Operation Isaiah

Our AA Family Is United: Fighting Hunger to Make a Difference

Every Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur our congregants would bring hundreds of bags of food to our Shul. This year, because of COVID, we will celebrate the High Holidays in our homes.

The 2020 Operation Isaiah initiative has been redesigned. It will be entirely virtual. Every participating organization, including our Shul, will be assigned a giving page linked to the Atlanta Community Food Bank Operation Isaiah Drive. Your monetary contribution will enable the Atlanta Community Food Bank to purchase food to feed those in our community that are struggling with hunger.

The AA family once again will be able to demonstrate gratitude for our bounty as we fulfill Isaiah's vision, carrying out the fast God desires from us by sharing our bread with the hungry.

Operation Isaiah was conceived by Ahavath Achim Synagogue 28 years ago. Operation Isaiah's core mission is to address the issue of hunger and the need to help those in the Atlanta community that struggle with food insecurity. AA's Operation Isaiah has grown over the years. It has morphed into the Atlanta Jewish community's High Holiday effort to combat food insecurity. A number of synagogues and Jewish Day schools now participate in the Jewish community's mission to address hunger. It is difficult to believe that members of our community are challenged by hunger. AA must continue to be the leader in the Operation Isaiah project – we need your help in ensuring that we maintain our leadership role in combating hunger. How can you help?

  1. Purchase food and bring to the synagogue. Every year, collection barrels from the Atlanta Food Bank are available in the Cohen Pavilion and remain on our campus through Sukkot. Please drop food items off at your leisure.
  2. Bring grocery bags of food items to the synagogue on Kol Nidre or Yom Kippur. The Atlanta Food Bank will have staff available to receive food donations on the evening of Kol Nidre.
  3. Make a donation. Every dollar you donate will allow for the purchase of 4 meals. A one-dollar donation will allow for the purchase of $9 in groceries. Every dollar you contribute equates to 5 pounds of food. Two ways to donate:
    • Write a check to AA Synagogue (place "OI" in the memo section of your check) and mail it to or drop it off at the synagogue.
    • Make an online donation HERE.