Songful Kabbalat Shabbat in the Park

Candler Park

Join Rabbi Sam Blustin, Rabbi Lauren Henderson of Congregation Or Hadash, and Rabbi Ariel Root Wolpe of Ma'alot for a joyful, song-ful, collaborative Kabbalat Shabbat down in Candler Park. BYO blanket, chairs, and a picnic dinner so we can we welcome Shabbat outdoors and then join together for dinner and schmoozing afterwards. Registration is required. […]

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 transplant patients, and those battling cancer. The need for blood is constant, and, due to Covid-19, the blood supply is low and needs to be […]

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 […]

Tisha B'Av Commemoration

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

“Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars” (MLK Jr.) Finding hope in the hopeless moments... Join together for the solemn observance of Tisha B’Av (the 9th day of the month of Av) as we remember the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem through the study of scripture, the chanting of Eicha […]

Tisha B'Av Learning Session (Hybrid)

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

Topics and Facilitators Kamtza and Bar Kamtza: Alternate Histories Facilitator: Rabbi Hillel Norry Source Sheet After a quick review of the Talmudic story, we will explore some ‘alternate histories’, imagining different possible endings. Join Via Zoom “Jewish Hope” the Math Is on Our Side Facilitator: Neal Yarm Source Sheet As Jews, our history had given […]

Tisha B'Av Learning Session (Hybrid)

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

Topics and Facilitators There’s a Darkness upon Me That’s Flooded in Light Facilitator: Rabbi Neil Sandler Source Sheet Do you recognize those lyrics in the title above? The Avett Brothers capture the essence of our upcoming study session with these lyrics taken from their song, “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise.” Together we will […]

Tisha B'Av Learning Session (Hybrid)

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

Topics and Facilitators Finding Hope During the Holocaust Facilitator: Rob Wildstein Source Sheet This study session will discuss how was it possible to find hope during the most unimaginable time of our history. We will look at writings from survivors and victims such as Eli Wiesel, Viktor Frankel, and Anne Frank. Join Via Zoom When […]

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 […]

Rebbe's Tish Honoring Torah Study Leaders (In-Person)

Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Breezeway 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 into our Shabbat. At this Rebbe's Tish, we will recognize the hard work of our Torah Study leaders!

Arlington Cemetery Info Session

Ahavath Achim Synagogue is proud to announce that we have partnered with Arlington Memorial Park and Dignity Memorial in the acquisition of a new section designated for our congregation. We are equally proud to announce the creation of the Unity Garden, a sacred space created by Ahavath Achim Synagogue for the burial of multi-faith families, […]

mAAc Meets: Movie Discussion – 1945

Members of our Mature Active Adult Community (mAAc) are invited to a movie discussion on the film, 1945. 1945 is a 2017 Hungarian drama film directed by Ferenc Török and co-written by Török and Gábor T. Szántó. It concerns two Jewish survivors of the Holocaust who arrive in a Hungarian village in August 1945, and […]

The Post-Roe Monologues: A Theatrical Snapshot of our New Reality

The Temple 1589 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA

In an effort to educate the community about what a Post-Roe v Wade world looks like, NCJW Atlanta Section, in partnership with The Temple and Congregation Shearith Israel, will be presenting a dramatic program, The Post-Roe Monologues: A Theatrical Snapshot of our New Reality. The production, written by one of NCJW Atlanta’s board members, Mimi […]

Sing Out Shabbat Weekend

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

Raise up your voice at Sing Out Shabbat featuring guest artists-in-residence, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky and Coleen Dieker! Those of you that joined us for last year's Selichot Weekend with Rabbi Josh know it was a moving entrance into the High Holiday season. We hope you'll join us again and bring your friends and family! Registration […]

Rebbe's Tish (In-Person)

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

Sisterhood Opening Program: Reconnecting with Your Sisters

Home of Sheri Panovka

Join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres as we kick off the year and reconnect. We'd love to see you in person! The cost to attend is $12 per person. The deadline to register is Sunday, August 21. Register

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 […]

Grandparents Shabbat

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

National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 11, so we are celebrating with an interactive, multi-generational Shabbat morning service the day before! Our regular Shabbat morning service begins at 9:30 a.m., but we encourage families to join at 10:30 a.m. for special honors, a Torah procession, and a family-focused sermon. Families with younger children are invited […]

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 […]

New Machzor Overview Class with Rabbi Blustin (In-Person)

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

New Machzor, but don’t know how to use it? Join Rabbi Sam Blustin to learn more about what the new machzor offers and how it might enhance your High Holiday experience. Also join Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal for the New Machzor Deep Dive Class: Wednesdays, August 31, September 7, and September 21; 5–6:00 p.m.; Zoom

New Machzor Overview Class with Rabbi Blustin (Hybrid)

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

New Machzor, but don’t know how to use it? Join the Rabbi Sam Blustin to learn more about what the new machzor offers and how it might enhance your High Holiday experience. Join Via Zoom Also join Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal for the New Machzor Deep Dive Class: Wednesdays, August 31, September 7, and September 21; […]

Chesed Appreciation Brunch

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

Please join us for our second annual Chesed Appreciation Brunch where we will honor and thank our wonderful volunteers and welcome those who received Chesed (loving-kindness) these past few years. Food and drinks will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to the Director of Outreach and Engagement: Miriam Habif Gelfond […]

Selichot Service (Hybrid)

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

Begin the week of Rosh Hashanah at our Selichot service where we will lift up our voices and open our hearts. Selichot begins after Shabbat on the week prior to Rosh Hashanah and, traditionally, is then recited daily through Yom Kippur. It offers the first opportunity to hear the melodies of the High Holidays in […]

Recurring Event 2022 Monkey Bars and Mimosas

Monkey Bars and Mimosas

Ahava Play Yard 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Young families are invited to gather one Sunday a month for Monkey Bars and Mimosas! This month's event will take place on the Ahava Play Yard. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the Director of Outreach and Engagement: Miriam Habif Gelfond (mhabif@aasynagogue.org; 404.603.5749).

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 Neil Sandler. 10:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery (1173 Cascade Cir SW, Atlanta, GA 30311) 11:30 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park (201 Mount Vernon Hwy NW, […]

mAAc's Third Annual Brunch

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

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 Michelson! The cost to attend is $18 per person. The deadline to register is Friday, September 9. Two ways to register: Online: complete the online […]

mAAc Meets: Movie Discussion – An American Pickle

Members of our Mature Active Adult Community (mAAc) are invited to a movie discussion on the film, An American Pickle. Preserved in pickle brine for 100 years, an Orthodox Jewish factory worker wakes up in New York City and tracks down his great-grandson. mAAc members are asked to watch An American Pickle prior to our […]

Arlington Cemetery Info Session (Hybrid)

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

Ahavath Achim Synagogue is proud to announce that we have partnered with Arlington Memorial Park and Dignity Memorial in the acquisition of a new section designated for our congregation. We are equally proud to announce the creation of the Unity Garden, a sacred space created by Ahavath Achim Synagogue for the burial of multi-faith families, […]

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