Recurring Event Latte and Learn

Latte and Learn

Join the rabbis and fellow sisters every third Thursday of the month for a morning of coffee (or tea), conversation, and learning at Sisterhood’s monthly study group. Questions? Contact Roslyn […]

Blood Drive

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

Do the mitzvah of donating blood at Ahavath Achim Synagogue’s quarterly Blood Drive. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ […]

Naomi's Book Club

Join Sisterhood one Monday per month for a lively book discussion. August’s book is When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann, and the discussion will be led by Lynne Greenfield. Questions? […]

HomeBeis@AA Family Shabbat

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Front Lawn 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Bring a comfy blanket and join us on the AA front lawn for our first HomeBeis@AA Family Shabbat back in person! At our interactive family Shabbat service we will slow […]

High Holiday Prep: Understanding Selichot

Join Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal for an exploration into the meaning of Selichot, a service that embodies the themes and sounds of the High Holiday season. We’ll unpack the texts, theology, […]

USY Dinner at Rabbi Sam's

Home of Rabbi Blustin

Calling all USYers (9th-12th graders)! You are invited to join us for services followed by a kosher dinner at Rabbi Sam’s. We’re excited to see everyone and hear all about […]

Machar Field Day

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Calling all Macharniks (3rd - 5th graders)! Come join us for the first Machar event of the year. As we get back together for the first time, we'll have a […]

Kadima Olympics

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Calling all Kadimaniks (6th - 8th graders)! Come join us for Kadima Olympics. Go for the gold in both individual and team games. The cost is $10 per participant. The […]

High Holiday Prep: Melodies of the High Holidays

Home of Rabbi Blustin

Join Rabbi Sam Blustin for an exploration into the new melodies of our High Holiday davening. The exploration of meaning and melody will help us understand how, through the power […]

Drive-Through High Holiday Festival

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Join us for a drive-through experience to learn about the amazing things happening at AA. At the start of the drive-through, you will receive a delicious honey cake recipe with […]

Cultural Arts Concert – The Sounds of Jewish America

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

AA's Cultural Arts Concert Series (celebrating 40 years), in partnership with Neranenah (formerly the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival), presents The Sounds of Jewish America! Join us for a musical evening […]

mAAc Meets: Movie Discussion – Women's Balcony

Members of our Mature Active Adult Community (mAAc) are invited to join Rabbi Neil Sandler for a movie discussion on the film, Women's Balcony. mAAc members are asked to watch […]

High Holiday Prep: Understanding Rosh Hashanah

Home of Rabbi Rosenthal

Join Rabbi Rosenthal for a look into the symbols, concepts, and meaning of the Rosh Hashanah service. What is the meaning of this Jewish New Year? What is repentance? How […]

Shabbat Evening Service with Rabbi Warshawsky

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Main Sanctuary 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Warshawsky leads an upbeat, musical Friday night service. Join Via Zoom

Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Warshawsky

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Main Sanctuary 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Warshawsky and Rabbi Blustin will lead the congregation in upbeat Shabbat t'fillot (prayer). Rabbi Warshawsky will also give the sermon. Join Via Zoom

Rebbe's Tish and Light Kiddush

Come learn new Shabbat zemirot (songs for Shabbat) and melodies that will be a part of Rabbi Warshawsky's evening concert and Selichot service. In-person only (outdoors).

Rabbi Warshawsky in Concert and Selichot

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Main Sanctuary 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Kick off the High Holiday season by raising our voices and spirit as an AA community. Rabbi Warshawsky will share some of his original music and Torah, and with our […]

Pre-High Holiday Cemetery Memorial Service

As we approach the High Holidays, we have traditionally held a service at both Arlington and Greenwood Cemeteries to remember our loved ones who have passed on. We invite you […]

Shoreshim Outdoor Games Day

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

All K-2nd graders are invited to the first Shoreshim youth group event! Spend the afternoon participating in a variety of fun and silly games, like water relays, hula-hoop contests, and […]

Men's Club Braves Game

Truist Park 755 Battery Ave SE, Atlanta, GA

The Men's Club is back! Join them for their first event of the year, the Atlanta Braves game against the San Francisco Giants. The game starts at 1:20 pm, but […]

