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September 2017

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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$15

It’s been a long week. You deserve to relax. Come hang out in the sukkah while we eat dinner, toast to the weekend, and enjoy some good old-fashioned board games. We’ll provide a few classics, but feel free to BYO games too. $10 per person until October 4 $15 at the door Cost includes wine and beer, challah, good company, and Tex-Mex dinner (including vegetarian options). *Rain plan: hang out inside and look at the sukkah through the window!

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VIA Mitzvah Day

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marcus Autism Center, 1920 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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Free

VIA Mitzvah Day is the largest Jewish young adult service day in Atlanta, but you don't have to be Jewish to participate. Beginning in 2003, this will be the 14th year of service. Hundreds of volunteers participate in projects all around Atlanta. Volunteers will help a variety of different organizations and populations. We strive to have at least one project that everyone would be interested in participating in. The Sixth Point and Moishe House Buckhead are partnering on a project…

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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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Atlanta Pride Parade 2017

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Civic Center MARTA Station, 435 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308 United States
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Free

The Sixth Point is thrilled to be a community partner of this year's Jewish contingent in Atlanta Pride. Join us as we march with SOJOURN and Atlanta's Jewish Community, coming together to support our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer family, friends, and community members at the Atlanta Pride Parade! Everyone is welcome for this family-friendly inspiring and uplifting day. The parade begins at 12:00 pm sharp from the Marta Civic Center Station and continues to Piedmont Park. Plan on arriving between 11…

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November 2017

Civil Rights Bus Tour of Atlanta

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
King Center Parking Lot, 411 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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$10

How much do you know about Civil Rights in Atlanta? There is so much history right here in our back yard! Join the experts at Etgar 36 as they lead us on a journey through time, visiting key sites in our city where history was made. We’ll visit the original site of the Pencil Factory and learn about the lynching of Leo Frank, a local Jew who was wrongfully convicted of murder. Then we’ll visit The King Center, and we’ll…

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December 2017

‘Cause Mama It’s Not Hard to Candle Now

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ashford Park Community Building, 2980 Redding Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30319 United States
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$5
Atlanta Jewish young professionals Chanukah candle-making

Chanukah will be here before we know it. Does your menorah need some candles? Skip a trip to the store and do it yourself! The Sixth Point invites you to join Atlanta’s Jewish young professionals as we make our own rolled beeswax candles just in time for those eight crazy nights. Choose from dozens of colors to create your own personalized combination! Neither skill nor experience is necessary- it’s easy and safe (no hot, dripping wax- we promise!). We’ll also…

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Latkes & Lox Shabbrunch

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Garden Hills Rec Center, 339 Pine Tree Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30305 United States
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$10
Chanukah brunch for Jewish young professionals

Go tell your friend Veronica, it’s time for Chanukah! This year, The Sixth Point is celebrating Chanukah Shabbrunch-style. (Translation: Shabbat + brunch = Shabbrunch) Join other Jewish young professionals for bagels and lox with a side of freshly-fried potato latkes. There will also be dreidel, Jenga, and other reindeer games. If you’re nice, we’ll even let you fry your own latkes! Adults only. $10 in advance. $15 at the door. Special thanks to Bagelicious for generously donating bagels for this…

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