High Holiday Cemetery Memorial Service

Commemorate your loved ones' lives by joining us for our traditional High Holiday Cemetery Memorial Service held at both Arlington and Greenwood Cemeteries. The service will be led by Rabbi […]

mAAc's Third Annual Brunch

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Srochi Auditorium 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta

Join the Mature Active Adult Community (mAAc) for its Third Annual Brunch. Reconnect with friends, create new memories, and enjoy delicious food all while moving to the music of Jeni […]

Service Schedule

Selichot – Saturday, September 17


7:15 p.m

Mincha/Ma’ariv/Havdallah Service


Hybrid: Ellman Chapel and Virtual (Zoom)

8:10 p.m.

Selichot Service

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 25


9–10:30 a.m.

Morning Minyan

Virtual (Zoom)

6:00 p.m.

Mincha/Ma’ariv Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom)

7:12 p.m.

Candle Lighting

1st Day Rosh Hashanah – Monday, September 26

8–9:00 a.m.

Coffee and Schmooze

Co-sponsored by Sisterhood

In-Person: Garden

8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

9–10:00 a.m.

Family Service

In-Person: Outdoor Tent

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Torah Study Led by Dr. Andrew Zangwill

“Happy Birthday World!”: After each Rosh Hashanah shofar blast, we chant a short poem which begins “hayom harat olam,” a phrase often translated as “today the world was born.”  This session examines this (and other) translations of ”hayom harat olam”  and teases out their meaning for us today. Andy Zangwill is a native of Pittsburgh and is somehow related to the British Zionist Israel Zangwill. He has taught physics at Georgia Tech since 1985 and has helped administer the AA Torah Study since 2000.

Hybrid: Cavalier Room and Virtual (Zoom)

10:00 a.m.–End of RH Service

Children’s Programming (0–5th Grade)

In-Person: Check-In at Ahava ELC

12:30–1:00 p.m.

Oneg and Light Kiddush

In-Person: Garden

6–7:00 p.m.

Mincha/Ma’ariv Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

7:54 p.m.

Candle Lighting

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah – Tuesday, September 27

8–9:00 a.m.

Coffee and Schmooze

In-Person: Garden

8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

9:00 a.m.–End of RH Service

Children’s Programming (0–5th Grade)

In-Person: Check-In at Ahava ELC

9:30 a.m.

Torah Study Led by Dr. Paul Feldman

“From Yom Teruah to Rosh Hashanah – A Rabbinic Journey”: The torah instructs us that, on the first day of the seventh month, there should be “teruah.” From that, it becomes a New Year where, hopefully, our Father, our King, inscribes us in the book of life. Let’s explore the rabbinic mindset that defines us as Jews. Paul Feldman has attended AA’s Shabbat Torah Study religiously for over 20 years. His interests include the historical aspects of Tanakh and the intellectual history of b’nai Yisrael through the ages. 

Hybrid: Paradies Hall and Virtual (Zoom)

12:30 p.m.

Tashlich

In-Person: Outdoor Tent

7:30 p.m.

Mincha/Ma’ariv/Havdallah Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

Aseret Y’mei Teshuva (Ten Days of Repentance) – Sunday, October 2

9–10:30 a.m.

Morning Minyan

Virtual (Zoom)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Family Taslich and Picnic with Shofar Blowing

In-Person: Morgan Falls Overlook Park

2–4:00 p.m.

Reverse Tashlich

In-Person: Peachtree Creek Greenway

6–7:00 p.m.

Evening Minyan

Virtual (Zoom)

Kol Nidre – Tuesday, October 4

5–5:30 pm

Family Service

Hybrid: Breezeway and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

5:30 p.m.

Vegan Kapparot

In-Person: Garden

6:10 p.m.

Mincha Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

6:30 p.m.

Kol Nidre Service

7:00 p.m.

Ma’ariv Service

Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 5

8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur and Yizkor Services
Yizkor Service begins around 12:30 p.m.

El Malays Yizkor Book Supplementary Pages


Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

9–10:00 a.m.

Family Service

In-Person: Outdoor Tent

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Torah Study Led by Judy Marx

“Everything Old is New Again”: This session explores how understanding our history through Yom Kippur’s Torah reading and liturgy lead us to repentance and forgiveness. Judy Marx is a long-time Jewish community professional. She was the Atlanta Director of the American Jewish Committee for twelve years and is currently with the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta. In her free time she consults with interfaith organizations and prepares for Torah Study at AA.

