Sarah Moosazadeh

Staff Writer - Atlanta Jewish Times

Writer covering Jewish happenings in Atlanta and various cultures around the world.

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Geography Guides Davis to Compare Religions
Learning occurs beyond the classroom, says Davis Academy eighth-grade social studies teacher Matthew Barry, who alongside sixth- and seventh-grade social studies teacher Joelle...
Johns Creek Teen Wins $36K Award
Evan Barnard's enthusiasm for nature began at a young age in the woods near his home. Now his passion for the outdoors has helped him become one of 15 recipients nationwide of...
CDC Exhibit Marks Loss, Heroics of Ebola Battle
More than 11,000 West Africans died in the Ebola epidemic from 2014 to 2016, and several thousand Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees responded, acting CDC...
Teen Leads Special-Needs Tennis Camp
Daniel Stern's passion for tennis began at a young age while he watched his two older sisters compete. Now the 17-year-old plays for the Weber School and has helped create a...
Lembeck Reflects on 4 Decades in 'Opportunity Business'
Emily Lembeck didn't set out to become a teacher, let alone the superintendent of Marietta City Schools, a position she held more than 11 years, but a chance encounter with a...
ISM CEO Gets Kick From Sports Licensing
Raymond Goldsmith's accomplishments range from becoming a professional soccer player for the English Premier League's Chelsea to producing pop videos for major artists. He...
Slurs, Swastikas Target Jewish Students
While sitting in class waiting for the bell to ring this past school year, a junior at North Springs Charter High School was scrolling through Snapchat when she discovered an...
Larry Frank Honored for Devotion to Israel
The presentation of the Lifetime of Achievement Award to Larry Frank became a timely celebration of fatherhood and of Israel. "All children not only deserve their parents'...
Gratitude, Passion Urged for 70 Davis Grads
The Davis Academy held its 18th graduation but its first at the Rosenberg Performing Arts Theater on Thursday, June 1, sending 70 eighth-graders to high schools including North...
As Leaders Change, AJC Cites BDS Success
"Our goal is to help elevate AJC to the next level," American Jewish Committee Regional Director Dov Wilker said at AJC Atlanta's 73rd annual meeting Tuesday, May 9, at 103...
Rabbis Share Tears of Joy, Sorrow 50 Years Later
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman was teaching an English course on the Torah in Jerusalem on May 22, 1967, when he noticed three Israel Defense Forces buses loading students who were also...
Mitzvah Renews Kidney Donors and Recipients
"Living with kidney failure is a humbling and daunting experience for anyone struggling with the disease," Ira Tedoff said Sunday, May 7, at a kidney donation awareness event...
Bennett: IDF Defends Free World
When Adina Karpuj Bortz made aliyah from Atlanta and joined the Israel Defense Forces in 2015, her mother, Congregation Or Hadash Rabbi Analia Bortz, learned the value of...
College Students Honored for Supporting Israel
Students from Emory, Kennesaw State, the University of Georgia, Georgia State and Georgia Tech were among the guests recognized for their involvement in pro-Israel organizations...
Cantor's Daughter Sings a Song of Fitness
Judaism and fitness were entwined for Desiree Nathanson growing up in Sarasota, Fla., and inevitably led her to open her own studio, Interfusion Fitness. As the daughter of a...
India, Israel Celebrate Past, Future Relations
The bilateral relations between the nations of India and Israel go back 25 years, but the cultural ties run much deeper. "The connection between India and Israel is based on...
12-Year-Old Makes Cancer Discovery
For most seventh-graders, a science fair project involves something on the complexity and importance of measuring the speed of an egg shell's erosion in different substances....
Sing Us a Song About Escaping Nazis
With over 100 million records sold, Billy Joel is one of America's most popular music icons, but few of his fans know about his family's escape from Nazi Germany. To help bridge...
Baxter Safeguarded Survivors' Legacy
Liliane Kshensky Baxter devoted the past 13 years to preserving Holocaust survivors' stories at the Breman Museum's Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education, a legacy she has...
Latin Jews Struggle With Communal Confusion
Desiree Nathanson, an Atlanta Hawks trainer, seldom faced anti-Semitism growing up in Sarasota, Fla., where her mother served as a synagogue cantor. But her experience changed...
Roman Culture Survives Through Seder Traditions
The Jewish community in Rome is one of the oldest in Europe and is where Breman Jewish Heritage Museum community engagement director Ghila Sanders has her roots. Rome has...
Passover Helps Preserve Bukharan Culture
Strong ethnic roots and customs have kept Sophia Babayev's love of Judaism and Bukharan heritage unbroken in the 28 years since she left Uzbekistan. Babayev and her family were...
AJA Students Take Mitzvah to Central Asia
"There is a difference between learning in the classroom and using one's knowledge to create an impact in the world," Devorah Chasen told the AJT about her recent trip to Baku,...
Groups Advised to Act Against Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism is rising, from college campuses to social media to email sent to Jewish journalists. But its most significant impact is on Jewish organizations' ability to help...
For Now, OVS Stays Off Egalitarian Path
Congregation Or VeShalom has stood as Atlanta's traditional Sephardic synagogue for more than a century, and that legacy will continue after the congregation failed to amend its...
Chabad of Cobb Celebrates 4th Torah
Live music, dancing and community ties brought family and friends together to celebrate the inauguration of Chabad of Cobb 's fourth Torah on Sunday, March 26. The Torah was...
Grandson Highlights Ben-Gurion's Success
"The declaration of the state of Israel was one the toughest decisions David Ben-Gurion had to make as Israel's first prime minister," his grandson Alon Ben-Gurion said Tuesday,...
Assistant Rabbi Picks Beth Jacob Over Baltimore
Rabbi Dov Foxbrunner didn't always know he would become a rabbi when he was growing up, but his strong connection to Judaism and his suburban upbringing in Silver Spring, Md.,...
Hadassah Cancer Event Again Reveals Big Hearts
More than 500 people helped raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer Saturday night, Feb. 25, at the Big Reveal for Breast Strokes, Hadassah Bares All for A.R.T....
Kollel to Honor Longtime Supporter
When the Atlanta Scholars Kollel launched 30 years ago, Abe Levine was the first point of local contact. He located three homes for the organization and has continued to support...

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