing and educating patients so they can live an overall healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Bldg 2-Suite 150 Atlanta, GA 30342

(404) 939-9200

770-399-6772

www.ccatlanta.com

Same Day Test Results Accepts Most Major Insurance Plans

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Steven J. Eisenberg, M.D.

1713 Mt Vernon Rd #2, Dunwoody, GA 30338

Thank You to the Atlanta Jewish Times Community for again awarding us as your choice for Dermatologic Care!

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Providing Quality Dermatology Care Since 1991 Marcus R. Stonecipher, M.D. Cares for Patients at Decatur and Monroe

Carl V. Washington, M.D. Cares for Patients at Decatur, Johns Creek, Monroe & Piedmont

Randal P. Antle, M.M.Sc., PA-C Cares for Patients at Decatur and Piedmont

Joanne P. McAlvany, M.D. Care for Patients at Decatur and Johns Creek

Emma J. Murad, M.D. Cares for Patients at Johns Creek and Decatur

Laura Beacham, M.M.Sc., PA-C Cares for Patients at Piedmont and Decatur

Damon V. Mauldin, M.D. Cares for Patients at Decatur and Emory Decatur Hospital

Maren E. Cotes, M.D. Cares for Patients at Decatur, Johns Creek, Monroe & Piedmont

Rhea V. Douglas, M.M.Sc., PA-C Cares for Patients at Decatur

Susan R. Spitzler, M.D. Cares for Patients at Johns Creek

Adrianna S. Rodriguez, M.D. Cares for Patients at Johns Creek

Amanda A. Sanders, PA-C Cares for Patients at Piedmont and Emory Decatur

Holly L. Hanson, M.D., PhD. Cares for Patients at Decatur

Zakiya P. Rice, M.D. Cares for Patients at Piedmont, Monroe & Johns Creek

Anna Weir, M.S.N, FNP-C Cares for Patients at Decatur and Monroe

Certified Aestheticians: Rebecca Bowen • Marisa Costigan • Dawn Kinsey

www.DermGA.com • 404-321-4600 Five Convenient Locations: Decatur • Emory Decatur Hospital • Johns Creek • Monroe • Piedmont 51 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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HEALTH & WELLNESS DENTIST & ORTHODONTIST

Second Place Kaplan Orthodontics 4700 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Ste. 300, Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-551-9060 www.jkaplanortho.com

First Place Bret Freedman, D.M.D. 5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Ste. 8, Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-745-5388 www.village-ortho.com Dr. Bret Freedman, an Atlanta native, opened Village Orthodontics in the heart of Dunwoody in 2017. Dr. Bret completed his orthodontic residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he returned to become an associate part-time clinical professor, frequent lecturer and technology advisor. “After successfully treating over 8,000 patients while working for a large practice throughout Georgia, he decided the ‘factory style’ orthodontic treatment wasn’t what he wanted for his legacy.” Village Orthodontics was born out of the need to deliver “efficient patient-focused treatment. Our office is built and designed to deliver the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a high-tech, yet family friendly environment, where our patient’s comfort come first.”

At Kaplan Orthodontics, “we believe every patient is unique, and pride ourselves on our courteous, customized service. With flexible payment plans, cutting-edge technology, a friendly staff and over 20 years of doctor experience, we look forward to showing you why Kaplan is the best place for your new smile!” Third Place Jeremy Rosenberg, D.D.S. 6111 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Bldg. A, Ste. 101, Atlanta, GA 30328 770-395-7057 www.peachdentist.com Dr. Jeremy Rosenberg and Dr. David Camp use advanced dental techniques to provide comprehensive services, including preventative cleanings and exams, cosmetic bleaching, porcelain veneers, root canals, implants, fillings, crowns and more.

Honorable Mentions Jason Myerson, DDS - Buckhead Dental Associates David Frankel, DMD - Stein & Frankel, PC Seigel and Dolt Comprehensive Dental Care Michael Seligson, DMD - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Buckhead Dental Associates, PC Green Orthodontics Peachtree Dunwoody Dental Care ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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DERMATOLOGIST First Place Atlanta Dermatology & Laser Surgery 1462 Montreal Rd., Ste. 411, Tucker, GA 30084

Olansky Dermatology Associates

404-525-7409

3379 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 500, Atlanta, GA 30326

www.atlantadermatology.com

404-591-4314

For 50 years, the company has been among “Atlanta’s definitive skin cancer experts. We specialize in treating skin cancer and mohs surgery. Our compassionate team of skilled physicians uses the latest in technological advances to provide patients the best possible outcome. Their dedication and passion have earned them the respect of patients and peers alike. … Our board-certified dermatology physicians have undergone extensive training and certification. They have earned the title of skin experts by both their peers and patients. No matter what type of skin issues you are dealing with, our experts are fully capable of handling your needs using the most innovative procedures and products.”

www.olanskydermatology.com

Second Place Dermatology Associates of Georgia Multiple Atlanta locations www.dermga.com “Our mission is to provide our patients with the very best options for skin care treatment and disease prevention. Our board certified dermatologists and board certified physician assistants provide a broad variety of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatologic services. Our focus is providing patients with the most advanced surgical and skin care treatments available, with an emphasis on leading-edge procedures.” Third Place

“We provide our families with compassionate skin care and medical education, giving them the comfort and confidence to live healthy and beautiful lives.”

Honorable Mentions David Levine, MD - Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease Babcock Dermatology Dermatology Consultants Greg Cox, MD - Perimeter Dermatology Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease MetroDerm P.C. - Atlanta Skin Care Experts Eileen Niren, MD - MetroDerm P.C. Atlanta Skin Care Experts

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HEALTH & WELLNESS EYE CARE

First Place Simone Lewis, O.D., 20/15 Eye Care 2090 Dunwoody Club Dr., Ste. 126, Sandy Springs, GA 30350 770-676-7848 www.2015eyecare.com 20/15 EyeCare is a full-service optometry practice in Sandy Springs. “Our experienced doctors offer comprehensive eye examinations using the latest, high-tech equipment available; and our expert opticians will find the frame and lens that best suits your style and budget. Personal attention and professional eye care are the foundations on which our practice is built. Our team is dedicated to making sure your entire experience is stress-free, safe and informative. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you soon!”

Second Place Thomas Eye Group Metro Atlanta 678-892-2020 www.thomaseye.com Thomas Eye Group has been providing eye care services to patients for over 40 years in the greater Atlanta community. As a full-service eye care provider with eight offices in Georgia, our group of board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists are “expertly trained and resourced to deliver superior quality patient experiences and results.”

Third Place Woolfson Eye Institute 800 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Ste. 130, Atlanta, GA 30328 1-866-LASER22 www.woolfsoneye.com At Woolfson Eye Institute, “quality patient care is the priority at each stage of your experience. Our caring staff is prepared to answer your questions.” Honorable Mentions Atlanta Ophthalmology Associates, P.C. Briggs Vision Group Marietta Eye Clinic David Lopp OD - 20/15 EyeCare Costco Eye Consultants of Atlanta Ross Eye Group Whitney Seltman, OD - Eye Consultants of Atlanta ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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T hank you for voting for us!

20/15 EyeCare is a full-service optometry practice in Sandy Springs. Dr. David Lopp & Dr. Simone Lewis offer comprehensive eye examinations using the latest, high tech optical diagnostic equipment available. We carry frames from all over the world and our expert opticians make the selection process seamless to accommodate each patients style & budget. Our entire team are dedicated to making our patient experience at 20/15 EyeCare informative, comfortable and stress-free.

