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Congregant, Dr. Carol Holtz, Chair of the Cobb County Board of Health, has been selected for the 2020 Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) Fred Agel Governance Award!  This award is given annually in Georgia to recognize outstanding leadership, commitment, and service in the promotion of public health.  Mr. Agel was a longtime member of GPHA and a staunch advocate for social justice and public health. He was a founding member of...Read more...

Members of Etz Chaim were quoted and/or pictured in this article from the Atlanta Jewish Times.


Atlanta rabbis address Israel at War. See what our rabbis had to say:


Chase Flagel, son of Lisa and John Flagel was featured in the Atlanta Jewish Times on being an honorable graduate leader.


Congregant Norman Radow Featured in Kennesaw State University Magazine "Building the Infrastructure: A Key Part of KSU's Past and Future" Click each image below for a full-sized readable image.


Nothing to sneeze at: Global warming triggers earlier pollen

Atlanta local ABC affiliate, WSB-TV featured an interview on Health with congregant, Dr. Stan Fineman on February 8, titled Nothing to Sneeze at: Global warming...Read more...

Congregation Etz Chaim and the Jewish Educators Assembly Honor Our Teachers

Debbie Deutsch

This year at the JEA (Jewish Educators Assembly) and JYDA (Jewish Youth Directors Assembly) virtual conference at the January 24 (virtual) evening event, Congregation Etz Chaim is delighted to honor the following teachers:        ...Read more...

The J-Star Project Promotes Kindness and Understanding for the Holidays

Rabbi Albert Slomovitz, associate rabbi at Etz Chaim and and our friend, Father Ray Cadran from the Catholic Churh of St. Ann create bridges of understanding during the holiday season. Click here to read the article.

On Sunday, January 3, Rabbi Slomovitz's article regarding this porject appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Click here to read.


Couple Donates to Kennesaw State University

A prominent Georgia couple has donated $9 million to Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, university officials announced Wednesday. The gift from Norman Radow, who has served as the...Read more...

Dr. Stan Fineman Receives National Award

Dr. Stanley M. Fineman was chosen as the 2020 recipient of the Gold Headed Cane Award by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. This professional achievement award is the most prestigious one the professional medical association offers....Read more...

Rabbi Dorsch and Karen Needle in Around Woodstock Magazine Celebrating Chanukah

Rabbi Dorsch writes in an article, "Minor Holiday Attains Major Status" on page 20.  Karen Needle shares how "Hanukkah Evokes Childhood Memories" on page 22 and shares some wonderful recipes for Chanukah on pages 23 and 24.  Click here to view both articles in their entirety. (Select "read more..." to activate link to article.)


Mazal Tov to Etz Chaim's Men's Club

It is our pleasure to announce that the Etz Chaim Men's  Club has received the prestigious Quality Club Award from the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs.   The FJMC Quality Club Award is given each year to member clubs who meet established criteria. The Award was developed to encourage clubs to offer specific types of activities at the local, regional and international level. The award, an engraved 15-year perpetual plaque, is...Read more...

Our congregant, Robert Gray, is quoted in the Atlanta Jewish Times in an article on Mental Health Awareness. Click here to read the article.Read more...

Mazal Tov to our USYers

Steven Resnick

It’s my pleasure to formally announce the newly-elected 2020-2021 Sababa USY Executive Board:   President: Pnina Sasson Religion & Education Vice President: Tamar Oren Israeli Affairs Vice President: Mia Kleinman Social Action & Tikun Olam Vice President: Mason Chernau Membership & Kadima Vice President: Maddie Rose Communications Vice President: Julia Radin *The Executive Vice President position/title is a special...Read more...

These Volunteers Really Shine!

When Maxine and Jonathan Schein moved to Atlanta more than 20 years ago, they didn’t reveal much about their busy volunteer life back in New Jersey. After all, the Scheins were near retirement and thought it might be nice to kick back a bit. Maxine, a former teacher, and Jonathan, an educator and administrator, had moved to Atlanta to be near family.

Their period of lying low didn’t last long, however....

East Cobb News

Rabbi Dorsch and Congregation Etz Chaim make headlines in East Cobb for our Virtual Family Seder in the "Living" section of the East Cobb News.    To view the article, click here. Read more...

East Cobb News

Rabbi Dorsch and Congregation Etz Chaim made headlines in the East Cobb News for our Virtual Family Seder. Check out the link below.


Rabbi Daniel Dorsch of Congregation Etz Chaim and Father Ray Cadran of Catholic Church of St. Ann share how many places of worship are celebrating the holidays during the COVID-19  pandemic.

Marietta Councilman Appointed to National League of Cities Committee

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Yasher Koach to congregant, Joe Goldstein. 

Marietta City Councilman Joseph Goldstein has been appointed to serve on the National League of Cities 2020 Information Technology and Communications federal advocacy committee.

The committee help shapes NLC policy on issues such as privacy concerns, cable television and phone services, broadcasting, telecommunications and defending city rights-of-way from destruction caused by...Read more...

Chanukah/Christmas Initiative:  Hate has No Home Here!

Rabbi Albert Slomovitz and Father Ray of The Catholic Church of St. Ann have started a Chanukah/Christmas initiative.  With every Christmas tree St. Ann's sells, they are giving a Star of David ornament to the family so that they can hang it on their tree.  The hope from both faith leaders is to promote understanding and education.

Please view this video produced by WSB-TV,   Channel 2, thank...Read more...

Congregation Etz Chaim is a Proud Supporter of Sojourn 



Atlanta Jewish Times

  In honor of 9/11, the Jewish National Fund and students from the Sababa chapter of USY paid tribute to their nearby firefighters of Cobb County Fire Station 21.

September 18, 2019, 2:59 pm:    Atlanta Jewish Times 

JNF and Etz Chaim’s USY remember 9/11 and present Cobb firefighters with a framed image of Israel’s 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem.Read more...

Etz Chaim Teens Participate in 2019 Maccabi Games

Marty Gilbert

  Mazal Tov to the following Team Atlanta athletes who will be representing Etz Chaim:

Hannah Buxbaum
Mason Chernau
Ben Cohen
Zachary Goldstein
Joshua Greenspon
Lily Levin
Sophie Levy
Lilly Levy
Elizabeth McGrath
Hannah Ograbisz
Benjamin Satinoff Jason Seagraves
Jake Sommer
Evan Sommer
Carly Spandorfer
Jesse...

Congregant Profile:  Dr. Jeffrey Cohen/Colorectal Cancer Awareness*

Since March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, we wanted to begin our new endeavor by highlighting one of our long-term members, Jeffrey Cohen, MD.

Etz Chaim:  Why should we all be aware that March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness month?

Jeffrey Cohen:  Colon and rectal cancer is...


Atlanta Jewish Times - December 7, 2018 Etz Chaim Kicks Off $4 Million Investment in Future   Read more...
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