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Accessing our "Virtual Community Room"​

We are working to provide virtual activities so that we can continue to serve our community through the current crisis. A list of activities open to the congregation will be updated regularly here.

Our virtual events are open to everyone! B'nai Torah membership is not required to join our virtual activities.

If you need help accessing Zoom, please scroll to the bottom of the page for step-by-step instructions.


 New Pet Owners Club - Sunday, June 7 at 11:00 AM
Are you the proud owner of a new fur baby? Join Dr. Riva  Wolkow, B'nai Torah member and owner of Belle Isle Animal Hospital, for a virtual discussion where she will share helpful tips and tricks for welcoming a new pet into your home! Click here to register!

 Trivia Night - Tuesday, June 9 at 7:30 PM
Do you consider yourself a movie, TV and/or music lover? Test your knowledge at our Virtual Trivia Night! This game is open to trivia players of all ages. Click here to register!

 Baseball Bonanza - "Heading Home - The Tale of Team Israel" Q&A and Baseball Trivia - Sunday, June 14 at 7:00 PM
Before Sunday, June 14, rent and watch "Heading Home - The Tale of Team Israel" on Amazon Prime, YouTube or Google Play. This documentary charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage. On Sunday, June 14,
join B'nai Torah member, Brian Curtis Mand, as he interviews former pro-baseball player, Jeremy Bleich, and filmmaker, Jeremy Newberger, about playing for Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic and creating this incredible documentary. We will end the event with a Baseball-themed trivia game! This event is open to sports fans of all ages! We are thrilled to partner with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival for this program. Click here to register!

 Boomer Series: Ask the Rabbi - Tuesday, June 16 at 10:30 AM
What's on your mind? Join Rabbi Heller for a special open Q&A. Ask questions about Judaism, share COVID-19 related thoughts and more! Click here to register!

 Father's Day Foodies - Virtual Grilling Demo with Jody Pollack - Sunday, June 21 at 4:00 PM
Join Jody Pollack, B'nai Torah member and Executive Director of the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival, for a virtual Father's Day grilling demo. Jody will lead a virtual demonstration for how to grill Cornish Hens. Spend time with Dad, get some fresh air outside and enjoy your delicious freshly-grilled meal! This demo is perfect for all ages. We are thrilled to partner with the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival for this program. Click here to register!

 Comedy Night with Benji Lovitt - Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 PM
Through a mix of his insights into Israel combined with a look at "Zoom Seders" and "streaming t'filot," Benji brings his hilarious standup comedy straight to your living room! Join us for a great distraction from the "new normal." This show is geared toward adults. Since making aliyah in 2006, comedian Benji Lovitt has performed for audiences around the world including Federations, synagogues, Birthright Israel and more. His perspectives on Israeli society have been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, BBC Radio, and the Times of Israel. His commentary during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge led to his being called “the only reason to go on Facebook." Click here to register!

 Virtual Mah Jongg
Interested in joining a B'nai Torah virtual Mah Jongg game? Contact Ashley Cohen at acohen@bnaitorah.org with your name, contact info and mah jongg skill level, and she will follow up once we have enough interest. 

 20s and 30s Risk Online Game
Rabbi K is getting a group together to play Risk (the board game) online. The game/s will take place over multiple days, with a 48 hour turn limit, so the time commitment is flexible. If you are up to playing the strategy game, email Rabbi K at rabbik@bnaitorah.org, and he will follow up once we have enough interest.


Weekly Activities: The following weekly events will continue to be held in the Virtual Community Room. No registration required.

Knitzvah - Sundays at 1:00 PM
Knitters of all skill levels and ages are invited to participate in our virtual Knitzvah session!

Weekly Boomer Happy Hour - Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
Grab a drink and/or snacks and spend some time with your fellow B'nai Torah Boomers via Zoom! Share ideas for keeping yourself entertained at home, discuss any emotions you're feeling during these uncertain times and enjoy some time with friendly faces!

Accessing the Virtual Community Room: When it is time for the event to begin, visit https://zoom.us/j/5682481607 to enter the B'nai Torah Virtual Community Room! For security purposes, our Virtual Community Room is private for B'nai Torah members and friends. To request access to our Virtual Synagogue, please submit this form, and a member of our staff will be in touch with more information. If you are a B'nai Torah Member, please check your email for the password.


Virtual Activity Login Instructions

Once you register for an event above, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link. This link will launch the video call. Click "Open Zoom Meeting" to join the program. If this does not work, please follow the instructions below.

Computer Video Instructions:

  1. Visit https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478.
  2. Create a free account by clicking "Sign Up, It's Free."
  3. At the top right, click "Join A Meeting."
  4. Enter the Meeting ID located in the confirmation email.
  5. You will then have the option to turn on/off your microphone and video camera.
     

Phone and Tablet Video Instructions:

  1. If you do not have the Zoom app on your phone or tablet, visit the App Store and download the app. The app is called ZOOM Cloud Meetings. Look for the icon below.
  2. Open the app and click "Join a Meeting." 
  3. Enter the Meeting ID located in the confirmation email.
  4. You will then have the option to turn on/off your microphone and video camera.
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