Sarah Moosazadeh

Staff Writer - Atlanta Jewish Times

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

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Atlanta Recalls Kristallnacht
"Ninety-one Jews were killed, 30,000 Jews were sent to concentration camps, 5,000 Jewish shops were looted, and 191 synagogues were attacked," Rabbi Brian Glusman told community...
Cyclist's Lap Around U.S. Eases Childhood Cancer
When Glenn Hirsh was in third grade, he learned lessons about exercising and giving back that would help shape his life years later when he cycled to raise awareness about I...
Headlines Capture What Georgians Knew During WWII
As Hitler's power spread throughout Europe in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Americans began to receive accounts of Nazi brutality through national and local newspapers. But...
Israel Bonds Award Honors Richard Kopelman
For Richard Kopelman, supporting Israel came naturally while he was growing up in a Zionist home. Now he is being honored for that passion with the Israel Bonds Star of David...
Segregation Traces its Roots to Government Laws
Segregation and government policies have a long history together in the United States. Although laws are supposed to prevent the separation of whites and people of color,...
Israel Advocacy Main Battle for Ran Bar-Yoshafat
Defending Israel's right to exist is just as important off the battlefield as on it for former Israel Defense Forces special forces soldier Ran Bar-Yoshafat. The deputy director...
Radow Lecture Provides Understanding on Terrorism
Responding to terrorism involves a clear understanding of the perpetrators, ideological shifts in the Middle East and other developments in the region, the founding director of...
IDF Reservists Urge Students to Stand for Israel
While one grew up in a secular Jewish family in Las Vegas, the other lives in Tel Aviv, but together Joey and Eden are among six teams of two Israel Defense Forces reservists...
New Jewish Religious School Focuses on Excitement
To create an engaging, exciting and relevant experience for Jewish children is one of the main goals of the Atlanta Scholars Kollel's Morningside Sunday Experience, says the...
Visiting Rabbi Teaches Value of Mindfulness
How to reduce anxiety and worry is among the subjects Rabbi Laibl Wolf plans to discuss during his lecture on "Mindfulness and Jewish Meditation: Living Consciously in the Now"...
Kosher Italian Bistro Coming to Toco Hills
Never telling customers no is only part of the philosophy for Formaggio Mio, said Scott Italiaander, the co-owner of the kosher restaurant opening sometime in the fall in Toco...
Bris Celebrates Baby's Irma-Assisted Arrival
The theme of unity and kindness spread throughout Toco Hills as locals gathered at Congregation Beth Jacob on Friday, Sept. 15, to celebrate the bris of Joseph and Adina...
Holocaust Survivor's Wedded Bliss Began at Beth Jacob
Sixty-four years ago, Holocaust survivor Lucy Rosenblith and Sam Carson joined Rabbi Emanuel Feldman and 10 guests in a small white house off Boulevard for the first marriage at...
Singles Over 40 Find Dating Scene Lacking
The dating game in Jewish Atlanta is a common topic of discussion, but to gain a better perspective of what it's like for older singles, including those who are divorced or...
Sandy Springs Highlights Jewish Role in City
The Atlanta Jewish community's history has long been intertwined with that of Sandy Springs, a realization that Heritage Sandy Springs and Temple Sinai hope to share with...
Israeli Consulate Official Spreads Love for Culture
With a bachelor of arts in culture, the Israeli Consulate General's new director of cultural affairs, Yael Nehushtai, believes that she has found the perfect opportunity for her...
IDF Lessons Serve Owner Well at Alon's
Jewish community members of all ages gathered at Alon's in Dunwoody on Thursday, Sept. 14, for a Conexx food, wine and networking event with guest speaker and host Alon Balshan,...
ADL Head Excited by Atlanta History, Initiatives
With a deep appreciation for the civil rights era and the Anti-Defamation League's roots in the South, Allison Padilla-Goodman has taken on the role of ADL's Southeast regional...
Irma Evacuees Thankful for New Atlanta Friends
Although most Jewish Florida evacuees have left after taking refuge from Hurricane Irma in Atlanta, their appreciation for the people and congregations who helped them remains....
Holocaust Survivors Inspired Cuban Prisoner
After pursuing a career in international development, Alan Gross sought to combine the positive aspects of his experiences in global trade and social work to become an...
Love of Israel Brings Shinshinim to Atlanta
One grew up in the urban streets of Rishon LeZion; the other was raised on a moshav. Together, Israeli high school graduates Or Shaham and Lior Bar are determined to share...
Jewish Atlanta Opens Arms to Irma Evacuees
Synagogues and other Jewish organizations across Atlanta are welcoming people fleeing northward to escape the worst of Hurricane Irma, a strong Category 4 storm expected to hit...
Florida Evacuees Weather Irma in Atlanta
More than 1,000 Florida evacuees fleeing Hurricane Irma took refuge with Atlanta synagogues, only to see the tropical storm catch up to them in the metro area Monday, Sept. 11.
Gender Disparities at Heart of Health Event
Since its origins in the 1970s, the issue of gender equity in medicine has affected countless women, said Hadassah 's health advocacy chair, Anne Davis. She highlighted ongoing...
Woodhouse Offers Oasis in Dunwoody
Since opening almost a year and a half ago, Woodhouse Day Spa has established itself as an oasis in the heart of Dunwoody, offering guests result-oriented body and skin...
AJA Student President Battles Hunger
Maayan Schoen's father is a civil rights lawyer, so the Atlanta Jewish Academy senior has grown up with an interest in civil rights that has led her to volunteer at the Atlanta...
Beth Tefillah Changes to Keep Growing
Congregation Beth Tefillah strives to offer an authentic Jewish experience anyone can enjoy and benefit from regardless of religious affiliation. "The most important thing is...
3 Congregations Unite to Focus on Survival
Tisha B'Av, a day for lamenting Jewish disunity, presented the latest opportunity for three of Toco Hills' smaller congregations to unite for learning. New Toco Shul,...
Lifelong Path Led Rabbi to Dor Tamid
When fellow second-graders were focusing on research projects about the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago Bears, Jordan Ottenstein was learning about the Holocaust and Israel, so...
Chabad Teen Time Gets Double Boost
To foster a stronger connection between youths and their identity within the Jewish community, Chabad of Cobb welcomed Rabbi Gedalya Hertz and his wife, Ruthy, as the...

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