2021 Readers' Choice Awards: Best of Jewish Atlanta

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2021 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

2021


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THANK YOU ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES THANKS EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING! For the sixth consecutive year, the Atlanta Jewish Times kicked off the Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best of Jewish Atlanta. There are eight categories that include Arts & Entertainment, Business & Professionals, Education & Camps, Health & Wellness, Senior Living, Shop ‘Til You Drop, Simchas & Celebrations and Nosh or a Meal. Nominations were open from Jan. 15 until Feb. 15, 2021. Voting remained open until March 31.

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

63

Questions

91% Average

survey completion rate

3,142 Businesses nominated

3 minutes 24 seconds

Typical time spent voting

7,929 Voters

191 Winners

All votes were automatically entered into a raffle featuring 28 prizes: 1 Winner: 2 Winners: 4 Winners: 10 Winners:

$50 McKendrick’s Steak House $50 Fuego Mundo gift cards $50 Café Intermezzo gift cards $25 Café Intermezzo gift cards

Loli Gross, Dunwoody, McKendrick’s Steak House Jordan Ottenstein, Johns Creek, Fuego Mundo Lara Siegle, Marietta, Fuego Mundo David M. Boyd, Lilburn, $50 Café Intermezzo Michelle Cooper, Atlanta, $50 Café Intermezzo Gary Grasole, Dunwoody, $50 Café Intermezzo Stacey Schlafstein, Savannah, $50 Café Intermezzo Cheryl Ahlzadeh, Atlanta, $25 Cafe Intermezzo Sara Friedman, Atlanta, $25 Café Intermezzo Jean-Pierre LeVert, Marietta, $25 Café Intermezzo Nancy Shapiro, Johns Creek, $25 Café Intermezzo Kim Pantusco, Atlanta, $25 Café Intermezzo Madeleine Polan, Cumming, $25 Café Intermezzo Robin Topa, Duluth, $25 Café Intermezzo

4 Winners: 2 Winners: 2 Winners: 3 Winners:

$25 Visa gift cards Georgia Aquarium tickets for 4 Georgia Renaissance Festival for 4 Zoo Atlanta tickets for 4

Barrie Treger, Sandy Springs, $25 Café Intermezzo Dorothy Trotz, Dunwoody, $25 Cafe Intermezzo Joy Dance, Decatur, $25 Café Intermezzo Tracy Begley, Roswell, Visa Lynne Kaplan, Irvine, Calif., Visa Michael Seiden, Marietta, Visa Leila Wikel, Atlanta, Visa Robyn Diamond, Dunwoody, Georgia Aquarium Sandra Mislow, Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium Betty Marshall, Chamblee, Georgia Renaissance Festival Jeremy Katz, Atlanta, Georgia Renaissance Festival Keith J. Reisman, Green Cove Springs, Tenn., Zoo Atlanta Jacob Sabel, Alpharetta, Zoo Atlanta Victor Valentin, Duluth, Zoo Atlanta


TO THE COMMUNITY Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards: Best

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As our community continues to increase our vaccinations and everyone starts getting out more and more, makes sure you frequent these businesses that our serving our community. Some businesses are new, and some businesses have been a part of Jewish Atlanta for decades. 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. 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. 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 community. You will find a variety of vendors and specialty services within these pages. They are all winners, regardless of their ranking in this year’s contest. As a community that has overcome a year of hardship together, lets continue extending our gratitude by visiting the businesses within these pages. The AJT is eager for this special issue to get in your hands so we can reflect and celebrate some of the best businesses that are serving our community. The entire AJT team takes great pleasure in bringing you the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards: Best of Jewish Atlanta. We are already looking forward to 2022. Stay healthy and be happy,

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 18

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

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Live Music Entertainer Local Sports Team Local Tourist Attraction Performing Arts Center Sports & Concert Venue

Attorney & Legal Services Home Design & Repair

88

Investment & Financial Services

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 Travel Services

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SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

Day Camp Jewish Day School Mascot Non-Jewish Private School Performing Arts Public High School

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

Sleepaway Camp

HEALTH & WELLNESS ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

Asian Restaurant

◼ Assisted Living & Retirement Community ◼ Home Health Care

Insurance

102 54

American Restaurant

Accounting

EDUCATION & CAMPS ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

NOSH OR A MEAL ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

Kids' Fun Place

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

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Audiology Cardiologist Chiropractor Dentist & Orthodontist Dermatologist Eye Care Family Physician / Internist

SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

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

Gastroenterology Hair & Beauty Day Spa Health Club Pediatrician Plastic Surgeon

2021

Veterinarian

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Arts & Entertainment Kids' Fun Place Second Place

Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, GA 30075 770-992-2055, ext. 263 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. Its mission is to connect people with nature. Explore metro Atlanta’s nature destination. Enjoy trails, exhibits, programs and events in forest, wetland and river habitat.

First Place

Topgolf

1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 404-475-4000 https://topgolf.com/us/atlanta/

Third Place

Andretti Indoor Karting

The Topgolf brand stands for a clear purpose: to connect people in meaningful ways through the experiences it creates, the innovation it champions and the good it does. Its culture centers on the mission to build on a foundation of inclusivity and one that is supported by its core values: caring, excellence, fun, one team and edgy spirit. At the heart of this are nearly 20,000 associates who create moments that matter every day thus implementing these core values that set it apart to fuel its growth. Topgolf connects people in meaningful ways through technology, food and beverage.

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.

KIDS' FUN PLACE HONORABLE MENTIONS Fernbank Sky Zone Catch Air Tiny Towne Nitro Zone Dave and Buster’s Stars and Strikes

17.08%

11.13%

10.17%

TOPGOLF

CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER

ANDRETTI INDOOR KARTING & GAMES

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Thank you for voting us as a top Winner!

Let us bring your party to life!

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YOU

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Arts & Entertainment Live Music Entertainment First Place

Joe Alterman Metro Atlanta 404-444-9869 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.

Second Place

Third Place

Metro Atlanta chelsea@pleaserock.com www.yachtrockrevue.com

978 Forest Pond Circle, Marietta, GA 30068 770-998-2338 www.atlantafeverent.com

Yacht Rock Revue

Atlanta Fever Entertainment

This top-notch group trademarked the term Yacht Rock, both metaphorically and literally. From their humble beginnings in a basement to touring in partnership with Live Nation and Sirius XM, they now headline soldout shows across the country. While rising from bars to amphitheaters, they’ve ticketed every box on the rock star accomplishments bingo card.

LIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

15.28%

8.54%

8.43%

JOE ALTERMAN

YACHT ROCK REVUE

ATLANTA FEVER ENTERTAINMENT

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This interactive DJ company designs custom entertainment experiences. Its knowledgeable and skillful team of MCs, DJs and dancers create party energy with dance platforms, screens, stages, lighting, live music, and more.

HONORABLE MENTIONS Sammy Rosenberg Hannah Zale Celtic Woman The Rupert's Orchestra Bogey and The Viceroy Joe Gransden Ian’s Friends Band (IFF Band) U.S. Beat Smothered & Covered


Local Sports Team

Second Place

Third Place

1 AMB Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 470-341-1500 www.atlutd.com

University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 706-542-3000 www.georgiadogs.com

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, singleseason average and total home attendance. Owned by businessmanphilanthropist Arthur M. Blank and led by club President Darren Eales, Atlanta United plays at MercedesBenz Stadium.

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.

Atlanta United

First Place

Atlanta Braves 755 Battery Ave., Atlanta, GA 30339 404-522-7630 www.mlb.com/braves 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.

Georgia Bulldogs

LOCAL SPORTS TEAM HONORABLE MENTIONS Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Hawks Georgia Tech Atlanta Roller Derby Gwinnett Gladiators Atlanta Dream Emory Eagles Gwinnett Braves

35.52%

18.07%

17.99%

ATLANTA BRAVES

ATLANTA UNITED

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Arts & Entertainment Local Tourist Attraction Second Place

Atlanta Botanical Gardens 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 404-876-5859 https://atlantabg.org/ Since the garden opened in 1976, it has become the emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture. The garden is an everevolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together to feel human again.

Third Place

Atlanta BeltLine 100 Peachtree St., Ste. 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303 404-477-3003 www.beltline.org

First Place

Georgia Aquarium 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 404-581-4000 www.georgiaaquarium.org Georgia Aquarium is a leading 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.

LOCAL TOURIST ATTRACTION

HONORABLE MENTIONS

15.94%

12.13%

7.70%

GEORGIA AQUARIUM

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN

ATLANTA BELTLINE

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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, a modern streetcar and parks.

Zoo Atlanta High Museum of Art Ponce City Market National Center for Civil and Human Rights William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Six Flags Over Georgia World of Coca-Cola


LOTS OF TEETH MAKE THE BEST SMILES.

It’s hard to get to know someone without actually meeting them. So come see me for real in my all-new exhibit. Now open. Get your tickets only at georgiaaquarium.org

AT SOMERBY, WE’RE TRANSFORMING WHAT SENIOR LIVING LOOKS LIKE AND FEELS LIKE.

We create an environment where quality care means being supported and encouraged from the moment you move in.

VISIT US AT SOMERBYSPARK.COM 800.881.6881 INDEPENDENT LIVING | ASSISTED LIVING | MEMORY CARE

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Arts & Entertainment Performing Arts Center Second Place

City Springs Performing Arts Center 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 770-206-2022 www.citysprings.com The mission of the center is to enhance the quality of life of the Sandy Springs community by providing diverse arts, entertainment, educational, business and civic opportunities. Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs is comprised of two theaters: the Byers Theatre is a primary performance space in the center. The theatre features excellent sight lines with seating for 1,070 on three levels including box seats. The Studio Theatre is a 5,000-squarefoot flexible space that can be configured to serve as a meeting space, a venue for small performances, or a location for corporate meetings and banquetstyle events.

First Place

Fox Theatre

Third Place

660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 404-881-2100 www.foxtheatre.org

Sandy Springs Arts Center

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 No. 1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less). In addition to its world-famous theater, its spectacular ballrooms have hosted everything from Sweet 16s to weddings and corporate events. The Fox Theatre is world-renowned as a concert and event venue like no other.

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 770-206-2022 www.citysprings.com The mission of the center is to enhance the quality of life of the Sandy Springs community by providing diverse arts, entertainment, educational, business and civic opportunities.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

20.21%

15.11%

8.96%

FOX THEATRE

CITY SPRINGS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

SANDY SPRINGS ARTS CENTER

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Habima Theatre Center for Puppetry Arts Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education MJCCA Dance Company School of Rock Callanwolde Fine Arts Center MJCCA Drama Camp


Thank you AJT readers! We hope to see you all at the theatre soon!

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Arts & Entertainment Sports & Concert Venue Second 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.

First Place

Third Place

Chastain Park

City Springs Performing Arts Center

4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta, GA 30327 404-233-2227 www.chastainpark.org

1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 770-206-2022 www.citysprings.com

This beautiful amphitheater 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.

The mission of the center is to enhance the quality of life of the Sandy Springs community by providing diverse arts, entertainment, educational, business and civic opportunities.

SPORTS & CONCERT VENUE

HONORABLE MENTIONS

21.24%

15.47%

12.85%

CHASTAIN PARK

MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM

SANDY SPRINGS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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Truist Park Eddie's Attic Cobb Energy Centre City Winery Ameris Bank Amphitheater The Tabernacle State Farm Arena Variety Playhouse Chattahoochee Nature Center


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Business and Professional Accounting

Second Place

Gibbon Financial Consulting, LLC 501 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA 30068 404-994-5888 https://gibbonfinancial.com/contact-us/ Gibbon Financial Consulting is a CPA firm that specializes in providing financial services to family law attorneys and their clients throughout the Atlanta area. Our experts have experience in forensic accounting, litigation support, and business valuations. We provide clients and attorneys a level of comfort regarding the financial aspects of divorce.

First Place

Aprio, LLP (Habif, Arogeti & Wynne) 5 Concourse Pkwy., Ste. 1000, Atlanta, GA 30328 770-353-3180 www.aprio.com Aprio is passionate for what’s next! That means they are eager to tackle tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities. They can’t wait to solve them together. When people come to work at Aprio, they stay for the long haul – with an average length of service of seven and a half years. That means their clients and colleagues build lasting relationships and you will always deal with people you know and who know your business. Aprio professionals come from diverse backgrounds and serve clients all over the globe. To extend international reach, Aprio partners with members of Morison KSi, a global association of 157 leading professional services firms that span 82 countries. This combination provides clients capabilities other independent CPA firms can’t match.