770-676-7848 | 2015eyecare.com 2090 Dunwoody Club Dr. Suite 126, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Smiles are our business! Thank you for making US smile! We are so appreciative of all who voted and humbled to be a part of such an esteemed group.

Harris B. Siegel, DMD, FAGO Arthur H. "Skip" Dolt, Ill, DDS, FAGO Marc “Chas” Plaisance, Jr., DMD BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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Siegel & Dolt Comprehensive Dental Care Druid Pointe Building • 2751 Buford Highway • Suite 302 • Atlanta GA 30324 Telephone: (404) 634-1277 www.siegelanddolt.com 55 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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HEALTH & WELLNESS FAMILY PHYSICIAN/INTERNIST

First Place Laureate Medical Group Metro Atlanta 404-256-8500 www.laureatemed.com Since 1962, Laureate Medical Group has “built a reputation based on providing excellent medical care, combined with sincere compassion for patients. This longstanding tradition serves as the basis for the operation of each of our six Atlanta offices and is the foundation of the practice’s mission: To offer individualized comprehensive medical care to men and women through superior diagnoses and treatment, multiple, convenient locations, respect for each individual patient and staff member, and the building of long-standing, trusting relationships. Our board-certified internists and specialists continue the practice’s commitment to a patient-focused environment.”

Second Place Adam Leaderman, M.D. Metro Atlanta 404-649-6999 www.laureatemed.com Frequently recognized as “one of Atlanta’s top internists by both local and national publications, Dr. Leaderman is renowned for his devotion to his patients.” As one of the Laureate Medical Group’s first partners, he set a standard for giving back through his longstanding support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Third Place Dunwoody Pediatrics 1428 Dunwoody Village Pkwy., Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-394 2358 www.dunwoodypediatrics.com The pediatricians and staff at Dunwoody Pediatrics take great pride in “assisting you in raising healthy and happy children. We provide the highest quality care to children from infancy through adolescence.”

Honorable Mentions Marc Seltman, MD Primary Care Physicians of Atlanta Scott Shulman, MD Wellstar Family Medicine Anna Steinberg, MD Jeffrey Reznick, MD North Atlanta Primary Care Piedmont Physician Group ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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We are a patient-focused practice for the entire family. We offer comprehensive general Dermatology services, as well as Aesthetic Services. We believe everyone deserves healthy and beautiful skin, and we are proud to partner with you in that journey.

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UV Lighting throughout all common areas Negative Ion Emission Full Building Water Filtration System Balconies and Porches for Fresh Air and Sunlight Fresh Farm to Table Food Full Service Spa, including Salt Water Pool HydroWorx pool used for rehab injuries and reduces inflammation Large campus to walk Indoors and Outdoor The Healthy Climate UV light emits ultraviolet energy that has been proven effective in reducing microbial life form (viruses, bacteria, yeasts and molds) in the air. The Negative Ion Emissions lifts mood and kills mold, bacteria and viruses as well as reducing allergens in the air. Some metropolitan water systems have been tested with up to 50+ micro drug residues in the water. That is why we install a full building water filtration system to deliver the best water possible.

Schedule Your Tour Now! 404-496-6794 1882 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033 www.holbrooklife.com 57 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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HEALTH & WELLNESS GASTROENTEROLOGY First Place Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates 550 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 1600, Atlanta, GA 30308 866-GO-TO-AGA (468-6242) www.atlantagastro.com For more than 40 years, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates has been dedicated to providing “accessible, affordable and compassionate” digestive healthcare services to communities throughout greater Atlanta. In addition to routine colon cancer screenings, “our board-certified specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of digestive and liver concerns.” The practice also offers specialized care for patients through several distinct groups, including the Advanced Center for GI Therapeutics, the Pediatric & Adolescent Division, the Southeastern Center for Crohn’s & Colitis, and The Liver Center. AGA also provides in-house infusion services and nutrition counseling for its patients.

Second Place Marc B. Sonenshine, M.D. 980 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Ste. 82, Atlanta, GA 30342 678-631-4620 www.atlantagastro.com/physicians/ marc-b-sonenshine-md An Atlanta native, Dr. Sonenshine graduated magna cum laude from the Unversity of Georgia and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where he was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His special interests include inflammatory bowel disease, prevention of gastrointestinal malignancy through costeffective screening and management of chronic liver disease.

Third Place Alan M. FIxelle, M.D. – Gastro Consultants of Atlanta, P.C. Atlanta and Alpharetta locations 404.255.1000 www.gastroconsultantsatlanta.com Dr. Fixelle is board-certified in gastroenterology. “He strives to deliver personalized, high quality, specialty care.” Atlanta magazine recognized him as a ”Top Doctor” (2016 – 2020). Honorable Mentions Steven Keilin, MD - Emory Healthcare GI Specialists of Georgia Girish Anand, MD - Atlanta Gastroenterologist Jeffery Goldberg, MD Kelly Carson, MD - Metro Atlanta Gastroenterology David Weinstein, MD - Metro Atlanta Gastroenterology Max Shapiro, MD - Metro Atlanta Gastroenterology ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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The pediatrician you choose for your kids matters.

We are proud to serve Atlanta and its surrounding communities for more than 40 years.

Thank you so much for your votes and your trust!

Thank You for your continued support.

We are here for you as a professional resource, advisor, and trusted partner. Our mission is to protect the wellness and health of Atlanta’s children by providing high-quality, comprehensive care and compassionate support. Think of us as long-term pediatric care champions for your family’s health.

Sally Marcus, MD Allison Hill, MD Amy Hardin, MD Jeffrey Hopkins, MD Natalie Metzig, MD Tiji Philip, MD Adele Goodloe, MD

www.atlantagastro.com 1.866.GO.TO.AGA [468.6242]

In association with

Reshmi Basu, MD Sara Dorsey, PNP Kathryn Hart, PNP Michael Levine, MD, Emeritus Ruth Brown, MD, Emeritus Jonathan Winner, MD, Emeritus

6095 Barfield Road, Suite 200, Sandy Springs, 30328 404-256-2688 • NorthsidePediatrics.com

404.778.8640 INFO@JSCREEN.ORG

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HEALTH & WELLNESS HAIR & BEAUTY DAY SPA Second Place Treat Your Feet 3275 Peachtree Rd., Ste. 250, Atlanta, GA 30305 404-351-3536 www.treatyourfeetbuckhead.com “Our massages are the best in Atlanta, and we ensure that our customers leave completely satisfied. Our massage therapy center has become a tourist attraction because of our outstanding reputation of giving high-quality foot and body massages.” Businesspeople and celebrities often visit “because we are located less than a mile from the hotels they stay at in Buckhead.”

First Place Van Michael Salon 220 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-255-0026 www.vanmichael.com Founded by brothers Van and Michael Council in 1984, Van Michael Salon is proud to have over 60 staff members who have worked with the company for 10 years, including a select cadre employed for more than 20 years. From the start of their careers, stylists elect their chosen specialty in cut, color and makeup. This departmentalized approach allows prospective stylists to master their chosen niche. “The success of this method has been widely recognized and adopted throughout the industry. Specifically, Van Michael’s hands-on educational approach led to the development of the highly-competitive New Talents ® program for emerging stylists.”

