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What is B'nai Torah Bridges? B'nai Torah Bridges is our new small group initiative designed to help members connect with others who share a certain passion or are looking for support for a specific need. Groups contain 8-12 members and meet monthly. This is an opportunity for our members to set aside some time for themselves. We are looking for individuals who are interested in leading a small group. We are also looking for ideas of small groups in which you'd want to participate. Please contact Ashley Cohen, Director of Engagement and Outreach, for more information. B'nai Torah Bridges small groups will launch in January, but we are filling spots now!

 

What kind of groups does B'nai Torah Bridges include? B'nai Torah Bridges small groups are split into three categories: Social Groups, Support Groups and Discussion and Learning Groups. Click on each category to see a complete listing of the small groups offered.

 

How can I join/start a group? Click here to complete an interest form! Once you complete the form, a member of our Engagement Team will contact you with more information and opportunities.

 

What is expected of group leaders? Group leaders schedule and organize monthly gatherings throughout the year. Each leader will go through a short training and will be provided with a coach to support them. Group leaders will ensure that their group remains a safe and respectful space for members while upholding B'nai Torah's Jewish values.


Social Groups:

Atlanta Breweries
Led by Corey Sloane
The Atlanta craft beer scene has exploded in the last few years. This group will meet at a different craft brewery each time for beer and games! Grab your koozies and explore local breweries with us!
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Atlanta Music Scene
Looking for a leader!
Explore Atlanta’s live music scene by visiting different venues and listening to all genres of music. From coffee shops to jazz lounges, the Atlanta music scene has so much to offer. Stay tuned for registration information.

Atlanta Stand Up Comedy Scene
Looking for a leader!
Do you love to laugh? Meet up for dinner and drinks at comedy clubs around Atlanta! Stay tuned for registration information.

Bowling
Looking for a leader!
From beginners to pros, we've got the perfect group for you. Practice your game, compete, or even put together a tournament all while hanging out and having fun! Whether you’re a newbie or an all-star, no matter how you roll, you’ll love bowling with us! Stay tuned for registration information.

Bridge
Led by Blooma Slaughter
Do you love to play bridge? Have you always wanted to learn? Join this group to play, learn, make new friends and have a blast!
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Canasta
Looking for a leader!
Our canasta group is perfect for anyone who wants to play and learn the game! Stay tuned for registration information.

Challah for Seniors
Led by Debbie Lewis
Join us once a month for a relaxing evening of baking for seniors living in nursing homes and assisted living centers. We have an opportunity in our community to provide a thoughtful package to seniors letting them know someone is thinking of them up for the Jewish Holidays and Shabbats. This is a great opportunity to bake with a fun group and know that we are helping others.
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City Springs Night Out
Looking for a leader!
Enjoy a night out with dinner, drinks and a show! As a group, we will select performances to see from the city springs calendar and meet up for dinner or drinks before the show. Stay tuned for registration information.

Comic Books
Looking for a leader!
Stay tuned for registration information.

Couples Dance Lessons
Led by Barbra & Gene Hirsh
Come join us for dance lessons once a month where will learn and practice the Foxtrot, Waltz, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Swing or any others that we may choose. Dance instructor and venue to be determined. This is for B'nai Torah members of all ages whether you are practicing for your wedding, your 50th anniversary, another celebration or you just want to have some fun!
Demographic: Couples
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Craft Club
Looking for a leader!
Come together with fellow crafters to explore different mediums of crafting including paper, clay, painting and more. Each meetup will feature a new craft project. Stay tuned for registration information.

Dog Park Meet-Ups
Led by Ali Katz
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Eating Explorers
Led by Amy Helman-Darley
Have an adventurous palate? Looking to connect with other moms of young children or just want a night out? Eating Explorers will explore different local international restaurants, trying a new type of cuisine each time. This group is geared for moms of young children.
This group is full.

Exploring Atlanta
Looking for a leader!
Explore all that Atlanta has to offer! From the Botanical Gardens and Mercedes Benz Stadium to the Atlanta History Center and more, let’s take advantage of this incredible city we live in! Stay tuned for registration information.

Fine Spirit Tastings
Looking for a leader!
Stay tuned for registration information.

Game Night
Looking for a leader!
Gather around the table for a good old fashioned game night! Bring your childhood favorites, learn new games and make new friends in this fun-loving group. Stay tuned for registration information.

Golf
Looking for a leader!
Explore different golf courses around Atlanta while learning and perfecting your game! Stay tuned for registration information.

Grandparents of Little Ones
Looking for a leader!
Bring your grandchildren and enjoy fun play dates with fellow grandparents in our community. Grab frozen yogurt, go to the park or enjoy an afternoon at the zoo with your little ones! Stay tuned for registration information.

Hiking
Looking for a leader!
The Hiking Group is for beginners, novices and experienced hikers of all physical abilities wanting to hike local trails. The pace will be varied for all participants to enjoy with basic techniques and gear presented. Our goal is for all participants to have fun in the great outdoors by connecting with others and nature simultaneously. Stay tuned for registration information.

Home Brewing
Looking for a leader!
Stay tuned for registration information.

Inventors
Looking for a leader!
Stay tuned for registration information.

Mah Jong
Looking for a leader!
Join us to learn, play, nosh and make new friends! Stay tuned for registration information.

