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e-Hadashot (חדשות) Weekly Newsletter
August 16, 2017 | 24 Av 5777 - אב
Shabbat Candle Lighting 8:03 pm | Havdalah 8:50 pm
Parashat Re'eh / פרשת ראה

Beyond Two Minutes of Torah and Ma Hadash - מה חדש

Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz and Rabbi Mario Karpuj

Beyond Two Minutes of Torah: Micah Goodman: "Catch ’67": The Ideas Behind the Arguments That Tear Israel Apart

From Rabbis Analia and Mario: Israel to Send Food to Survivors of Sierra Leone Disaster


In the Week Ahead

Wednesday, August 16
7:00p Men's Club 'Bring a Buddy' BBQ - Walk-ins welcome!

Thursday, August 17
11:00 am Open Studio Thursday
6:00 pm Budget and Finance Meeting
7:00 pm Or Nashim: Ladies Night Out at {three} Sheets - RSVP Required

Friday, August 18
6:30 pm Servicio de Shabbat
Oneg Sponsored by the Goodman Family

Saturday, August 19
9:15 am Shabbat Services with Bat Mitzvah of Janna Goodman
Kiddush Sponsored by the Goodman Family

Sunday, August 20
9:15 am Minyan and Nosh Sponsored by the Men's Club

Tuesday, August 22
7:00 am Morning Minyan and Nosh
8:00 am Learning with the Rabbis
12:00 pm Torah in the Woods

Wednesday, August 23
1:15 pm Day Time Book Club

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

Mazel tov to Devi Knapp on the launch of Baken: A Mental Health Collective. The first event took place this past Sunday and had over 90 Atlanta community members in attendance. We thank Devi for her courage and leadership in this meaningful initiative.

Upcoming B'nai Mitzvah

9/9: Reese Baker
9/16: Carina Lefkovits
10/7: Matthew Szabo

The High Holidays are Around the Corner

It's not too early to submit your High Holiday forms. You can complete them by hand or online. For online form access, click here

As a reminder, tickets will be mailed the week of September 10. Members in good standing and their children, ages 13-21, will automatically receive tickets in the mail. Additional tickets can be purchased as well. If you have any questions, please contact the office at or by calling 404-250-3338.

Congregational Highlights

Men's Club 'Bring-a-Friend' BBQ | 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 16
Join us for our first Men's Club event of the season. Outstanding BBQ is on the menu to include burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, veggie burgers, coleslaw, soda, beer and H2O. Come for the food or come for the door prize - Macallan Double Cask or $60 cash - and stay for the comradery! 

Open Studio Thursday Drop-in Session | 11:00 am Thursday, August 17 
Grab your art supplies, pencils, knitting, scrapbooking, etc. and pull up a chair at our table. Come for the inspiration and conversation and a carved out time of your week to create! No RSVP required. This program runs most Thursdays through December 21.

Or Nashim Event | 7:00 pm Thursday, August 17
Join us for our first Or Nashim gathering of the year: Ladies' Night Out at the {three} Sheets Lounge in Sandy Springs. The event is free for Or Nashim members and costs $10 for non-members. If you would like to join Or Nashim the annual membership fee is $36. Non-Or Hadash women are welcome to join Or Nashim for an annual membership fee of $50. You can join by clicking here. Please RSVP for Ladies' Night by clicking here. {three} Sheets is located at 6017 Sandy Springs Circle, Atlanta, GA 30328.

Arts & Crafts Monday Drop-in Session | 11:00 am Monday, August 21 
Everyone is welcome! We will work on different art community service projects throughout the year - using our hands to create and put some good out into the world. No experience or supplies necessary (and yes, we will also make some things to take home or give as gifts). RSVP here for planning purposes. This program is sponsored by Baken: Mental Wellness Initiative, and runs most Mondays through December 18.

What's Hot & What's Not In Israel | 11:45 am Wednesday, August 23
Join us for an informal discussion of current events in Israel led by Rabbi Mario. Please RSVP here for lunch - $12/person.

Or Hadash Volunteers Needed to Help Out in Our Community!

Volunteers are essential to the health and sustainability of the Or Hadash Community as they play a unique role. The Hebrew word for volunteer is mitnadev. The word literally means “one who becomes noble.” The word mitnadev tells us that we should treat our volunteers with respect and honor, as if they were Nobles visiting our congregations. So, if you are available on a weekly basis or on occasion, want to become part of an awesome team of volunteers, and would like to be recognized as a Noble; here’s your opportunity. 

Please CLICK HERE to see the volunteer opportunities available and sign up! We are looking for volunteers to help with shopping, front/back office jobs, preparing Oneg/Kiddush, and more.

