New Member Kahal

Where New Members Become Family

Kahal is the Hebrew word for “a gathering or sacred community.” It is our immense pleasure and sacred responsibility to make sure you find your home here at the Temple, our sacred community.  Please join us at all of the New Members’ Events to get to know one another and our Temple family, and utilize our New Members’ Club listserv often to find other new members to join you at other Temple offerings.


Welcome Home- September 11, 2016

5:00 – 7:15 pm  Meet in the Motor Lobby

Join us for an evening of wine and dinner as we celebrate you and welcome you home.  You’ll meet some of our clergy and Temple leadership, discover who else is new to the Temple, and get a tour of our historic sanctuary.  Find someone to sit with during High Holy Days or just find a new friend.  This is the first event of the year for our newest members and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to our community.

Tour is optional following the event; it should last about 20 minutes.

Babysitting available, RSVP to Joya Schmidt



New Member Shabbat- November 18, 2016

6:00 pm Services  | 7:30 pm Dinner

We celebrate a special Shabbat to honor you who’ve chosen the Temple as your Jewish home.  Let us host you for a private dinner and get to know you better as we dine together with our clergy and Temple leadership and enjoy home baked goods offered by our Temple family.  RSVP by November 16th to Joya Schmidt at

This is an event for your whole family; babysitting is optional for those who’d like it (RSVP required).  Vegetarian options available. 



Be a Blessing- April 2, 2017

1:00 pm - Feed the Hungry Warehouse (2160 Hills Ave, Suite F, Atlanta, GA 30318)

The Temple has a rich history of leading the way in social action and social justice.  Be a part of that legacy and get to know other new members as we participate in the important mitzvah of packing Blessing Boxes.  Appropriate for people of all ages, we will assemble packages of non-perishable food for women who are at-risk for trafficking.  Hunger is one of the main causes of this terrible plight; this is an event that the whole family can feel good about doing together. 


RSVP to Joya Schmidt at



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