Sign In Forgot Password

Shared Legacies

Click here to register.

Tu B'Shvat Annual Tree Planting


OVS is partnering with Trees Atlanta for an Annual Tree Planting Event to celebrate Tu B'Shvat. Join us! Advanced registration is required. Click here to register.

JScreen Genetic Testing

A generous grant from NextGen-Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta gives those ages 18-45 living in the Atlanta metro area the ability to get tested for only $74, with insurance, by using the code NextGenATL at the JScreen.org checkout page. This testing is valued at over $1000 and can keep our future generations healthy.

Testing is simple, convenient, and done at-home on a saliva sample! The test is for a panel of over 200 genetic diseases, including those most common in people with Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Mizrahi backgrounds. Follow-up genetic counseling is provided via telehealth to discuss the test results. Anyone considering starting or expanding their family should consider genetic screening.

Help from your Jewish Community during Covid-19

During these unusual times, you may find you and your family members need extra support. Whether it’s dealing with the stress of sheltering in place or resources to help meet your monthly expenses, please know the Jewish community is here for you. Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Emergency Response Fund has made funding available to members of the Jewish community who are in need as a result of COVID-19.

Available supports provided by the following Jewish organization partners:

Clinical Services

Therapy Services are for people of all ages and from all walks of life. We provide guidance and support for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families. We offer both individual and group therapies across a broad spectrum of issues – from divorce and bereavement to anxiety and depression. Our goal is to support and enhance the emotional well-being of our clients as they navigate life’s challenges.

For more information about our therapy services or to make a telehealth appointment, email us at therapy@jfcsatl.org or call 770.677.9474.
 

HAMSA is excited to offer a new resource to the community - a virtual group for parents of children struggling with addiction and recovery. Details and flyer can be found here.

HAMSA offers an Information and Referral service that supports those seeking recovery.  If you or someone you love are struggling with any sort of addiction, please get in touch. 1-833-HAMSA-HELPS or HAMSAHelps@jfcsatl.org.

 

Aviv Older Adult Services

Aviv Older Adult Services helps aging individuals and their families navigate life transitions and changing circumstances. See the flyer linked here or our website for a full listing of programs and services including Older Adult Counseling and Geriatric Care Management - https://jfcsatl.org/services/aviv-older-adults
 

Career Services

Career Services offers a series of three, free monthly job readiness workshops. To learn more about these workshops or to register, please visit http://bit.ly/careers-workshops.
If you would like to download a copy of the flyer, please click here.
For information about career coaching, please call 770.677.9311.

 

Emergency Financial Assistance Program 

The mission of the program is to help people in economic crisis help themselves. We do so with dignity, respect, and confidentiality. Funds come from a variety of sources with varied forms of eligibility. During this COVID-19 pandemic, additional funds have been made available for families in need.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Visit https://jfcsatl.org/services/support-services/emergency-financial-aid to learn more and apply for assistance.

 

Jewish Fertility Foundation Support Groups

For more information, go here.

Hamsa - Virtual Group for Parents

 

JF&CS Food & Essential Items Drive

 

.

Food & Essential Items Drive
Food Does Not Have To Be Kosher

Age Well Atlanta, a partnership between JF&CS, Jewish Home Life, MJCCA and Federation that supports the needs of older adults and their families need our help.  Please consider donating these needed items.

Drop-offs can be made at the JF&CS

Tuesday and Thursday

from 11 am - 2 pm

YOU CAN DROP OFF AT
OR VESHALOM 

Wednesdays or Thursdays
from 10 am - 4 pm

 Please go to the single door closest to North Druid Hills Road.
Simply ring the doorbell to be let in and there's a collection bin

right at the entrance.

For items needed, please visit the JF&CS website.

JF&CS AgeWell Neighborhood Classes 

Thursday January 21

10:30 am: Low & Light Fitness
Low impact for all fitness levels.  Class is split between low-impact cardio and sculpting with weights, bands and/or body weight.
Instructor-Maureen McCord

1:00 pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Beiner

2:00 pm: Gentle Pilates
This weekly class features a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.  Equipment and special notes:  A mat and any props such as a small ball, elastic bands, head pad(pillow), weights. You will need to be able to get up and down off the floor during the class. 

Instructor:  Esther Powers

3:00 pm: Current Events with Adam Black ‘Year in Review’

Friday January 22

11 am: Exercise with Janet

6:00 pm ­– Virtual Shabbat Celebration
Sing in the New Year with soulful melodies, prayers and words of inspiration with Rabbi Brian Glusman. Includes Mi Sh’bayrach (prayers for healing) and Mourner’s Kaddish. Our weekly Virtual Shabbat Celebration is FREE and open to all. No registration required.
Watch on Facebook | Download songs & Prayers | Watch on YouTube

Find the event on Facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/436579047523202

Saturday, January 23

10:00 – 10:45 am ­– Virtual Study and Prayer
Brief Torah study session with Rabbi Glusman followed by Shabbat prayers including Mi Sh’bayrach (prayer for recovery) and Mourner’s Kaddish. Our weekly Virtual Shabbat Celebration is FREE and open to all. No registration required.
Watch on Facebook | Participate via Zoom

Find the event on Facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/220233086385685

Sunday, January 24

11:00 am ­– Chair Yoga 
This class will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures for increased flexibility, balance and range of movement. Equipment needed:  Chair, strap (tie, towel, band) 
Instructor:  Lindy Kesler
You must log in by 11:00 am  
https://atlantajcc.zoom.us/j/99613865824 
Phone:  1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 996 1386 5824

Monday January 25

10:30 am ­– Talking Heads
Moderators: Judith Milner-Hofer
Topic:  A discussion of Police Force in America; including questions about racial discrimination, excessive force and the meaning of “defunding the police.” 