ACCOUNTANT

Third Place

Levy Tax & Consulting 1040 Crown Pointe Pkwy., Ste. 775, Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-804-3199 www.levycpafirm.com Levy Tax & Consulting offers strategic consulting and tax preparation services for individuals and small businesses. Its team collaborates to provide the best services and advice to its clients. No matter the size of your operation, our goal is to understand your business and to help you succeed. In addition to tax planning and compliance, we offer business advisory and accounting services.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

8.83%

8.17%

7.77%

APRIO, LLP (HABIF, AROGETI & WYNNE)

GIBBON FINANCIAL CONSULTING, LLC

LEVY TAX & CONSULTING

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Levy Tax Group / Alon Levy Birnbrey, Minsk, Minsk & Perling Sam Levy CPA Ira Blecker Wilensky & Company PC Brandon Verner Frazier & Deeter


Thank you for your confidence in Financial Innovations, voting us #2 Best Financial Investments Services!

Providing wealth management and financial planning. At Financial Innovations we build relationships because you matter. Learn more at

www.financialinnovations.biz laura@financialinnovations.biz

404-458-0065

Securities offered through Triad Advisors, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Financial Innovations, LLC. Financial Innovations, LLC is not affiliated with Triad Advisors, LLC. Over 4000 Jewish Atlanta voters participated in this year’s readers’ choice, to nominate and vote for their favorite business in a variety of categories. Laura Schilling won top ten place in the category of Best Investments and Financial Services in the 2020 Special Edition “Best of Jewish Atlanta: Readers’ Choice Awards. 29 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Business and Professional Attorney & Legal Services Second Place

Alyson Lembeck, Esq. 3490 Piedmont Rd., Ste. 400, Atlanta, GA 30305 678-592-7553 www.ellisfunk.com Alyson Lembeck has 17 years experience practicing exclusively divorce and family law. She cares for clients, advocates strongly, provides high-quality work and practical solutions. Lembeck serves as a court- appointed Guardian Ad Litem in custody matters and is a registered mediator to assist parties in resolving family law cases.

First Place

Warner Bates - Traci A. Weiss, Esq. 3350 Riverwood Pkwy., Ste. 2300, Atlanta, GA 30339 770-951-2700 www.warnerbates.com Traci Weiss is a highly skilled, experienced divorce/family law attorney who passionately advocates for what is fair and just for her clients and their families, while helping to empower them through some of the most challenging situations of their lives with dignity and compassion. She sets out to find amicable resolutions to sensitive family matters but is prepared to fight for her clients when necessary. At Warner Bates, Weiss and her partners are focused on what is best for you and your family, striving to provide you with the most effective, knowledgeable and compassionate counsel in complex divorce/family law matters available in Georgia.

Third Place

Michael S. Wilensky, LLC 1555 Mt Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-791-1725 www.wilenskylaw.com Wilensky is recognized as one of Georgia’s premier wrongful death and serious injury attorneys. He has the highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Rated Preeminent Attorney.

ATTORNEY & LEGAL SERVICES HONORABLE MENTIONS

32.76%

25.48%

4.62%

WARNER BATES - TRACI A. WEISS, ESQ.

ALYSON LEMBECK, ESQ.

MICHAEL S. WILENSKY, LLC

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Laura Schilling, Estate Attorney Shuman and Shuman, P.C. Thrift McLemore, LLC Cohen Pollock Merlin Turner Alston & Bird Larry Freiman, MendenFreiman LLP Glenn T. Stern


Thank you so much Atlanta Jewish Times, our clients, our supporters, and friends for voting us as one of the top three Law Firms in this year’s Best of Jewish Atlanta.

It is a great honor to be the ONLY Serious Injury / Wrongful Death Law Firm voted in the top three. Thank you for your continued support during these strange, unusual, and difficult times. Referrals from past clients, supporters, and friends is not only a compliment, but is what has made Wilensky Law successful for over 10 years. I hope you never need us, but we are always here to help those who have been seriously injured or families who have lost someone through a wrongful death.

Michael Wilensky of The Law Firm of Michael S. Wilensky, LLC is recognized as one of Georgia’s premier wrongful death and serious injury attorneys. AWARDS: Highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Rated Preeminent Attorney. 2019, 2020, and 2021 awarded the Judicial AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible distinction voted by other attorneys and judges. Selected in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 to become a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. 2017, 2018, and 2019, recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates with the award of Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40. Six times awarded Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine.

678.791.1725 | www.wilenskylaw.com A Wrongful Death / Serious Injury Law Firm

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Business and Professional Home Design & Repair Second Place

Candice Keilin Designs Buckhead, GA 404-372-1390 www.candicekeilindesigns.com This creative interior and architectural design group specializes in residential and commercial design. Creating unique furniture scapes and excellent customer service, the firm loves the challenge and uniqueness of large and small projects. It is excited to have launched its own tile line KEBO, which is available at ADAC.

Third Place

Put It There First Place

Metro Atlanta 404-784-2100 https://put-it-there.com

4162 Chestnut Ridge Dr., Atlanta, GA 30338 404-617-9432 www.aandtinteriors.com

By clearing the clutter, they simplify everyday spaces, achieve greater efficiencies with time and space, and naturally achieve a calmer state-of-mind.

Alexis Solomon

Alexis Taylor Interiors offers flat-rate interior design consultative services that allow clients to create a high-end look in an easy and accessible way. With 20 years of industry experience, the company offers everything from furniture selection to assistance with large renovations. It loves helping clients create beautiful spaces that reflect their personal style.

HOME DESIGN & REPAIR

HONORABLE MENTIONS

15.59%

5.91%

5.02%

ALEXIS SOLOMON

CANDICE KEILIN DESIGNS

PUT IT THERE

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Rick Moore This Handyman Can Linda Rickles Interiors California Closets College H.U.N.K.S. Atlanta Custom Closets B&Z Construction Services Inc. MOSAIC Design + Build


Thanks FOR

VOTING

FOR

US!

Interior & Architectural Design

Kitchen of Walter Jospin

TESTIMONIAL My wife and I have used Handcrafted Homes for six major projects at our home during the past 15 years. Judy, Randy, and their team are the consummate professionals. The quality of their work and service is always excellent. They have great taste, and understand how to make things beautiful. Judy and Randy have enormous integrity, and I would recommend them without reservation. - Walter Jospin

HANDCRAFTED HOMES, INC. HOME RENOVATIONS Judy Mozen, MCR, GCP | Randy Urquhart, UDCP Master Certified Remodeler - NARI, on staff

770.642.1010

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Business and Professional Insurance Agent Second Place

State Farm

Metro Atlanta 800-782 8332 www.statefarm.com State Farm helps people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. State Farm makes its business to be like a good neighbor. Its success is built on a foundation of shared values: quality service and relationships, mutual trust, integrity and financial strength.

Third Place

USAA

Metro Atlanta 800-531-8722 www.usaa.com

First Place

USAA has earned its members’ trust by providing years of award-winning service through a comprehensive suite of financial products, tools and advice.

Siegel Insurance – Andy Siegal 2987 Clairmont Rd., Ste. 425, Atlanta, GA 30345 404-633-6332 www.siegelinsurance.com Siegel is a family-owned, independent insurance agency that has served the individuals, families, businesses and institutions of metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1964. It provides a full spectrum of insurance products including personal, business, health and life. Over the years, its commitment to professional knowledge and personal service has enabled it to grow primarily from referrals. Many of its clients are its customers’ children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It would love the opportunity to help you find the best combination of coverage and pricing! Please contact Siegel for a no-obligation review.

INSURANCE AGENT / AGENCY HONORABLE MENTIONS

18.52%

13.23%

10.98%

SIEGEL INSURANCE / ANDY SIEGAL

STATE FARM

USAA

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Insurance Depot GEICO AAA Bruce Weinstein Adele Glasser Farmers Insurance Maury Shapiro Allstate


Many thanks to our loyal clients for voting us Best of Jewish Atlanta 4 years in a row. We so appreciate your business, your loyalty and the opportunity we have had to serve you for over 57 years.

Thank You to Jewish Atlanta for Voting Us Your 1st Place Favorite Attorney/Law Firm – We Appreciate You!

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

Andy N. Siegel CPCU, CIC, AAI Sheldon Berch

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

www.siegelinsurance.com 2987 Clairmont Road, Suite 425 • Atlanta, GA 30329 Phone: (404) 633-6332 • Toll Free: (888) 275-0553

BUSINESS LAW | TAX | ESTATE PLANNING | TRUST

LAWRENCE H. FREIMAN – CO-FOUNDING PARTNER

Thanks to our clients and friends for voting MendenFreiman LLP among the Best of Jewish Atlanta! We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.

5565 GLENRIDGE CONN., N.E., SUITE 850, ATLANTA, GA 30342 PHONE 770.379.1450 FAX 770.379.1455 MENDENFREIMAN.COM 35 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Business and Professional Investments & Financial Services Second Place

Laura Schilling 6111 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Ste. F101 Atlanta, GA 30328 404-458-0065 www.financialinnovations.biz/team/laura-k-schilling-j-d-cpa-cfp-csa Laura K. Schilling is principal and founder of Financial Innovations, LLC. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida, named Five Star Wealth Manager award winner in an Atlanta magazine for many years. She is also on the board of Hillels of Georgia.

Third Place

Fred Ross

First Place

Balentine 3344 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 2200, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-537-4800 www.balentine.com Balentine is an employee-owned wealth management firm headquartered in Atlanta. It provides financial planning and investment management services for business owners and their families. For nearly 35 years, its legacy has been one of innovation, service to clients, and giving back to its community. Balentine has been recognized both locally and nationally for building a culture and workplace designed to provide outstanding service and results for its clients. It has been named to Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors,” Financial Times' “300 Top Registered Investment Advisors,” and Pensions & Investments’ “Best Places to Work in Money Management,” among others.

INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL SERVICES

16.08%

14.08%

6.18%

BALENTINE

LAURA SCHILLING

FRED ROSS

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3630 Peachtree Rd. NE ,Ste. 400 Atlanta, Georgia 30326 404-231-6500 www.fmrfinancial.com Frederick Ross is senior vice president of investment at Stifel. He’s accustomed to helping people build their wealth and customize strategies that focus on their needs, goals and future circumstances. “My greatest reward is assisting my clients in living and loving their retirement and reaping the incredible rewards of all their lifetime efforts. Thank you!”

HONORABLE MENTIONS Harrison Nathan Fidelity Wells Fargo Brad Cohen Morgan Stanley June Carlson Ashford Advisors Michael Merlin


IT Service & Repair Second Place

Geek Squad Metro Atlanta 800-433-5778 www.geeksquad.com Geek Squad became part of Best Buy, and together they’ve provided trusted, expert service for millions of customers. Geek Squad offers an unmatched level of 24/7/365 support, with Geek Squad agents ready to help you online, on the phone, in your home. You'll find Geek Squad in every Best Buy store, with more than 20,000 agents across the country ready to help.

Third Place

Best Buy First Place

Digital Connections Inc. https://digitalgroupllc.com/ Digital Connections Inc. is no longer in business, as of May 19, 2019. Leading the industry as a provider of IT services and solutions, Digital Connections, Inc. designs cost-effective, innovative answers for its clients across all Fortune 1000 markets and private industries. With 23 years of experience, DCi provides its clients with the expertise they need; assessors, architects, implementation teams and monitoring resources. From full-service, worry-free IT, to hands-on training with the client’s IT team; key relationships with top-tier manufacturers and our collaborative approach to full-solution services, DCi has the unique advantage of delivering the right solution at the right time and the right price.

Metro Atlanta 888-237-8289 www.bestbuy 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.

IT SERVICE & REPAIR HONORABLE MENTIONS Fakakta Computer Adam Friedman Peachtree Computers Maestro IT Services Dunwoody PC Micro Center Onyx Consulting Don’t Sweat IT Solutions Computer House Calls

13.55%

11.68%

11.21%

DIGITAL CONNECTIONS

GEEK SQUAD

BEST BUY 37 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Business and Professional Pet Services Second Place

Haven the Dog Spot 4719 Lower Roswell Rd., Ste. 160, Marietta, GA 30068 6010-A Sandy Springs Circle Atlanta, GA 30328 770-672-7343 www.havendog.com Haven the Dog Spot is independently owned, providing the ability to be proactive and immediately responsive. Its staff knows every like and dislike of its dogs, their personalities and quirks. Haven provides a safe and exciting experience while you are away. Allow Haven to exercise their body and mind; there’s no time to be lonely at Haven!

Third Place

Perk-N-Pooch

First Place

6690 Roswell Rd. #360, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 678-500-9237 www.perk-n-pooch.com

Powers Ferry Animal Hospital 5565 New Northside Dr., Atlanta, GA 30339 770-955-1291 www.powersferryanimalhospital.com The hospital wants its clients to know its priority is to provide the finest veterinary care to its patients and its goal to assure that you, the owner, are well informed and comfortable with the decisions made regarding your pet’s care. The hospital strives to offer its clients the best state-of-the-art technology and specialty veterinary care available. Its staff members are dedicated to the care of animals and are willing to do whatever is necessary to make your pet comfortable. It offers a variety of pet products and services, including full veterinary medical and surgical services, boarding and bathing.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

PET SERVICES

7.00%

5.13%

4.82%

POWERS FERRY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

HAVEN THE DOG SPOT

PERK-N-POOCH

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Perk-N-Pooch is a facility fitted with stateof-the-art equipment designed to make bathing your dog fun, easy and safe while sipping high-quality coffee with other fur parents.

