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Rabbi Joshua Lesser
July 7, 2022, 1:16 pm
A Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat
The Shabbat event was largely the brainchild of Rabbi Sandra Lawson, who in 2020 founded Kol HaPanim where Jews of color could be seen as community and spiritual leaders.
April 26, 2022, 4:30 pm
Congregation Bet Haverim Appoints New Rabbi
In August, Rabbi Mike Rothbaum will join the city’s only synagogue affiliated with the Reconstructionist branch of Judaism.
August 13, 2021, 11:40 am
A Historic Choice for Atlanta
Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner of Temple Beth Tikvah is the first woman to lead the Atlanta Rabbinical Association.
June 24, 2021, 4:42 pm
Horizon Theatre’s Play Marks AIDS Anniversary
Congregation Bet Haverim is among the sponsors of a communitywide event Saturday night with Horizon play ‘Love, M.’ as its centerpiece to raise awareness about HIV 40 years later.
Robyn Spizman Gerson
May 26, 2021, 4:12 pm
Atlanta Rabbis Address Israel at War
Though they may differ in approach, current and emeritus leaders of local congregations acknowledge a responsibility to discuss Israel at a time of crisis.
March 23, 2021, 4:30 pm
Purim Off Ponce Holds ‘Rocky Horror’ Drive-In
SOJOURN hosts 15th annual Purim Off Ponce celebration with drive-in and livestream, honoring young people for first time in event’s history.
January 13, 2021, 3:07 pm
Jewish Members of Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board
The new board of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms met online to discuss is goals for the year.
December 22, 2020, 11:16 am
2020 YIR: Jewish Atlanta Remembers John Lewis with Affection, Respect
In July, members of Jewish Atlanta recalled their fond memories and admiration for the late John Lewis.
December 22, 2020, 9:07 am
Rabbis’ Letters Address Warnock Statements
A letter published by the Jewish Democratic Council of America prompted a rebuttal from the Coalition for Jewish Values.
November 20, 2020, 4:54 pm
B’nai mitzvah students whose event fell during the pandemic share the challenge of learning new Torah and haftorah portions for a rescheduled date.
September 24, 2020, 3:37 pm
Community Leaders Confront Different Yom Kippur
This year’s holiday has provoked a rethinking of what’s important this year.
September 21, 2020, 6:42 am
An outdoor high holiday ritual, figuratively casting away sins in the form of breadcrumbs, gets makeover during pandemic.
July 20, 2020, 7:34 am
Jewish Atlanta Remembers John Lewis with Affection, Respect
Called a “hero,” a “mensch” and “a special gift to the Jewish community” by those who knew and interacted with him.
June 19, 2020, 7:35 am
Rothschild Helped Lay Path for Today’s Activist Rabbis
At a time when many Southern Jews felt compelled to balance their racial and religious identities, the Pittsburgh native felt no such reticence.
April 9, 2020, 2:59 pm
Rabbi Creates Facebook Page for Spiritual Leaders
Atlanta rabbi creates comfortable space for colleagues.