2:00 pm ­– Tea with Rabbi B  focus on Tu’bishvat

Tuesday January 26

10:30 am ­– Books for Breakfast
We will be discussing The Book of Longing  by Sue Monk Kidd

Discussion Leader:  Ellen Drucker 

12:30 pm ­– Men’s Forum
*MEN ONLY*

Men’s Group which discusses politics and the state of the world. 
Discussion Leader:  Bruce Saltzman    

3:00 pm ­– Chair Yoga 
Time change this week
This class will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures for increased flexibility, balance and range of movement. Equipment needed:  Chair, strap (tie, towel, band) 
Instructor:  Maureen McCord

Wednesday January 27

10:00 am ­– Tai Chi
An ancient Energy (Chi, primordial life force) healing practice of moving meditation. Reconnecting to your soul and life force results in strengthening physical flexibility, agility, and aerobic capacity; decreasing stress, anxiety and depression ; creating a sense of well-being; improved balance; improved muscle strength; and increased energy and stamina. The focus on positive life serving thinking can improve your mood.
Instructor: Shane Orfas                                                  

10:30 am ­– Get Excited and Move (GEM) 
*Specifically for Seniors with Parkinson’s Disease*

A new weekly program.  Be prepared to move your body. Research shows that vigorous activity for people with Parkinson's Disease helps slow symptoms and increase your quality of life.  Instructor:  Deanna Bustillos

11:30 am ­– Yoga and Meditation with Ling Olaes

11:30 am ­– Yiddish Vinkl
A fun discussion group in Yiddish (mostly) to learn vocabulary and popular idioms in Yiddish.  No prior Yiddish knowledge required.  
Instructor:  Morris Borenstein

2:00 pm ­– Improv
This class uses the fundamentals of improv comedy to exercise skills in listening, memory, being present, support, cognitive creativity, and most importantly, FUN! No prerequisites or previous improv experience necessary. The only things you'll need are yourself and a good attitude. Taught by instructor Whittney Millsap, an Atlanta actor and improviser from Dad's Garage Theatre. Get online and join us in a class that celebrates one another, all while finding the fun in taking risks. 

Thursday January 28

10:30 am ­– Low & Light Fitness
Low impact for all fitness levels.  Class is split between low-impact cardio and sculpting with weights, bands and/or body weight.
Instructor-Maureen McCord

1:00 pm ­– Torah study with Rabbi B

2:00 pm ­– Gentle Pilates
This weekly class features a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.  Equipment and special notes:  A mat and any props such as a small ball, elastic bands, head pad(pillow), weights. You will need to be able to get up and down off the floor during the class. 

Instructor:  Esther Powers

3:00 pm ­– High Museum Presentation
Focus on Julie Mehretu
Get a taste of the mid-career retrospective of this dynamic artist, currently on view at the High. This conversation will explore a handful of Mehretu's complex, layered paintings from key points in her two-decade career.

6:30 pm ­– Crossword Coach
Return of a favorite!
 Have you always wanted to master the New York Times crossword puzzle? Some benefits of crossword puzzles include:  stretching your vocabulary, reinforcing your knowledge of pop culture and history, and heightening your ability to identify patterns in the clues,  Join Steve Manin, a NY-based writer, entrepreneur, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker.  A fun and educational time is guaranteed, even if you're new to crossword solving. 

Friday January 29

11:00 am ­– Exercise with Janet

12:45 pm ­– Stand-Up Comedy Class Series with Mandy
In this four-part workshop series with Mandy Butler, each participant will develop up to eight minutes of original standup comedy material to be performed in a class showcase.  With an emphasis on exploring our own stories and experiences, the instructor will help these budding comedians use their unique voices to make audiences laugh!  Each session will be 1 hour long, you do not have to commit to attending all four sessions, but it is highly encouraged.  Session dates and times below.  Consider coming out to try something new!!

 

Ongoing
Books for Breakfast meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  We would love to have new members!  Check out the new 6 month schedule including dates for the book club and books for review so you can start reading! 

If you are interested in a class, please RSVP to the Agewell Program Director, Ashley Malloy at JF&CS.

Atlanta Jewish Times Chanukah Art Contest

Atlanta Jewish Times would like to invite your students to submit an original piece of art that is a creative and colorful Chanukah illustration.

All submissions will either be featured in Atlanta Jewish Times’ December 15 Chanukah issue or online at www.atlantajewishtimes.com 

Grand Prize is a $50 gift card to Binders! First 10 entrants will win a $10 gift card to Binders!

This community project is open to all ages

Please share the social media graphic attached with your Facebook and Instagram followers.

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: Must be received by end of day on December 1.

Click here to submit the registration form

Please either email artwork to Lilli@atljewishtimes.com or mail to the AJT office
270 Carpenter Drive, Suite 320, Atlanta, GA 30328, ATTN: Art Contest 

Size: Standard 8.5” x 11”

Artwork may be emailed as JPG or PDF file (One entry per person, please.)

All mailed artwork must have: first and last name of the artist; parent’s name; title of artwork; age; grade; school; artist’s city; phone number; and email address.

Only original artwork will be considered.

Wed, January 27 2021 14 Shevat 5781