Puppy Haven PetSmart Hollywood Feed Belle Isle Animal Hospital Pooch N Paws Camp Run-a-Mutt Fido Fido Petco Atlanta Dog Spa


Offering Private Dining or

Main Room Seating for Larger Parties

770-512-8888 | mckendricks.com

Lunch Served Mon-Fri 11am – 2:30pm Dinner Served nightly beginning at 5:00pm

4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. | 770-512-8888 | mckendricks.com

Dunwoody’s Signature Steak House owned by Doug & Claudia McKendrick

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Business and Professional Real Estate First Place

Second Place

Metro Atlanta 404-309-9018 http://karynwatkins.atlantafinehomes.com/

5591 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Bldg. 1300, Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-396-6696 https://melaniewhiteweb.harrynorman.com/

Karyn Watkins

Melanie B White

Watkins said her job is to best protect what is presumably your single largest investment. She takes that job very seriously! Being an agent with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International allows her to provide luxury marketing and service for every price point. The current real estate market is on fire, for sure. With that, comes many new challenges and opportunities, for both buyers and sellers. She enjoys navigating through all the bumps in the road while still making her clients feel it's been a smooth ride. She’s passionate about what she does and loves the art of negotiating!

Being a Home Matchmaker in Atlanta for 35 years has allowed White to offer a wealth of experience and knowledge so she can quickly identify needs and match clients with the perfect home. Her love for feng shui also serves her clients well and brings a balance of peace and harmony to every home.

Third Place

Debbie Sonenshine – Coldwell Banker 5252 Roswell Rd. Unit 202, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-250-5311 https://sonenshineteam.com

THE SONENSHINE TEAM

Debbie Sonenshine has managed to gain a national reputation that comes with taking care of customers, year in and year out since 1981. That kind of service is a result of Debbie’s commitment to always moving ahead, always striving to become a better agentNegotiator, through proTop 1% of Coldwell Banker Internationally, Certified fessional and personal development Luxury, New Homes and Corporate Relocation Specialist and through a generous commitVoted Favorite Jewish Realtor in AJT, of Jewish Atlanta ment toBest community service.

Atlanta’s Favorite Real Estate Team

DEBBIE SONENSHINE

Team in StateMENTIONS REAL ESTATE AGENT / AGENCY#1 Coldwell BankerHONORABLE

9.57%

7.76%

KARYN WATKINS

MELANIE B WHITE - COLDWELL BANKER

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Eydie Koonin Hallie Chasen Robin Blass Barbra Wollner-Keller Williams Realty Star Newman Coldwell Banker Jodi Halpert - Berkshire Hathaway Leigh Schiff Wendy Amato Jenna Measroch- Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Jon Shapiro

Thank You to All My Clients and Friends for Your 7.37%

DEBBIE SONENSHINE - COLDWELL BANKER

Atlanta Fine Homes


THE SONENSHINE TEAM

Atlanta’s Favorite Real Estate Team

DEBBIE SONENSHINE 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

#1 Coldwell Banker Team in State

Thank You to All My Clients and Friends for Your Continued Support! LIFE MEMBER MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CLUB MELANIE B.WHITE, CRS Melsellsatlhomes.com CELL: 404.915.9622 | OFFICE: 770.394.2131

UND

Follow Us On Facebook Debbie@SonenshineTeam.com | www.SonenshineTeam.com ©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Operated By a Subsidiary of NRT LLC.

Residential & Commercial Moving Specialists Serving Atlanta & the Metro Area Since 1982

• No Hidden Charges • Experienced Employees Only • Expert packing and Unpacking • No Move Too Small or Too Big • Licensed & Insured HG#6273

2440 Peachtree Road NW #2 offered for: $2,695,000

Luxury Living AT REGENTS PARK Stacy Shailendra

(404) 352-CHOP (2467)

www.tomahawkmoving.com

c: 404.861.6500 o: 404.480.HOME STACY@ANSLEYRE.COM 404.480.HOME | 3035 PEACHTREE ROAD NE, SUITE 202, ATLANTA, GA 30305 | ANSLEYRE.COM

1070 Sandtown Rd SW, Suite B • Marietta Ga 30008 41 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Business and Professional Travel Services Second Place

AAA South

2161 Lavista Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 404-633-9418 www.autoclubsouth.aaa.com AAA has 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 such as 24/7 roadside assistance, deals and discounts at over 160,000 retailers around the world. AAA covers membership, insurance, travel, banking and car care.

Third Place

Costco Travel

First Place

Elana Miller Alpharetta, GA 770-833-2439 www.expediacruises.com/en-US/ElanaMiller/About Personalized travel agent to help you get the best product for your money. Miller can help with near or far travel services, domestic or international travel. Her services are free. Expedia Cruises are neighborhood travel experts, and as our passion for travel continues to evolve, so does their outlook on how they serve their customers and local community. While their cruise expertise is second-nature, they like to provide every travel opportunity to their customers, whether that’s by air, land, or sea.

TRAVEL SERVICES

Metro Atlanta 866-921-7925 www.costcotravel.com Costco Travel offers a selection of the world’s top destinations, hotels, cruises and other travel products so you can be assured of a quality vacation.

HONORABLE MENTIONS Tamara Jacobs Shelly Katz Keri Kaufmann Delta Vacations SRI Travel Vacations To Go American Express Travel Israel Ministry of Tourism

11.72%

10.99%

8.79%

ELANA MILLER

AAA AUTO CLUB SOUTH

COSTCO TRAVEL

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Celebrating Life’s Greatest Moments 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 decor 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.

› Weddings › Bar/Bat Mitzvahs › Bris Ceremony › Baby Naming › Anniversaries › Corporate Events › Private Parties › Kosher Kitchen

Congratulations

ELANA MILLER Voted #1 Travel Service Atlanta Jewish Times

We are so proud of you! From the team at Expedia Cruises of Alpharetta

7130 Buford Hwy NE, Suite A-100 Atlanta, GA 30340 770.613.9973 www.SpringHallAtl.com @springhallatl

770-833-2439 10495 State Bridge Rd Suite 105 Alpharetta, GA www.ExpediaCruises.com/ElanaMiller Fla. Seller of Travel Red. No.:ST41619

Empowering the Future. One student at a Time.

THANK YOU AJT READERS FOR CHOOSING ATLANTA ACADEMY AS A TOP NONJEWISH PRIVATE SCHOOL IN ATLANTA!

2000 Holcomb Woods Pkwy. Roswell, GA 30076 678.461.6102 www.atlantaacademy.com Now enrolling Preschool-8th grade

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Education and Camps Day Camp Second Place

In the City Camp Metro Atlanta 404-698-1134 www.inthecitycamp.com In the City Camp delivers 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.

Third Place

Epstein Summer Adventures 335 Colewood Way, Atlanta, GA 30328 404-250-5606 www.epsteinatlanta.org/ esa-summer-camp/

First Place

Marcus JCC 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-812-4000 www.mjccadaycamps.org At MJCCA Day Camps, children from Pre-K through 10th grade make lifelong friendships, gain new skills, and have the best summer ever! The possibilities are endless, with fun sports, theme, traditional, teen, and performing arts camps. Your child can experience an exciting outdoor adventure with our traditional camp. Practice archery on our brand-new archery range, canoe, climb to the top of our rock wall, or fly on our new high-ropes course, featuring a new climbing tower and rope bridges that reach up to the tree canopy, leading to an amazing zip line over our lake. Campers can pursue their every interest and passion in our wide range of specialty camps, with everything from Flag Football, Concorde Soccer, Gymnastics, and Budding Ballerinas to Drama, Pokémon Party, Science Discovery, Welcome to Hogwarts, Video Game Builders, and more!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

DAY CAMP

Dunwoody Nature Center High Meadows Camp YMCA Summer Camp Alliance Theatre Drama Camps Congregation B'nai Torah Camp Camp Kingfisher Chattahoochee Nature Center Camp Shamayim

32.91%

10.17%

6.25%

MARCUS JCC

IN THE CITY CAMPS

EPSTEIN SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP

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ESA Adventure Camp offers weekly camps for 4 weeks in the month of June for all campers, 2 years old-8th grade located on the campus of The Epstein School in Sandy Springs. From science to art to theatre, there's a camp for everyone!


With your support,

our connections are stronger than ever.

Fueled by your generous spirit, in a year made more challenging by a global pandemic, we built even stronger bridges to our partners around the world. We welcomed seven exuberant young Israelis to Atlanta through the Schoenbaum Shinshinim program to teach in our schools and synagogues. Families in Atlanta and in Yokneam transcended social distance by exchanging letters about the calendar and traditions they share through the "Same Moon" project. We doubled down on emergency care and supportive services for Ethiopian families in our Partnership Region, Yokneam, and Megiddo. And in Jerusalem, Belarus and beyond, we brought joy and connection, along with needed services, to older adults during lockdown. See how your generosity builds our community at JewishAtlanta.org

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Give Generously


Education and Camps 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 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 770-671-0085 www.davisacademy.org

Third Place

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. Its program includes accelerated math, integrated technology, fine arts, athletics, world languages, music, drama, community service, leadership, overnight trips, and afterschool programs.

335 Colewood Way NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-250-5625 www.epsteinatlanta.org

The Epstein School Eagles

From kindergarten prep through eighth grade, The Davis Academy provides a challenging and enriching education based on a student-centric curriculum. The learning happens not only in our classrooms, but also in science labs, calming outdoor nature sanctuary, and creativity-driving idea labs.

JEWISH DAY SCHOOL MASCOT

30.86%

23.22%

19.10%

THE DAVIS ACADEMY LIONS

ATLANTA JEWISH ACADEMY JAGUARS

THE EPSTEIN SCHOOL EAGLES

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Epstein is a preschool – 8th grade Independent Jewish Day School offering an exceptional education led by specialized STEAM and Hebrew language programs preparing confident lifelong learners grounded in their unique Jewish identities.


THANK YOU AJT READERS FOR CHOOSING WOODWARD ACADEMY AS ONE OF THE BEST NON-JEWISH PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN ATLANTA FOR 6 YEARS IN A ROW!

CREATE YOUR PATH EVERY CHILD’S EDUCATION IS A UNIQUE JOURNEY.

At Woodward, we provide the compass.

Main Campus, College Park, Pre-K to 12 47 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA Woodward North, Johns Creek, Pre-K to 6 woodward.edu


Education and Camps 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. Emphasizing Judeo-Christian values and building character are at the heart of everything Pace does. Its mission is to create prepared, confident citizens of the world.

Second Place

First Place

Woodward Academy

The Galloway School

1662 Rugby Ave., College Park, GA 30337 404-765-4000 www.woodward.edu

215 Chastain Park Ave., Atlanta, GA 30342 404-252-8389 www.gallowayschool.org The Galloway School is a community where learning is joyful, individuals are valued and self-discovery is encouraged. Galloway students in pre-K through 12th grade confidently embrace challenges while developing the knowledge, skills and cultural competence to thrive as enlightened contributors in their chosen pathways. Located in the beautiful Chastain Park area, The Galloway School is an independent day school that serves a diverse student body of about 750 students ages 3 through grade 12. It offers a project-based curriculum with experiential learning at every level and written evaluations sent home three to four times a year. Schedule your family's tour today at gallowayschool.org/visit!

Woodward Academy intentionally brings together students from diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, creating a richer learning community and exceptional academic opportunities. Students and graduates are caring and compassionate global citizens.

NON-JEWISH PRIVATE SCHOOL HONORABLE MENTIONS

11.47%

8.53%

8.53%

7.27%

THE GALLOWAY SCHOOL

PACE ACADEMY

WOODWARD ACADEMY

ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL

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The Paideia School The Howard School Atlanta International School Atlanta Speech School Atlanta Academy The Westminster Schools Mill Springs Academy


Galloway students

learn more than just core academic subjects; they learn about themselves, who they are, and what role they want to play in making our world a better place.

Third Place

St. Francis School 13440 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004 678-339-9989 www.saintfrancisschools.com Saint Francis School provides a college preparatory program to students with diverse academic ability in a structured environment that is challenging and supportive.

PRE-K3 - GRADE 12

Schedule your visit today at gallowayschool.org!

Brandon Hall School DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL • ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Thank you to everyone who voted the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Best of Jewish Atlanta 2021 ! CAMP BARNEY MEDINTZ Best Overnight Camp

FIND YOUR PATH, LEAD THE WAY!

Grades 6 to 12 Enrolling Now for Summer and 2021-2022!

MJCCA DAY CAMPS Best Day Camp

SUMMER PROGRAMS AT THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP™

MJCCA BRILL FAMILY FITNESS CENTER Best Fitness Center Visit us at atlantajcc.org to learn about all our amazing programs and services and the impact we have on the Atlanta Jewish community.

