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e-Hadashot (חדשות) Weekly Newsletter
May 1, 2019 | 26 Nisan 5779 - ניסן
Shabbat Candle Lighting 8:05 pm | Havdalah 8:53 pm
Parashat Kedoshim | פרשת קדשים

 Ma Hadash - מה חדש


Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz and Rabbi Mario Karpuj


From the Rabbis:

In anticipation of Yom HaAtzmaut, let’s enjoy and be delighted with this spreading...

Thirteen reasons you should eat like an Israeli

In the Week Ahead

Wednesday, May 1
4:45 pm Machon Hadash

Friday, May 3 
6:00 pm Wertheim Event of Honor Reception for Sponsors
7:00 pm Shabbat JAM
8:15 pm Oneg (open to all)

Saturday, May 4
9:15 am Shabbat Service
B'not Mitzvah of Macey and Lexie Gordon
9:30 am Machon Hadash

Sunday, May 5
9:15 am Morning Minyan
6:30 pm IAC Eitanim Program

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

Wednesday, May 8
11:45 am What's Hot and What's Not In Israel
4:45 pm Machon Hadash
6:00 pm Havdalah Ceremony between Yom Ha'Zikaron and Yom Ha'Atzmaut
7:00 pm COH Book Club (offsite)


What's your passion?
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Thank you to
Our 2019 Hunger Walk/Run
Team Captains:
Michael Dalmat 
Rae-ann Allen
Ed Berman
Annette Marcus
Gaby Siegel
Morris Benveniste

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

5/11 Sidney Parker
5/25 Rachel Kurgan
7/27 Maya Shatil

Join us in Israel!
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Congregational Highlights

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. 

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 is 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 we transition from days of darkness 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.

Blessing of the Maccabi Athletes | 6:30 pm Friday, May 17 | Share Flyer and view our participants
Many of our children are among 1,200 Jewish boys and girls representing Jewish community centers from throughout the country and soon will join 400 of their Atlanta peers in the annual JCC Maccabi sports festival from July 28 to August 2, 2019. At Congregation Or Hadash, we want to honor our athletes. Join us during services for a very special Blessing. 

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!

A Conversation with Sherry Frank | 3:00 pm Sunday, May 19, 2019
Join us for a book signing event and personal reflections on the road that led to A Passion To Serve, Memoirs of a Jewish Activist. Listen to some of the compelling stories from Sherry's career... over fifty years as a community activist working tirelessly in the Jewish and general communities of Atlanta. Sherry is an active feminist, a champion for civil and human rights and equality for all. Your RSVP is appreciated.

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

Bingo at the Breman | 7:30 pm Wednesday, June 5
Connecting with others gives our seniors something to look forward to as well as a purpose. Statistics show that seniors who maintain social interaction have a much slower decline mentally and physically than those who do not. Bring the whole family and join the fun of putting smiles on faces... your participation will go a long way in the health of our seniors. Mitzvah Opportunity: One of our members, Beth Berger, would like to participate, but is unable to make the drive at night; she lives close to the shul. If you plan to make the drive, please get in touch with Beth so that she can ride with you. Beth Berger | (And let us know too!)

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

View Machon Hadash School Calendar

Machon Hadash Registration is Open for 2019-2020 School Year!
Register today for the 2019-2020 School Year to apply your early bird discount (deadline is June 1, 2019). 
Register Here >>> Please log into the Or Hadash Website after you click on the link in order to fill out the form.

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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 | May 1 - 7

Hal Scherz
Rachel Lazarus
Mark Taylor

Saren Schapiro
Matt Simpson

Jeffrey Winter

Lior Granath
Deborah Gan
Errol Lebowitz

Regina Coffee

Andy Kauss
Marc Medwed
Les Schneider

Peter Weitzner
Naomi Furie
Elliot Furie
Owen Lefkovits
Isabel Neuman
Jeffrey Feldstein

Yahrzeits | May 3 - 9

Alfred Taubman, Uncle of Suzan Perlstein

Leo Guttman, Father of Gita Berman
Alec Jacobson, Father-in-law of Cathy Jacobson

Barbara Levine-Hershey, Mother of Cyndi Levine and Howard Levine
Miriam Miller, Mother of Michael Miller

Raymond Brightman, Father of Harvey Brightman
Milton Berman, Father of Beverly Hornick
Esther Kovalsky, Mother of Sandy Saltzman
Mary Savell, Mother of Jeff Savell

Reuben Ritz, Father of Shlomit Ritz Finkelstein

Rae Friedman, Grandmother of Douglas Friedman
Thomas Makover, Grandfather of Renie Weinstein
Rubin Brenner, Grandfather of Jodi Ginsberg
Norma Rose Cuttler, Mother of Sandra Cuttler and Grandmother of Jessica Lotner
Saul William Yellin, Father of Seth Yellin

Edith Payne, Mother-in-law of Deborah Payne
Zachary Scott Cohen, Grandson of Judith and Elliott Cohen
Abe Ash, Grandfather of Renee Lebowitz
Irving L. Rome, Husband of Emily Rome


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April 23 - 29

Chesed Fund
In Memory of Hannah Suzman
Maxine and Cedric Suzman

General Fund
Carl Martin Collier
Sue and Marc Backer

In Memory of Marty Lippman
Carolyn Lippman

In Memory of Isaac Strauss, Dovid Jonah Lebowitz
and Abe Ash
Renee and Morris Lebowitz

Kiddush Fund
In Memory of Rae Friedman
Marjorie and Douglas Friedman

In Memory of Isaac Kurgan 
Felica and Bennie Kurgan

Men's Club Fund
In Celebration of Rochelle Mucha's 70th Birthday
Marjorie and Douglas Friedman

Rabbis' Discretionary Fund
In Memory of Edith Payne
Deborah Payne

In Honor of Rabbis Analia and Mario
Gladys and Robert Schussel

Click here to honor or memorialize a loved one with your tax-deductible donation to Congregation Or Hadash.

Jewish Atlanta

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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)
Celebrate Mother’s Day through Art Lenses at the Weber School (5/12)
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