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Purim at Buckingham this Thursday

Celebrate an old world Purim with a festive meal, fun and games and more on Thursday, March 8th at 5:15pm.  $15/person, $48/family.Sponsorships available ($100). Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-565-4412, ext. 300, or office@chabadofcobb.com.

Kabbalah Café this Sunday

Delve into the mystical secrets of Judaism based on the Chassidic teachings of Tanya. This tale of two souls will give you the tools to understand yourself in unprecedented ways. 9:30- 10:30am. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.
More info/to register: 770-565-4412 or www.chabadofcobb.com.

PURIM DELIVERY― IN STYLE AT CHABAD OF COBB

Chabad of Cobb: February 26, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., will have Purim Delivery―In Style, as part of the Gan Izzy Chai Five Club’s events for children in grades kindergarten to fourth grade. Participants can pack Purim Baskets for local Jewish Seniors and ride in style in a stretch limo to a senior home. Chai Five is a program that gives children the opportunity to participate in fantastic activities and focuses on teaching children how to make the world a better place for all. Cost is $12. The session begins with a served lunch. Chabad Hebrew school students can stay after Hebrew school and go straight  to the club. RSVP at least one week before the event by calling 770-565-4412 or emailing office@chabadofcobb.com.

Chabad of Cobb to host Teen Program for Boys

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Chabad of Cobb is hosting a teen program for boys in grades 8-12. Led by Noah Pawliger, the boys meet for an evening of fun, current events and community service.

The next meeting is scheduled for February 19, from 7-8:30 pm at Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta 30068.

Cost is $10 per person and snacks will be provided.

For more information, call 770.565.4412 x300.

Cookbook Proceeds to Benefit Jerusalem Soup Kitchen

“Holocaust Survivor Cookbook” author Joanne Caras of Port St.. Lucie, FL. will be the featured speaker at Chabad of Cobb at 4450 Lower Roswell Rd. on Thursday at 7pm.
In 2005, Caras visited Carmei Ha’ir Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which serves more than 500 meals each day to poor and hungry Israelis. Caras decided to raise money for Carmei Ha’ir, and for two years, the Caras family worked to collect recipes and stories from more than 120 Holocaust survivors and compiled them into a cookbook.
After her speech, Caras will sign copies of the book for all who purchase them at $36 each. The cost to attend is $10.
Proceeds from every cookbook sold benefits Carmei Ha’ir. To reserve a spot and pre-order cookbooks, call (770) 565-4412 (ext. 300) or email office@chabadofcobb.com. For more information about the cookbook, visit www.survivorcookbook.org.

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Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah – October 19-21, 2011‏

VExb1571813Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah this year is Wednesday evening October 19, 2011 – Friday, October 21, 2011

Immediately following the seven-day festival of Sukkot comes the two-day festival of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. (In the Land of Israel, the festival is “compacted” in a single day).

Shemini Atzeret means “the eighth [day] of retention”; the chassidic masters explain that the primary purpose of the festival is to retain and “conceive” the spiritual revelations and powers that we are granted during the festivals of the month of Tishrei, so that we could subsequently apply them to our lives throughout the year.

The “Four Kinds” are not taken on Shemini Atzeret. We still eat in the sukkah (according to the custom of most communities), but without making the special blessing on the sukkah. On the second day of Shemini Atzeret (i.e., the ninth day from the beginning of Sukkot), we go back to eating in the home.

The second day of Shemini Atzeret is called Simchat Torah (“Rejoicing of the Torah”). On this day we conclude, and begin anew, the annual Torah reading cycle. The event is marked with great rejoicing, especially during the “hakafot” procession, in which we march, sing and dance with the Torah scrolls around the reading table in the synagogue. “On Simchat Torah,” goes the chassidic saying, “we rejoice in the Torah, and the Torah rejoices in us; the Torah, too, wants to dance, so we become the Torah’s dancing feet.”

Other festival observances include the special prayer for rain included in the musaf prayer of Shemini Atzeret, and the custom that all are called up to the Torah on Simchat Torah.

For more about Shemini Atzeret & Simchas Torah, visit our megasite where you’ll find everything from a simple, straight-forward how-to guide to Shemini Atzeret & Simchas Torah observances, to profound insights into the significance of the festival from the wells of Chassidic wisdom.

(Reprinted from Chabad.org)

Magical Mitzvoth and More

Chabad of Cobb will have Magical Mitzvoth and more, as part of the Gan Izzy Chai Five Club’s events for children in grades kindergarten to fourth grade. The event will take place October 9 from 12:15-1:45pm at 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.

Participants can watch a magic show and make cards for soldiers of the Israel Defense Force. Chai Five is a program that gives children the opportunity to participate in fantastic activities and focuses on teaching children how to make the world a better place for all. Cost is $12. The session begins with a served lunch.

Chabad Hebrew school students can stay after Hebrew school and go straight to the club. RSVP at least one week before the event by calling 770-565-4412 or emailing office@chabadofcobb.com.

High Holiday Services at Chabad of Cobb

Chabad of Cobb will present lively, engaging and inclusive High Holiday Services at Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068. Open seating available at no charge, babysitting and supervised play by reservation.

To reserve a seat, call 770.565.4412 x300 or email office@chabadofcobb.com

Schedule of services:

ROSH HASHANA – 1st DAY, Thursday, Sept. 29
Shachrit (Morning Service) – 9:30 a.m.
Shofar Blowing – 11:45 a.m.
Mincha and Tashlich – 6:45 p.m.

ROSH HASHANA – 2nd DAY, Friday, Sept. 30
Shachrit (Morning Service) – 9:30 a.m.
Shofar Blowing – 11:45 a.m.
Mincha and Maariv – 7:00 p.m.

YOM KIPPUR, Friday, Oct. 7
Children’s Blessing and Kol Nidre – 7:00 p.m.

YOM KIPPUR, Saturday, Oct. 8
Shachrit (Morning Service) – 9:30 a.m.
Yiskor (Memorial Service) – 11:30 a.m.
Mincha and Neilah (Afternoon and Evening Services) – 6:00 p.m.

Chabad of Cobb Offers Magical Mitzvoth and More

Chabad of Cobb: Oct, 9 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., will have Magical Mitzvoth and more, as part of the Gan Izzy Chai Five Club’s events for children in grades kindergarten to fourth grade.

Participants can watch a magic show and make cards for soldiers of the Israel Defense Force. Chai Five is a program that gives children the opportunity to participate in fantastic activities and focuses on teaching children how to make the world better place for all. Cost is $12. The session begins with a served lunch. Chabad Hebrew school students can stay after Hebrew school and go straight to the club.

RSVP at least one week before the event by calling 770-565-4412 or emailing office@chabadofcobb.com. Chabad of Cobb is located at 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, 30068-4233

MUSIC OF THE SOUL – A PRE-HOLIDAY CONCERT at Chabad of Cobb

The Cobb Jewish Academy and the Chabad Brotherhood present “MUSIC OF THE SOUL – A PRE-HOLIDAY CONCERT”.

Enjoy heart stirring traditional melodies from the High holiday prayers by the Atlanta Jewish Male Choir with fascinating mystical and practical insights. A magical evening of music and mysticism that will uplift your soul and totally transform you High Holiday experience.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta GA 30068

$10 with RSVP BY Sept. 19th, $12 at the door
Light refreshments will be served.