HOME OF THE ATLANTA WORKSHOP PLAYERS

GHSA ATHLETICS NICHE A+ SCHOOL IB WORLD SCHOOL AP COURSES

5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338 | 678.812.4000 |

/MJCCA | atlantajcc.org

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Education and Camps Performing Arts Second Place

The Alliance Theater 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 404-733-4650 https://alliancetheatre.org/ Atlanta's national theater is expanding hearts and minds on stage and off stage. It believes that acknowledging and embracing differences in identities is essential to a dynamic and cultural conversation.This is why it is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of its organization and programming.

First Place

Third Place

8601 Dunwoody Place, Suite 136, Sandy Springs, GA 30350 404-477-4365 www.cityspringstheatre.com

201 Dowman Drive, ATL, GA 30322 404-727-6123 http://arts.emory.edu/outreach/community/ecmsa.html

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 theater 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. Its diverse program offerings engage the educational community through a student matinee series, hands-on training and summer programming, highlighting all disciplines of the arts.

The mission of the Chamber Music Society is to create new generations of passionate and educated music lovers who will cherish and support this great art of music forever.

City Springs Theatre Company

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta

PERFORMING ARTS HONORABLE MENTIONS

10.13%

8.17%

6.82%

CITY SPRINGS THEATRE COMPANY

ALLIANCE THEATRE

EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ATLANTA

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Habima Theatre Center for Puppetry Arts Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education MJCCA Dance Company School of Rock Callanwolde Fine Arts Center MJCCA Drama Camp


Public High School Second Place

Riverwood International Charter School 5900 Raider Dr., Sandy Springs, GA 30328 470-254-1980 https://www.fultonschools.org/riverwoodhs Riverwood offers the international studies magnet and international baccalaureate programs. It prepares students to be confident, creative, compassionate global citizens through high expectations for learning, excellence in teaching, seamless curriculum, community service participation, and engagement of parents and community. It delivers a challenging curriculum that gives all students the tools needed to be successful.

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 that includes grades 9 through 12, a diverse student body and faculty/staff. Its mission is to ensure the success of all students, enable them to become lifelong learners, and be productive members of an increasingly diverse society. The vision of Dunwoody High School is encompassed in the acronym Wildcat Pride: that all students, parents, teachers, staff members, and administrators have a Personal Responsibility in Developing Excellence. Dunwoody has full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Georgia Department of Education Accrediting Commission.

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.

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL HONORABLE MENTIONS North Springs High School Pope High School Duluth High School Johns Creek High School Lakeside High School Grady High School North Atlanta High School

17.23%

12.91%

9.53%

DUNWOODY HIGH SCHOOL

RIVERWOOD INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL

WALTON HIGH SCHOOL

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Education and Camps 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

Third Place

5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-812-3844 www.campbarney.org

6400 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Ste. 215, Atlanta, GA 30339 404-531-0801 www.ramahdarom.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.

At its 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.

Camp Barney Medintz

Ramah Darom

SLEEPAWAY CAMP HONORABLE MENTIONS

37.40%

8.63%

7.51%

CAMP BARNEY MEDINTZ

CAMP JUDAEA

RAMAH DAROM

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Camp Blue Star URJ Camp Coleman Camp Thunderbird Camp Blue Ridge Camp Misty Mountain Camp Sea Gull/ Camp Seafarer URJ 6 Points Sports Academy


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Health and Wellness Audiology Second Place

Atlanta Hearing Associates Metro Atlanta 770-349-9499 www.hearatlanta.com Atlanta Hearing Associates is passionate about helping people. Its satisfaction comes from the joy its patients receive when they connect with friends, family, and the world around them. Our Doctors of Audiology provide a full range of diagnostic tests, hearing services, real ear measurement and wax removal. We work with the top manufacturers to ensure the best fit for our patients

First Place

Third Place

Peachtree Hearing

Costco

4939 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068 470-485-4327 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 it finds the best match for its 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 its patients.

Metro Atlanta 800-774-2678 www.costco.com/hearing-aid-center.html With the latest in digital technology at the value you’ve come to expect, Costco’s hearing aid staff will find the most appropriate solution for your hearing loss and lifestyle.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

AUDIOLOGY

Audiology Associates of Georgia Dr. Ramie Tritt Johns Creek Audiology & Hearing Aids Center North Fulton Ear, Nose & Throat Associates Dr. Meryl Miller

10.27%

8.68%

4.61%

PEACHTREE HEARING

ATLANTA HEARING ASSOCIATES

COSTCO HEARING AID CENTERS

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Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center Advanced Hearing, LLC


Dr. Melissa Wikoff is Atlanta’s Expert in Hearing and Tinnitus.

Voted Number 1 for four years in a row! Thank you so much Atlanta Jewish Times, our patients 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

ATLANTA’S PREMIER HEARING & BALANCE BOUTIQUE

Parkaire Medical Center 4939 Lower Roswell Road - A107 Marietta, Georgia 30068 (470) 485-4327 | www.PeachtreeHearing.com

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

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Health and Wellness Cardiologist Second Place

Kim Champney, MD 980 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Ste. 520, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-303-3320 www.northsidehospitalcardiovascular. com/kimberly-champney Dr. Kimberly Champney has been with Northside Hospital since August 2007. Her interests are in preventive cardiology, women and heart disease, cardiac complications of cancer treatment, and cardiac imaging.

Third Place

Emory Healthcare

First Place

Dr. Steven Eisenberg 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd., Bldg. 2-Ste. 450, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-939-9200 www.ccatlanta.com Complete Cardiology is about you, the patient. Despite all the changes in healthcare, we feel that the old fashioned physician-patient relationship can be maintained in a smaller practice environment. We don't just treat diseases, we care for you as a person. Accessibility, cost and care are optimal in complete cardiology. 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 - simple or complex.

CARDIOLOGIST

Emory cardiologists work with other specialists to ensure you get appropriate and effective care. Emory has an international training center for interventional procedures that often prevent the need for open-heart surgery.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

16.34%

9.06%

7.13%

DR. STEVEN EISENBERG, MD - COMPLETE CARDIOLOGY

KIM CHAMPNEY, MD

EMORY HEALTHCARE

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1525 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322 404-778-2898 www.emoryhealthcare.org/emory-clinic/cardiology/index.html

Dana Eilen, M.D. Piedmont Cardiology Northside Cardiology Dr Jacob Blatt Videlefsky David Jacoboff Wellstar Cardiovascular Medicine Dr. Lee Padove Dr. Barry Mangel Piedmont Heart


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.

NEW IN DUNWOODY!

...it’s all about you, the patient.

Non-Invasive pain management for Weekend Warriors of all ages.

Consultative services for diagnosis and treatment of all cardiac disorders, prevention and genetics. Advanced diagnostics including: echocardiography nuclear stress tests genetic testing cardiac CT 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Bldg 2-Suite 450 Atlanta, GA 30342

- Dan Richin & Dr. Paul Richin, MD

(404) 939-9200 www.ccatlanta.com

Same Day Test Results Accepts Most Major Insurance Plans

“It is time to get back to old style medicine where a board certified orthopedist sees you, evaluates you, and cares for you.”

Steven J. Eisenberg, M.D.

404-292-3538

• • • •

Walk-in care from a boardcertified orthopedic surgeon One visit for both your evaluation and treatment Taking the hassle out of modern day healthcare Easy access & free parking

All insurance accepted 1705-B Mt. Vernon Rd Dunwoody, GA 30338 (across from Dunwoody Village)

www.theocic.com

Thank you for nominating Atlanta Hearing Associates for the Best of Jewish Atlanta for our dedication in service the hearing healthcare.

Excellent service audiologists, a atmosphere, no-pressure evaluation and advice.

Sara Feigenbaum, Au.D., Jodi Bykat, Au.D., Chelsea Kilgore, Au.D. Doctors of Audiology

We are dedicated to exceed your expectations as we work to meet your hearing goals.

We are proud to be a part of our Atlanta communities and our goal is to help Atlanta rediscover better hearing! CLAIRMONT / N. DRUID HILLS

404-948-5652

1991 N. Williamsburg Dr., Ste. A100, Decatur, GA 30033

DUNWOODY / SANDY SPRINGS

770-637-1574

1713 Mt. Vernon Rd., Suite 4, Dunwoody, GA 30338

We accept health insurance

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Health and Wellness Chiropractor Second Place

The Joint Chiropractic 6623 Roswell Rd., Ste. E, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-975-2584 www.thejoint.com The Joint Chiropractic 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. Our mission is to improve quality of life through routine and affordable chiropractic care. We are open 7 days a week including evenings and offer walk-in care. No appointments required! Our affordable personalized care plans eliminate insurance hassles, requirements, and copays. Let our licensed doctors relieve your pain and keep you well.

First Place

Third Place

Seiden Chiropractic

Adler Chiropractic

1713 Mount Vernon Rd., Ste. 2, Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-399-6772 www.seidenchiropractic.com Located in the center of Dunwoody, Seiden Chiropractic strives 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, Seiden Chiropractic invites you to make an appointment 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. Seiden Chiropractic looks forward to serving you soon.

1475 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Ste. 177, Roswell, GA 30076 770-594-2233 www.adlerchiro.com Serving the North Fulton community for over 26 years by providing comprehensive, individual and performance based care combined with wellness education, yielding outstanding patient satisfaction.

CHIROPRACTOR HONORABLE MENTIONS

23.09%

4.65%

3.45%

3.45%

SEIDEN CHIROPRACTIC

THE JOINT CHIROPRACTIC

ADLER CHIROPRACTIC

SENFT CHIROPRACTIC OF ATLANTA

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HealthSource of Sandy Springs Sandy Springs Chiropractic Corrective Chiropractic / Austin Cohen Excel Chiropractic / Ben Cohen Buckhead Chiropractic Group Ariella Birish, DC


Third Place

Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta 2987 Clairmont Rd. #105, Atlanta, GA 30329 404-633-6787 www.chiroatlanta.com Dr. Craig A. Senft is the director and chiropractor of Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta, which provides chiropractic consulting and health care to the people of Atlanta and its surrounding areas.

Thank you for your 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.

770-399-6772 1713 Mt Vernon Rd #2, Dunwoody, GA 30338

NEW PATIENT SPECIAL

Thank you for continuing to vote for us as Atlanta's Best of Orthodontist. We are always honored to be included in this esteemed group of providers and cannot thank you enough for your dedication.

Dr. Bret Freedman provides exceptional Orthodontic treatment including braces, Inbrace, & Invisalign to children, teens, and adults. Focus your phone camera on the qr code to see our amazing before & after gallery

Consultation, Exam, and Adjustment

No Appointments Open Evenings & Weekends No Insurance Needed

Thank you AJT readers for your votes 3 years in a row! The Joint - Sandy Springs (404) 975-2584 6623 Roswell Road, Suite E Sandy Springs, GA 30328

thejoint.com

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Health and Wellness Dental & Orthodontist Second Place

Village Orthodontics – Bret Freedman, DMD 5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Ste. 8, Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-745-5388 www.village-ortho.com Village Orthodontics uses the latest technology and treatment methods to help deliver the latest and greatest. Dr. Freedman is known for his tech skills throughout the orthodontic field and is a member of the Schulman Study Group which is only offered to a select 1% of orthodontic practices in the country.

First Place

Third Place

Kaplan Orthodontics 4700 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Ste. 300, Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-551-9060 www.jkaplanortho.com Your smile is wonderfully unique - you deserve an orthodontic experience that makes you feel the same way. Kaplan Orthodontics offers custom treatment plans for children, teens and adults. So whatever age you start treatment with us, you will always get personalized care with the best orthodontic technology available. Their experienced and incredibly talented team works with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. With affordable payment options, flexible scheduling hours, and a family-fun environment, getting the smile of your dreams is just one step away, with Kaplan Orthodontics!

DENTAL & ORTHODONTIST

1000 Abernathy Rd. NE Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30328 770-232-6310 www.allsmilesdds.com Rifkin Dental Group has years of experience in offering a wide-range of smile-enhancing cosmetic dentistry treatments. Anything from teeth whitening and dental cleanings to composite dental fillings and veneers.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

39.76%

34.21%

2.74%

KAPLAN ORTHODONTICS

VILLAGE ORTHODONTICS / BRET FREEDMAN, DMD

SUSAN RIFKIN & ASSOCIATES / THE FINE ART OF DENTISTRY

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Susan Rifkin & Associates – The Fine Art of Dentistry

Jeremy Rosenberg Siegel & Dolt Comprehensive Dental Care David Frankel, DMD Michael B. Seligson, DDS Buckhead Dental Associates, PC Brett Silverman DDS Jason Myerson, DDS Harold Enoch, DDS Bruce Edelstein, DDS


Your smile is wonderfully unique. You deserve an orthodontic experience that makes you feel the same way! Thanks to our patients and their continued confidence, we are your #1 ranked Invisalign practice in Dunwoody, and in the top 1% across the country! As a Top 1% Invisalign Provider, Dr. Kaplan has the highest level of Invisalign experience. This distinction helps our patients find an Invisalign provider they can trust and one who has the knowledge and experience to create healthy, beautiful smiles in the shortest amount of time. Dr. Kaplan has been a member of the Dunwoody community for 15+ years, carefully curating the very best smiles for children, teens and adults. Give us a call today and see why we were voted BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA!

