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New documentary on baseball player turned spy Moe Berg












Aviva Kempner’s The Spy Behind Home Plate is the first feature-length documentary to tell the real story of Morris “Moe” Berg, the enigmatic and brilliant Jewish baseball player turned spy. Berg caught and fielded in the major leagues during baseball’s Golden Age in the 1920s and 1930s. But very few people know that Berg also worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), spying in Europe and playing a prominent role in America’s efforts to undermine the German atomic bomb program during WWII.

The Spy Behind Home Plate reveals the life of this unknown Jewish hero through rare historical footage and photographs as well as revealing contemporary and past interviews with an All-Star roster of celebrities and other individuals from the worlds of sports, spycraft, and WWII history.

Starts Friday July 12, 2019 here at The Midtown Art Theater


A new documentary on 1970's Laurel Canyon music scene










A new documentary about the music scene of songwriters (Joni Mitchell, Beach Boys, Carol King, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, The Mamas & Papas, Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, just to name a few) who inhabited Laurel Canyon in the 1970s.

This film starts Friday, June 28 at Midtown Arts Theater.


Peter Yarrow to perform at Temple Beth David in Snellville











PETER YARROW of  the '60s group, PETER, PAUL & MARY

will be performing in concert SATURDAY, JULY 13, 8:00 PM



Tickets will be sold online.  Seating is limited.

General seating:

Adults $18/ Children under 13 $9

VIP seating (1st and 2nd rows) $36


Doors will open at 7:30 pm

Concert starts promptly at 8:00pm

Tickets will not be sold at door

 Temple Beth David, 1885 McGee Rd., Snellville, Georgia 30078



The Harry Houdini Exhibit at The Breman



The Breman Museum Exhibition

Inescapable: The Life and Legacy

of Harry Houdini


Open to the public

with the purchase
Of admission

Exhibition Viewing Hours
Sunday - ThursDAY 10 am - 5 PM


The exhibit continues through August 11th.

Be one of the first to see Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini. This exhibition examines the fascinating life and immigration story of Ehrich Weiss, or as we know him, Harry Houdini.


Volunteer for the 2019 Atlanta Maccabi Games

Atlanta is rewriting history as it brings the JCC Maccabi Games back for the 2nd time since 2001. This summer, July 28th - August 2nd, Atlanta will host, 1,600 Jewish Teens for a week filled with competition, sportsmanship and community service.

The JCC Maccabi Games are known for bringing communities together in celebration, spirit and friendship. The Games are the perfect way to highlight our city and we would love your help. The JCC Maccabi Games in Atlanta will require the guiding hands of more than 1,500 volunteers. From administration to athletics – and everything in between – there are opportunities to fit your interest and talent. All volunteers must be 18-years-old or older as of July 28, 2019 for daytime shifts and 21-years-old or older to volunteer for evening events.

4 the Love of the Games…Volunteer 4 Hours with JCC Maccabi this Summer.

Register today.


Upcoming Atlanta Jewish Federation Trips Abroad





Morocco: September 1-9
The Jewish community of Morocco has succeeded in maintaining a strong and vibrant Jewish community over the years. Join us as we explore the rich and colorful culture of Fez, Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech.

Men’s Journey to Israel: November 3-9

This unique trip will explore modern Israel through technology, business and exciting experiences. Join us as we dive deeper into culture, politics and the partnership between Atlanta and Israel.

Culinary & Arts Tour of Israel: December 8-14

Explore Israeli history and culture to understand all the influences that have created Israel’s exciting Mediterranean fusion vibe. See a groundbreaking opera in Tel Aviv. Dine “high” and “low,” enjoying Israeli markets and street food, exploring wines, and meeting innovative Israeli chefs.


To find out more, go to the Federation's webpage


Wed, July 17 2019 14 Tammuz 5779