Mincha/Ma'ariv Service

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Main Sanctuary 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Join Via Zoom

Reverse Tashlich

Peachtree Battle Creek

Join AA’s Greening Group and JCAN-Georgia (Jewish Climate Action Network) for an opportunity to reverse the neglect and disrespect for the world by cleaning up and safeguarding our natural environment. […]

High Holiday Prep: Understanding Yom Kippur

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Ellman Chapel 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA

Gather for an exploration into the major themes of the Yom Kippur service. What does atonement mean? Why do we fast? Is this a day of sadness or joy? Join […]

Machar Holiday Food Crafts

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

All Machar-niks (3rd-5th graders) are invited to a fun afternoon of food-themed crafts to wrap up the holidays. We’ll dip apples in honey, make edible sukkahs, and create a delicious […]

Naomi's Book Club

Join Sisterhood one Monday per month for a lively book discussion. September’s book is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, and the discussion will be led by Sandybeck […]

Sisterhood's Opening Program – Sisters in the Sukkah

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Join Sisterhood at its opening program, Sisters in the Sukkah, the first in-person gathering since the pandemic started! Wine and appetizers will be served. The cost to attend is $18 […]

Sushi in the Sukkah with Kadima

Rabbi Sam's Sukkah

All Kadima-niks (6th - 8th graders) are invited to a special Sukkot program in Rabbi Sam's sukkah! Come together to make your own sushi and play some games with friends. […]

Family Simchat Torah and Kindergarten Consecration

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

All families are invited to join us to celebrate Simchat Torah and Kindergarten Consecration. Consecration marks the beginning of a child’s formal Jewish education, and it is perfectly paired with […]

Musical Journey Through the Hakafot

Journey through the seven days of the week (corresponding to the seven circles we would normally dance) as we prepare for the completion of the reading of our Torah and […]

Synagogue Detectives with Shoreshim

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

K - 2nd graders are invited to join their friends for a scavenger hunt throughout the synagogue. We'll end our hunt with yummy ice cream sundaes! The cost to participate […]

Naomi's Book Club

Join Sisterhood one Monday per month for a lively book discussion. October’s book is Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips, and the discussion will be led by Patsy Little. Questions? Contact […]

Worship in Pink Shabbat

Join us this Saturday for Sisterhood's 14th Annual Worship in Pink Shabbat! In the spirit of being #MoreThanPink, this Shabbat service honors all cancer survivors, participants of the Susan G. […]

Men's Club and USY at the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival

Brook Run Park 4770 N Peachtree Rd , Dunwoody, GA

Help the Men’s Club team, "The Wandering Que," defend their 2019 trophy at this year's Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival! There is much prep work to be done on Thursday evening, […]

Recurring Event Latte and Learn

Latte and Learn

Join the rabbis and fellow sisters every third Thursday of the month for a morning of coffee (or tea), conversation, and learning! Questions? Contact Roslyn Konter (rpkonter@gmail.com; 770.986.3697). Join Via […]

TriviAA Night

Join your fellow AA friends and guests for bar-style trivia from the comfort of your own home! Bar drinks are welcome but never required. Pants encouraged, but how would we […]

Build Your Own Mini Golf Course with Machar and Kadima

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Macharniks (3rd - 5th graders) and Kadimaniks (6th - 8th graders) are invited to join in creating their very own mini golf course! We’ll take used, up-cycled items (including cardboard […]

USY Movie Night

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Garden 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

USYers (9 - 12th graders) are invited to join their friends for Havdallah followed by a movie under the stars! We'll be watching the classic American thriller, Jaws! The cost […]

Naomi's Book Club

Join Sisterhood one Monday per month for a lively book discussion. November's meeting will feature a book show-and-tell! Members will discuss books they've read and would like to recommend. Questions? […]

Blood Drive

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

Do the mitzvah of donating blood at Ahavath Achim Synagogue's quarterly Blood Drive. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ […]

A Recital of Mozart and Schumann

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

The Georgian Chamber Players, in partnership with the Marilyn Ginberg Eckstein Cultural Arts Program Fund (of Ahavath Achim Synagogue), presents A Recital of Mozart and Schumann. Hear the Georgian Chamber […]

Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service

Trinity Presbyterian Church 3003 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA

Join the interfaith community for an exploration of gratitude found within fellowship. Sponsored by Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Christ Covenant Church, New Hope A.M.E. Church, Northside Drive Baptist Church, Northside United […]

mAAc Meets: Movie Discussion – The Keeper

Members of our Mature Active Adult Community (mAAc) are invited to a movie discussion on the film, The Keeper, facilitated by Rabbi Neil Sandler. Who would believe a story in […]

HomeBeis@AA Family Shabbat

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

Join us on the first Saturday of the month for Family Shabbat! Bring a comfy blanket, and sing and dance to your favorite Shabbat morning jams. It's an event perfect […]

Sparks of Light

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Join us for our annual Chaunkah party, Sparks of Light! With Chanukah-themed food and crafts, a dreidel hunt, and fireworks, this event is perfect for the whole family! Help us […]

Atlanta USY IKEA Scavenger Hunt

IKEA 441 16th St NW, Atlanta, GA

Team up with Chai USY and other USYers (9th-12th graders) from around Atlanta to see who can finish the most challenges. We'll also see if you can figure out what […]

Hanukkah Hike 'n Light

Arabia Mountain

How does it feel to sing before a hundred burning candles? Let’s find out. Join Ma’alot, AA, and other community partners for a hike for the final day of Hanukkah. […]

Z'havah Chanukah Party

The Home of Aurélie Weinstein 4408 Columns Drive, Marietta, GA

Celebrate Chanukah with Z'havah Sisterhood at the home of Aurélie Weinstein! Dress in your evening attire and enjoy some champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Z'havah welcomes AA women of all ages […]

Naomi's Book Club

Join Sisterhood one Monday per month for a lively book discussion. December’s book is The Girl From Berlin by Ronald H. Balson, and the discussion will be led by Shirley […]

Ice Skating with Machar and Kadima

Skate the Station 1381 Market St NW, Atlanta, GA

Calling all Macharniks (3rd-5th graders) and Kadimaniks (6th-8th graders)! Join us for a fun afternoon of ice skating and spending time with friends. We’ll meet at AA at 1 pm […]

mAAc Meets: Movie Discussion – Remember

Members of our Mature Active Adult Community (mAAc) are invited to a movie discussion on the film, Remember, facilitated by Judy Marx. With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor […]

Tu B'Shvat Tree Planting

Hammond Park 705 Hammond Dr, Sandy Springs, GA

Join AA, JCAN-Georgia, and GIPL to plant 130 trees in Hammond Park, help sustain our urban forest and celebrate Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish "New Year of Trees". Trees Atlanta has […]

mAAc Meets: Tuesdays@AA *Canceled*

*This meeting has been canceled* Join mAAc members, fellow congregants, and one of the AA rabbis every Tuesday for this exciting discussion group. Rabbis Laurence Rosenthal and Sam Blustin will […]

Sisterhood AJFF Preview Party

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Paradies Hall 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA

Sisterhood invites you to their annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Preview Party led by Judy Marx (Sisterhood member and AJFF committee member)! Judy will lead by offering suggestions on various […]

Blood Drive

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

Do the mitzvah of donating blood at Ahavath Achim Synagogue's quarterly Blood Drive. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ […]

Gesher (Kadima) and USY Go USYce Skating

Center Ice Arena 5750 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA

Are you looking to make new Jewish friends from around Atlanta? Do you miss those you already have, but haven't seen in a while? Join 6th - 12th graders from […]

Georgia Human Trafficking Advocacy Day

Georgia State Capital 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA

Put your passion to work on Georgia's Human Trafficking Advocacy Day! Join our AAACTS (Awareness and Action to Abolish Child Trafficking for Sex) Committee at the Georgia State Capitol to […]

Hunger Walk Run

The Home Depot Backyard 1 Backyard Way, Atlanta, GA

Once again, AA's team, Sally's Friends, is supporting the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Together, as a generous and loving community, we can definitely impact the lives of so many and […]