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

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Siegel & Dolt Comprehensive Dental Care Druid Pointe Building • 2751 Buford Highway • Suite 302 • Atlanta GA 30324 Telephone: (404) 634-1277 www.siegelanddolt.com 61 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Health and Wellness Dermatologist Second Place

MetroDerm

875 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-257-9933 https://metroderm.org/ Its mission is to provide outstanding medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologic care to people of all ages. The highly trained and experienced dermatologists and pathologists at MetroDerm, P.C., will provide you with the utmost quality of care. Patients throughout the entire state of Georgia trust MetroDerm, P.C. for all of their medical and skin care needs.

Third Place

First Place

Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases, P.C.

David Levine, MD 5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. # 850, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-252-4333 www.atlantacenterfordermatology.com Dr. David Levine is a dermatologist in Roswell, Ga., and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Levine has more experience with skin cancer and excision, cosmetic skin procedures, and skin conditions, than most specialists in this area. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1983. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital and is accepting new patients.

1265 Upper Hembree Rd., Ste. 100, Roswell, GA 30076 770-751-1433 www.atlantacenterfordermatology.com For over 30 years, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases, PC., has been providing exceptional dermatology health care. It offers many options for cosmetic procedures, skin cancer treatment, acne, warts, rashes and wrinkles.

DERMATOLOGIST HONORABLE MENTIONS

12.55%

11.57%

7.45%

DAVID LEVINE, MD

METRODERM, P.C.

ATLANTA CENTER FOR DERMATOLOGIC DISEASES

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Dermatology Associates of Atlanta Olansky Dermatology Associates Dermatology Associates of Georgia Dermatology Affiliates Dr. Kenneth Ellner Babcock Dermatology Dermatology Consultants


Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases Sandy Springs (404) 252-4333

Roswell (770) 751-1133

Alpharetta (770) 664-5225

Cumming (770) 844-1902

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

T hank you for voting for us!

www.atlcenterforderm.com

David Levine, MD

Thank you to my loyal patients for voting me #1 Best Dermatologist of Jewish Atlanta, and for nominating Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases as one of the top practices. Me and my associates are proud to serve you and look forward to our continued relationship and providing you with excellent care.

20/15 EyeCare is a full-service optometry practice in Sandy Springs. Dr. Simone Lewis & Dr. David Lopp 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

Thank you for your vote and continued support in naming us your top choice in Pediatric care. BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

We have been honored to serve our families throughout the Covid pandemic and continue to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for all patients.

Dr. Sherwinter Emeritus

Dr. Reisman

Dr. Gloria Ana Berenson

Dr. Gfroerer

Dr. Kelly

Dr. Wilburn

Dr. Alejandro Torres

Samantha Nowak, PA-C

Kathryn Bland, CPNP, CLC

We are celebrating our 43rd anniversary this year and the pediatricians and staff at Dunwoody Pediatrics take great pride in assisting you in raising healthy and happy children. We are accepting new patients and have early morning appointments available to accomodate your families schedules. We also have two locations in Dunwoody and Alpharetta.

Dunwoody Offi ce 1428 Dunwoody Village Parkway Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-394-2358

A l phar etta Offi ce 3300 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 200 Alpharetta, GA 30005 770-664-9299 63 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Health and Wellness Eye Care Second Place

Thomas Eye Care 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, its group of board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists are expertly trained and resourced to deliver superior quality patient experiences and results.

Third Place

Gary A Beldick, MD

First Place

20/15 Eye Care / Dr. David Lopp, O.D. / Simone Lewis, O.D. 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. Its experienced doctors offer comprehensive eye examinations using the latest, high-tech equipment available; and its 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 its practice is built. Its team is dedicated to making sure your entire experience is stress-free, safe and informative. The practice looks forward to ‘seeing’ you soon!

EYE CARE

Dr Gary Beldick has practiced comprehensive ophthalmology in a solo practice for 42 years. He is from Montreal, Canada, and went to medical school at McGill University.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

12.25%

6.76%

6.22%

20/15 EYE CARE /DR. DAVID LOPP, O.D. / SIMONE LEWIS, O.D.

THOMAS EYE GROUP

GARY A BELDICK, MD

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5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd #202, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-252-5458

Briggs Vision Group Atlanta Ophthalmology Associates Costco Eye Consultants of Atlanta Emory Eye Center Woolfson Eye Institute Ross Eyecare Group Marietta Eye Clinic


Family Physician / Internist Second Place

Jeffrey Reznick, MD 4062 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319 404-365-6500 https://primarycareofbrookhaven.com/jeffrey-reznik Dr. Jeffrey Reznik is board-certified in family medicine and specializes in preventative health care among patients of all ages from infants to seniors. He also treats adults and adolescents with developmental disabilities. This experience encourages him to think more creatively when working with all his patients.

Third Place

Marc Seltman, MD 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 its 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. Its board-certified internists and specialists continue the practice’s commitment to a patientfocused environment.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342 404-256-3135 www.personalcarephysiciansofatlanta.com Since finishing his residency at Emory University in 1985, Dr. Marc has been affiliated with St. Joseph’s and Northside hospitals. He’s now an internist at Personal Care Physicians of Atlanta. PCPA is a Concierge Internal Medicine Practice in Sandy Springs specializing in personalized healthcare for adults with 24/7 access to their physicians.

FAMILY PHYSICIAN / INTERNIST

Nelly Mizrahi, MD Dunwoody Pediatrics Piedmont Physicians Group Adam Leaderman, MD Daniel Goodman, MD Lonnie Herzog, MD Mitzi Rubin, MD Ibrez R. Bandukwala, MD

10.27%

8.68%

4.61%

LAUREATE MEDICAL GROUP

JEFFREY REZNICK, MD

MARC SELTMAN, MD

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Health and Wellness Gastroenterology Second Place

Marc B. Sonenshine, MD 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 cost-effective screening, and management of chronic liver disease.

Third Place

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.

Gastroenterology Consultants Alan Fixelle, MD Metro Atlanta 404-255-1000 www.gastroconsultantsatlanta.com Dr. Fixelle is boardcertified in gastroenterology. He strives to deliver personalized, high-quality, specialty care. Atlanta magazine recognized him as a Top Doctor 2016 – 2020.

GASTROENTEROLOGY HONORABLE MENTIONS

David Weinstein Max Shapiro, MD Emory Clinic Gastroenterology Dr. Steven Keilin Garish Anand, MD GI Specialists of Georgia Adam Levy, MD 12.55%

11.57%

7.45%

ATLANTA GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES

MARC B. SONENSHINE, MD

GASTROENTEROLOGY CONSULTANTS - ALAN FIXELLE, MD

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Hair & Beauty Day Spa Second Place

Balance Salon 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. # 17, Atlanta, GA 30346 770-698-8832 https://balance-salon.com/ At Balance Salon, beauty is its passion and it loves creating it with guests. The salon looks forward to making longlasting relationships with its customers and accenting their natural beauty with a wonderful array of services.

Third Place First Place

Van Michael Salon 220 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-255-0026 www.vanmichael.com Brothers Michael and Van Council launched Van Michael in 1984 with the goal to raise the bar in the beauty industry and elevate hairdressing as a valued professional career. The salons feel connected to Aveda’s mission of environmental responsibility and share their outstanding standards for expert, educated hairstylists. Van Michael stylists are second-to-none in precision cutting and hair color. They undergo extensive training in technical skills and customer care to maximize the guest experience. One of the best things about Van Michael is how long team members stay with the company. At Van Michael, you receive tailored attention at every point of contact.

Salon Lotus 2999 Cumberland Blvd SE St. 310, Atlanta, GA 30339 770-432-7868 www.salonlotus.com Salon Lotus doesn’t stop at designing great styles. It is innovative and stands on the cutting edge of current fashion, but at the same time captures the essence of classic styles.

HAIR & BEAUTY DAY SPA

HONORABLE MENTIONS Bernadette's Salon Belle De Jour Salon Aesthetic Specialty Centre Treat Your Feet J Gold Salon The Woodhouse Day Spa - Dunwoody Vintage Barber Shop Ambrosia Salon Massage Envy

9.59%

4.56%

3.72%

VAN MICHAEL SALON

BALANCE SALON

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Health and Wellness Health Club Second Place

Lifetime Fitness 5580 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30342 404-257-0900 www.lifetime.life Work out and play in spaces designed to move and inspire you. Then, relax in lounge and social areas to recover, reset and refresh.

Third Place

LA Fitness Metro Atlanta 404-478-4161 www.lafitness.com

First Place

Marcus JCC 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30338 678.812.4000 www.atlantajcc.org The MJCCA offers an extensive range of fitness and wellness facilities and programs to keep you healthy and fit. Whether using cardio and strengthtraining equipment or taking one of our many small group fitness classes, we have it all. From Les Mills and STOTT Pilates to yoga, functional fitness classes, personal training, and more, the opportunities to get healthy and into better shape are endless. Plus, you can stay active throughout our 52acre campus, swimming, running, boating, and playing a variety of sports, including tennis, soccer, basketball, and softball.

LA Fitness seeks innovative ways to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of members. With a range of amenities and a highly trained staff, it provides fun and effective workouts.

HEALTH CLUB HONORABLE MENTIONS

17.06%

8.36%

7.02%

MARCUS JCC

LIFE TIME

LA FITNESS

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Concourse Athletic Club Orange Theory Fitness YMCA Pure Barre Dunwoody Club Pilates Gold's Gym Atlanta Athletic Club Barr3 East Cobb


Pediatrician Second Place North Atlanta Pediatrics

1100 Lake Hearn Drive, Ste. 100, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-256-3178 www.northatlantapeds.com The 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. The practice aspires to create a working partnership with parents that will help provide care and guidance from birth until college.

Third Place Children's Wellness

First Place

Dunwoody Pediatrics 1428 Dunwoody Village Pkwy., Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-394 2358 www.dunwoodypediatrics.com Dunwoody Pediatrics provide the highest-quality care to children from infancy through adolescence while maintaining a warm, loving, and supportive environment for the entire family. It offers safe, sanitary exam rooms and can minimize wait time through curbside check-in. It also offers telemedicine for most appointments. The pediatricians and staff at Dunwoody Pediatrics take great pride in assisting you in raising healthy and happy children. They have combined experience of over 50 years in pediatrics. They also share a compassionate and warm-hearted approach to caring for children and families.

755 Mount Vernon Hwy. NE #150, Atlanta, GA 30328 404-303-1314 www.childrenswellnesscenter.com The goal of the comprehensive pediatric care practice is to recapture the relationship between family and physician. Its focus is on personalized, quality medical care for your children.

PEDIATRICIAN HONORABLE MENTIONS Northside Pediatrics Dr. Philip R. Spandorfer, MD Children's Medical Group Dr. Gerald Reisman, MD Dr. Terrence J. Gfroerer, MD PAMPA Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, P.A. Roswell Pediatric Center Phil Weiss, MD

12.38%

8.48%

6.49%

DUNWOODY PEDIATRICS

NORTH ATLANTA PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES

CHILDREN'S WELLNESS CENTER

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Health and Wellness Plastic Surgeon Second Place

John Symbas, MD 1800 Howell Mill Rd. Ste. 140, Atlanta, GA 30318 404-255-2975 www.atlplasticsurgeon.com Dr. John D. Symbas graduated and completed his residency at Emory University School of Medicine in both plastic surgery and general surgery. He's a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He joined the plastic surgery team at the Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists in October 2015.

Third Place

Diane Alexander, MD 5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. #820, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-851-1998 www.artisanplasticsurgery.com

First Place

Robert Miller, MD 105 Collier Rd. NW # 3010, Atlanta, GA 30309 404-352-3090 https://doctors.piedmont.org/provider/Robert+A+Miller/ Dr. Robert Miller is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist in Atlanta and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He received his medical degree from East Virginia Medical School in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northside Hospital and Piedmont Hospital.

PLASTIC SURGEON

HONORABLE MENTIONS

11.04%

8.63%

8.23%

ROBERT MILLER, MD

JOHN SYMBAS, MD

DIANE ALEXANDER, MD

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A board certified plastic surgeon with Artisan Plastic Surgery, she specializes in cosmetic face, breast and body work, as well as breast cancer reconstruction.

Seth Yellin, MD Diane Alexander- Female Plastic Surgeons Aesthetic Specialty Centre David B. Brothers, MD, FACS Plastic Surgery of Atlanta Plastic Surgery Center of Atlanta Kristin Boehm, MD Peter Abramson, MD


Robert A. Miller, MD

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, P.C. Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 105 Collier Rd., NW, Suite 3010 Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Phone: 404-352-3090 Fax: 404-352-8896

Thank You to Atlanta Jewish Times and our patients for voting us Best Plastic Surgeon!

