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 […]

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, 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 […]

Mincha/Ma'ariv Service (Hybrid)

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

Join Via Zoom

Reverse Tashlich

Peachtree Creek Greenway 1801 Corporate Blvd, Brookhaven, GA

Join AA's Greening Group in partnership with Congregation Shearith Israel and JCAN-Georgia (Jewish Climate Action Network) for an opportunity to reverse the neglect and disrespect for the world by cleaning […]

Sukkot Service (Hybrid)

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

Join Via Zoom

Sisters in the Sukkah

Sukkah at AA 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Gather with friends in the sukkah for amazing company and a delicious dinner catered by Chef Alex! The cost to attend is $25 per person. The deadline to register is […]

Recurring Event Evening Minyan

Hoshanah Rabah Service (Hybrid)

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

Be with us for this quasi-holiday marking the celebration of Hoshanha Rabah (The Great Salvation). This is one of the moments, tradition says, that the gates of prayer finally close. […]

Shemini Atzeret and Yizkor Service (Hybrid)

Come together to conclude Sukkot and for our Yizkor Service where we'll remember and honor the souls of our loved ones whom have passed. Join Via Zoom

Recurring Event Evening Minyan

Simchat Torah Celebration (Hybrid)

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

Join us to witness the final reading of our sacred Torah and begin again with the story of creation. Don’t miss out on this very special evening of singing, dancing […]

Simchat Torah Service (Hybrid)

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

Don’t miss the final reading of Deuteronomy and the beginning of Genesis. At around 10:15 a.m., we will join students from Ahava ELC for dancing and singing with the Torah. […]

Recurring Event Latte and Learn

Latte and Learn

Join Sisterhood and the rabbis one Thursday a month for a morning coffee (or tea), conversation, and learning! This season's topic, taught by Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal: Weep, Pray, Love: Rachel […]

Z'havah Sisterhood Gratitude Hike

Arabia Mountain 3787 Klondike Road, Stonecrest, GA

Join Z'havah Sisterhood for their opening event where you'll be guided up Arabia Mountain to spend time with friends and focus on what you're grateful for. As the group reaches […]

Brotherhood at the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival

Brook Run Park 4770 N Peachtree Rd , Dunwoody, GA

Help the AA Brotherhood team, "The Wandering Que," defend their 2019 and 2021 trophies at this year's Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival! Brotherhood is looking for volunteers to help prep on […]

Recurring Event Worship in Pink Shabbat

Worship in Pink Shabbat (Hybrid)

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

Join us this Saturday for Sisterhood's 15th Annual Worship in Pink Shabbat! In the spirit of being #MoreThanPink, this Shabbat service honors all cancer survivors, participants of the Susan G. […]

The Great Big Recycling Event

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

In an effort to improve our synagogue’s ecological footprint and encourage a “green” state-of-mind among our community, AA’s Greening Group collects hard-to-recycle materials and delivers them to CHaRM (Center for […]

Recurring Event Sisterhood Minyan

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) for Morning Minyan. Stay for coffee and […]

Recurring Event Family Shabbat

Family Shabbat

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

Join us on the first Saturday of the month for Family Shabbat! Service starts at 10:45 p.m., but come at 10:15 a.m. for a Shabbat-friendly activity and schmooze. Stay for […]

Recurring Event Blood Drive

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 on the first Monday of the month for a lively book discussion. November's book is The Postmistress of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton. Questions? Contact Madeleine Gimbel (maddy_gimbel@yahoo.com; […]

Stop Dunwoody Child Sex Trafficking

Dunwoody United Methodist Church 1548 Mt Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, GA

Join law enforcement and government officials, and school, faith, and community leaders to hear from experts in the field about ways to take a stand against and protect the children […]

Sonia Project Weekend

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

Practice the art of communal singing at our first Sonia Project Weekend with artist-in-residence (and rabbi-in-residence), Rabbi Sam Blustin. We'll lift up our voices at a musical Friday night service […]

Shabbat Dinner and Singing (In-Person)

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

Continue the Sonia Project Weekend with a delicious Shabbat dinner and much more signing! Registration is required for this event at $18 per person. Register The deadline to register is […]

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

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 – 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

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – 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)

5:30–6:15 p.m.

Vegan Kapparot

Yom Kippur challenges us to cleanse our souls from missteps over the past year. Our tradition seeks to imbue the ethereal nature of our good and evil, right a wrong into an object that can be consumed, cast out, or flung away. Kapparot seeks to take that which is weighing us down and swing it over our heads, casting it far away from us. We have reclaimed this medieval ritual for our modern spiritual life, replacing the killing of a chicken with the righteous act of tzedakah. Join Rabbi Rosenthal in the garden as we will recite our prayers, imbue a bag of money with our regrets for the past year, and swing it over our heads, thereby turning our shortcomings into acts of loving kindness to help others. Farmer Joe and his chicken will be on site… for petting only.

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.

5783 Yizkor Book Supplement

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: Cavalier Room 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

*Updates*

Many of our committees and initiatives have agreed to host and share their beautiful sukkot around Atlanta with all of us. Everybody, whether assembling a welcome kit or not, is invited to come together for the holiday of Sukkot!

If you have pledged to assemble a welcome kit, one of these sukkot parties will function as your drop-off location. Bring your kit to the sukkah, and an AARI Committee member will ensure it makes its way to the Welcome Co-Op, our partner in caring for the newly arriving refugees. Additionally, each sukkah party will have all the supplies needed to assemble a bag so more can support and share our abundance with those in need.

Below is a list of the sukkah parties going on around Atlanta. You do not need to be a part of the host’s community (i.e. involved in Kesher, Sisterhood, mAAc, etc.) to join a particular sukkah party. If you love AA Synagogue and are a part of our spiritual family, you are welcome to any party that is convenient to you. (And just think: You might meet somebody new and make a new friend.) Join a Sukkah party, enjoy snacks and camaraderie, and assemble a welcome kit for a newly arriving refugee family. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday of sukkot as a community!

mAAc Sukkah Party: Wednesday, October 12, 1–3 p.m., Ahavath Achim Synagogue (600 Peachtree Battle Ave, NW Atlanta GA 30327)

Kesher Sukkah Parties:

  • Wednesday, October 12, 5 –7 p.m., Home of Sara and Mark Papier (3231 Hunterdon Way SE, Marietta, GA 30067)
  • Thursday, October 13, 6–8 p.m.
    • Home of Elana and Ben Yonas (1841 McLendon Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30307)
    • Home of Heleen and Steve Grossman (5170 Trimble Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342)

Sisterhood Sukkah Party: Thursday, October 13, 6:30 –8:30 p.m., Ahavath Achim Synagogue (600 Peachtree Battle Ave, NW Atlanta GA 30327)

Meshorerim (Spiritual Music) Sukkah Party: Saturday, October 15 7–9 p.m., Home of Bonnie and Michael Levine (460 Gift Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316)

Interfaith Inclusion Committee (IIC) Sukkah Party: Sunday, October 16, 1–3 p.m., Ahavath Achim Synagogue (600 Peachtree Battle Ave, NW Atlanta, GA 30327)

Inclusion and Belonging Committee Sukkah Party: Sunday, October 16, 1–4 p.m., Home of Shelly and Allan Dollar (2192 Greencliff Drive Atlanta, GA 30345)

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)
  • Bath towel and wash cloth
  • 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