Third Place Belle De Jour 5290 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA. 30342 404-250-9100 www.bdjsalon.com “A beautiful hair color salon specializing in women’s hair. We have highly trained, friendly stylists who are committed to providing the best hair color, extensions and styling services” to Atlanta women.

Honorable Mentions Bernadettes Hair Salon And Wig Studio Aria Salon Spa Shoppe Amzia Salon Great Clips Anthony Mars Salon Massage Envy Intrigue Salon CurlEnvy Salon ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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HEALTH CLUB

First Place Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30338 678.812.4000 www.atlantajcc.org The MJCCA offers “an extensive range of fitness and wellness programs to keep you healthy and in shape. Whether in our fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment or in one of our five custom fitness studios, we have it all. From Les Mills™ and Stott® Pilates, to functional fitness, yoga, personal training, and more, the opportunities to get healthy and into better shape are endless. Plus, you can stay active on our tennis courts, in our swimming pools, and in our basketball gyms.” MJCCA membership also includes use of Emory’s Student Activity & Academic Center, a recreational facility with a fitness center, swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts.

Second Place Life Time Fitness 5580 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30342 404-257-0900 www.lifetime.life

Third Place LA Fitness Metro Atlanta 404-478-4161 www.lafitness.com LA Fitness seeks innovative ways to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of “our increasingly diverse membership. With our wide range of amenities and a highly trained staff, we provide fun and effective workout options.”

Honorable Mentions Atlanta Athletic Club Orangetheory Fitness YMCA Concourse Athletic Club BURN Studios Planet Fitness Bodyfitz - Personal Training CycleBar - Indoor Cycling Club Pilates Studios

Work out and play in spaces designed to move and inspire you. Then, relax in lounge and social areas to recover, reset and refresh.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS PEDIATRICIAN Second Place North Atlanta Pediatric Associates The Pavilion at Lake Hearn, 1100 Lake Hearn Drive, Ste. 100, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-256-3178 First Place Dunwoody Pediatrics 1428 Dunwoody Village Pkwy., Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-394 2358 www.dunwoodypediatrics.com “We provide the highest-quality care to children from infancy through adolescence while maintaining a warm, loving, and supportive environment for the entire family. We offer safe, sanitary exam rooms and can minimize wait time through curbside check-in. We also offer telemedicine for most appointments. The pediatricians and staff at Dunwoody Pediatrics take great pride in assisting you in raising healthy and happy children. We have combined experience of over 50 years in pediatrics. We also share a compassionate and warm-hearted approach to caring for children and families.”

www.northatlantapeds.com “Our mission at North Atlanta Pediatric Associates is to promote the highest-quality medical care while fostering a work environment that enhances the happiness and well-being of patients, parents and staff. We aspire to create a working partnership with parents that will help provide care and guidance from birth until they go off to college.” Third Place Children’s Medical Group 1875 Century Blvd. NE, Ste. 150, Atlanta, GA 30345 404-633-4595 www.cmg-pc.com Celebrating 70 years of care, “our team of board-certified pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants develop longterm positive personal relationships with our patients.”

Honorable Mentions Northside Pediatrics PAMPA Children's Wellness Phil Weiss, M.D. Dekalb Pediatrics East Cobb Pediatrics Laura Zucker, M.D ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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PLASTIC SURGEON First Place Peter Abramson, M.D. 5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. NE, Ste. 140, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-297-1789 www.facialplasticsatlanta.com Our team at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery is led by facial plastic surgeon Peter J. Abramson, M.D. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Abramson works closely with patients of all ages “to provide expert cosmetic surgery and facial rejuvenation treatments his clients want and deserve.” He feels that by helping patients feel good about themselves, he helps improve their quality of life. He also believes that establishing a trusting relationship from the initial complimentary cosmetic consult/virtual visit ensures better communication and better results

Third Place Diane Alexander, M.D. 5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. #820, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-851-1998 www.artisanplasticsurgery.com Dr. Diane Alexander, a board certified plastic surgeon with Artisan Plastic Surgery, specializes in cosmetic face, breast and body work, as well as breast cancer reconstruction.

Honorable Mentions Dr. Kristin A. Boehm - Premier Image Joe Williams, MD - Atlanta Plastic Surgery Louis DeJoseph, MD - Premier Image Aesthetic Specialty Center Daniel Rousso, MD - Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery of Atlanta Inessa Fishman, MD - Aviva Plastic Surgery Second Place Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta 5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Ste. 100, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-257-9888 www.pscatlanta.com The practice invites you to explore its many surgical and non-surgical options “that will rejuvenate and enhance your appearance and self-image. Our office is located in Atlanta, and offers a compassionate, confidential and warm environment. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Brothers takes a very individualized approach to the art and science of plastic surgery to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.” 63 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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HEALTH & WELLNESS VETERINARIAN

Second Place Vernon Woods Animal Hospital 270 Vernon Woods Dr., Atlanta, GA 30328 First Place Powers Ferry Animal Hopsital

404-252-1641

5565 New Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30339

“We are a full service pet hospital providing a wide range of medical services. We pride ourselves on the personalized attention that we give our clients. Although the majority of our patients are dogs and cats, we are able to care for small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs.”

770-955-1291 www.powersferryanimalhospital.com “We want our clients to know it is our priority to provide the finest veterinary care to our patients and it is our goal to assure that you, the owner, are well informed and comfortable with the decisions made regarding your pet’s care. We strive to offer our clients the best stateof-the-art technology and specialty veterinary care available. Our staff members are dedicated to the care of animals and are willing to do whatever is necessary to make your pet comfortable. We offer a variety of pet products and services, including full veterinary medical and surgical services, boarding and bathing.”

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Third Place Dunwoody Animal Medical Center 2482 Jett Ferry Rd., Ste. 600, Dunwoody, GA, 30338 770-698-9227 www.dunwoodyamc.com “Our mission is to develop and nurture long term relationships with the people and pets of our community so that they may have the highest-quality veterinary care and customer service.”

Honorable Mentions Wood Animal Hospital BluePearl Pet Hospital Alpharetta Animal Hospital Brookhaven Animal Hospital Belle Isle Animal Hospital Jones Bridge Animal Hospital Winters Chapel Animal Hospital Banfield Pet Hospital Sandy Springs Animal Hospital ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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Thank you for your votes! We appreciate this honor and the trust and confidence you have shown in our veterinarians and staff. We are proud to have also received the Consumer Choice Award for Best Veterinary Hospital in 2019, 2018 and 2017. BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Please visit one of our 3 hospitals. Dr. Jay Empel & Dr. Andrew Empel

Thank you for voting us #1 Veterinary Hospital in Atlanta! Vernon Woods Animal Hospital 270 Vernon Woods Drive NE Atlanta, Ga. 30328 (404) 252-1641 www.vernonwoodsanimalhospital.com

Northsprings Animal Clinic 7541 Roswell Road Atlanta, Ga. 30350 (770) 393-9889 www.northspringsanimalclinic.com

Brookhaven Animal Hospital 205 Town Blvd Suite 210A Atlanta, Ga. 30319 (404) 237-0316 www.brookhavenanimalhospital.com

