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MJCCA January & February 2019 - Events & Classes Open to the Metro-Atlanta Community

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January 02, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA)
Media Contact:  Lora Sommer - 678.812.4078 lora.sommer@atlantajcc.org
atlantajcc.org  

School’s Out Camp
When: Select dates in January and February, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Kids in Grades Pre-K through 8th
Cost: Members $60; Community $80 per day
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/schoolsout

Contact: Mackenzie Sherman, 678.812.4174, mackenzie.sherman@atlantajcc.org
During winter break, keep your kids in Pre-K-8th grade happy and busy in activities like swimming, cooking, arts & crafts, ropes course, and more! Plus, 3rd-8th graders will have a blast in Winter Sports Extravaganza, playing Ga-Ga, dodgeball, and floor hockey. When school is out, the MJCCA is IN!
 
Zumbini: TJ & His PJ’s!
When: Sundays and Mondays, January 6-February 25, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Families with young children
Cost: Members $115; Community $140
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/zumbini

Contact: Valerie Chambers, 678.812.4063, valerie.chambers@atlantajcc.org  
Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst™ for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance, and educational tools for 45 minutes of can't- stop, won't -stop bonding, learning and fun! Give your little ones a healthier, happier, more enjoyable start. Through 8 sessions, we will not only nurture their love of movement so it becomes a way of life, but give you the chance to nurture your inner child as well!
 
Srochi Sundays: January and February Edition
When: Sundays, January 6 and February 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Families with young children 
Cost: Members $3; Community $5
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/srochisundays

Contact: Valerie Chambers, 678.812.4063, valerie.chambers@atlantajcc.org  
Come join us for the first Sunday of every month in the Sophie Hirsh Srochi Discovery Center! Bring your baby or preschooler. Celebrate holidays, enjoy Torah portions, and just have fun! 
 
Shabbat, Me & Rabbi G.
When: Fridays, January 11 and February 8, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Families with young children
Cost: Free and open to the community
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/shabbatandg

Contact: Rabbi Glusman, 678.812.4161, rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org
Bring your children to enjoy a Shabbat-related craft in the MJCCA Srochi Discovery Center sponsored by The Weinstein School followed by songs and blessings with Rabbi Glusman and a visit from The Weinstein School Shabbat Dinosaur. Challah and grape juice will be served.
 
New Year, New You Cooking Class
When: Monday, January 14, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 18+
Cost: Members $50; Community $65
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/newyou

Contact: Howard Schreiber, 678.812.3993, howard.schreiber@atlantajcc.org
Continue down the healthy eating path! Our instructor’s knowledge as a nutrition counselor and health coach will help you stick to your New Year’s resolution.
 
Young Adult Coed Dodgeball
When: Thursdays, January 17-March 7, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 21-40
Cost: Members $65; Community $75
More Info/RSVP:
atlantajcc.org/coeddodgeball 
Contact: Nomi Mitchell, 678.812.4055, nomi.mitchell@atlantajcc.org 

Dive. Duck. Dip. Dive. Dodge. Join us Thursday nights this winter for the 20s-30s dodgeball league at the JCC! Sign up with your friends, co-workers, Birthright buddies, or register individually to meet other young professionals in a friendly, active atmosphere. No experience necessary. T-shirts are provided.
 
Intown Shabbat Project
When: Friday, January 18, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Location TBD
Who: Families
Cost: Free and open to the community
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/shabbatproject

Contact: Lauren Chekanow, 678.812.4107, lauren.checkanow@atlantajcc.org
Join MJCCA Intown for our very special program: the Intown Shabbat Project. Sign up to either be a host or be hosted and MJCCA Intown will take care of the rest! We will match four families by kids ages and neighborhood. MJCCA Intown will provide the funds for Shabbat dinner, a Shabbat kit and some fun kids activities. Dinners will be happening in October, January, March & May.
 
Books for Breakfast
When: Tuesdays, January 22 and February 26, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 60+
Cost: Members $0; Community $5
More Info/RSVP:
atlantajcc.org/books
Contact: Earl Finley, 678.812.4070, earl.finley@atlantajcc.org

Hungry for a good read and lively discussion? Then join our monthly book club for a morning feast of ideas, exciting conversation, and thought-provoking analysis. You'll get your fill with each monthly selection and meet new bookworms at the same time!
 
Acoustic Shabbat Café
When: Fridays, January 25 and February 22, 7:00 pm
Where: January 25: 
San Francisco Coffee (1192 N. Highland Avenue)
February 22: Alon's Bakery & Market (4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 18+
Cost: Free and open to the community
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/acousticshabbat
Contact: Rabbi Glusman, 678.812.4161, rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org

Join Rabbi Glusman, Drew Cohen and local musicians for an evening of soulful music and Shabbat tunes. People of all faiths and backgrounds will enjoy this engaging live acoustic evening of blessings and song as the week comes to a close and we draw closer together in celebration of Shabbat. Wine and Challah are provided. Coffee, food, and drinks are also available for purchase. FREE and open to people of all faiths and backgrounds!
 
The Classics Film Club
When: Sundays, January 27 and February 24, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 60+
Cost: Members $0; Community $5
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/classics

Contact: Earl Finley, 678.812.4070, earl.finley@atlantajcc.org
Ever wanted to know what goes into the films you watch? Join our monthly film club, where we watch movies from different genres and discuss the techniques and themes that went into producing them. The first session is always free, so invite your friends to join us for a weekend classic and a vibrant discussion!
 
