Community-Wide Solidarity Event

Due to a extremely high interest, we cannot accept any more registrations at this time. We are exploring options with the venue to increase capacity. Please continue to check this page and our social media for updated information as we do so.

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Based on RSVPs for tonight’s Solidarity Event, we are expecting a large turnout. Keeping the safety of our guests as the priority, seating is on a first-come basis.  To accommodate overflow outside theatre seating, we will have standing room locations available for guests to hear the program. However, there is a maximum capacity, and once that number is reached, we will not be able to admit additional guests.  All guests must enter at the Byers Theatre Lobby.  Lobby doors will open at 6 p.m. Theatre doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Please carpool if possible.  In addition to the parking deck at City Springs, additional parking is available at the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center (6150 Sandy Springs Circle – across the street from the main church).  To help with security screening, please leave bags, backpacks, etc at home.

We appreciate your support as we gather for a safe gathering of our community.

January 6 | 7:30 pm | Byers Theatre at City Springs

Get directions | Parking at City Springs is free for 2 hours

As we move away from Hanukkah into the New Year, we recognize that we are in very difficult times and can only hope for a brighter 2020. Over the course of Hanukkah, there were 10 attacks on Jews in the New York metropolitan area, culminating in the stabbing attack at a Rabbi’s home in Monsey. Anti-Semitic attacks, no matter where they happen, are attacks on all of us. We must respond, and our response cannot be cowering back.

Hanukkah reminds us that we can always overcome those that persecute us. As a diverse community of different religious sects, races, colors, and cultures we must stand proud, courageous, and united. Our community works tirelessly behind the scenes in partnership with the Secure Community Network to build comprehensive community security initiatives across all organizations, and that work will continue and amplify as needed. The safety and security of our community is our highest priority, but we do this work so that we can continue to live proudly and publicly as Jews in America.

This Monday evening, our entire Atlanta Jewish community will come together in solidarity at 7:30 pm at Byers Theatre at City Springs. We will show that, like the Maccabees, we will not live in hiding. We will stand together in hope and unity, across denominations, races, organizations, geographic neighborhoods and all else that can divide us, because what unites us as Jewish Atlanta is stronger than anything that divides us.

This gathering will take place on the Hebrew date of the 10th of Tevet (Asarah B’Tevet) – a minor fast day on the Jewish calendar that commemorates the siege of Jerusalem, which was the beginning of the process that ultimately led to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. This day was the warning sign and reminds us that we must respond even to the early of signs of concerns against our people. Communal fast days such as Asarah B’Tevet are established as a time to reflect and feel the pain for the current sufferings of our people, and also have the power to be a corrective force in working towards creating a society of justice, kindness and respect for one another.

Please join us at this important gathering.

This family-friendly program is expected to run about an hour to an hour and a half. 

Registration is highly encouraged for security purposes.

Additionally, show your Jewish pride on January 6. 

Amid rising antisemitism in the U.S. and abroad, AJC has designated Monday, January 6, as #JewishandProud Day. Join us in this worldwide show of Jewish pride by:

  • Wearing your Judaism with pride! Whether a kippah, or anything else identifiably Jewish, we urge you to wear your Jewishness publicly. Post a photo of yourself wearing your Jewish pride on social media using the hashtag #JewishandProud. If you like, include a sentence explaining why you are proud to be Jewish.
  • Printing AJC’s #JewishandProud sign or making your own using #JewishandProud and posting a photo of yourself with the sign on social media.
  • Not Jewish? Feel free to use the hashtag and share why you support the Jewish community.

Learn more here.

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