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e-Hadashot (חדשות) Weekly Newsletter
April 24, 2019 | 19 Nisan 5779 - ניסן
Shabbat Candle Lighting 7:59 pm | Havdalah 8:48 pm
Parashat Achrei Mot | פרשת אחרי מות

 Ma Hadash - מה חדש


Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz and Rabbi Mario Karpuj


From the Rabbis:

The Israeli Tech Helping Farmers Worldwide Improve Their Crops

In the Week Ahead

Wednesday, April 24
4:45 pm Machon Hadash

Chag Pesach Sameach

Friday, April 26 
The Office is Closed
9:15 am Seventh Day Pesach and Yizkor Services
Servicio de Shabbat | 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 27
Eighth Day Pesach | 9:15 am Shabbat Service

Sunday, April 28
Hunger Walk/Run at Home Depot Backyard
12:00 pm Registration, 2:00 pm Walk/Run Begins
6:00 pm Israel Trip Info Meeting at Rabbis's home

Tuesday, April 30
7:00 am Morning Minyan
8:00 am Learning with the Rabbis
12:00 pm Torah in the Woods (offsite)
7:30 pm Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 1
11:45 am What's Hot and What's Not In Israel
4:45 pm Machon Hadash


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

5/4 Macey & Lexie Gordon
5/11 Sidney Parker
5/25 Rachel Kurgan

On April 24 [1184 BCE]:
The Trojan Horse was used by the Greeks to enter the independent city of Troy and win the war. In the canonical version, after a fruitless
10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside including Odysseus.

What's your passion?
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Join us in Israel!
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Are you Israel Dreaming? 
Need some inspiration?
Join our group of like-minded dreamers for an informational meeting at the Rabbis' home, 6:00 pm Sunday, April 28th. RSVP  directly to
Rabbi Analia

Congregational Highlights


2019 Hunger Walk/Run | Sunday, April 28 | Share Flyer
Event opens at noon (registration and entertainment), 2:00 pm Walk/Run Begins
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Hunger Walk/Run and Or Hadash's 9th year of participation - taking steps together with our community in the fight against local hunger! In 2018, Or Hadash members raised $15,902 from a total of 242 donors and had 24 participants walking; providing 104 struggling families of four with three meals a day for an entire month! Take the next step and join our Christian, Muslim and Or Hadash friends and families in fighting hunger. Sign up for one of our teams and walk with us!  Goody Two Shoes | Singer COH | Berman-Dalmat Walk Away Hunger

Event of Honor for Melinda and Steve Wertheim | 6:00 pm Friday, May 3
Join us in paying tribute to Melinda and Steve Wertheim and strengthen the financial security of our shul. For this special musical Shabbat, beginning at 6:00 pm, we will host a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres for all sponsors. Services follow at 7:00 pm, concluding with a scrumptious dessert oneg. Thank you for your RSVP.

Shabbat JAM | 7:00 pm Friday, May 3
Join us as we welcome the Shabbat Bride with celebration, singing, dancing and prayer. The Shabbat Jam band will add a musical touch to the Service. No RSVP required!

Yom HaShoah | 11:00 am Sunday, May 5
54th Annual Community-Wide Holocaust Commemoration... Rain or Shine at the Memorial to the Six Million at Greenwood Cemetery. This year's guest speaker, Hershel Greenblat (Ukraine). If you are a survivor and plan to attend, please contact Michelle Langer at or at 678.222.3707, so you can be recognized by name at the ceremony. 

Yom Ha'Zikaron/Yom Ha'Atzmaut | 6:00 pm Wednesday, May 8
Join us for this meaningful and powerful program, understanding how to move from days of dark to days of light. We will honor Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism and celebrate Israel's 71st year of independence. Share flyer

COH Book Club | 7:00 pm Wednesday, May 8
This month's Book Club hosts are Louise Meller and Jay Lukowski. We'll review and discuss Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris. 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, May 9
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.

Meet The Men's Club | 7:00 pm Thursday, May 9 | Share Flyer
Looking for an easy, fun way to burrow a little deeper into our COH community? Why not join us at Or Hadash for our Men’s Club Annual Membership Dinner and Israeli Independence Day Celebration. Hang out with a bunch of great guys, grillin' and chillin' and learn about Men's Club as we install our new slate of officers. We offer an easy, casual way to get involved in a variety of social and service activities for one small yearly commitment of $36. We'll bring the chicken and beer... All we need is your good cheer! RSVP here or send a note to Ron Scheinzeit ( to let us know you'll be there.

