Atlanta Jewish Life Festival this Weekend

Atlanta Jewish Life Festival this Weekend

Tickets are on sale now for the March 3 event at the Georgia Aquarium scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Atlanta Jewish Life Festival is returning for a fifth year to the world-famous Georgia Aquarium. Tickets are on sale now for the March 3 event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. entering through the Ocean’s Ballroom entrance at 246 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30313.

The event, founded by the Atlanta Jewish Times, is Atlanta’s largest single-day festival promoting and celebrating Jewish and Israeli arts, food, music, and culture while connecting the community to local synagogues, nonprofits, and social action groups with the hope to further strengthen the bonds and understanding of Jewish beliefs, traditions, and family.

This year, they are adding a splash of March Mitzvah Madness. This timely event calls for a “Hoop Contest.” Got game? Prove it and compete in the Hoops Contest. They’ll be giving away cash prizes to the Star Players in each of their four age groups.

To cheer on the March Mitzvah Madness event is the Atlanta Hawks’ dancers and “Harry the Hawk” himself. Even the Atlanta Braves will be sponsoring and providing signed baseballs and four pack tickets to be awarded to hoops and raffle winners.

“We are excited to be back a fifth year, and I want the community to know that safety measures are in place,” said Michael Morris, owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times. “We are always excited for this unique opportunity to bring thousands of Jewish families together for kosher food, entertainment and a chance to meet informally with Jewish community service organizations.”

Festivalgoers can expect a variety of kosher foods, music, entertainment for the kids, a Purim costume contest, and the opportunity to meet the organizations and institutions that make up the Jewish community here in Atlanta.

Tickets for the event are $22 each, and $11 for children ages 3-12 (tickets for children under 3 are free). A Family Pass for two adults and four children is also available for $75. All tickets include entry to the Georgia Aquarium for the day.

Tickets can be purchased at The website is also being updated regularly with information on the schedule, vendors and partners who will be participating in the 2024 event.

In addition, the festival is still accepting applications for vendors and community partners and sponsors. More details can be found on the website under “Get Involved.”

AJLF is presented by the Atlanta Jewish Times, metro Atlanta’s premier Jewish bi-weekly newspaper. Presenting sponsors for the 2024 event include Georgia Aquarium, Morris Family Foundation, and The Marcus Foundation. Platinum sponsor Billi Marcus Foundation. Diamond sponsors Lipsey Mountain Spring Water. Gold sponsors are the Northside Hospital, Kroger, Arthur Blank Foundation, Atlanta Jewish Connector, Balloons Over Atlanta, and AMP’D Entertainment. Silver sponsors are Button It Up, In the City Camps, RoughDraft Atlanta, Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care and there are several more in the Mensch and Friends of the Festival categories.

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The mission of the Atlanta Jewish Times is to create a sense of community throughout the geographically dispersed Jewish people of greater Atlanta. The AJT accomplishes its mission through the timely dissemination of local news and important national Jewish and Israeli interests; support of local synagogue, nonprofit and cultural endeavors, and events; the announcement of family simchas and lifecycle events; thought-provoking dialogue and debate on current issues and Jewish ideas; and the strengthening of the bonds and understanding of Jewish culture, tradition, and family.

While the AJT is distributed free throughout the community, on the web and through social media outlets, home delivery is offered as a convenience and as an opportunity for anyone in the Jewish community to support this mission.

March Mitzvah Madness Hoops Contest

Basketball Shootout. Got Game, Prove It!


Each player will be using the same type of basketball
Players can NOT use their own basketball
All players will use basketball mini balls
Each player will be shooting on a basket with a similar net
Each player will have 1:00 (1 minute) to complete a round
Each player will shoot 1 round and the best scores will move on to the next round
The top 10 from each group will move on to the championship round
Each player will rebound their own missed attempts
Each player waiting to shoot will NOT interfere with others who are shooting
Each player will be ready to shoot when their number is called
Players will be awarded points if they make the basket from any of the designated shooting mats
Each basket will have 1 timer and 1 score keeper, unless they are using the automatic scoring apps
The score keeper is the judge and their decision is final
The score keeper will turn in their results to the head score keeper to be tailed and posted
In the event of a tie. Each player will have 45 seconds to play a tie breaker round
Each player will abide by these rules or is subject to disqualification
PROFANITY OF ANY KIND IS NOT TOLERATED. The player will be asked to leave.

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