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e-Hadashot (חדשות) Weekly Newsletter
December 19, 2018 | 11 Tevet 5779 - טבת
Shabbat Candle Lighting 5:14 pm | Havdalah 6:03 pm
Parashat Vayechi | פרשת ויחי

 Ma Hadash - מה חדש

  


Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz and Rabbi Mario Karpuj

 


From the Rabbis:

Words are weapons of peace in Jewish-Arab dialogue groups

In the Week Ahead


Friday, December 21
6:30 pm Servicio de Shabbat

Saturday, December 22
9:15 am Shabbat Services

Monday, December 24
6:30 pm Men's Club Volunteers Overnight at Central Night Shelter

Tuesday, December 25
The office is closed
9:00 am Morning Minyan (note holiday time)
Learning with the Rabbis (resumes 1/8)
Torah in the Woods (resumes 1/8)

Wednesday, December 26
11:45 am What's Hot and What's Not in Israel


 

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

Thank you to Karin and Yaacov Golan, Silvia Serrano and Scott Rosenbaum for helping us put on an amazing Havdalah program in partnership with IAC and the Shinshinim of Atlanta. 

LIFE & LEGACY...
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)

1/5 Ella Rose Jeffres
1/26 Dana Cohn
2/9 Alan Drucker

Congregational Highlights

 

Tikkun Olam Opportunities for the Whole Family

Please note date change for the clothing drive and Feed-the-Hungry


Annual Clothing Drive Program | Let the Preparations Begin!
Through our partnership with Sandy Springs United Methodist Church (SSUMC), items collected will be given to Sandy Springs residents who are in need. Please bring new and/or unwanted coats, warm hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, socks, tights, and other clothes to Or Hadash and place in the collection bins. Volunteers will be needed to carpool the items to SSUMC as well as unload, set up/clean up, separate items and to monitor distribution of the items. In the meantime, let’s fill those containers with warm clothes for our neighbors in need. Tell your friends and relatives, share flyer.

Volunteers needed Sunday, December 23 as follows: Accepting donations through December 22nd.
11:00 am: Four or five members to meet at COH, load items into their vehicles and drive to SSUMC for unloading.
11:30 am to 2:00 pm: Six or seven members to meet at SSUMC to help unload, set up, separate and sort items; monitor distribution of items and clean up. Members are welcome to work both locations! Please RSVP to Jodi Ginsberg by Wednesday, December 19th.

Feed-the-Hungry at SSUMC | 12:30 pm Sunday, December 23
Dear volunteers, if you have previously signed up and this change is inconvenient for your participation... please update your food selection so that others are aware of the opening.
Let's come together as a community to serve those in need. Through our partnership with SSUMC, we will help prepare and serve a warm and delicious lunch. Unable to help, but want to participate? Please consider making a donation towards the cost of food. Click here to donate online or send your check marked for the Tikkun Olam Fund. Click here to sign up for food selection. If you have any questions, please reach out to Gordon Singer | 404.255.8913.

Family Promise Week | December 16 through December 23
We are excited to be a part of an incredible volunteer opportunity in collaboration with Family Promise (FP) 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: 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.

Volunteer Opportunity @ Central Night Shelter | 6:30 pm - 6:30 am Monday, December 24
The Men's Club is looking for 2 more volunteers to complete a 12-man team to staff the Central Night Shelter at Central Presbyterian Church and the Church of the Little Shrine (they’re next to each other) in downtown Atlanta. We will serve meals and support the homeless guests of the shelter. If you're interested contact Jason Stein at 404.550.1662 or jstein95@hotmail.com.




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 4th. All members are welcome to join. For information about this book club and to RSVP, please email cohbookclub@aol.com. 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.

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 dlee@or-hadash.org.

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 Herman | RSVP for dinner here.


 

Birthdays | December 19 - 25

12/19
Samantha Berenson
Julie Weinstein

12/20
Micah Benveniste
Jeffrey Landis
Isadora Wachter

12/21
Natasha Naderpour
Emily Rome

12/22
Sarah Seidel
Jill Zimmerman

12/23
Benjamin Halpern

12/24
Shay Roth
Kyle Shaffer

12/25
Louis Bloom
Leah Novoselsky
Joshua Reingold

Yahrzeits | December 21 - 27

12/21
Robert Levine, Father of Cyndi Levine and Howard Levine

12/22
Arie Rakusin, Husband of Lee Rakusin
Louis Horwitz, Father of David Horwitz
Sonia Bock, Mother of Ilene Zier
Louis Horwitz, Grandfather of Ula Zusman
Hannah Glickman Kutner, Mother-in-law of Jeanney Kutner

12/23
Frances Edelman, Mother of Betsy Edelman
Ian Simon, Brother of Barry Simon
Arthur Marvin Kaplan, Father of Ronald Kaplan

12/24
Lorraine Arnold, Mother of Jaime Goldberg and Partner of Robert Isenberg
Isaac Yousefzadeh, Father of Herzel Yousefzadeh

12/25
R. Robert Linowes, Uncle of Steven Linowes

12/26
Sunny Merlin Epstein, Mother of N Sandy Epstein

12/27
Isaac Leff, Father of Jack Leff
Shirley Rubenstein Lobel, Mother of Joel Lobel



  

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 11 - 17

Chesed Fund
In Honor of The Chesed Committee for Annette & Ted Marcus's warmth and kindness on Thanksgiving
Diane and Joel Treewater

General Fund
In Honor of Teddy Haber's 100th birthday
Rita Marokko

In Honor of Rabbis Analia & Mario
Deborah and Phil Rubin

In Honor of Complete and Speedy Recovery of Ilene Zier
Angela Habeeb-Ajao

In Memory of Jill Coyle
Barbara and Mark Murovitz

In Memory of Avi S. Rome
Emily Rome

In Memory of Eugene Marokko
Rita Marokko

In Memory of Faye's  brother
Evelyn Feldman

In Memory of Sidney Backer
Susan and Marc Backer

Kiddush Fund
In Memory of Lorraine Moss Arnold
 Jaime Goldberg

Rabbis' Discretionary Fund
In Honor of Rabbis Analia and Mario
Rachel and Lance Perling

In Appreciation of Rabbis Analia & Mario
for Michael and Emily's Aufruf
Lisa and Sherman Cohen

In Memory of Irving Buchalter
Pamela and Alan Buchalter





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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)
Black Forest Documentary and Q&A with survivor Kay Wilson (1/31)
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