In association with

404.778.8640 INFO@JSCREEN.ORG

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Health and Wellness Veterinarian Second Place

Dunwoody Animal Medical Center 2482 Jett Ferry Rd., Ste. 600, Dunwoody, GA, 30338 770-698-9227 www.dunwoodyamc.com Dr. Cecil Johnson opened the Dunwoody Animal Medical Center in January 1990 in the Williamsburg shopping center in the heart of Dunwoody, Georgia. Their beautiful new state of the art veterinary clinic allows them the opportunity to provide superior care and additional services to both our patients and their owners in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and surrounding areas. They utilize electronic medical records, digital radiology, laparoscopic surgical procedures, acupuncture, radio-surgical procedures and ultrasound as they care for your family’s dogs and cats. They offer a complete in-house laboratory for the patients who need immediate care as well as outside laboratories for more routine diagnostics.

First Place

Third Place

Powers Ferry Animal Hopsital

Vernon Woods Animal Hospital

5565 New Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30339 770-955-1291 www.powersferryanimalhospital.com Powers Ferry Animal Hospital strives to offer its clients the best state-ofthe-art technology and specialty veterinary care available. Its 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. Its facility provides a wide variety of pet products and services, including full veterinary medical and surgical services, boarding and bathing.

VETERINARIAN

The fullservice pet hospital provides a range of medical services with personalized attention to clients. Most patients are dogs and cats, but it is able to care for small mammals as well.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

13.57%

7.51%

7.34%

POWERS FERRY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

DUNWOODY ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER

VERNON WOODS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

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270 Vernon Woods Dr., Atlanta, GA 30328 404-252-1641 www.vernonwoodsanimalhospital.com

Belle Isle Animal Hospital Sandy Springs Animal Hospital BluePearl Pet Hospital Indian Trail Animal Hospital Wood Animal Hospital Montrose Animal Hospital & Pet Hotel Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital


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. Please visit one of our 3 hospitals.

Thank you for voting us #1 Veterinary Hospital in Atlanta for the second year in a row!

Dr. Jay Empel & Dr. Andrew Empel

Vernon Woods Animal Hospital BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA 270 Vernon Woods Drive NE Atlanta, Ga. 30328 (404) 252-1641 www.vernonwoodsanimalhospital.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.

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

Powers Ferry Animal Hospital 5565 New Northside Drive Atlanta, GA. 30339 770-955-1291 73 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Nosh or a Meal American Restaurant Second 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. Upon entering Brookwood Grill, one will see 7,500 square feet of warm wood and unique stacked stonework, smell the live hickory wood and hear the sounds of live entertainment featured nightly.

Third Place

1920 Tavern 948 Canton St., Roswell, GA 30075 770-998-3114 www.1920tavern.com

First Place

Chops

70 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 404-262-2675 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 of the dark wood dining room located in Buckhead. This makes for traditional steakhouse items that go above and beyond. Whether you’re dining for business or pleasure, a meal at Chops is sure to make a lasting impression. It is currently open for dine-in, take away, curbside pick-up and delivery, so feel free to call or order online!

AMERICAN RESTAURANT

HONORABLE MENTIONS

6.94%

5.74%

4.40%

CHOPS

BROOKWOOD GRILL

1920 TAVERN

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A speakeasy style restaurant and pub that features a globally inspired cuisine, offering a sophisticated mix of cocktails and spirits along with impressive great dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Seasons 52 Bones Marlow's Tavern Hal's JCT. Kitchen & Bar NFA Burger Fogo de Chao Little Alley Steak Antico Pizza Napoletana


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ONCE AGAIN, YOU HONOR US WITH YOUR VOTE

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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: • 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 • 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.

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Nosh or a Meal Asian Restaurant Second Place

Canton Cook II 6690 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-255-8000 http://www.cantoncookii.com/ Fish tanks adorn this casual Chinese eatery serving classic fare, from noodles to Peking duck.

Third Place

Canton Cooks 5984 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 404-250-0515 http://www.canton-cooks.com/

First Place

Canton Cooks provides a casual venue for eclectic Chinese fare, including hot pot and barbecue duck.

Asian Cafe 2462 Jett Ferry Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-395-9350 https://dunwoodyasiancafe.com/ This Asian Cafe is a family-owned restaurant that welcomes the community and ensures no pork on your fork. We are known for our signature Mongolian dish along with Thai chicken and sesame chicken dish. Asian Cafe offers a wide array of the fine Thai and Chinese cuisine ranging from traditional dishes such as sushi and sashimi, regular rolls and hand rolls. Asian Cafe welcomes everyone and thanks everyone for staying loyal during unprecedented times. Please stop by for lunch or dinner. Delivery and pick up only for now. It plans to open for dine-in this summer.

Chai Peking Umi Bangkok Thai P.F. Chang’s Happy Sumo Nan Thai Fine Dining Bishoku Sushi Nami Jinya Ramen Bar Chin Chin Nai Thai Cuisine

ASIAN RESTAURANT

9.62%

7.87%

5.69%

ASIAN CAFE

CANTON COOK II

CANTON COOKS

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HONORABLE MENTIONS


Thank Q Atlanta Jewish Times readers for our SMOKIN’ success!!!

ON-SITE EVENT CATERING • Brisket • Chicken • Beef Ribs

• Lamb • Beef • So Much More!

Contact Keith Marks for booking information: 404-250-1BBQ (1227) | keith.kcbbq@gmail.com

www.keithscornerbbq.com

Products are available at The Spicy Peach

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Nosh or a Meal Bagels Second Place

Bagelicious

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

Third Place

Brooklyn Bagels 9925 Haynes Bridge Rd., Ste. 740, Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-569-7290 www.brooklynwaterbagel.com

First Place

Goldbergs Deli Metro Atlanta 404-465-1100 www.goldbergbagel.com 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 such as pickled tomatoes, stuffed cabbage and corned beef. Rich in history. Committed to quality. Bagels made the old-fashioned way. Goldberg’s Bagel Company & Deli, originally named Goldberg & Son, started in 1972 as a small true father-and-son run Atlanta deli serving six varieties of authentic New York-style boiled bagels and one very popular Po’ Boy sandwich.

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

BAGELS HONORABLE MENTIONS

24.58%

21.94%

11.98%

GOLDBERGS FINE FOODS

BAGELICIOUS

BROOKLYN BAGEL BAKERY

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BB's Bagels Einstein’s The General Muir Bagel Boys Cafe Alon’s Market & Bakery Emerald City Bagels The Kosher Gourmet The Spicy Peach


Bakery & Sweets Second Place

Alpine Bakery 405 Toonigh Rd., Woodstock, GA 30188 12315 Crabapple Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004 404-410-1400 www.alpinebakeryandtrattoria.com Alpine has 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. Imagine layer cakes, pies and cheesecakes made with real cream, unique and traditional pastries, over 20 different types of cookies with real butter and delicious artisan breads baked to perfection.

First Place

Alon's Bakery & Market 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346 678-397-1781 www.alons.com 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 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, exquisite chocolates and more.

Third Place

Ali's Cookies 1255 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste. 34, Marietta, GA 30068 770-971-8566 www.shipacookie.com Ali’s Cookies™ has grown to three locations. It is a special occasion, corporate gift and sales initiative specialist. Its executive pastry chef creates wedding, custom cakes and delightful desserts.

BAKERY & SWEETS HONORABLE MENTIONS Henri's Bakery Publix Nothing Bundt Cakes Batter Cookie Dough Counter Sally's Gluten Free Bakery Piece of Cake Bruster's Ice Cream Zukerino Pastry Shop

16.97%

9.31%

8.97%

ALON'S BAKERY & MARKET

ALPINE BAKERY

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Nosh or a Meal Coffee Shop / Café Second Place

Alon's Bakery & Market 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346 678-397-1781 www.alons.com Alon’s Bakery & Market is an award-winning restaurant with catering options, known for its high-quality, made-fromscratch 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. Visit Alon’s in Morningside or Dunwoody.

Third Place

First Place

Starbucks

Crema Espresso Gourmet

Metro Atlanta 800-782-7282 www.starbucks.com

2458 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-731-9020 http://cremaespressogourmet.com Créma Espresso Gourmet offers a signature selection of specialty coffee beverages all made from 100 percent Arabica beans. You’ll also love the large selection of fresh signature items: Gourmet Italian-style sandwiches, healthy fresh salads, hot savory soups, individual French-style quiches, pasta dishes and traditional Italian lasagnas. Don’t forget to finish off with one of its French desserts. Créma Espresso Gourmet was created with a strong passion for high quality espresso and gourmet food items. It aspires to provide you with the highest quality service and atmosphere. You will see a dedication to detail in every cup and sandwich it serves.

An American coffee company and coffeehouse chain founded in Seattle, Wash., in 1971, Starbucks offers exceptional coffees from around the world roasted at Starbucks Reserve Roasteries and crafted with care.

COFFEE SHOP / CAFE HONORABLE MENTIONS

17.68%

12.12%

11.66%

CREMA ESPRESSO GOURMET

ALON'S BAKERY & MARKET

STARBUCKS COFFEE CO.

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Café Intermezzo Dancing Goats Ali's Cookies Dunkin’ Donuts Café Vendome Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Cupanions Kitchen + Coffee


Make your simcha even batter!

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Top 10 Favorite Bakery & Sweets Winner We Cater All Size Events

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Serving Egg Free Edible cookie dough and ice cream 2 locations- Ponce City Market and Powers Ferry Square

For more information contact Julie Abes: julie@battercookiedough.com | 404-538-2691

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A staple of the community since 1948, Tower prides itself on having superior customer service and the best selection in the city!

TowerWineSpirits.com

Shop online for curbside pickup & same day Delivery!

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Nosh or a Meal Italian Restaurant Second Place

Novo Cucina 5592 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 470-275-3000 www.novocucina.com 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. Novo’s state-of-the-art open kitchen with chef counter seating allows diners to see Novo chefs in action. At Novo, ingredients drive the menu, offering diners fresh Italian and locally sourced food.

First Place

Ippolito’s

Third Place

Metro Atlanta 770-992-0781 www.ippolitos.net

Maggiano’s

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 its wonderful food. Its entrees range from homemade sandwiches, pizzas and calzones to delicious pastas, to speciality chicken, veal and seafood dishes. It offers a wide variety of wines, and the desserts must be seen to be believed. Bring the family and friends in for a great meal and lots of fun. You will love Ippolito’s and thank you to everyone that voted!

Metro Atlanta 404-816-9650 www.maggianos.com Maggiano’s Little Italy serves up family-style freshly prepared Italian-American cuisine influenced by recipes and cooking techniques borrowed from Nonna’s kitchen. Private banquet rooms and dining spaces offer guests unforgettable event experiences.

ITALIAN RESTAURANT HONORABLE MENTIONS La Grotta Ristorante Italiano il Giallo Osteria & Bar Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant Casa Nuova Italian Restaurant Pricci Storico Fresco Formaggio Mio

9.03%

7.24%

7.17%

IPPOLITO’S

NOVA CUCINA

MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY

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Kosher Restaurant Second Place

Pita Grille

4630 Wieuca Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-500-4339 www.pitagrilleatl.com Pita Grille is a fastcasual restaurant serving Mediterranean style food. All of its menu items are prepared fresh daily, from fresh-baked pita bread to specially seasoned beef and chicken to vegetables and side salads.

Third Place

The Spicy Peach First Place

Fuego Mundo 5590 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30342 404-256-4330 www.fuegomundo.com At Fuego Mundo, savor foods from the continents and regions of South America, Central America and Spain in a warm, casual and friendly, worldclass environment. Enjoy a multi-sensory experience, as all entrées are made-to-order in front of your eyes on an exhibition Wood-Fire Grill. Thank you so much for voting Fuego Mundo as the No. 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.

2887 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 404-334-7200 www.thespicypeach.com The Spicy Peach is a kosher market that provides new and innovative kosher food products. The Spicy Peach is under the supervision of the Atlanta Kashruth Commission.

KOSHER RESTAURANT HONORABLE MENTIONS Chai Peking Keith's Corner BBQ Toco Grill Formaggio Mio MaPa's Matzoh Ball Soup Tip Top Market & Mediterranean Restaurant Cafe Bello

31.14%

12.41%

11.41%

FUEGO MUNDO

PITA GRILLE

THE SPICY PEACH 83 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


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.

Third Place

Cafe Sababa - Mediterranean Grill

First Place

4639 N. Shallowford Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 678-705-8268 www.cafesababa.info

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. It was named after one of the most famous and well-read poets in the world, Jelaluddin Rumi. He was a 13th century Persian poet whose visions, words and life teach us how to reach inner peace, happiness and love. Chef Ali Mesghali’s unique and flavorful touch has been wowing patrons at Rumi’s Kitchen in the past 5 years and has created a place where people want to visit again and again. Rumi’s invites you to Rumi’s Kitchen, where fresh, healthy food, attentive Persian hospitality and an atmosphere filled with love await you.

