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Inspire and Transform Virtually with The Temple

As we continue to Inspire Lives, Transform Our World, we do so now via our online technologies. Below is a list of the coming opportunities to connect. For security, please check your Temple email for the Zoom links. Hope to (virtually) see you soon! 

Please read the following notes and/or follow the links for additional information. 

1) Worship 

2) Virtual Passover with The Temple

3) Virtual Learning, Socializing & Connecting 

4) Breman Education Center Information 

5) Contact Us


Worship With Us

Please note that we are changing virtual worship platforms from Livestream to Zoom due to shelter in place directives. For security, please check your Temple email for the Zoom links.. Our clergy will be leading services from their homes and Zoom is the technology that will allow for this. Thank you for being aware and let your Temple and other friends and family know. 

Friday, April 10, 2020

5:15 PM | Virtual Family-Friendly Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) Join us as we light Shabbat candles and sing some favorite songs from Mini Shabbat to welcome Shabbat. 
Click here to join us on Zoom

5:30 pm | Shabbat Socializing 
Join our Temple greeters online before services for some time together before we welcome Shabbat. 
For Security reasons, please check your Temple email for the Zoom Link.

6:00 PM | Virtual Shabbat Service
Click here to join us on Zoom

Saturday, April 11, 2020

9:00 AM Virtual Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Join our clergy for an interactive Torah study - an opportunity to learn about the week's Torah portion and discuss its relevance to our lives. 

 For Security reasons, please check your Temple email for the Zoom Link.

10:30 AM | Virtual Saturday Morning Shabbat Service
Click here to join us on Zoom

Virtual Passover with The Temple

For Security reasons, please check your Temple email for the Zoom Links.

Mini Passover Seder – For Tots and their Families
Wednesday, April 8th | 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm | With Rabbis Lapidus and Medwin
Welcome Passover with your Mini Shabbat family! With the help of some puppets and our rabbis, we will have a short Passover experience that will inspire you! You are welcome to simply watch, feel free. If you’d like to have your seder alongside ours, consider having some or all of the following items: parsley and salt water, matzah, marror, candles, and grape juice/wine. Good for kiddos through Kindergarten.
First Night Passover Seder with The Temple
Wednesday, April 8th | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | With Rabbis Berg, Kaye, and Rau
Join Rabbis Berg, Kaye, and Rau, and their families, at their seder tables to enjoy a Passover seder together as a community.

Passover Morning Service
Thursday, April 9th | 10:30 am | With Temple clergy
Join the Temple clergy for Passover morning services, a creative service with a chance to remember those whom we’ve loved and lost with a virtual Kaddish.

Second Night Seder with Temple Sinai
Thursday, April 9th | 6:00 pm
Sometimes, difficult circumstances produce outstanding results. In that spirit, just as we’ve invited our Temple Sinai friends to join our first night seder, they have invited Temple members to join their second night seder. Hinei Mah Tov, it is certainly a wonderful thing with brothers and sisters come together.
Join by following this link:

Virtual Learning, Socializing & Connecting 

For security purposes, please see your Temple email with the Zoom link for this offering. Thank you.

Virtual Schedule for the Week of April 13

For security purposes, please see your Temple email with the Zoom link for this offering. Thank you.




Supporting Your Temple

Passover Takeout & Delivery from Local Restaurants
While we normally ask our standard four questions, we have heard many of you asking other kinds of questions during these uncertain times. One question we have heard is about where to source a Passover dinner. The Temple is proud to support you and the following local restaurants during Passover. Each is offering different catering options to help fulfill your Seder needs.  Read each menu link carefully for packages, and delivery and pickup details.  Also, please note the deadlines for placing your orders. 
Alon’s -
The cut off times for orders will be Monday at 4pm. Pick up is available at any of their locations or they can deliver.
General Muir -
The cut off time for orders will be this Friday morning. You can find their Passover menu on their website under Daily News. Be in touch with their point of contact: Shelley Sweet at or call (770) 378-6516.
Nowak’s -

Serving Those In Need
If you are feeling anxious or disoriented lately, you are not alone (and your Temple clergy is here for you if you would like to talk). The coronavirus is evoking in all of us different fears and concerns. It is also awakening in many of us a deep connection with and love for our families, neighbors, and especially for those who are most vulnerable during this time. In your responses to our phone calls and emails, you are worried about our various partners in the community, organizations that help people who are directly impacted by school closures, medical treatment, quarantine, and more.

