Temple Connect: Chai

Based on where you live or work (and if you’d like to meet people in your demographic), these groups will bring our Vision and Values to life by learning from our rabbis via DVD and Temple-sourced discussion materials.


Meet your neighbors, know what your Temple stands for, and change your life.


Simply put -- we are asking for leaders to host at least two or more other people.  The groups may meet at home, in your office boardroom, or even on FaceTime.  Our hope is that we will all make time to help expand our Jewish learning and personal revelation in the process.



Existing Groups

Temple Connect Chai:  Alpharetta/Smyrna/East Cobb Group: Sandy Cox

This neighborhood group meets regularly to enjoy each other’s company and discuss important issues. We hope this group will learn from our rabbis using the wonders of technology and the curriculum designed to teach about our Vision and Values. 

Temple Connect Chai: Ansley Dads:  Dan Granot

Temple Connect Chai:  Ansley Park Group: Kent Alexander and Denny Marcus

A group of neighbors who will come together to get to know one another and appreciate the unique offerings of their neighborhood.

Temple Connect Chai:  Brookhaven/Ashford Park:  Could Be You!

This group is for families with kids in grade school and younger. We will get together for kid-friendly outings and hang outs. Looking forward to meeting our neighbors! Sign up for the group and we'll help you get started!

Temple Connect Chai:  Brookhaven Mom's Night Out Group: Lori Spett

Calling all Brookhaven Moms! Are you drowning in homework, carpool and sign-up geniuses? Need a night out? Welcome to Brookhaven Moms' Night out, for ladies in the neighborhood with elementary school kids, who want a night out to unwind, relax, and get to know Temple moms in the neighborhood. We will meet once a month, either at someone's house in the neighborhood or at a local restaurant.

Temple Connect Chai Group:  Buckhead/Sandy Springs:  Toby Holzer & Bunny Mitchell

Using the principles of the Ben Franklin Circles, our group will use his classic 13 principles to spark discussion about members goals and aspirations. Come join us as we take a break from the divisive issues if our day, and instead learn how our experiences have shaped our lives and the world around us.

Temple Connect Chai:  Decatur Empty Nesters:  Murray Kaplan

Join a group of Decatur residents that can meet for a Shabbat dinner, a walking group, or a just plain get together to kibbitz and have great conversation. I’m sure once a group is formed ideas will flow. Also open to a co-leader! 

Temple Connect Chai:  Dunwoody/Sandy Springs Chai Group: Stacey Lewinstein

"Are you looking for some time in your life to connect with others on a level that goes beyond schedules and schlepping?  This chai group will come together one weekday a month to find a little wisdom, dig a little deeper, and bond a little more with other Temple members (and nosh a little too!).  Guided by the visions and values that our Temple rabbis will be setting forth, our discussions will explore how these fit into and enrich our own lives.  Our goal will be to create a cohesive, committed group of individuals who meet regularly to open both our minds and hearts.  If this sounds like you, please join us!  Don’t live in Sandy Springs or Dunwoody? No worries…..everyone is welcome.”

Temple Connect Chai:  Emory/Decatur:  Caryn Hanrahan

Temple Connect Chai:  Lilburn & Gwinnett Seniors:  TBD

Temple Connect Chai:  Morningside Mom's Night Out Group: Julie Poirier - FULL

Calling all Morningside Moms-Need a night out?  Welcome to Morningside Moms’ Night out,  for Ladies in the neighborhood with young kids, who want a night out to unwind, relax, and discuss any relevant topics. We will meet once a month, either at someone’s house in the neighborhood or at a local restaurant, the first Thursday of each Month, beginning October 6, 2016.

Temple Connect Chai:  Tikkun Olam Y'all:  Lynne Daly

ISO Buckhead/Sandy Springs women, 40 - 60 years YOUNG ready to give back to our community while simultaneously gaining new friends and relationships. Be ready to push up your sleeves gals as we gather each month in the AM for a couple of hours of community service followed by an informal lunch at a nearby, casual restaurant for fellowship. Tikkun Olam y’all !

Temple Connect Chai:  Young Professional:  Jessica Gordon



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