Mommy and Me - For New Moms
Led by Pailey Nooromid
Are you a new mom? Join our Mommy and Me group to connect with other new moms in the B'nai Torah community! 
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Plant-Based Eating
Looking for a leader!
Want to learn about the plant-based eating lifestyle? Join us for cooking demonstrations, nutritionist speakers and vegetarian dining experiences! Stay tuned for registration information.

Poker Night
Looking for a leader!
Stay tuned for registration information.

Potluck Dinner Club
Looking for a leader!
We will take turns hosting delicious potluck dinners where the host picks the theme of the night! Bring your most creative dish and enjoy a relaxing night with new friends. Stay tuned for registration information.

Retiree Group - Anasheem
Led by Randy Cortland
Here is an opportunity for the retired men of B’nai Torah to meet for lunch and schmooze one Wednesday a month. We will sample restaurants located in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. Our goal is for you to have the chance to socialize with your B’nai Torah male friends and maybe make some new ones while enjoying a good meal.
Demographic: Men

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Sensational Single Seniors
Led by Ilene Abrams
This is a group for single adults ages 60+ who are looking for companionship to go to movies, theater, lunch, dinner, shul events, or just hang out and shmooze!
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Social Action Club
Looking for a leader!
Do good around Atlanta! Let’s join together to volunteer for different organizations that mean the most to us including homeless shelters, animal adoptions and many more. Stay tuned for registration information.

TopGolf Hackers
Led by Ryan Benator
Where just okay is....okay! Golfing with new friends and no judgments. We all like to play golf, whether we are good or not. The hackers group is a group where the goal is to have fun, play some golf, and get to know each other. This group is open to all skill levels!
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Vegan Eating
Looking for a leader!
So many wonderful conversations happen around meals. Here is a group where like-minded people can enjoy the conversation and the FOOD. We will gather around the table and discuss the many reasons why people live a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, as well as share wonderful dishes and friendship. Stay tuned for registration information.

Work from Home Lunch
Led by Ben Marks
Working from home can be a bit isolating at times. Here’s an opportunity to get out of the house and meet for a monthly one-hour social lunch. We try a different lunch spot each month and vegetarian options are always available.
Demographic: Men
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Yoga
Looking for a leader!
Stay tuned for registration information.


Support Groups:

Cancer Support
Looking for a leader!
Cope with the emotional aspects of cancer in this safe space where you can share feelings and challenges and learn from others facing similar situations. This group is for individuals currently undergoing treatment. Stay tuned for registration information.

Cancer Survivors
Looking for a leader!
Be an active participant in your recovery with fellow cancer survivors. Reaching out for support is a healthy way of taking care of yourself as you continue to heal from treatment. This allows you the opportunity to learn from others and find emotional support from people who have also been through treatment. Stay tuned for registration information.

Caregivers
Looking for a leader!
Being a caregiver is an emotional and physical responsibility. Whether you are taking care of a spouse, parent, other family member or friend, this group will provide you with a safe place to share your thoughts and feelings and help you to develop a network of support. Stay tuned for registration information.

Empty Nesters
Looking for a leader!
You've dedicated your entire adult life to raising your children. As they begin to leave the nest over the next couple of years, you are left wondering about your own life, what you want to do next, what brings you joy and purpose, and how to transition into that phase. Join this group of parents because none of us should have to take this journey alone. Stay tuned for registration information.

Interfaith Marriages
Looking for a leader!
This is a group for interfaith couples. We will have a chance to figure out some of the big questions and create friendships that will last a lifetime. Stay tuned for registration information.

Parents of Children in the LGBTQ+ Community
Led by Susan Proctor
In this group, we will facilitate discussions for parents who have children in the LGBTQ+ community. We will create a safe space where you may feel free to discuss your thoughts and feelings that might otherwise be uncomfortable to talk about.
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Parents of Differently-Abled Children
Looking for a leader!
Come together with other parents of differently-abled children to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe space. Stay tuned for registration information.

Widows and Widowers
Looking for a leader!
Come together to meet others who have lost their spouse and understand your loss. This group provides support from feeling isolated and alone while also providing the opportunity to meet new friends. Stay tuned for registration information.


Discussion and Learning Groups:

Ben Franklin Circles
Looking for a leader!
Ben Franklin Circles meet to discuss Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues and apply them to 21st century values and leadership. At each gathering, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know fellow circle members, ask questions and feel inspired to apply the virtues to yourself and the world around you. Stay tuned for registration information.

Genealogy
Led by Keith Rothschild
We will meet monthly and work together to advance both your traditional and genetic genealogy journey. Genetic genealogy is the use of DNA testing in combination with traditional genealogical and historical records. The use of DNA testing to supplement traditional genealogy research can be confusing, and working together as a group, we will explore the various different DNA tests, how they can aid your genealogy journey, and the Genealogical Proof Standard for DNA.
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Self Defense
Led by Craig Wolpert
The Self Defense group will meet monthly with the intention of helping people become more aware of their surroundings and understanding what to do if they are in a potentially dangerous situation. We will learn about situational awareness, hand to hand combat techniques, self defense tools and more. The group is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the subject or has something to share. This is not a martial arts group, and there is no testing or rankings.
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Travel
Looking for a leader!
Looking to travel to new places? This is a great opportunity to share photos, experiences, contacts and more with fellow jet setters. Stay tuned for registration information.

Yiddish
Looking for a leader!
Stay tuned for registration information.


If you have any questions about joining or starting a B'nai Torah Bridges small group, please contact Ashley Cohen, Director of Engagement and Outreach.

Thu, November 21 2019 23 Cheshvan 5780