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January 2, 2019 | 25 Tevet 5779 - טבת
Shabbat Candle Lighting 5:24 pm | Havdalah 6:13 pm
Parashat Vaera | פרשת וארא

 Ma Hadash - מה חדש


Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz and Rabbi Mario Karpuj


From the Rabbis:

35 Ways Israel Inspired the World in 2018

In the Week Ahead

Friday, January 4
6:30 pm Servicio de Shabbat with Shabbat JAM
7:45 pm Oneg Sponsored by the Jeffres Family in honor of Ella's Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, January 5
9:15 am Shabbat Services
Bat Mitzvah Celebration of Ella Rose Jeffres

Sunday, January 6
9:15 am Morning Minyan

Tuesday, January 8
7:00 am Morning Minyan
8:00 am Learning with the Rabbis
12:00 pm Torah in the Woods
1:30 pm Narcan Training (Board and Staff)

Wednesday, January 9
11:45 am What's Hot and What's Not in Israel
4:45 pm Machon Hadash
7:00 pm COH Book Club (offsite)

Mark your calendars | 6:30 pm Friday, January 11
Join us in welcoming Eilís O’Keeffe (details below)


Click flag to learn what happened on this date in Israeli history.

Thank you to Heather Blank, Mike DeGroot and Robin Lewis for fabulous front office coverage during the holidays!

What's your passion?
(Click logo or contact Scott Allen for more information.)

Upcoming B'nai Mitzvah
(Support our Kids! Active links point to B'nai Mitzvah Projects)

1/26 Dana Cohn
2/9 Alan Drucker
2/16 Jonah Blum

Congregational Highlights

Shabbat JAM | 6:30 pm Friday, January 4
Join us as we welcome the Shabbat Bride with celebration, song, dancing and prayer. The Shabbat Jam band, featuring talented musicians from our congregation, will add a musical touch to the Service. No RSVP required.

COH Book Club | 7:00 pm Wednesday, January 9
This month's Book Club hosts are Sheila and Michael Dalmat. We'll review and discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. Please RSVP by Friday, January 4. All members are welcome to join. For information about this book club and to RSVP, please email View 2018-19 Book Schedule.

Latte and Learning | 9:30 am Thursday, January 10
A casual gathering for study and conversation that meets the second Thursday of the month. Topic: Biblical and Talmudic Dysfunctional Characters; led by Rabbi Analia. All are welcome. No reservation required.

Building Bridges Between Communities with Eilís O’Keeffe
| 6:30 pm Friday, January 11
In the spirit of celebrating Shabbat Around the World, an initiative of the American Jewish Committee, Congregation Or Hadash is welcoming Mrs. Eilís O’Keeffe, vice consul of Ireland, who will address us during Friday night Shabbat services. Come, celebrate with us building bridges with our brothers and sisters around the world.

ShabbaTalks | 11:00 am Saturday, January 12
Each month through May 2019, explore theology with Rabbi Analia. We will discuss articles by David Hartman, A.J. Heschel, Eliezer Berkovitz, Jacob Milgrom, and Neil Gillman. Feel free to attend these sessions à la carte or step out of services to participate. No RSVP required! Share flyer.

Jewish Things... that Go Bump in the Night | 10:00 am Sunday, January 13
Join us for an insightful workshop into the mystical vs. rational with Moshe Sokol, Weber School Jewish Studies educator. Does your heart conflict with your logic? Can they live in harmony? Try making a golem and find out! No cost for the workshop but for security purposes, please RSVP to

Daytime Book Club | 1:15 pm Wednesday, January 23
In January we'll discuss Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan, read more. We meet at COH; all members are invited to join... walk-ins welcomed. Books are chosen and discussion is led by participants. Contact Hanora Rosen for more information. 

Youth Learning and Programming
Learn all about our youth opportunities! Click here.

View Machon Hadash School Calendar

B'nai Mitzvah Service Learning Workshop | 10:00 am Sunday, January 20
Children with upcoming B'nai Mitzvah are encouraged to attend this workshop. Learn with Rabbi Mario about the
ins-and-outs of leading Shabbat services at Or Hadash. View schedule

Middle School Shabbat Dinner | 7:45 pm Friday, January 25
Join us for services at 6:30 pm followed by dinner for the whole family! If you are a middle schooler interested in leading a part of the service (opening ark, kiddush, etc.) please contact Rachel HermanRSVP for dinner here.


Birthdays | January 2 - 8

Ethan Krug
Nola Miller
Luna Wasserman

Judith Cohen
Amelit Hall

Joyce Apfelbaum
Sherline Apfelbaum
Dora Manela

Jaime Goldberg
Sophia Arin Joss
Lisa Kovitch
Hudson  LaBarge
Robert Lalo
Pamela Lalo
Deanna Lalo
Jody Reichel
David Soloway

Jimmy Grinzaid
Jordan Romo
Chad Thropp

Todd Edlin

Yahrzeits | January 4 - 10

Leonard Edlin, Husband of Rita Edlin and Father of Todd Edlin and Shiel Edlin
Michael Bock, Father of Ilene Zier
Rose Wand, Grandmother of Jennifer Wand

Jack Cuttler, Father of Sandra Cuttler and Grandfather of Jessica Lotner

Benjamin Bolgla, Father of Susan Pollock
Dorothy Levy Stock, Mother of Leah Stock Landis
Elizabeth Weinberg, Mother of James Weinberg
Harry Payne, Husband of Deborah Payne
Maurice Gene Buchalter, Father of Carol Buchalter Mittel
Reva Garber, Mother of of David Garber
Samuel Grinzaid, Father of Jimmy Grinzaid

Arlene Joyce Lewis, Mother of Robin Lewis
Joyce Heiman, Mother of Harry Heiman

Feibis Vurnbrand, Father of Sara Ghitis

Fred Permison, Father of Gail Seidman


Names in blue denote Memorial Brick in the sanctuary.
Click here to find out how to purchase a Memorial Brick for your loved one.

December 25 - 31

Building Fund
In Memory of Marcelo Manela
Dora and Flavio Manela

Chesed Fund
In Honor of Louis Payne and Hank Payne
Deborah Payne

In Honor of Barbara and Paul Flexner's 50th anniversary
Susan Proctor

General Fund
In Memory of Stanley Siegel
Anita and Sidney Freedman

In Memory of Frances Lesser Buchalter
Pamela and Alan Buchalter

In Honor of Barbara and Paul Flexner's 50th anniversary
Michal and Jack Hillman

Donation made on Behalf of the homeless
Nadine Schultz

Rabbis' Discretionary Fund
In Memory of Feibis Vurnbrand
Sara Ghitis

In Honor of Our 10th wedding anniversary
Joan and Stephen Levene

In Honor of Rabbi Analia
Michal Ilai

Tikkun Olam Fund
In Honor of Shira and Eli's Marriage
Nola and Charles Miller

Click here to honor or memorialize a loved one with your tax-deductible donation to Congregation Or Hadash.

Jewish Atlanta

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** Highlights in Community **
Anti-Semitism Summit (1/6)
Hebrew Ulpan Classes with our own Michal Ilai (1/10)
Loving Someone with Infertility. Rabbi Analia joins the speakers panel (1/17) - RSVP Today!
Black Forest Documentary and Q&A with survivor Kay Wilson (1/31)
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