Shoreshim and Machar Hunger Walk

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

In support of the Atlanta Community Hunger Walk Run, we invite all K - 5th graders and families to join us at AA for our very own Hunger Walk through […]

Purim PaloozAA

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Our annual Purim carnival is back and greener than ever! Dress as your favorite Muppet, green character, or whatever you want for an afternoon of games, silliness, laughter, and making […]

Mincha and Musical Ma'ariv and Megillah Reading

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

Join us for a silly, exciting musical service and an interactive megillah reading by our very own Steve Grossman. Come solo or with your family but definitely with a costume […]

Purim Seudah Mitzvah (In-Person and Virtual)

Fulfill one of the four commandments of Purim (a celebratory meal) by joining the Morning Minyan regulars and Sisterhood's Latte and Learn study group for a very special Purim Mitzvah […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – "I Dissent" with mAAc

Join mAAc (Mature Active Adult Community) for a one-woman show that portrays the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life continues to be one of […]

Harmony Workshop with Kol Sasson

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Breezeway 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Meshorerim and interested singers are invited to join us for dinner and an a cappella workshop with Kol Sasson! 6:15 - 7 pm: Dinner 7 - 8 pm: Workshop

Sisterhood Donor Event

Virtual Tour of Jewish Paris - Paris from the Comfort of Your Living Room Skip the TSA lines and join your AA Sisterhood for a fascinating and informative virtual tour […]

Atlanta Chamber Players Concert

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

The Ahavath Achim Marilyn Ginsberg Eckstein Cultural Arts Program presents the Atlanta Chamber Players! In Performance: Cesar Franck, Piano Quintet in F Minor (1879) Maurice Ravel, Sonatine for Oboe and […]

Recurring Event Sisterhood Minyan (Hybrid)

Sisterhood Minyan (Hybrid)

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Ellman Chapel 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA

On the first Tuesday of the month, join Rabbi Blustin and enthusiastic women minyan-goers (along with any men who would like to join the service). Stay for coffee and danish […]

Singing as a Spiritual Practice

Home of Rabbi Blustin

Come find a seat in Rabbi Sam’s cozy home, and sing your soul. We will explore singing as an embodied spiritual practice, melding our voices as we learn new tunes […]

Recurring Event Rebbe's Tish (In-Person)

Rebbe's Tish (In-Person)

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Paradies Hall 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA

Join us on the second Shabbat of the month for Rebbe's Tish where we'll raise our voices in song, learn new melodies, share stories, and bring a little more joy […]

Shoreshim Grand Prix

Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Calling all K-2nd graders! Start your engines, and join us for the first ever Shoreshim Grand Prix. We'll have lunch together and then put our creativity to the test as […]

IKEA Scavenger Hunt with Machar and Kadima

IKEA 441 16th St NW, Atlanta, GA

Calling all Machar (3rd-5th graders) and Kadimaniks (6th - 8th graders)! Join us for a fun scavenger hunt as we explore the world of IKEA with friends! We’ll break into […]

Yizkor Service with Brendan Murphy (In-Person and Virtual)

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Ellman Chapel 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA

Join us for the Passover Yizkor Service featured guest speaker, Brandan Murphy. Mr. Murphy will offer a sermon on the topic, "A Catholic Teaching the Holocaust." Mr. Brendan Murphy has […]

Sisterhood at the Exhibit

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Lobby 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Join Sisterhood for a tour of the exhibit: Whoever Saves a Single Life: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust. At the end of the tour, we'll hear from a Holocaust […]

Hillel Heroes – Honoring Sanford Orkin

The Epicurean Atlanta 1117 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA

Join Hillels of Georgia for Hillel Heroes 2022 as they bestow the prestigious Billi & Bernie Marcus Visionary Award to AA member, Sanford Orkin, for his lifetime commitment to Hillel […]

USY HaNegev Reunion and Party

Gather for a fun-filled weekend to reunite with old friends and celebrate Alan "Tep" Teperow in honor of his profound impact on USY HaNegev (Southeast Region). The reunion is being […]

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

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: Ellman Chapel and Virtual (Zoom)

4–6:30 p.m.

Chanting with SunMoonPie

In-Person: Paradies Hall

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