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July 2017

Volunteer at PAWS Atlanta

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PAWS Atlanta, 5287 Covington Hwy.
Decatur, GA 30035 United States
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Free

*** THIS EVENT IS FULL *** The Sixth Point invites you to volunteer with us at PAWS Atlanta. We will be organizing, cleaning, or landscaping, and then socializing the animals. (Our tasks will depend on their specific needs that day.) We will be outside, so dress for the weather, and wear clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers must wear sneakers. Parking is limited; carpooling is encouraged. Space is also limited, and registration is now closed. If you'd like to be…

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August 2017

Tisha B’Av

August 1

Just thought you might like to know… Tisha B’Av (literally, the 9th day of the month of Av, in Hebrew: תשעה באב) commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, and the subsequent exile of the Jews from Israel. It is seen as the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, and has also become a day of mourning for later tragic events in our history including, but not limited to, the expulsion of Jews from England, France,…

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Skyline Park Shabbat

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Skyline Park (on the rooftop of Ponce City Market), 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308 United States
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$25

The Sixth Point invites you to join young professionals in Atlanta for a new way to Friday. We’re headed to The Roof for Shabbat dinner at Skyline Park. Enjoy an 18-hole mini golf course, old-timey boardwalk-style games like skee ball and ring toss, carnival treats and sweets, craft cocktails, and so much more. All amidst breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Tickets are $25 per person and include entrance to Skyline Park, one round of putt putt, a $12 game…

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September 2017

Rosh Hashanah

September 21 - September 22

Just thought you might like to know… Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally “head of the year”), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 20 and ends at sundown on Friday, September 22. BTW,…

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Rosh in the Park

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

An alternative to services for Rosh Hashanah. Details coming soon.

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Yom Kippur

September 30

Just thought you might like to know… Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר or יום הכיפורים), Also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Some Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days (or sometimes “the…

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October 2017

Sukkot

October 5 - October 11

Just thought you might like to know… Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, or sukkos) is the Feast of Booths. It is a celebration of the harvest and a commemoration of the temporary shelters that our ancestors lived in while they wandered in the desert for 40 years. Many Jews have the tradition of building a sukkah, a temporary hut with a roof made of natural or plant-based materials. Some have the custom of eating and even sleeping in the…

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Shabbat Dinner & Game Night in the Sukkah

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
the Levys’ house, 2884 Parkridge Dr. NE
Brookhaven, GA 30319 United States
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Details coming soon.

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Shemini Atzeret

October 12

Just thought you might like to know… Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת – “the Eighth of Assembly”) is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. It’s sometimes thought of as the eighth day of Sukkot, even though it’s actually a separate holiday. Some consider it a way to mark the end of Sukkot. In the Diaspora, an additional day is celebrated, the second day being separately referred to as Simchat Torah. In Israel and Reform Judaism, the…

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Simchat Torah

October 13

Just thought you might like to know… Simchat Torah (Hebrew: שִׂמְחַת תורָה, lit., “Rejoicing with/of the Torah,”) is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle, reminding us that the Torah is a circle, and never ends. Simchat Torah is a time of great celebration and typically involves high-spirited singing and dancing with Torahs (and often drinking!). This year, the holiday begins at sundown on Thursday, October 12…

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