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

32.87%

8.47%

6.15%

RUMI’S KITCHEN

ZAFRON RESTAURANT

CAFE SABABA MEDITERRANEAN GRILL

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Its mission is to offer an awesome culinary experience while creating within you an ardent love for its food and fervent longing to return to the restaurant again and again.

HONORABLE MENTIONS Jerusalem Bakery Gyro Gyro - Dunwoody Cafe Agora Tip Top Market & Mediterranean Restaurant Aladdin's Mediterranean Grill Eli Pita at Best Bread Baking Co. Sufi’s


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Breakfast | Sandwiches | Gifts | Catering ~ Many Gluten-Free Options ~

Salad, Soup & Panini Bar (vegetarian) Sushi Bar Shabbat Take-Out

Candy • Gift Baskets Decorative Papergoods & Plasticware Catering Available

Israeli Products

63 Milton Avenue, Suite 109, Downtown Alpharetta

770.857.3960 www.thespicypeach.com

www.savorygourmetmarket.com

NOW OPEN! Global Flavors Brooklyn Made Serving up 100% authentic, fresh & health-focused Mediterranean food Catering programs available from Individually packaged or traditional hot/cold bar setup Free delivery and cinnamon toast pita chips in our radius area to 678-982-9436 | 4511 Olde Perimeter Way • Dunwoody, GA 30346 hummusandpitas.com

The Hummus & Pita Co Dunwoody/Atlanta

@hummusandpitacosoutheast 85 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Nosh or a Meal Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant Second Place

Flower Child 6400 Bluestone Rd. #170 Sandy Springs, GA 30328 470-481-7850 www.iamaflowerchild.com Healthy Food for a Happy World: At Flower Child, we make every last bite from scratch, using fresh ingredients from close to home and serving healthy food that takes you to a happy place. We’re on a simple, soul-satisfying mission to radiate positively delicious vibes.

Third Place

Slutty Vegan ATL 1542 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 855-439-7588 https://sluttyveganatl.com/

First Place

Café Sunflower 2140 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 404-352-8859 www.cafesunflower.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! Café Sunflower has been a pioneer of delectable vegan cuisine in Atlanta. Its award-winning kitchen has taken the time to master the art of plant-based cooking. Serving in-town Atlanta customers, its Buckhead restaurant offers celebrated vegan fare along with juice cocktails and a hand-picked selection of craft beer and fine wine. So whether you’ve made a lifelong commitment to veganism or you’re just going meatless for one meal, they’ve got you covered.

VEGETARIAN / VEGAN RESTAURANT

Bringing vegan options and food awareness to Atlanta’s West End has always been a life dream of Pinky Cole, CEO and founder of The Slutty Vegan.

HONORABLE MENTIONS True Food Kitchen Loving Hut Formaggio Mio Harmony Vegetarian R. Thomas Deluxe Grill Upbeet Avocado Vegan Café

28.17%

17.12%

10.23%

CAFÉ SUNFLOWER

FLOWER CHILD

SLUTTY VEGAN ATL

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WINNER!

Senior Living Assisted Living Residence & Retirement Community Second 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.

Third Place First Place

Berman Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care 2026 Womack Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 404-751-2263 www.bermancommons.org Welcome back to the kosher assisted living and memory care community in Atlanta. It is vaccinated and open to all, offering a healthy, active and social lifestyle for older adults who need some level of support to those with advanced dementia. Located in Dunwoody near the Marcus JCC, it is part of the Jewish HomeLife network and has a secure Memory Care neighborhood in Atlanta that is a certified "I’m Still Here" Dementia Care Center of Excellence. It invites you to join for holiday celebrations and see why it is a three-time winner of "Best of Jewish Atlanta."

ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE & RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

24/7 Dining with Chef-Prepared Meals Hammond Glen Newly Remodeled Apartments 335 Hammond Dr, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 Daily Wellness and Fitness Programs 404-476-5898 www.sunshineretirementliving.com/sandy-springs-retirement-living/

Transportation to Appointments and More!

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of days full of fun and friends. Take advantage of all the conveniences of the city, like the surrounding theaters, museums, restaurants and shopping.

Schedule Your Tour Today!

(404) 602-0569

HONORABLE MEN- 335 Hammond Drive TIONS Sandy Springs, GA 30328

19.83%

13.79%

9.29%

BERMAN COMMONS

THE PIEDMONT AT BUCKHEAD

HAMMOND GLEN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

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Senior Living at its Finest

The Jewish Tower Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit The Cohen Home Renaissance on Peachtree Arbor Terrace Somerby Sandy Springs The Mansions Lenbrook Atria Senior Living

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Living Your Best Life At

Our assisted living is accredited for two reasons. You. And your family. Because having the confidence and peace of mind of accreditation is important. That’s why The Piedmont at Buckhead is accredited by CARF International—an independent, non-profit organization that sets exceedingly high standards for care, service and safeguards. We think you’ll find that our accreditation is only one of the many reasons to take a good look at The Piedmont.

Please call 404.496.5492 to schedule a personalized tour today!

C A R F-ACC R E D IT E D INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES

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404.496.5492

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Active Adult Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Why we are the healthiest place to live in Atlanta! 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! 678-492-7271 1882 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033 www.holbrooklife.com 89 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Senior Living Home Health Care Second Place

Advantage Home Healthcare 5825 Glenridge Dr #101, Atlanta, GA 30328 404-312-6423 www.advantageprivatehomecare.com Its mission is to assist seniors with superior care from well-trained and highly skilled caregivers. It provides caregivers who are compassionate, caring and committed to clients with continuity of care. It treats clients and their families as it would treat members of its own family — preserving their dignity and protecting their independence.

Third Place

Visiting Angels

First Place

Metro Atlanta 678-222-7500 www.visitingangels.com

Weinstein Hospice 3150 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 404-351-1897 www.jewishhomelife.org/weinstein-hospice A Jewish hospice in Georgia, Weinstein Hospice and Palliative Care is here for you when you need it most. It prides itself on sustaining the highest quality and customer satisfaction rankings among hospices in Georgia and throughout the nation. Its highly trained professionals and volunteers provide care in your own surroundings, offering spiritual, emotional, and medical support that reflects the traditional Jewish concern for the personal dignity and uniqueness of each human life. It is available to people of all faiths, and its services are covered by Medicare and most insurance. Ask your physician or call the 24/7 Lifeline at 404-351-1897.

Visiting Angels makes staying at home a positive experience. It enables you to select your caregiver from a group of experienced caregivers and tailors a care plan to your needs.

HOME HEALTH CARE HONORABLE MENTIONS

29.39%

10.19%

7.80%

WEINSTEIN HOSPICE

ADVANTAGE PRIVATE HOME CARE

VISITING ANGELS

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Providing homecare to families since 2005, servicing 35 counties surrounding Metro Atlanta.

HAMMOND GLEN IS A TOP WINNER!

We give family members/caregivers regular breaks

Respite, Personal/ Companion Care, Care Management, Sitter Service COM, HC, HOS, MC, MM, PAS, PD Rates based on a case by case scenario.

We accept Long Term Care, Aid & Attendance and private pay

• W-2 employed CNAs with RN supervision • Hourly care, Around-the-Clock & Live-In • Assist with bathing, dressing, hygiene & skin care • Meal prep • Doctor’s appointments & Errands • Household organization & light Housekeeping

5881 Glenridge Drive NE, Suite 180 • Atlanta, GA 30328 404-312-6423 | www.advantageprivatehomecare.com

Senior Living at its Finest 24/7 Dining with Chef-Prepared Meals Newly Remodeled Apartments Daily Wellness and Fitness Programs

Transportation to Appointments and More!

Schedule Your Tour Today!

(404) 602-0569

335 Hammond Drive Sandy Springs, GA 30328 HammondGlen.com 91 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Shop 'Til You Drop Clothing & Accessories 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

Abbadabba's First Place

Metro Atlanta 844-474-6374 www.coolshoes.com

4300 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30346 770-394-1141 https://www.nordstrom.com/

Its mission is to be Atlanta's premier source for innovative and healthy footwear. It employs honest and capable people, who will work reliably and effectively to achieve your goals.

Nordstrom

An incredible eye for what’s next in fashion. A passionate drive to exceed expectations. For more than 100 years, Nordstrom has worked to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping its 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, it’s been committed to providing its customers with the best possible service — and to improving it every day. Fashion changes. Shopping changes. Its commitment to happy customers does not. It offers free shipping, free returns all the time.

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

HONORABLE MENTIONS

12.44%

4.79%

4.52%

NORDSTROM

VERONICA'S ATTIC

ABBADABBA'S

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Graduate Gemologist 6235-B Roswell Rd, Atlanta, 30328

Haim Haviv Owner

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

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

404-257-1323 www.fragilegifts.com Hours: Mon-Saturday 10:00-5:00

Closets, pantries, garages, offices and more!

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

www.closetpro.net Rick Moore: 404-255-0589 93 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Shop 'Til You Drop Furniture and Home Décor Second Place

West Elm

Metro Atlanta 888-922-4119 www.westelm.com Its value is to create meaningful change toward a healthier planet. Good for people. Good for the planet. Good for you. Today, 60 percent of its products support at least one of its sustainability initiatives. West Elm believes in great design, from around the corner to around the globe.

Third Place

Pottery Barn First Place

Metro Atlanta 888-779-5176 www.potterybarn.com

Metro Atlanta 800-888-0776 www.homegoods.com

Its vision is to be America’s most meaningful and beautiful design source by bringing together good products, people and values.

HomeGoods

Love the feeling of finding something spectacular at a price that’s equally so, this feeling is called HomeGoods Happy — finding what you love at a price you adore. It’s the feeling that drives everything the store does, 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. HomeGoods is where you can explore different styles of high quality merchandise, tap into your creativity and experience “a value unlike any other.”

FURNITURE & HOME DECOR

HONORABLE MENTIONS Havertys Ikea Restoration Hardware Rooms To Go Z Gallerie Macy’s Kudzu Antiques

11.25%

5.45%

5.36%

HOME GOODS

WEST ELM

POTTERY BARN

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Atlanta’s Most Unique Stores for the Home! Discover our Lighting Gallery! A N D C O M PA N Y

COLLECTIONS FOR THE HOME Sandy Springs

Designers on staff - choose from 100’s of sofa fabrics!

New Furnishings • Antiques & Vintage Custom Sofas • Lighting • Gifts New Container Scandinavian Midcentury Furniture just in!

ANTIQUES

+ MODERN

Decatur Kudzu and Company

6450 Roswell Road SANdy SpriNGS 404-255-2548

Kudzu Antiques+modern 2928 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. DeCAtUr 404-373-6498 95 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Shop 'Til You Drop Gift Shop Second Place

Judaica Corner 2185 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329 404-636-2473 www.facebook.com/judaicacorneratl

We’re Open!

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. Established in 1987, the store features books, gifts, art, jewelry, music, kippot, talit, Kiddush cups, mezuzahs, washing cups, and much more.

Temporary Hours: Monday-Saturday 11-4

Third Place

Veronica's Attic

First Place

6235-B Roswell Rd, Atlanta, 30328 220 Sandy Springs Circle, Atlanta, GA 30328

(in Sandy Springs Plaza, Near Trader Joe’s) 404-257-1409 Fragile 404-257-1323 - www.fragilegifts.com https://veronicasattic.com 6235 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30328 The experience of shop404-257-1323 ping at Veronica’s Attic www.fragilegifts.com boutique is truly unique. 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. Its store showcases the most complete selection of fine dinnerware, crystal and giftware in Atlanta with a full-service wedding registry, an integral part of its business. Fragile prides itself on its legendary customer service and expertise. Its experienced staff knows beauty and style, and pays attention to detail, combining beautiful gifts with the best prices!

GIFT SHOP

HONORABLE MENTIONS

23.31%

13.16%

12.34%

FRAGILE

JUDAICA CORNER

VERONICA'S ATTIC

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Diminutive powerhouse Cecily Ross is on call 24/7 for her customers, whom she regards as friends.

Swoozie's Beth Shalom Gift Shop Congregation B'nai Torah Sisterhood Gift Shop Under the Pecan Tree Congregation Etz Chaim Judaics & Gifts Temple Emanu-El of Atlanta Judaica Shop Pretty Things by Jess Jilli Boutique


Grocery Market Second Place

Trader Joe’s Metro Atlanta 404-236-2414 www.traderjoes.com Trader Joe’s began in the '50s as Pronto Markets, a small chain of convenience stores. In 1967, its founder, the original Trader Joe’s, changed its name and business model. It keeps its costs low: every penny it saves is a penny you save. It focuses on what matters — great food plus great prices = value.

Third Place

Kroger First 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 its associates; devoted to the highest standards of stewardship for its stockholders; and involved as responsible citizens in its communities. Publix bills itself as the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the country. It offers discounts on quality products and brands you love. Publix offers supreme service and quality with new buy-one-getone offers weekly and coupons. You can also shop online.