We greatly appreciate this recognition, and strive to offer our clients and patients the best state of the art technology and specialty veterinary care available. Our staff members are dedicated to the care of animals and they are willing to do whatever is necessary to make your pet comfortable with the highest quality standards of any veterinary facility. We provide a wide variety of pet products and services including full veterinary medical and surgical services, boarding, and bathing. Each veterinarian and team member is deeply committed to your pet’s health and well-being. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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NOSH OR A MEAL AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Second Place Chops 70 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 404-262-2675 First Place Bones 3130 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 404-237-2663 www.bonesrestaurant.com Bones opened its doors in 1979 with a mission to provide “only the finest service, steaks and seafood.” Since that time, it is proud to have been recognized in Atlanta, and by many in America. Prime beef, fresh seafood, and Maine lobster are served along with regional specialties from its Southern roots. Known for business lunches and business dinners, Bones provides private party rooms and personalized menus to accommodate fine dining experiences and special occasions.

www.buckheadrestaurants.com An Atlanta icon known for “exceptional food and service, Chops consistently ranks as one of the top 10 steakhouses in the country. Exquisite seafood flown in fresh daily and the best USDA prime aged beef are stylishly served in a warm ambiance. Whether for business or pleasure, a meal at Chops will surely make a lasting impression.”

Third Place Brookwood Grill 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell, GA 30076 770-587-0102 www.brookwoodgrill.com For over 28 years, the Brookwood Grill restaurant has “set the standard for exceptional dining in Roswell. Dine with us in an elegant, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.”

Honorable Mentions Keith's Corner BBQ Marlow's Tavern 1920 Tavern Seasons 52 JCT Kitchen Little Alley Steak Fogo de Chao ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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ASIAN RESTAURANT First Place Canton Cooks 5984 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 404-250-0515 www.doordash.com/store/canton-cooks-sandy-springs-35070 Canton Cooks provides a casual venue for eclectic Chinese fare, including hot pot and barbecue duck.

Third Place Chai Peking 2205 Lavista Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 404-327-7810 www.chaipeking.com Chai Peking offers freshly prepared, glatt kosher, “delicious, authentic Chinese takeout and cooked-to-order cuisine inside the Toco Hills Kroger within Atlanta’s largest Orthodox community.”

Second Place Canton Cook II 6690 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Honorable Mentions Umi P.F. Chang Bishoku Asian Cafe Sushi Nami Golden Budda Chin Chin

404-255-8000 www.doordash.com/store/canton-cook-ii-atlanta-35069 Fish tanks adorn this casual Chinese eatery serving classic fare, from noodles to Peking duck.

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NOSH OR A MEAL BAGELS

First Place Bagelicious 1255 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA 30068 770-509-9505 www.facebook.com/pages/Bagelicious New York deli-style favorites, including a variety of bagels and salads, in a casual, welcoming atmosphere.

Second Place Goldbergs Fine Foods

Third Place Brooklyn Bagel Bakery & Deli 9925 Haynes Bridge Rd., Ste. 740, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Multiple Atlanta locations

770-569-7290

404-465-1100

www.brooklynwaterbagel.com

www.goldbergbagel.com

“Our revolutionary system replicates Catskill Mountains water to create the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.® bagels our customers enjoy, complimented by other New York favorites and signature coffees.”

Each morning, Goldbergs prepares dozens of its “famous since 1972” po’boys on freshly baked bread for loyal patrons as the kitchen buzzes with the boiling of matzah balls, slicing of local produce and cracking of eggs. Always available are many varieties of bagels, deli salads and classics like pickled tomatoes, stuffed cabbage and corned beef.

Honorable Mentions BB's Bagels Bagel Boys Cafe Einstein Bros. Bagels Panera Bread The Kosher Gourmet General Muir Emerald City Bagels ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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BAKERY & SWEETS Third Place Alpine Bakery 405 Toonigh Rd., Woodstock, GA 30188 12315 Crabapple Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004 404-410-1400 First Place Alon’s Bakery & Market 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346 678-397-1781 www.alons.com

www.alpinebakeryandtrattoria.com “We have over 20 years of experience in providing premium desserts to restaurants throughout the southeastern United States. Featuring over 60 varieties of hand-crafted and decadent desserts.”

Alon’s Bakery & Market is “an award-winning restaurant, providing highquality artisan baked goods and cuisine since 1992.” The namesake of Executive Chef-Owner Alon Balshan, Alon’s Bakery & Market has locations in both Morningside and Dunwoody, with catering options available across metro Atlanta. “Offering customers a unique atmosphere that emulates the authentic feel of a European market, Alon’s Bakery & Market is known for its highquality, made-from-scratch selection of baked breads, European-style cakes, handmade pastries, gourmet made-to-order sandwiches and salads, freshly prepared foods, fine cheeses, carefully curated delicacies, exquisite chocolates and more.”

Third Place Yogli Mogli Metro Atlanta 702-586-8700 www.yoglimogli.com For the “ultimate taste indulgence, meal replacement or just for fun! Get creative and swirl any combination of yogurt flavors, then top it off with your favorite toppings.”

Second Place Ali’s Cookies 1255 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste 34, Marietta, GA 30068 770-971-8566

Honorable Mentions Henri's Bakery & Deli Publix Super Markets Sublime Donuts Batter Cookie Dough Counter Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams No Gluten Inc. TCBY

www.shipacookie.com Ali’s Cookies™ makes some of “the best cookies you’ll ever have. As a result, we have grown to three locations, and are looking for more. We are special occasion, corporate gift and sales initiative specialists. Our executive pastry chef creates wonderful wedding and custom cakes and delightful desserts for your catering needs.”

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NOSH OR A MEAL COFFEE SHOP/CAFÉ

Second Place Alon’s Bakery & Market First Place Créma Expresso Gourmet

4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346 678-397-1781

2458 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338

www.alons.com

770-337-3317

Alon’s Bakery & Market is an award-winning restaurant with catering options, known for its high-quality, made-from-scratch selection of baked breads, European-style cakes, handmade pastries, gourmet made-toorder sandwiches and salads, freshly prepared foods, fine cheeses, carefully curated delicacies, exquisite chocolates and more. Visit us in Morningside or Dunwoody.

www.cremaespressogourmet.com At Créma Espresso Gourmet “we offer a signature selection of specialty coffee beverages all made from 100 percent Arabica beans. You’ll also love our large selection of fresh signature items: Gourmet Italian- style sandwiches, healthy fresh salads, hot savory soups, individual Frenchstyle quiches, pasta dishes and traditional Italian lasagnas. Don’t forget to finish off with one of our French desserts.”

Third Place Starbucks Metro Atlanta 800-782-7282 www.starbucks.com An American coffee company and coffeehouse chain founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971, Starbucks offers “Exceptional coffees from around the world ..., roasted at Starbucks Reserve Roasteries and crafted with care.”

Honorable Mentions Café Intermezzo Ali's Cookies Dunkin’ Donuts Dancing Goats Krispy Kreme Land of Thousand Hills Coffee House Café Vendome Amelie's French Bakery & Café ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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ITALIAN RESTAURANT

First Place Ippolito’s Metro Atlanta

Third Place Novo Cucina 5592 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 470-275-3000

770-992-0781

www.novocucina.com

www.ippolitos.net

Novo Cucina introduces a “fresh new approach to eating Italian. Here, culinary tradition marries innovative casual, making it fun, easy, and approachable to eat out.”

