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January 23, 2019 | 17 Shevat 5779 - שתט
Shabbat Candle Lighting 5:43 pm | Havdalah 6:32 pm
Parashat Yitro | פרשת יתרו

 Ma Hadash - מה חדש


Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz and Rabbi Mario Karpuj


From the Rabbis:

A New and Innovative Way of Learning

In the Week Ahead

Wednesday, January 23
4:45 pm Machon Hadash

Friday, January 25
6:30 pm Servicio de Shabbat
7:45 pm Middle School Family Shabbat Dinner

Saturday, January 26
9:15 am Shabbat Services
Bat Mitzvah Celebration of Dana Cohn
9:30 am Machon Hadash
11:00 am Tot Shabbat

Sunday, January 27
9:15 am Minyan
11:00 am Bar/Bat Mitzvah Family Class
6:45 pm Jews and Taboos

Tuesday, January 29
7:00 am Morning Minyan
8:00 am Learning with the Rabbis
12:00 pm Torah in the Woods
7:30 pm Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 30
11:45 am What's Hot and What's Not in Israel
4:45 pm Machon Hadash


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Upcoming B'nai Mitzvah
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2/9 Alan Drucker
2/16 Jonah Blum
3/2 Carina Jacobs (Havdalah)

Congregational Highlights

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

Scout Shabbat | 6:30 pm Friday, February 8
Join Cub Scout Pack 1818 for Shabbat services. Siblings and Scouts from any troop/pack (girls & boys) are welcome. Bring the whole family for songs, blessings, and mixers, with an Oneg to follow. For more information, please contact Adam Throne at

ShabbaTalks | 11:00 am Saturday, February 9
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.

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), 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. Donations in excess of $25 are tax deductible: ($25/adult (or more), $10/teens 13-18, $5/children under 13). Tickets
can be purchased at the door or by mailing your check, payable to PEF Israel Endowments Fund, to Judy Robkin (150 Northland Trail, Sandy Springs 30342). If you have any questions, please give Judy a call at 678.778.5631.  Share flyer with your social media!

Daytime Book Club | 1:15 pm Wednesday, February 27
This month we'll discuss Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis, read more. Books are chosen and discussion is led by participants. We meet at COH. All members are invited and walk-ins are welcome. Contact Hanora Rosen for more information. 

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

View Machon Hadash School Calendar

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.

B'nai Mitzvah Service Learning Workshop | 10:00 am Sunday, February 3
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

PJ Library KabalTOT Shabbat | 5:30 pm Friday, February 8
Parents and tots are invited to join us for a musical service and Shabbat dinner starting at 6:00 pm! All are welcome to stay for services following dinner. The Prayground will be open! Don't forget to register so we know how much food to prepare. 


Birthdays | January 23 - 29

Abigail Feldstein

Emily Borna
Michael Krug

Hannah Bender

Josh Binderman
M'Lee Lefkovits
Naomi Levison

Amanda Cohn

Hannah Ferrar
Wayne Joss
Gabriela Lefkovits
Jack Schneider

Zachary  Gordon
Meryl Kaufman
Adam Sturisky

Yahrzeits | January 25 - 31

Alfred Gary, Father of Marc Gary
Dennis Gelb, Husband of Ada Gelb and Uncle of Paul Kurgan
Emil Lewis, Grandfather of Jeff Lewis
Lou Pascal, Grandfather of Kayla Engle Lewis

Gail Rubin, Mother of Phillip Rubin
Harry Lefkoff, Grandfather of Kenneth Reish
Joanne Levy, Sister of Rachelle Simon
Lori Kremer Immergluck, Sister of Jeffrey Kremer
Perry Lipkin, Father of Beryl Sara

Frederick Pilzer, Brother of Alan Pilzer
Fritz Ilgenfritz, Husband of Sondra Ilgenfritz
George Sandberg, Father of Rae-ann Allen
Harvey Daniels, Father of Justin Daniels
Ruth Rossheim Caplan, Mother of Barbara Murovitz

Abraham Applebaum, Father of Richard Elan
Freda Fink, Mother of Elaine Blumenthal
Hannah Katzen, Mother of Bernice Schmitz

Julius Citron, Father of Marla Shavin
Mollie Shron, Mother of Ellyn Jeager and Grandmother of Raina Nadler
Sadie Lebowitz, Mother of Morris Lebowitz

Edith Brightman, Mother of Harvey Brightman
Linda Coffee Porter, Sister of Regina Coffee

Gerson Lesnick, Father of David Woodsfellow
Samuel Edelman, Father of Betsy Edelman


Names in blue denote Memorial Brick in the sanctuary.
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January 15 - 21

Chesed Fund
In Memory of Alfred Gary and Dennis Kravtin
Michelle and Marc Gary

In Memory of Dennis Gelb
Ada Gelb

Education and Youth Program Fund
In Honor of Rabbis Analia and Mario and
the entire Congregation
Kathy and Bob Eisenband​​​​​​​ 

General Fund
In Appreciation of Or Hadash
Vicki and Eric de Groot

In Memory of Joseph P. Klein and Mimi Klein
Janet Kolodner

Kiddush Fund
In Memory of Jeanette Levis
Stacey Hader Epstein and David Epstein

Rabbis' Discretionary Fund
In Honor of Rabbis Analia and Mario
Susan and Stanley Pollock

Tikkun Olum Fund
In Honor of Sherry Frank's life's devotion to Tikkun Olam as demonstrated by her receiving the "Christine King Farris Legacy of Service Award"
Sheila and Michael Dalmat

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