If you would like to talk to a member of our clergy, please reach out to
Click here for a list of organizations and opportunities to help, with a focus on students who will miss school meals AND support for medical professionals. Please feel free to reach out and respond as you are able.

Given the financial difficulties many people are finding themselves in (or might encounter in the future, I put together a list of helpful links and phone numbers:

Links to information and applications for Government Benefits:

Atlanta Food Bank:

Kosher Food Pantry (through JF&CS): 770-677-9389 

Emergency Financial services:  JF&CS 770-677-9389 

How To Vote
As there are two primaries scheduled for May 19, both presidential and statewide, it is incumbent upon us to be prepared to participate in our democracy while also engaging "distancing" practices. If so, sending in your absentee ballot is a great way to go!
Given that we don't know the influence of this virus by then, voting by mail is certainly a safer option than standing in long lines at overcrowded polling places, protecting both the voter and our election volunteers. Consider downloading this application to register for an absentee ballot today!
Click here for your absentee ballot applicationClick here to find the mailing address for your county election board.
Happy Voting!

Having a Seder In These Special Times
The CDC recommends no large gatherings, social distancing, and staying home (without inviting guests in). As such, it is our recommendation that people stay in their own home for Passover this year. Stay tuned for seder resources and the announcement of an online Temple seder.

Connecting With Us
If you need to reach a member of our Clergy or Staff, click here.
We are here for you!

Links to Community Resources:

Atlanta hospitals are seeking donations for personal protective equipment (PPE), including the following:

  • Masks of any variety
  • Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Face shields
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer

In order to minimize contact and movement, supplies are being collected via mail or in person. Please e-mail to arrange for drop-off or if you have any other questions. Supplies can be mailed to the following address:


Personal Protective Equipment

Emory Dean’s Office Room 102

49 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE

Atlanta, GA 30303


JF&CS Support Groups

Student Transitions Group

Clinical Services now offers a virtual therapy group for college students (undergraduate and graduate) impacted by COVID-19. Get support, coping skills, and strategies for COVID-19 transitions.

Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM beginning March 31st.

Meetings will be held virtually on Zoom.

FREE:  To register email Jaime Stepansky at: or Nicky Albert at

Cost of Group: No fee, donations are appreciated and can be made to JF&CS Atlanta at the link below:


Parenting in a Pandemic - Support Group

Clinical Services now offers tips and strategies for parenting during this extremely challenging time of upheaval and change. This is a free virtual place where parents can gain support for a variety of issues such as: 

·         scheduling as a tool for enhancing family functioning

·         teens and isolation

·         dealing with regulation and temper tantrums

·         sibling relationships

·         managing stress

·         parental self-care and emotional exhaustion

·         aspirational goals for family

Parenting of kids (3 - 11 years)
Fridays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM:  4/10, 17, 24 and 5/1.

Parenting of "tweens" and teens
Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM: 4/7, 14, 21 and 28.

Meetings will be held virtually on Zoom | **Led by Ina Enoch Ph.D, and Ula Zusman, NCC

FREE:  To register email:                         

Cost of Group: No fee, donations are appreciated and can be made to JF&CS Atlanta at the link below:


Weekly Family Caregiver Support Group During COVID-19 Pandemic

Fridays starting April 17th, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Format: Zoom

Caring, sharing, and encouragement, all essential elements of the human experience, may be found in this group for caregivers.  This group will provide a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings and help you to develop a network of support through an exchange of information and experiences.  The COVID-19 virus has presented new and difficult challenges for family caregivers.  This group will provide support, resources, and a safe place to process and share experiences related to being a family caregiver during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This group will be facilitated by Jenny Gay, LCSW Lead Geriatric Care Manager from Aviv Older Adult Services at Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta. 

Meetings will be held virtually on Zoom.

Free:  To register please reach out to Jenny to discuss joining the group.  (770) 845-2305 or

Cost of Group: No fee, donations are appreciated and can be made to JF&CS Atlanta at the link below:


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