Hybrid: Paradies Hall and Virtual (Zoom)

10:00 a.m.–End of YK Service

Children’s Programming (0–5th Grade)

In-Person: Check-In at Ahava ELC

2:30–4:00 p.m.

Beit Midrash (Study Hall) Led by Dr. Dennis Gilbride

“The Golden Calf, Consuming Fire, Atonement, and Forgiveness”: This session focuses on two relatively well known, but under-studied stories in the Torah: the Golden Calf and the death of Aaron’s sons, Nadav and Avihu.  By exploring midrashim and ideas that tie these two episodes together, we will provide an interesting and provocative understanding of the Jewish approach to atonement, forgiveness, and connection to G-d. Dennis Gilbride has been a professor for 32 years, first at Syracuse University and, for the last ten years, at Georgia State University in its Department of Counseling and Psychological Services. He began his career at Drake University in Des Moines Iowa where he and his family were congregants of Neil Sandler, AA’s Rabbi Emeritus.

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom)

4–6:30 p.m.

Chanting with SunMoonPie

Hybrid: Paradies Hall and Virtual (Zoom)

5:30 p.m.

Mincha Service
Reading of the Book of Jonah

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

6:30 p.m.

Neilah Service

7:41 p.m.

Ma’ariv/Havdallah and Final Shofar Blast

AARI Elul Campaign

There are many that have been forced to flee their homelands to come to a new country, fearful, and facing uncertainty. Most of us are only two or three generations distant from those refugee experiences ourselves, grateful our families survived the life-threatening turmoil in their homelands and could receive any help their new communities could offer. During the month of Elul and through the High Holidays, the AARI is launching the Elul Campaign as a way for the AA community to make an impact. As a part of this campaign, volunteers will assemble welcome kits to be given to refugee families as they arrive in Georgia (kit contents detailed below). We often have to purchase personal items for people to place in their homes, so having these kits on hand is of tremendous help and saves families money.

Volunteers can do this activity in whichever location and on whichever timeline they’d like. All items should be placed in a container (reusable shopping bags are recommended), and label each kit so we know what/who it’s for. It’s a good idea to re-enforce products with liquid contents with tape to prevent spillage.

Welcome kits need to be dropped off during the holiday of Sukkot (October 11–16). After Yom Kippur, a full list of dates, times, and locations of the many sukkot around town will be emailed to volunteers. Volunteers will choose a convenient sukkah to which to deliver the welcome kit(s). Volunteers are asked to hold on to welcome kit(s) until they can be delivered to the sukkah of their choosing. Deliveries are meant to be social events, so volunteers should plan to drop off the kit(s) and socialize a bit before leaving.

Volunteers who are unable deliver to a sukkah should email Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal (lrosenthal@aasynagogue.org) who will arrange for one of the AARI Task Force members to pick up the kit(s) from their home.

  • Drinking glasses (4 regular size)
  • Light bulbs (4-pack)
  • Small and large kitchen knives (1 of each)
  • Dish detergent (regular size)
  • Scouring powder (regular size)
  • Sponges (2-pack, kitchen)
  • Trash bags (box, tall kitchen)
  • Laundry deterg. (reg. size liquid or powder)
  • Can opener (manual)
  • Notebook (spiral or composition)
  • Pack of pens
  • Shower curtain and rings
  • Toilet paper (4 rolls)
  • Women’s deodorant (regular size)
  • Feminine hygiene (pack, pads)
  • Disposable razors (2 or 4-pack)
  • Shaving cream (regular size)
  • Shampoo (regular size)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Bath soap (4 bars)
  • Toilet paper (4 rolls)
  • Men’s deodorant (regular size)
  • Shaving cream (regular size)
  • Disposable razors (2 or 4-pack)
  • Shampoo (regular size)
  • Toothpaste (4-6 oz. tube)
  • Toothbrush (adult)
  • Bath soap (4 bars)
  • Bath towel and wash cloth
  • Notebook (spiral or composition)
  • Pack of pens or pencils
  • Bath soap (4 bars)
  • Shampoo (regular size)
  • Toilet paper (4 rolls)
  • Toothpaste (4-6 oz. tube)
  • Toothbrush (child)
  • Bath towel and wash cloth
  • Small stuffed animal
  • Bath towel and wash cloth