Serving authentic Italian dishes in your neighborhood since 1989, Ippolito’s “has enjoyed great success by providing a casual, friendly atmosphere and excellent service as well as healthy portions of our wonderful food. Our entrees range from homemade sandwiches, pizzas and calzones to delicious pastas, to speciality chicken, veal and seafood dishes. We offer a wide variety of wines, and the desserts must be seen to be believed. We hope to see you soon. Bring the family and friends in for a great meal and lots of fun. We promise, you will love Ippolito’s and thank you to everyone that voted!”

Second Place Maggiano’s Little Italy Metro Atlanta 404-816-9650 www.maggianos.com Maggiano’s Little Italy serves up family-style freshly prepared ItalianAmerican cuisine influenced by recipes and cooking techniques borrowed from “Nonna’s kitchen. Private banquet rooms and dining spaces offer guests unforgettable event experiences.” From retirement parties to wedding ceremonies, versatile banquet halls can host parties both large and small.

Honorable Mentions il Giallo Pricci Amalfi Formaggio Mio Bambinelli's La Grotta Alpine Bakery and Trattatoria

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NOSH OR A MEAL KOSHER RESTAURANT

Second Place Chai Peking 2205 Lavista Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 404-327-7810 First Place Fuego Mundo 5590 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30342 404-256-4330

www.chaipeking.com Chai Peking offers freshly prepared, glatt kosher, “delicious, authentic Chinese” takeout and cooked-to-order cuisine inside the Toco Hills Kroger within Atlanta’s largest Orthodox community.

www.fuegomundo.com “Thank you so much for voting Fuego Mundo as the #1 kosher restaurant in Atlanta. We value our patrons and their confidence in us. You are what gives our team the motivation to continue providing quality meals and excellent customer service. Thank you again. We look forward to serving you!” Third Place Pita Grille 4630 Wieuca Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-500-4339 www.pitagrilleatl.com Pita Grille is a fast-casual restaurant serving Mediterranean style food. “All of our menu items are prepared fresh daily, from fresh-baked pita bread to specially seasoned beef and chicken to vegetables and side salads.”

Honorable Mentions Keith's Corner BBQ Formaggio Mio Tip Top Kosher Market Toco Grill Cafe Bello ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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Diamonds!!!

Max Haviv

Graduate Gemologist

Haim Haviv Owner

1820 Independence Square # C, Dunwoody, GA 30338 (770) 396-3456 www.hajewelry.com

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NOSH OR A MEAL MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

Second Place Zafron Restaurant 236 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-255-7402 www.persianrestaurantsandysprings.com A popular Sandy Springs destination for Persian cuisine, Zafron uses “intoxicating herbs and spices for a new twist on traditional Middle eastern flavors. From irresistible hummus and salad to mouth-watering kebabs and saffron chicken, you’re sure to find something that pleases. Head to Zafron for authentic tastes and a unique dining experience.”

First Place Rumi’s Kitchen 6112 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30328 7105 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, GA 30009 404-477-2100 www.rumiskitchen.com Welcome to Rumi’s Kitchen, the “premiere location for Persian cuisine. We are named after one of the most famous and well-read poets in the world,” Jelaluddin Rumi. Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet whose visions, words and life teach us how to reach inner peace, happiness and love. “We invite you to Rumi’s Kitchen where fresh, healthy food, attentive Persian hospitality and an atmosphere filled with love await you.”

Third Place Jerusalem Bakery 4150 Old Milton Pkwy. #129, Alpharetta, GA 30005 1175 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta, GA 30067 770-777-0193 www.jerusalembakery.restaurant Jerusalem Bakery is a family-owned bakery and restaurant with over 40 years of experience. “We are one of the major distributors of Middle Eastern bread, pastries and sweets in the Southeast.”

Honorable Mentions Café Sababa Café Agora Tip Top Kosher Market Yalla Aviva by Kameel Café Posh Pita Mediterranean Street Food ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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VEGETARIAN & VEGAN RESTAURANT

First Place Café Sunflower

Third Place Formaggio Mio

2140 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

2157 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

404-352-8859

678-973-0360

www.cafesunflower.com

www.formaggiomio.com

For over 20 years, Cafe Sunflower has “consistently been voted” one of Atlanta’s best vegan restaurants. “Serving taste-defying meat-free dishes in the Buckhead area. Get your veg on!”

Formaggio Mio is a family bistro, specializing in “delicious kosher dairy and parve cuisine inspired by the flavors of Italy, together with American, Continental and Middle Eastern dishes.”

Honorable Mentions Harmony Vegetarian Upbeet Loving Hut Herban Fix Avocado Vegan Cafe Green Sprout

Second Place True Food Kitchen 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 3058B, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-481-2980 www.truefoodkitchen.com True Food Kitchen is a health-driven, seasonal restaurant merging “nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly to let guests experience great-tasting ingredients at their peak of freshness. Our menu caters to nearly every food preference with a variety of gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian and vegan offerings.” 75 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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SENIOR LIVING ASSISTED LIVING & RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Second Place The Jewish Tower 3160 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 404-351-3536 www.thejewishtower.org Located in Buckhead, The Tower offers active adults age 62 and older the conveniences of a full-service retirement community but with rent adjusted to individual income (if qualified through HUD).

First Place Berman Commons 2026 Womack Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-222-7500 www.bermancommons.org Jewish HomeLife’s 90-apartment kosher community in Dunwoody offers a “spectacular setting for older adults” ranging from those needing some assistance with daily living tasks to those with advanced dementia. Berman Commons is touted as the “only secure memory care neighborhood in Atlanta that is a certified I’m Still Here Dementia Care Center of Excellence. The I’m Still Here approach creates engagement, joy and purpose for all residents, regardless of their level of memory loss. Supportive and customized assisted living and memory care services include complimentary membership to the MJCCA, delicious, chef prepared meals and a lifestyle among peers that inspires engaging activities and meaningful friendships.”

Third Place The Piedmont at Buckhead 650 Phipps Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-496-5492 www.ThePiedmontatBuckhead.com The Piedmont at Buckhead offers a home base for “pursuing the good life, with choices galore for a maintenance-free lifestyle, fitness and fine dining—all with entertainment and shopping right outside.”

Honorable Mentions The Cohen Home Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit Hammond Glen Retirement Community The Arbor Company The Holbrook of Decatur Renaissance on Peachtree Mansions Senior Living ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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HOME HEALTH CARE First Place Weinstein Hospice 3150 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 404-352-4308 www.jewishhomelife.org/weinstein-hospice Weinstein Hospice is a not-for-profit organization offering a comprehensive array of services for adults who wish to manage their end-of-life health care needs in their homes. “Our experienced team of healthcare professionals and trained volunteers are dedicated to alleviating pain and managing symptoms that interfere with the quality of living. Atlanta is one of the very few communities to have a home-based not-for-profit Jewish hospice. Since 1999, Weinstein Hospice has served over 2,400 families in our community with individualized homecare so patients can be among the people and things they love.”

Second Place Visiting Angels Metro Atlanta 678-222-7500 www.visitingangels.com At Visiting Angels, “we know it is never easy bringing someone into your home to provide care. Our mission is to make staying at home a positive experience. To do so, we enable you to select your caregiver from a group of experienced caregivers as we tailor a care plan that mirrors your needs and schedule.”