ShabbaTalks | 11:00 am Saturday, May 18
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!

Daytime Book Club | 1:15 pm Wednesday, May 22
This month we'll discuss Promised Land by Martin Fletcher; our discussion leader is Myrna Feigenbaum. Books are chosen by participants. All members are invited and walk-ins are welcome. Contact Hanora Rosen for more information. 

Family Promise Week | Sunday, June 2 - Sunday, June 9
We are excited to be a part of an incredible volunteer opportunity in collaboration with Family Promise of North Fulton/Dekalb - ending the cycle of homelessness one family at a time. Your help is greatly appreciated! 

In order to prepare for our families, we need your help to:

1) Prepare and serve meals, set up and break down rooms, engage with families in homework, studies and crafts.
Sign up for FP Volunteer Opportunities here.

2) Stock the pantries (food and supplies) and provide activities for Saturday afternoon. Please sign-up for as many items as you wish and bring them to SSUMC (Sandy Springs United Methodist Church, 86 Mt Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs GA, phone: 404.255.1181, hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm) no later than Tuesday, May 28th. Please ensure your items are labeled "Family Promise. Sign up for FP Donation Supplies here

Youth Learning and Programming
Explore our youth opportunities! Click here.

View Machon Hadash School Calendar

We want to hear from you! 
Please take a moment to complete our Youth Programming Survey for Parents! We love getting feedback from our families so that we can provide you with the most exceptional Jewish communal experiences possible. Everyone who completes the survey will be eligible for a drawing to win something spectacular! Parent Survey

L'hitraot to Yuval! | 6:30 pm Friday, May 17
Our year with Yuval as our shinshin is coming to a close. Join us for services on Friday, May 17th at 6:30 pm as we hear from Yuval about her experiences over the past year! Stay after services for Oneg to chat with and say goodby to Yuval.


Birthdays | April 24 - 30

Mila Saitowitz
Mark Cohen

Stuart Brooker

Richard Franco
Hallie Schapiro
Searle Videlefsky
Margo Edlin
N. Sandy Epstein

Rochelle Mucha
Alan Weinstein
Carmi Nemhauser

Margaret "Peggy" Freedman

Sheryl Erez

Baylee LaBarge
Briellen Burnstein

Yahrzeits | April 26 - 2 May

Michael Craig Movsovitz, First Husband of Lori Edlin
Clare Yachelson Langstein, Mother of Helaine Shuster
Shirley Zicht Simpson, Mother of Matt Simpson
Dora Rabovsky, Aunt of Fred Wachter

Lillian Gottfried, Mother of Gladys Schussel

William Turner, Father of Renee Hoelting
Phyllis Wilenzick, Mother of Lauren Sturisky
Erwin Adler, Father of Michael Adler
Ruti Shatil, Mother of Ohad Shatil

Elimelech Ringler, Father of Zahava Berkowitz
Rebecca Gordon, Grandmother of Arlene Brightman
Gladys Schleicher, Mother of Frances Schleicher
Nathan Blass, Father of Renie Weinstein

Sylvia Schnitzer, Mother of Stanley Schnitzer
Martin Winter, Father of Jeffrey Winter
Joseph D. Franco, Father of Richard Franco and Robert Franco
Helen Gilbert, Mother of James Gilbert

Alicia Ludner, Sister of Rosi Fiedotin

Isaac Karpuj, Grandfather of Rabbi Mario Karpuj
Dovid Jonah Leibowitz, Brother of Morris Lebowitz


Names in blue denote Memorial Brick in the sanctuary.
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April 16 - 22

General Fund
In Memory of Sylvia Grossman
Judith and Mark Taylor 

Rabbis' Discretionary Fund
In Appreciation of Rabbis Analia and Mario
Dora and Flavio Manela

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Jewish Atlanta

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** Highlights in Community **
Quantum Computing & The Entanglement Frontier (4/8-25)
Lauren's Run and CURE (4/29)
AJFF 2020 Film Evaluation... Deadline Extension for YPs
Soldiers with Special Needs Defend Israel (RSVP by 5/6)
Yom HaShoah Ceremony at Ahavath Achim (5/7)
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Wed, December 11 2019 13 Kislev 5780