We’re in the dog days of summer, and while it’s tempting to chill out by the pool or stay cool in your air-conditioned digs, there’s also a tempting array of Jewish activities in metro Atlanta. Check out what’s happening around town and take some time to connect with the rich social and cultural Jewish community just outside your door. Here are just a few options—for other ideas, see our online calendar of happenings at Atlanta Jewish Connector.
Dive Into Shabbat — July 15 and July 29 at 5pm. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta invites everyone to celebrate Shabbat with an open swim followed by songs and blessings with Rabbi G at 6 pm. Bring your own food; drinks available for purchase at the Snack Bar. For information call the MJCCA at 678-812-4000.
Hillel Tour D’Ice Cream — July 12, July 19, and July 26 at 2 pm. It’s Hillel of Georgia’s answer to cooling off this summer! Meet Hillel at a different ice creamery Every Tuesday through July. July 12 is Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Westside; July 19 is Big Softie, Summerhill; July 26 chill down at Roll It Up Ice Cream, Buford Highway. RSVP at hga.engage.hillel.org
Chabad of North Fulton Workshop — Thursday nights at 8 pm. Explore Jewish Spirituality and Mysticism during this weekly workshop designed to create meaningful personal growth. Phone: 770-410-9000
Shabbat Learners’ Service — July 16 (second Shabbat of each month) from 10:45 to 11:45 am. Bathe in the spirit of Shabbat in a warm, friendly setting. Enjoy inspirational stories, discussions, moving prayer and intelligent commentary. After the main service and Musaf, there is a Kiddush luncheon. Intown Jewish Academy, 730 Ponce de Leon Place, NE, 30306. RSVP at www.intownjewishacademy.org/shabbat
Book Festival of the MJCCA — July 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm. Daniel Silva, New York Times bestselling author of Portrait of an Unknown Woman: A Novel, in Conversation with Nadia Bilchik, CNN editorial producer, author, and speaker. $40. Become a Patron, Pacesetter, or Sponsor of the Book Festival to receive a complimentary ticket and pre-signed book. Tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/daniel-silva-portrait
Splish Splash Shabbat — July 30 at 12 pm. Bring your little ones for a Kiddush lunch followed by water play at Congregation Etz Chaim. Learn more at www.etzchaim.net/event/splishsplash.
Sojourn’s Drawing from The Well – Every Friday from 12 to 1 pm. SOJOURN, the Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity, holds a weekly LGBTQ+Jews+Allies Meetup via ZOOM. Gather with an all-inclusive community and connect around the Torah, holidays, and relevant happenings around the world. LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/992253992
CIE’s 21st Annual Educator Workshop — From July 24, 2022 at 11 am until July 26, 2022 at 3:30 pm. Sponsored by The Center for Israel Education helps build a comprehensive understanding of modern Israel’s history, politics, economy, and culture with a focus on curriculum enhancement. Get 14 hours of learning over three days. Registration: $150. Register at israeled.org/workshop. Questions? Contact workshop coordinator Heather Waters at email@example.com.