Third Place Complete Care at Home 11 Dunwoody Park, Ste. 140, Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-551-9533 www.completecareatlanta.com A Joint Commission accredited home care agency providing personal care, companionship and skilled nursing “for all your short-term or longterm care needs” throughout Atlanta.

Honorable Mentions The One Group CareMinders Home Care 4 Seasons Home Care SYNERGY HomeCare Touching Hearts at Home Serenity Care LLC Advantage Home Healthcare

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SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES First Place Nordstrom Perimeter Mall, 4300 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30346 770-394-1141 www.shop.nordstrom.com “An incredible eye for what’s next in fashion. A passionate drive to exceed expectations. For more than 100 years, we’ve worked to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping our customers express their style — not just buy fashion.” Nordstrom is a leading fashion retailer offering compelling clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. “Since 1901, we’ve been committed to providing our customers with the best possible service — and to improving it every day. Fashion changes. Shopping changes. Our commitment to happy customers does not.”

Second Place Veronica’s Attic 220 Sandy Springs Cir., Atlanta, GA 30328 404-257-1409 www.veronicasattic.com “The experience of shopping at Veronica’s Attic boutique is truly unique.” Diminutive powerhouse Cecily Ross is on call 24/7 for her customers, whom she regards as friends. “For the past 25 years Veronica’s Attic has remained a shining example of a successful, small, local business.” Third Place Target Metro Atlanta 1-800-440-0680 www.target.com “You can find us—the Target Team—at your favorite store, in your community, across the country, and around the world, working together to help families discover the joy of everyday life.”

Honorable Mentions Abbadabba's Macy's Von Maur Bloomingdale's Kohl's Bennie's Shoes Banana Republic ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP FURNITURE & HOME DÉCOR

Second Place Ikea 441 16th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30363 888-888-4532 www.ikea.com IKEA provides a range of affordable home furnishing products by combining function, quality, design, and value - always with sustainability in mind.

First Place HomeGoods Metro Atlanta

Third Place Macy’s

800-888-0776

Perimeter Mall, 4300 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30346

www.homegoods.com

770-396-2800

“We love the feeling of finding something spectacular at a price that’s equally so. We call this feeling HomeGoods Happy — finding what you love at a price you adore. It’s the feeling that drives everything we do, and it’s why HomeGoods is where savvy shoppers of every style discover an ever-changing selection of exciting top brands and home fashions from around the world, at prices generally 20 to 60 percent below department and specialty store regular prices on comparable merchandise every day.”

www.macys.com Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. Shop at Macy's furniture gallery ... for furniture, mattresses, rugs, lighting and lamps, home decor and more.

Honorable Mentions West Elm Z Gallerie Pottery Barn Target Westside Market Rooms To Go Room and Board ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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SHOP YOU DROP We’ re'TILOpen! GIFT SHOP

Temporary Hours: Monday-Saturday 11-4

First Place Fragile

Second Place 6235-B Roswell Rd, Atlanta, 30328

Judaica Corner

(in Sandy Springs Plaza, Near Trader Joe’s)

2185 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329

404-257-1323 - www.fragilegifts.com 404-636-2473

6235 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30328 404-257-1323

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Judaica Corner has been serving Jewish Atlanta for 30 years, offering “an exquisite selection of Judaica, giftware, ritual items and books to enhance your Shabbat, yom tov and Jewish learning.”

For over 30 years, Fragile has been the “preeminent gift store in the metro Atlanta area, specializing in fine china, crystal and gifts. Fragile provides a unique experience in fine shopping, offering a broad range of traditional and contemporary gift items. Our store showcases the most complete selection of fine dinnerware, crystal and giftware in Atlanta with a full-service wedding registry, an integral part of our business. At Fragile, we pride ourselves on our legendary customer service and expertise. Our experienced staff knows beauty and style, and pays attention to detail, combining beautiful gifts with the best prices!”

Third Place Swoozie’s 4285 Roswell Rd. NE, #10, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-252-7980 www.swoozies.com “A one-stop shop for the woman on the go that recognizes the importance of life’s celebrations!” Swoozie’s believes it’s always better to give than to receive.

Honorable Mentions Veronica's Attic Etz Chaim Judaics & Gifts Beth Shalom Gift Shop Under the Pecan Tree Pretty Things by Jess Zaban Tower Gift Shop Mori Luggage & Gifts ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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GROCERY MARKET First Place Trader Joe’s Metro Atlanta 404-236-2414 www.traderjoes.com Beginning in the 50s as Pronto Markets, a small chain of convenience stores, in 1967, “our founder, the original Trader Joe’s, changed our name and business model. We keep our costs low: every penny we save is a penny you save. We focus on what matters — great food plus great prices = value.”

Third Place Kroger Metro Atlanta 800-576-4377 www.kroger.com Shop low prices on groceries and choose pickup or delivery. Fill prescriptions, save with 100s of digital coupons, get fuel points, cash checks and more.

Honorable Mentions Whole Foods Market The Spicy Peach Sprouts Famers Market The Fresh Market Alon’s Bakery & Market Aldi Target

Second Place Publix Metro Atlanta 800-242-1227 www.publix.com “The mission at Publix is to be the premier quality food retailer in the world. To that end, they commit to be: Passionately focused on customer value, intolerant of waste, dedicated to the dignity, value and employment security of our associates, devoted to the highest standards of stewardship for our stockholders, and involved as responsible citizens in our communities.” 83 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP HOME & GARDEN Second Place HomeGoods Metro Atlanta 800-888-0776 www.homegoods.com HomeGoods is where savvy shoppers of every style discover an everchanging selection of exciting top brands and home fashions from around the world.

First Place Home Depot Metro Atlanta 800-466-3337 www.homedepot.com When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new “hardware store” would be for home improvement and the retail industry. “We’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. We can help with your home improvement projects. Our well-stocked rental center has everything necessary to get the job done right no matter what size project you decide to take on. In more than 2,200 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s The Home Depot difference.”

Third Place Pike Nurseries Metro Atlanta 770-921-1022 www.pikenursery.com Pike Nurseries is an employee-owned landscape installation and design service and a full-service nursery. “Our team of local garden experts will guide, inspire and give you the best tips for success.”

Honorable Mentions Ace Hardware Lowe's Urban Hardware Floor & Décor ADAC The Home Place Great American Floors ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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JEWELRY STORE

First Place D. Geller & Son 5975 Roswell Rd., Suite B225, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 770-955-5995 www.dgeller.com D. Geller & Son is a family-owned and operated business “that is truly that: a family. Since 1939, our sales professionals have made it their mission to make you a customer for life and make you a part of the family! We’ve helped many generations of customers celebrate marriage, birthdays, anniversaries, having their first child, and so many other special occasions! In addition to making buying jewelry fun, we provide full-service jewelry repair and custom work on-site seven days a week. We are ‘Where Atlanta Gets Engaged’ with showrooms in Atlanta/ Akers Mill, Kennesaw and Sandy Springs.”

Second Place Solomon Brothers 3340 Peachtree Rd. NE, #1700, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-266-0266 www.solomonbrothers.com

Third Place Tiffany & Co. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-261 0074 www.tiffany.com Since 1837, “the masterpieces of Tiffany & Co. have defined style and celebrated the world’s great love stories.”

