Sarah Moosazadeh

Staff Writer - Atlanta Jewish Times

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

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Rabbi Bortz's Silence Leads to Self-Healing

Rabbi Analia Bortz lost her voice while she took prescription painkillers after a running accident four years ago, and that experience led her on a journey of self-healing that...

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Teen Initiative Aims to Drive Engagement

The Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative is launching programs more than a year after the Jim Joseph Foundation announced it was giving an Atlanta partnership $2.1 million over five...

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JELF Raises $213K to Continue Support for Students

The Jewish Educational Loan Fund 's support for higher education through interest-free loans brought more than 500 community members together Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Westin...

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Judaism Needs to Tweak Branding, Not Content

Communities must find ways to connect Judaism's traditional strengths to people who fell left out because of youth, lack of knowledge or other barriers, more than 800 attendees...

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Chabad Israeli Center Welcomes New Torah

More than 200 people from East Cobb, Dunwoody, Toco Hills and Brookhaven gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Chabad Israeli Center Atlanta and the dedication of its...

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PJ Baby Connector Creates Jewish Engagement

A new initiative of Jewish book club PJ Library is striving to help interfaith, single-parent and unengaged families with young children enhance Jewish learning and create...

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5Church Restaurant Feeds Midtown's Soul

The food and ambience of 5Church aren't the only reasons visitors keep coming back to the Midtown restaurant, owner Ayman Kamel says. The concept for 5Church began six years ago...

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Cobb Coin Menorah to Benefit Children's

Rabbi Ephraim Silverman hopes to impart the charitable lessons behind Chanukah gelt through Chabad of Cobb 's project Lights of Change. To help tie the holiday's message of...

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ADL Helps Students Learn From Holocaust

How to confront racial prejudice and bigotry is one of many lessons Galloway School 11th-graders Eliza Frankel and Aden Simmonds brought home from the Anti-Defamation League 's...

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JF&CS Seeks Donations for Holiday Gifts

Thanksgiving marks the start of the secular winter holiday season, when many struggling Atlanta families seek assistance from local organizations. That's where Jewish Family &...

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AJA Student Fights Hunger With Desserts

When she visited the traveling exhibit of Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger at the Marcus JCC in January, Atlanta Jewish Academy senior Maayan Schoen gained an understanding of...

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Mediterranean Flavors Influence Atlanta Cuisine

When Israeli native Hagar Sides visited Kroger's hummus section for the first time, she was fascinated and overwhelmed by the variety of flavors, such as red bean and edamame,...

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JELF, Oglethorpe Share Drive to Make Difference

Understanding the importance of higher education and its impact on students is one of many reasons Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall is serving as the keynote speaker...

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Amazon's Whole Foods Cuts Off Creamery

Jewish-owned AtlantaFresh Artisan Creamery has lost its best customer, Whole Foods, since Amazon closed its purchase of the eco-friendly grocery chain in August. Owner Ron Marks...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...