Sarah Moosazadeh

Staff Writer - Atlanta Jewish Times

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

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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...
Mission Connects Atlanta Trio to IDF
When Allison Oreck, Shaina Gordon and Ben Levy heard about Friends of the Israel Defense Forces ' Young Leadership Mission to Israel, the Atlantans each grasped the opportunity...
Jew-Hatred by Any Name Just as Foul
The most common spelling of "anti-Semitism," with the lowercase a, the capital S and the hyphen, is wrong, Deborah Lipstadt says. According to the Dorot professor of modern...
Resources Ready to Answer Anti-Semitism
After reporting on incidents of anti-Semitism in non-Jewish public and private schools in the Atlanta area, the AJT wanted to learn about the resources available to help...
Epstein Not Just Spinning Its Wheel With Logo
The Epstein School is welcoming students back this month with a new logo, which communications director Coleen Lou said represents the institution's fluidity in moving forward...
Fulton Schools Work to Defend Diversity
Frustration and confusion sometimes follow incidents of harassment at schools because federal laws limit the information available to parents. "It is important for our parents...
Mental Health Initiative Launches at Or Hadash
Assisting people with mental illness has become Devi Knapp's main goal after her own bouts of depression over nearly 30 years. That's why she has co-founded Baken (In the Nest),...
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...

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