J-Screen
When: Sunday, January 27, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 21+
Cost: $36
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/jscreen

Contact: Valerie Chambers, 678.812.4063, valerie.chambers@atlantajcc.org  
Visit us on the Mezzanine and get genetic tested by J-Screen! 80% of babies with genetic diseases are born to parents with no known family history of that disease. Early genetic screening is an important step in planning for a healthy family and allows you to take control and make choices about your future. Screenings will be $36 for the first 50 people to register.
 
DIY Studio: Mason Jar Candles
When: Sunday, January 27, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 12+
Cost: Members $35; Community $45
More Info/RSVP: 
atlantajcc.org/candles
Contact: Howard Schreiber, 678.812.3993, howard.schreiber@atlantajcc.org

Learn how to create the perfect candle using a mason jar and essential oils. Learn the basics of candle making to create an amazing work of art. All materials and equipment will be provided.
 
Young Adult Shabbat in the Park
When: Friday, February 1, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Where: Garden Hills Rec Center (335 Pine Tree Drive NE, Atlanta)
Who: Ages 21-40
Cost: Free and open to the community
More Info/RSVP:
atlantajcc.org/parkshabbat
Contact: Nomi Mitchell, 678.812.4055, nomi.mitchell@atlantajcc.org 

Join MJCCA Young Adults and Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Next-Gen for a free Shabbat dinner for young adults in the heart of Buckhead at the Garden Hills Rec Center. Street parking is available. This program is limited to the first 40 people to RSVP.
 
Mah Jongg 101
When: Sunday, February 3, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 60+
Cost: Members $55; Community $70
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/mahjongg101

Contact: Earl Finley, 678.812.4070, earl.finley@atlantajcc.org
If you've always wanted to learn how, this is your chance! Mah Jong Central's Michele Frizzell will teach you how to play the popular strategy game in one session! Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
 
DIY Studio: Mosaic Workshop
When: Monday, February 4, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 12+
Cost: Members $45; Community $55
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/mosaic

Contact: Howard Schreiber, 678.812.3993, howard.schreiber@atlantajcc.org
This class is for anyone who wants to learn the craft of mosaic and create their own works of art, from small to large! You will learn skills that can be applied to indoor or outdoor projects. Supply list will be provided.
 
Heart Healthy Zumbathon
When: Thursday, February 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 12+
Cost: Free and open to the community
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/zumbathon

Contact: Rachael Rinehart, 678.812.4022, rachael.rinehart@atlantajcc.org    
Get your blood flowing in this fun class, where you get to dance your heart out to good music and rhythms. Bring friends and family and join us for either one hour or two! Perfect for the beginner or advanced participant.
 
Pasta Making Class
When: Monday, February 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 18+
Cost: Members $50; Community $65
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/pastamaking

Contact: Howard Schreiber, 678.812.3993, howard.schreiber@atlantajcc.org
Whether it’s fresh fish and olives from Sicily or rustic flavors from a Tuscan village, Italian cooking is as varied as the country it comes from. We will be making a chopped salad, pumpkin ravioli, fettuccine with pesto, goat cheese tortellini, and hazelnut truffles.
 
Young Adult Coed Volleyball
When: Mondays, February 18-April 8, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Piedmont Fitness (2001 Peachtree Road #100, Atlanta)
Who: Ages 21-40
Cost: Members $65; Community $75
More Info/RSVP:
atlantajcc.org/coedvolleyball
Contact: Nomi Mitchell, 678.812.4055, nomi.mitchell@atlantajcc.org 

Join us Monday nights this winter for the 20s-30s indoor volleyball league INTOWN. Sign up with your friends, co-workers, Birthright buddies, or register individually to meet other young professionals in a friendly, active atmosphere. No experience necessary. T-shirts are provided.
 
Lunch ‘N Learn Featuring Rabbi Russ Shulkes
When: Thursday, February 21, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 18+
Cost: Free and open to the community
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/lunchnlearn

Contact: Rabbi Glusman, 678.812.4161, rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org
All are invited to join Rabbi Shulkes for a lively class and discussion. The MJCCA Lunch 'N Learn series features Atlanta Rabbis sharing unique perspectives on topics of their choice. Guests may bring lunch or purchase food from A Healthy Touch kosher café.
 
Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Management
When: Tuesdays, January 22-February 26, 7:00 - 8:30 am
Where: MJCCA – Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody)
Who: Ages 16+ 
Cost: Members $100; Community $120
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/stressmanagement

Contact: Valerie Chambers, 678.812.4063, valerie.chambers@atlantajcc.org  
Stress is an inevitable part of life. The way in which we respond to stress makes a difference in how we experience life and attend to our health. Using Jewish teachings and mindfulness techniques, we will practice wise and compassionate response to everyday challenges. You will develop practices of stability, resilience, and awareness. Together, we will establish a sustainable mindfulness meditation practice to help you manage stress. This 6-week class is for beginners as well as experienced meditators who want to refresh their practice.
 
Adult Israel Trip
When: May 5 through May 16, 2019 / Must register by Fri, Feb 15
Who: Adults
More Info/RSVP: atlantajcc.org/israeltrip
Contact: Rabbi Glusman, 678.812.4161, rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org

Experience Israel for the first time or like never before on an incredible tour led by Rabbi Brian Glusman, May 5-16! Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut in the streets of Jerusalem, unearth the past with an archaeological dig, ascend Masada and swim in the Dead Sea, visit Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum, and so much more! View and download itinerary and application at israeltour.com/marcusjcc. If you are interested and would like additional information, please send an email to rabbi.glusman@atlantajcc.org.
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Contact:
Britney Hardweare, Events Coordinator
(678) 244-9700