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.

GROCERY MARKET HONORABLE MENTIONS Whole Foods Fresh Market The Spicy Peach Alon’s Bakery & Market Sprouts Farmers Market Aldi Lidl

22.67%

21.83%

9.57%

PUBLIX

TRADER JOE’S

KROGER 97 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Shop 'Til You Drop Home Delivery Second Place

Farmers & Fishermen Purveyors 6315 McDonough Dr. NW, Norcross, GA 30093 770-441-1100 https://farmersandfishermen.com Farmers & Fishermen Purveyors is a small family-owned, father-son business with decades of food industry experience. It stands for quality, excellence and built its business on one happy, well-fed customer at a time. With extreme dedication to best practices and food safety handling protocols, its team works non-stop to exceed customer’s expectations with 100 percent, mouth-watering satisfaction.

Third Place

Amazon Fresh First Place

Metro Atlanta 888-280-4331 www.amazon.com

Metro Atlanta 888-246-7822 www.instacart.com

Amazon Fresh is determined to make healthy and organic food affordable for everyone. Everybody should be able to eat Whole Foods Market quality.

Instacart

Instacart is on a mission to revolutionize grocery shopping. Its technology gives customers access to their favorite stores online, so they can order groceries from anywhere and have them arrive at their door, like magic! The Instacart Shopper app shows you available batches, including batch details so you can shop and earn with confidence. Instacart hand selects all your groceries and treats your order as its own. Order online from major retailers and schedule delivery time! Orders are left at your doorstep, which saves time and money or order ahead and pick up.

BEST HOME DELIVERY

HONORABLE MENTIONS Uber Eats Whole Foods DoorDash Shipt Publix Kroger Walmart

21.60%

16.46%

14.34%

INSTACART

FARMERS & FISHERMEN PURVEYORS

AMAZON FRESH

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Home & Garden Second Place

Pike Nurseries Metro Atlanta 770-921-1022 www.pikenursery.com Pike Nurseries is an employeeowned landscape installation and design service and a full-service nursery serving the South for over 60 years. Its team of local garden experts guide, inspire and give the best tips for success. The company strives to provide its communities with the best horticultural knowledge, assortment of quality plants and garden-related products.

Third Place

HomeGoods First Place

Metro Atlanta 800-888-0776 www.homegoods.com

Metro Atlanta 800-466-3337 www.homedepot.com

HomeGoods is where savvy shoppers of every style discover an everchanging selection of exciting top brands and home fashions from around the world.

The Home Depot

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. It’s proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer and can help with your home improvement projects. Its 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, it aspires to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s The Home Depot difference.

HOME & GARDEN HONORABLE MENTIONS Ace Hardware Lowe's Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts ADAC Urban Hardware Floor & Décor Scottsdale Farms Garden Center

27.44%

16.77%

12.27%

THE HOME DEPOT

PIKE NURSERIES

HOMEGOODS 99 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Shop 'Til You Drop Jewelry Store Second Place

Solomon Brothers Jewelers 3340 Peachtree Rd. NE, #1700, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-266-0266 www.solomonbrothers.com Almost 40 years ago, Solomon Brothers began as a wholesale diamond company in Atlanta. Fast forward to today and Solomon Brothers has become the Southeast’s go-to source for loose diamonds, engagement rings, wedding bands, and other jewelry styles. Shop online or at one of their 2 store locations to experience their unmatched customer service and price match guarantee!

Third Place

Sue Sandalon Jewelery Designs

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, its sales professionals have made it their mission to make you a customer for life and make you a part of the family! It has 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, it provides full-service jewelry repair and custom work on-site seven days a week. It is “Where Atlanta Gets Engaged” with showrooms in Atlanta/ Akers Mill, Kennesaw and Sandy Springs.

5299 Roswell Rd. # 202, Atlanta, GA 30342 404-257-0743 https://sandalonjewelry.com/ Sandalon Jewelers specializes in expert craftsmanship and custom designs. Its state-of-theart workshop allows it to create and repair your most cherished jewels and luxury timepieces.

JEWELRY STORE HONORABLE MENTIONS

16.20%

12.36%

5.20%

D. GELLER & SON

SOLOMON BROTHERS JEWELERS

SUE SANDALON JEWELERY DESIGNS

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Worthmore Jewelers Veronica’s Attic Shane Co. H & A International Jewelry Brilliant Tiffany & Co. Alex the Jeweler in Sandy Springs


Kosher Market Second Place

Kroger

Metro Atlanta 770-451-8350 www.kroger.com As “America’s grocer,” its most urgent mission is to be here for its customers when they need it most, with open stores and openhearted hospitality. 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.

Third Place First Place

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

The Kosher Gourmet 2153 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 404-636-1114 www.kgatl.com It features full-service glatt kosher catering and takeout. The Kosher Gourmet continues to strive to bring you the highest quality meats, dairy products and dry goods.

KOSHER MARKET HONORABLE MENTIONS Costco Publix Tip Top Market Griller's Pride Patton's Meat Market

23.64%

17.65%

15.50%

THE SPICY PEACH

KROGER

THE KOSHER GOURMET 101 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Simcha/ /Celebrations Celebrations Simcha Caterer Second Place

Bagelicious

1255 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA 30068 770-509-9505 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bagelicious/115248521830905/ Bagelicious offers New York deli-style favorites, including a variety of bagels and salads, in a casual, welcoming atmosphere.

Third Place

Alon's Bakery & Market 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346 678-397-1781 www.alons.com

First Place

Added Touch Catering 8601 Dunwoody Pl., Atlanta, GA 30350 770-321-9592 www.addedtouchcatering.com Added Touch Catering believes service is the new luxury. It works 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. A staple in Atlanta’s upscale catering scene for nearly three decades, its full-service catering company has garnered both national and local accolades for its innovative menus and event spreads.

Alon’s 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, curated delicacies, and exquisite chocolates.

CATERER HONORABLE MENTIONS

17.69%

8.20%

7.04%

ADDED TOUCH

BAGELICIOUS

ALON'S BAKERY

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BAGELICIOUS Bagels Breads Appetizers Salads Deli catering 1255 Johnson ferry road, suite 37, marietta, ga 30068 770-509-9505 103 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Simcha/ /Celebrations Celebrations Simcha Event Décor and Florist Second Place

Joan Rubenstein 6380 Best Friend Rd., Norcross, GA 30071 770-350-0618 https://flowerdesignbyjoan.com/ Founded by a floral designer, Joan Rubenstein has been creating floral wonders for special events for the past 15 years. Originally from South Africa, Rubenstein has had an international exposure to flowers and foliage that are grown around the world. She uses this knowledge and expertise extensively in her designs today.

Third Place

Balloons Over Atlanta 1231 Collier Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318 404-231-3090 www.balloonsover.com

First Place

Let’s Celebrate 4000 Northfield Way, Roswell, GA 30076 770-401-8313 www.letscelebrateevents.com For over 20 years, Let’s Celebrate has been acknowledged as a leader in the event planning industry. Critics and satisfied clients agree its event decorations are festive, fun and truly inspired. Its customized designs, including floral creations, balloons, tablescapes, artistic installments, special effects and lighting, have been described as “cutting edge.” Let’s Celebrate is a dynamic event design company in Atlanta that will make your special event an unforgettable experience. It is renowned for its ability to take the client’s concept and transform it into a dazzling reality, creating an atmosphere that embraces every guest.

Balloons Over Atlanta’s clientfocused approach creates beautiful, unique events with a full-time staff of creative professionals specializing in balloons, flowers, custom decor, graphic design, prints, rentals and event planning.

EVENT DÉCOR & FLORIST HONORABLE MENTIONS

10.42%

8.76%

8.12%

LET’S CELEBRATE

JOAN RUBENSTEIN

BALLOONS OVER ATLANTA

2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA • 104

EventScapes Carithers Flowers JF&CS Centerpieces J. Wilbur Smith at EventScapes Jim White Design Balloonacy Buckhead Blooms Tulip Blooming Creations


Kosher Cater Second Place

The Spicy Peach 2887 N. Druid Hills Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329 404-334-7200 www.thespicypeach.com The Spicy Peach is a kosher market that provides new and innovative kosher food products. 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 kosher offerings. The Spicy Peach is under the supervision of the Atlanta Kashruth Commission.

First Place

A Kosher Touch 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-321-9592 https://www.akoshertouchcatering.com/ A Kosher Touch believes service is the new luxury. It works 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 its clients, which is why A Kosher Touch Catering consistently ranks among metro Atlanta’s top catering companies. Its motto is that the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the “Added Touch” put into its events. This mission is twofold: to provide healthy, delicious, and beautifully presented food and to leave clients feeling that their event and the caterer’s service has exceeded their wildest expectations.

Third Place

Fuego Mundo 5590 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30342 404-256-4330 www.fuegomundo.com Thank you for voting Fuego Mundo a best kosher restaurant in Atlanta. We value our patrons and their confidence in us. … to continue providing quality meals and excellent customer service.

CATERER KOSHER HONORABLE MENTIONS Keith's Corner BBQ The Kosher Gourmet EB Catering Yum! Alex Catering Julie's Kosher Catering Avenue K

26.06%

11.91%

7.59%

A KOSHER TOUCH

THE SPICY PEACH

FUEGO MUNDO 105 • 2021 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


Simcha/ /Celebrations Celebrations Simcha Party DJ Second Place

Atlanta Fever 978 Forest Pond Circle, Marietta, GA 30068 770-998-2338 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. Our packages are built with your vision in mind and can include dance platforms, screens, stages, lighting, live music and more!

Third Place

DJ Neezy Entertainment for All Occasions

First Place

Metro Atlanta 678-520-0194 www.djneezy.com

Sammy Rosenberg

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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. Bluming Creativity is a full-service event planning company. It will help you take your event from idea to clean up! At the heart of Bluming Creativity, you will find an eye for detail, extreme organization, a commitment to customer service, and a sincere love of logistics.

Your Party by Karen takes great care in planning and orchestrating your once-in-a-lifetime event, from elegant weddings, rehearsal dinners and creative bar/bat mitzvahs to milestone anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations. Your Party by Karen’s work is organized, original, inspiring and professionally executed. The team combines business savvy with creative talent and logistical problem-solving.

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Beth Intro Photography Metro Atlanta Beth Int404-372-9973 www.bethintrophoto.com When she had her first daughter, she realized her love for capturing a child’s smile and their moments of simple joy within a photo. They grow up so quickly and she feels blessed to have catalogued her girls’ memories in film! She wants to do the same for others.

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Affordable Photography – Leonard Goodelman 140 Nesbit Ridge Dr., Roswell, GA 30076 770-992-1529 http://affordablephoto.com Affordable Photography wants to join you in your celebration. It specializes in weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, other professional events, and portraits/ headshots. Goodelman is a second-generation photographer and started Affordable Photography in 1992. “You do not have to spend Big dollars to have Great Professional Quality images.” Best of all you will own the copyrights to the full-format JPEG images. That way you can share your images with your family and friends and make prints at a fraction of the cost of most other professional photographers. ”The Affordable solution for your photography budget.”

Eric Bern 400 Mount Vernon Hwy. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-252-0209 www.headshotstudioatlanta.com Former Mayor of Sandy Springs Eva Galambos referred to Eric’s studio as an institution. Eric's newest studio on Mount Vernon Highway is his fifth, most modern studio.

PHOTOGRAPHER HONORABLE MENTIONS Harold Alan Photography Chuck Robertson Photography Sensations Photography Jeff Kaplan Paula Gould Photography Dan Rosen Photography Jon Marks Photography

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Georgia Aquarium 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 404-581-4000 www.georgiaaquarium.org Georgia Aquarium is a leading nonprofit, committed to working on behalf of marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care and research worldwide. Georgia Aquarium inspires, educates and entertains 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.

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Congregation B'nai Torah

1589 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 404-873-1731 www.the-temple.org

700 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-257-0537 www.bnaitorah.org Congregation B’nai Torah is committed to creating modern and meaningful experiences that are based in rich traditions. B'nai Torah's authentic and welcoming community helps you deepen your relationships with others who share your values and with God. The synagogue’s mission is to enrich Jewish lives through community, tradition and Torah. Its family seeks a deeper relationship with God and the community through Jewish observance and prayer in a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment. Its traditions help create a better world through charity and social action. B’nai Torah looks forward to celebrating with you and inspiring your Jewish story!

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The Temple is one of American Judaism’s most historic religious institutions. Founded in 1867, it is the city’s oldest and most diverse synagogues.

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Dewitt Smith Video 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 its focus. Explore its site and discover why so many clients return to Dewitt Smith Video to capture their special moments.

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Blue Orchid 2184 Zelda Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 678-261-6185 www.blueorchidproductions.com Blue Orchid’s 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.

Jeff Kaplan Metro Atlanta 678-764-4120 www.iAmJkap.com For 18 years he has been making videos and photos for weddings, real estate, businesses, and much more. He’s also acting in the TV show “Cobra Kai”!

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