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January 9, 2019 | 3 Shevat 5779 - שתט
Shabbat Candle Lighting 5:30 pm | Havdalah 6:19 pm
Parashat Bo | פרשת בא

 Ma Hadash - מה חדש
In the Week Ahead

Wednesday, January 9
4:45 pm Machon Hadash
7:00 pm COH Book Club (offsite)

Thursday, January 10
9:30 am Latte & Learning with Rabbi Analia

Friday, January 11
6:30 pm Servicio de Shabbat
Join us in welcoming Eilís O’Keeffe

Saturday, January 12
9:15 am Shabbat Services
9:30 am Machon Hadash
11:00 am Tot Shabbat
11:00 am ShabbaTalks with Rabbi Analia

Sunday, January 13
10:00 am Mysticism vs. Rational with Moshe Sokol | RSVP

Tuesday, January 15
7:00 am Morning Minyan
8:00 am Learning with the Rabbis
12:00 pm Torah in the Woods
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 16
11:45 am What's Hot and What's Not in Israel
4:45 pm Machon Hadash


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

Thank you to Todd Greenberg, Matthew Greenberg, Howard Levine, Daniel Nunes, Stan Schnitzer, Matt Simpson, Jason Stein, David Ventura and Eitan Ventura for stepping up and stepping in to cover the Atlanta Men's Shelter on Christmas Eve.

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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

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

Shabbat JAM | 6:30 pm Friday, January 18
Join us once again to 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.

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. 

Men's Club World Wide Wrap | 9:15 am Sunday, February 3
Join our Men's Club for Minyan and breakfast. Following breakfast, at 10:30 am we will have a presentation by our guest speaker Steve D. Reece, Founder and CEO, The Matzevah Foundation, Inc. This event is open to the entire congregation. Your reservation is required to ensure we have enough food. Please RSVP here or to Read more

COH Book Club | 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 13
This month's Book Club host is Cathy Jacobson; Rabbi Analia will facilitate. We'll review and discuss Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi. 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, February 14
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.

Or Hadash U | 7:30 pm Thursdays, Beginning February 21 for 5 Weeks
Ten Paths to God – Part 2: A new, online curriculum on Judaism and Jewish identity ( based on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. It answers the three fundamental questions every reflective person will ask at some point in their life – Who am I? Why am I here? How then shall I live? Attendees will engage in an analysis in Hevruta (pairs) or Habura (a study group) or in group discussions based on selected phrases and specific questions found in the materials. If time permits, supplementary sources will be used to take a deeper look at the week’s core concepts. NOTE: Part 2 (units 6 -10) is the second half of this course. Attendance in Part 1 (Units 1-5) is not a prerequisite to participate in Part 2. To fully participate in the classes, please RSVP here at least once so we can provide you with the link to the upcoming week’s materials. Share flyer.

Teens for Israeli Teens | 4:00 pm Sunday, February 24
Join us for a musical performance by extraordinary teen artists in support of the Dr. Israel Goldstein Youth Village. Your RSVP is confirmed with your tax deductible donation of $25/adult (or more), $10/teens 13-18, $5/children under 13; to Judy Robkin at 678.778.5631. Share flyer with your social media!

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

Teens Taking Action | 4:30 pm Friday, January 25
Do a Mitzvah: Blanket Making. Students in grades 8-12 are invited to join us from 4:30-6:30 PM at Or Hadash. We'll be discussing social justice and making blankets to donate to Grady Hospital’s younger patients. Let us know you are coming so that we can plan accordingly... Click here to RSVP to 
Click here to learn more about Teens Taking Action

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 9 - 15

Michelle Epstein
Sanford Seidman

Hanora Rosen

David Reingold
Lucy Reish

Robert Davis
Todd Estroff
Kiefer Sturisky
Ava Wynn Sturisky
Seth Yellin
Valerie Yellin

Scott Bradshaw
Morris Lebowitz
Annie Rose Weinstein

Henry Blum
Kenneth Reish

Yahrzeits | January 11 - 17

Caryn Heaven, Mother of Jason Heaven
Florence Gladys Permison, Mother of Gail Seidman
Frank Plotnikov, Grandfather of Richard Parker
Jehoshua Chertkov, Cousin of Ronald Kaplan
Joseph I. Epstein, Father of N. Sandy Epstein

Nathan Issac Gershon, Father of Ellen Banov
Stephen Schactman, Father of Raina Nadler

Esther Zimmerman
, Mother of Sherry Frank

David Bader, Father of Myrna Rubel

Rosa Katz, Grandmother of Rabbi Mario Karpuj


Names in blue denote Memorial Brick in the sanctuary.
Click here to find out how to purchase a Memorial Brick for your loved one.
How will you assure Jewish tomorrows? Click here to learn about LIFE & LEGACY.

January 1 - 7

Chesed Fund
In Honor of Ella Jeffres' Bat Mitzvah
Ellen and Sam Banov

In Honor of Cindy and Pat Tracy
Ellen and Sam Banov

In Honor of Barbara & Paul Flexner's
50th wedding anniversary
Annette and Ted Marcus

Education and Youth Program Fund
In Honor of Barbara and Paul Flexner's
50th wedding anneversary
Arlene and Harvey Brightman

General Fund
In Appreciation of Or Hadash
Anne and Marvin Goldstein

In Honor of Joseph and Danielle Appley Epstein's marriage
Jane Seville and Toni Whistler

In Honor of Barbara and Paul Flexner's
50th wedding anniversary
Arline and Ron Scheinzeit

Rabbis' Discretionary Fund
In Honor of Dr. Analia Bortz
Hanora Rosen and Ed Berman

In Memory of Sidney C. Norris 
Emily Rome

Tikkun Olam Fund
In Memory of Maurice Goldberg
Myrna and Carl Feigenbaum

In Memory of Doris Rosenbaum
Sheila and Michael Dalmat

In Honor of Barbara and Paul Flexner's
50th wedding anniversary
Ellen and Sam Banov

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 **

Hebrew Ulpan Classes with our own Michal Ilai (1/10) - RSVP Today!
Atlanta Jewish Life Festival at GA Aquarium (1/13) (deep discounts for the whole family)
Loving Someone with Infertility. Rabbi Analia joins the speakers panel (1/17) - RSVP Today!
J Screen (1/27): Pre-registration now open.
Black Forest Documentary and Q&A with survivor Kay Wilson (1/31)
Save-the-Date for our Synagogue Heroes (3/7): Mitzvah for the Mikvah
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