Honorable Mentions H & A Jewelry Worthmore Jewelers Jewelry Artisans Brown & Co. Jewelers Ascot Diamonds Sue Sandalon Jewelery Design Iroff & Son Jewelers

Over 35 years ago, Solomon Brothers began as a wholesale diamond company in Atlanta. Fast forward to today and Solomon Brothers has become “Atlanta’s source for loose diamonds, engagement rings, wedding bands and other jewelry. Solomon Brothers is known for its pricematch guarantee and unmatched customer service.”

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SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP KOSHER MARKET Second Place Costco Metro Atlanta 800-774-2678 www.costco.com “We are a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality, brand-name merchandise.” With hundreds of locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, “all designed to make your shopping experience a pleasurable one.” Second Place Kroger Metro Atlanta 770-451-8350 www.kroger.com

First Place The Spicy Peach 2887 N Druid Hills Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 404-334-7200

“Whether it’s our kosher meats cut to order, fresh baked goods, deli meats, or our full variety of dry, frozen and dairy goods, we want to provide the greatest shopping experience for our customers.” Third Place

www.thespicypeach.com The Spicy Peach is a kosher market that provides “new and innovative” kosher food products to the Atlanta marketplace. “Owners Jodi, Lydia and Tzippy want to make kosher cooking fun and exciting by bringing you hard to find items. Their passion is to provide customers with the latest and greatest offerings from the kosher food world. They revel in the hunt for the newest and most exciting products available. Our goal is to create an experience that keeps friends, neighbors, foodies and the kosher clientele coming back frequently to see ‘whats cookin.’” The Spicy Peach is under the supervision of the Atlanta Kashruth Commission.

Publix Metro Atlanta 800-242-1227 www.publix.com Publix associates and customers have helped it grow from a single store into one of the largest employee-owned companies in the country. “Publix is deeply dedicated to customer service and community involvement.”

Honorable Mentions The Kosher Gourmet Tip Top Kosher Market Griller's Pride Patton's Meat Market ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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WE ARE THE TEMPLE: Inspiring Lives, Transforming Our World

NOT your Bubbe’s synagogue!

YOUNG ADULT MEMBERSHIP for ages

Check out The Temple! Join our extremely diverse community and connect with other Jews at Atlanta’s ever-evolving, first synagogue!

22-32!

Be a part of all that The Temple has to offer. The Temple is welcoming to all and offers a variety of VIRTUAL LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES to fit your interests including:

Be Inspired!

Enjoy a boutique experience as we share Design Ideas & Expert Planning Advice for all your Wedding Décor needs.

• Social justice initiatives— Gun Violence Prevention, Anti-DMST, LGBTQ Equality, Women’s Rights, etc. • Vibrant interfaith programs • Temple Connect small groups • Weinberg Early Learning Center— Preschool Programs for Children 3 months to Pre-K

404.462.4787 • jim@jimwhitedesigns.com

• Breman Education Center—Jewish Learning for Pre-K through to B’nei Mitzvah and Confirmation

More information online at

WWW.THE-TEMPLE.ORG

or contact our Membership Manager, Tena Drew at tdrew@the-temple.org or 404-873-1731.

Photos courtesy of Katie & Mark Littmann, Photography by Scobey Photography Event Planning by Magnolia Celebrates, Laura Maddox; Venue is The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta Design and Floral by Jim White Designs 87 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS CATERER Second Place Bagelicious 1255 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA 30068 770-509-950 First Place Added Touch Catering 8601 Dunwoody Pl., Atlanta, GA 30350

www.facebook.com/pages/Bagelicious New York deli-style favorites, including a variety of bagels and salads, in a casual, welcoming atmosphere.

770-321-9592 www.addedtouchcatering.com Added Touch Catering believes service is the new luxury. “We work with you to fully customize your event with personalized menus, quality ingredients, unique decor and plating, experienced full-service staff and more. There is no request too grand and no detail too small for our clients. … Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering at your house or planning a large-scale corporate gala, take your event to the next level by giving it an Added Touch.” Third Place Alon’s Bakery & Market 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346 678-397-1781 www.alons.com Second Place Affairs to Remember 2316 Defoor Hills Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Alon’s Bakery & Market is known for its high-quality, made-from-scratch selection of baked breads, European-style cakes, handmade pastries, gourmet made-to-order sandwiches and salads, freshly prepared foods, fine cheeses, carefully curated delicacies, and exquisite chocolates.

404-872-7859 www.affairs.com “Our award-winning 40 years of success can be attributed to the company’s innovative menus, impeccable service, attention to detail and reliability.” Affairs to Remember will create indelible memories.

Honorable Mentions Keith's Corner BBQ Goldbergs Fine Foods Proof of the Pudding Alex Catering Zest Atlanta Catering Zoe's Kitchen ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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EVENT DÉCOR & FLORIST Third Place Let’s Celebrate 4000 Northfield Way, Roswell, GA 30076 678-879-9900 www.letscelebrateevents.com Let’s Celebrate is known for our ability to take the client’s concept and transform it into a dazzling reality, creating an atmosphere that embraces every guest.

First Place Balloons Over Atlanta 1231 Collier Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318 404-231-3090 www.balloonsover.com Balloons Over Atlanta has a client-focused approach that creates “beautiful and unique events.” A full-time staff of creative professionals who specialize in balloons, flowers, custom decor, graphic design, prints, rentals and event planning “make us one of the most convenient, affordable and creative options for events in Atlanta. In 2020 and beyond we are staying current with public health guidelines and are available to make sure you and your guests can celebrate safely and in style!” Honorable Mentions Flower Design by Joan Rubenstein JF&CS Centerpieces Jim White Designs Balloonacy Carithers Flowers Flowers By Yona EventScapes

Second Place Total Lunacy Metro Atlanta 770-315-4116 www.totallunacy.com TOTAL LUNACY is an event decorating company providing services in Atlanta and beyond since 1998, working directly with clients to create a custom-designed ambiance for their special event filled with fun and excitement! “Paying close attention to details, we take a theme as far as your budget allows.” 89 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS KOSHER CATERER Second Place A Kosher Touch 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-321-9592 www.akoshertouch.com

First Place For All Occasions and More

“At A Kosher Touch, we believe service is the new luxury. We work with you to fully customize your event with personalized menus, quality ingredients, unique decor and plating, experienced full-service staff and more. There is no request too grand and no detail too small for our clients.”

1855 Lavista Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329

Third Place The Spicy Peach

770-823-6677 www.foralloccasionsandmore.com

2887 N. Druid Hills Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329

“Kosher catering at its finest, so you can play host and get the most. A special thank you to all our clients and for the support of the Jewish community. We maintain a reputation of exceptional taste and elegance. We offer full-service kosher catering along with options for delivery or pick up. We create unique menus for your event, meeting our clients’ needs and budgets. We exceed our client’s expectations! Our passion for food challenges us to create new menu items.”

404-334-7200 www.thespicypeach.com The Spicy Peach offers catering for your simchas, box lunches, business meetings, wraps trays as well as cheese and fruit trays.

