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August 2017

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

*** THIS EVENT IS FULL *** 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…

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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 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gazebo @ Ashford Creek Townhomes, 1442 Ashford Creek Circle NE
Brookhaven, GA 30319 United States
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Back by popular demand! Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with The Sixth Point through our own version of an “alternative to services.” Together, we will participate in meaningful conversations and interactive discussions about the holiday. We’ll reflect on the past year and share our intentions for the coming year. More “spiritual” than “religious,” Rosh in the Park is an opportunity to get personal and feel connected. No experience necessary! Whether or not you plan to attend synagogue services for the holiday, this…

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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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$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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