Youth and Family

Registration for Machon Hadash
Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is open! The first class for 3rd through 7th graders is Wednesday, September 6. Parent Orientation and the first class for preschool through 6th graders will be on Saturday, September 9. Links to: Fee Structure | Calendar | Registration

Teens: Take on a Leadership Role! Be a High Holiday Madrich/a
If you love children and being a Jewish role model, these leadership opportunities are for you.

Students in 9th-12th grade can become a High Holiday Madrich/a and assist in our meaningful youth programming on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This is a 1, 2, or 3 day commitment and involves some training. Students in 9th and 10th grade will receive community service volunteer hours, while a monetary stipend is offered to 11th and 12th graders. Applications are due September 1, 2017. Learn more and apply.

PrayGround Toy Donations

Bring the gift of joy and toys by giving to our most important community members - the children! We invite you to add to our PrayGround, a space in the synagogue designed for children 5 and younger - and their parents - to pray and play together. Use COH's Amazon portal (as COH receives a percentage of proceeds) to see our wish list; you can deliver a special gift to the shul, from plush Torahs to puzzles and building blocks! View wish list. For more information, contact Adina Bradshaw. And THANK YOU!!!

Birthdays | August 16 - 22

Sarah Stambler
Marny Borchardt
Justin Daniels
Erna Martino
Dana Parker
Danielle Rosenbaum

Judy Feuer

Morris Benveniste
Matthew Reingold
Marie Gilbert
Theo Stein
Diana Greenberg

Benjamin Parker

Daniel Weinberg
Ariel Mesnick
Howard Sokol
Ramin Borna
Rachel Binderman
Bailee Yoels

Steve Berman
Marnie Sara
Gillian Weitzner
Amit Zigmond

Yahrzeits | August 18 - 24

George S. Appley, Father of Elizabeth Appley
Marilu Piñevsky, Mother of Rabbi Mario Karpuj
Irving Bilton, Father of Elsa Bilton

Marilyn Shapiro, Mother of Cindy Tracy

Jack Marcovitch, Father of Robert Marcovitch
William Bryson, Father of Glenda Bryson

Linda Tolkin, Sister of Barry Simon

Frederick Wertheim, Grandfather of Kenneth Stein
Minnie Siegel, Mother of Faye Gelb

Beatrice Teitelbaum, Grandmother of Marjorie Friedman


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

Donations | August 8 - 14

Thank You!

Building Fund
In Memory of Marshall Cohen
Lisa and Sherman Cohen

In Memory of Miriam and Herman Schussel
Gladys and Bob Schussel

Chesed Fund
In Honor of Andi and James' Upcoming Wedding
Jo and David Raphael

In Honor of Liora Shoshana Berman-Billinkoff
Annette and Ted Marcus
Deborah and David Woodsfellow

In Honor of Bina Mazal Adams
Annette and Ted Marcus
Deborah and David Woodsfellow

In Memory of Gloria Salit
Annette and Ted Marcus

Education & Youth Program Fund
In Honor of Liora Shoshana Berman-Billinkoff
Cathy Jacobson
Kathy and Bob Eisenband

In Honor of Ezra Noam Hudson
Cathy Jacobson
Leslie and Fred Wachter

In Memory of Jack Epstein
Marj and Doug Friedman
Heather and Adam Blank
Sharon and Jed Rosenfeld

In Memory of Dr. Sanford Weinberg
Florence Weinberg

In Memory of Barry Blumberg
Isabel Gulden

In Honor of Bina Mazal Adams
Cathy Jacobson

In Honor of Jo Raphael and Gita Berman
Leslie and Fred Wachter

General Fund
In Memory of Morris Murovitz
Barbara and Mark Murovitz

In Honor of Ezra Noam Hudson
Elaine and Jerry Blumenthal
Sue and Marc Backer

In Honor of Jill Schussel's return to Good Health
Dottie and Herman Lischkoff

In Honor of Gita Berman and Jo Raphael
Elaine and Jerry Blumenthal

In Honor of Shifra and Gal's Wedding
Jo and David Raphael

In Honor of Cheryl Hecht-Thurschwell
Sara Ghitis

In Honor of Bina Mazal Adams
Sue and Marc Backer

In Honor of Devi Knapp
Rachel Herman

In Honor of COH Staff & Our Rabbis
Denise Fields Lee

Rabbis' Discretionary Fund
In Honor of Wonderful Friday Night Services
Marcia Jacobs

In Honor of Rabbis Analia and Mario
Gladys and Bob Schussel

In Memory of Larry Binenfeld and Dinah Binenfeld
Naomi and Richard Binenfeld

In Memory of Pearl Wulfsohn
Sara Ghitis

Tikkun Olam Fund
In Honor of Jo & David Raphael
Ellen and Sam Banov    

In Memory of Jerry Siegel
Stacey Hader Epstein and David Epstein

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