Honorable Mentions The Kosher Gourmet Keith's Corner BBQ Fuego Mundo Alex Catering Avenue K Yum! EB's Catering Co. ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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FOR ALL OCCASIONS AND MORE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR CLIENTS AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. IT IS ALWAYS OUR PLEASURE TO ASSIST IN ANY CATERING NEEDS KOSHER CATERING AT IT’S FINEST, SO YOU CAN PLAY HOST AND GET

770-823-6677 OFFICE@FAOCATERING.COM WWW.FORALLOCCASIONSANDMORE.COM

Thank you so much for once again selecting Alyson Pollack of Planning Makes Perfect® as the BEST Event Planner in Jewish Atlanta. My team and I love what we do. We look forward to providing many years of service, and continuing to be part of this amazing, growing community! Thanks again for this wonderful honor! Alyson Pollack Please let us help you plan your next Simcha, so you can “feel like a guest at your own event!” www.PlanningMakesPerfect.com (404) 936-2949

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SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS PARTY DJ

Entertainment for All Occasions First Place Atlanta Fever Entertainment

SAMMY ROSENBERG PROFESSIONAL DJ Second Place Sammy Rosenberg

978 Forest Pond Circle, Marietta, GA 30068

Metro Atlanta

770-998-2338

404-863-4455

www.atlantafeverent.com Atlanta Fever Entertainment is an interactive DJ company that designs custom entertainment experiences for every event. “We have a knowledgeable and skillful team of MCs, DJs and dancers who are masters at creating perfect party energy. We keep the energy high throughout your event with the ideal music. Our packages are built with your vision in mind and can include dance platforms, screens, stages, lighting, live music, and more! From the smallest to the largest event, Atlanta Fever provides quality entertainment, creating memories that will last a lifetime. For a party you will never forget, call Atlanta Fever Entertainment today.”

www.facebook.com/Play-it-againSammy

A DJ for all occasions. “I love music and I love dancing. I am energetic, charismatic and personable. When I play music, people dance!”

Voted 2nd Place: Best Party DJ Voted 3rd Place: Best Live Music Entertainmen Third Place DJ Neezy

404-863-4455

Metro Atlanta 678-520-0194

www.djneezy.com

Some DJs simply play music and some MCs play to the crowd, DJ Neezy works to do both to maintain the pulse of the party!

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR VOTES!

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Honorable Mentions Upbeat Entertainment Party Express by Tevyeh DJ Tod Espeute Productions Rhythm Entertainment Amp'd Entertainment Kagan Entertainment ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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PARTY PLANNER Third Place Terry Saxe - SpecialTevents 4975 Olde Towne Way, Marrietta, GA 30068 First Place Alyson Pollack - Planning Makes Perfect

(404) 216-7515

Metro Atlanta

“We are a team of exceptional hospitality specialists with over 17 years of experience orchestrating spectacular events, both intimate and grand. We thrive on the creative process, from the broadest goals to the finest details.”

770-664-7707 www.planningmakesperfect.com Planning Makes Perfect provides wedding consulting and event planning services in metropolitan Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Working closely with brides, grooms and their families, “we assist in planning your wedding from engagement to reception. Whether it’s choosing vendors or helping you pick that perfect site, Planning Makes Perfect works with you to make your special day memorable. With more than a decade of experience, we’ve learned that there are many reasons why having a planner is important. We help turn your dreams into reality. We would love to talk to you about planning your wedding – whatever your needs.”

Second Place Tara Kornblum – Bluming Creativity Metro Atlanta 770-992-4200 www.blumingcreativity.com “When you hire Bluming Creativity for your next event, you get much more than an event coordinator; you get a creative team dedicated to making your occasion as unique and perfectly ‘you’ as you dare to dream. With years of planning experience, your event will be enhanced by industry professionals.

www.terrysaxeevents.com

Honorable Mentions Balloons Over Atlanta Melissa Miller Your Party by Karen Helene Popowski Let’s Celebrate Mirelle Naturmant

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SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS PHOTOGRAPHER

Second Place Scenesations Photography Metro Atlanta First Place Beth Intro Photography Metro Atlanta 404-372-9973

770-616-0553 www.scenesationsphotography.com A 32-year old family-owned photography and videography business comprised of Patti Covert and her two sons Bradley and Chandler. “We love capturing your memories!”

www.bethintrophoto.com “When I had my first daughter, I realized my love for capturing a child’s smile and their moments of simple joy within a photo. They grow up so quickly and I feel blessed to have catalogued my girls’ memories in film! I want to do the same for others.”

Third Place Harold Alan Photography P.O. Box 88744, Atlanta, GA 30356 770-730-8911 www.haroldalan.com “We offer over 35 years of experience capturing events both formal and casual, intimate and grand. If you imagine it, we make it a reality, from the broadest goals to the finest details.”

Honorable Mentions Jon Marks Photography Eric Bern/Headshot Studio Affordable Photography Jeff Kaplan Chuck Robertson Phtography Paula M. Gould Photography Vosamo Photography ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS VENUE

Second Place Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 404-355-5222 www.aasynagogue.org Ahavath Achim cultivates a Jewish community of purposeful belonging. At Ahavath Achim, make your event “the once-in-a-lifetime simcha it should be. You can choose to schedule some or all your ... events here - engagement parties, showers, Aufruf, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception.” Third Place

First Place Spring Hall 7130 Buford Hwy. NE, Atlanta, GA 30340 770-613-9973 www.springhallatl.com Nestled within the Global Forum, a European-styled architectural plaza, Spring Hall is a boutique event venue that offers versatility and style paired with exceptional service. “Elegant and sophisticated décor with a unique neutral color palette, Spring Hall can accommodate any type of event and help you create the special memories which will last a lifetime. Our courteous and professional staff is available with any additional assistance you may require, ensuring that your experience is effortless and stress-free. Our spacious venue hall can easily host weddings, private parties, corporate events, bris, mitzvahs, family and high school reunions, school dances and much more!”

Congregation B’nai Torah 700 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-257-0537 www.bnaitorah.org B’nai Torah is committed to creating modern and meaningful experiences that are based in rich traditions. “We look forward to celebrating with you and inspiring your Jewish story!”

Honorable Mentions Georgia Aquarium Ponce City Market The Metropolitan Club Atlanta History Center InterContinental Buckhead 103 West The Temple ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES

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VIDEOGRAPHER Third Place Jeff Kaplan Videographer Metro Atlanta 678-764-4120 www.iAmJkap.com First Place Blue Orchid Productions 2184 Zelda Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 678-261-6185

“For 18 years I’ve been making videos and photos for weddings, real estate, businesses, and much more. I’m also acting in the TV show “Cobra Kai”!

www.blueorchidproductions.com “Our passion is creating great video.” As a teenager, Ella Szczupak watched her parents laughing and dancing in their old, grainy wedding film, and that film fueled her desire to capture and preserve the happiest moments of people’s lives. Today, she considers a well-edited video to be a work of art, whether it’s a biography, a bar mitzvah, or a photo/ video montage, because as she learned long ago, a memory is one of the nicest gifts you can give someone you love. Blue Orchid specializes in corporate and live event videography. “And videos of dogs, of course.”

Honorable Mentions Ori Salzberg Wages Films Point of View Video Vanilla Cloud Studio Jonathan and Kaye Wedding Films 7th Wave Pictures Spotlight Productions

Second Place Dewitt Smith Video Productions 7025 Blue Fox Court, Cumming, GA 30040 770-886-2999 www.dsvp.com Trusted by Atlanta’s elite event planners to preserve important occasions, corporate and life events for over 35 years. “Artistry, attention to detail, and attention to our clients’ needs is our focus. Explore our site and discover why so many clients return to Dewitt Smith Video to capture their special moments.” 97 • 2020 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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