SERVICE

Between the ages of 12 and 13, a young Jewish woman becomes obligated to observe the commandments of Judaism, and must make the choice to continue in that faith herself. "Bat Mitzvah" literally means "daughter of the commandments." The celebration of a Bat Mitzvah signifies that the young woman is beginning and will continue to function as an active and responsible young Jewish woman in the synagogue and in the wider Jewish community.

Abby’s Bat Mitzvah service will be held at The Temple in Atlanta, Georgia on
Saturday, October 13, 2018.

The service starts at 10:30 a.m., so please be at the synagogue by 10:15 a.m.

What to expect at the service:
A service typically lasts about 2 hours.  Abby and her friend Rosie Aronson will share the service.  Abby will chant prayers in Hebrew and will also read from the Torah.  Some family members will be honored by being called up to the bimah with Abby to recite prayers.

A Kiddush luncheon will follow services.

The Temple
1589 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

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CELEBRATION

The Kiddush lunch will be held at The Temple.
The Kiddush lunch will begin immediately following the Bat Mitzvah service
and will end at approximately 2 pm.

The Temple
1589 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Click here for directions

The party in the evening will also be at The Temple.
7:30 pm

The Temple
1589 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Click here for directions


HOTEL

We have reserved a block of rooms at the
Marriott Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown/Peachtree at 17th Street at a special discounted rate.
To reserve a room on-line, please click here
or call (888) 236-2427 and please refer to the “Hyken Bat Mitzvah” for the special rate.

General Hotel information:
Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown/Peachtree at 17th Street
1365 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

404-745-1000

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OUT-OF-TOWNERS

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ITINERARY

FRIDAY NIGHT – 6 PM (Services); approx. 8 PM (Dinner)

Shabbat Services at 6 PM at The Temple
1589 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
 

Dinner following Shabbat Services approximately 8 PM
Mellow Mushroom-Buckhead
1770 Peachtree ST NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 687-4766
Click here for the Mellow Mushroom Website

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SATURDAY MORNING - 10:30 AM
Bat Mitzvah Service followed by Kiddush Luncheon
The Temple
1589 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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SATURDAY EVENING - 7:30 PM
The Temple
1589 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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SUNDAY MORNING – 9:30 AM
Brunch
Brookwood Place on Peachtree Condominiums*
1735 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
*Brunch will be in the clubhouse in the main building
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click here for THINGS TO DO IN ATLANTA


The suggestions below are a snippet of the amazing attractions Atlanta offers visitors. Atlanta is a fun and diverse city with incredible history and true Southern charm. Please call or email us if you need any more suggestions about things to do while you visit.

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ATTRACTIONS

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THE GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Located in downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium features more animals than any other aquarium in more than ten million gallons of water. Through a path of more than sixty exhibits, the Aquarium tells a global water story, with features modeled after the greatest zoos and aquariums in the world. There are also dolphin shows and beluga whales!
www.georgiaaquarium.org

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WORLD OF COCA COLA

Located downtown (and right next door to the GA Aquarium), the World of Coca-Cola is a permanent exhibition featuring the history of The Coca-Cola Company. You can taste different types of Coca Cola from all over the world.
www.worldofcoca-cola.com

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HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

Located on Peachtree Street in Midtown (right across the street from the Residence Inn), the High Museum of Art, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States.
www.high.org

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INSIDE CNN STUDIO TOUR

Located downtown (and across the street from the GA Aquarium) take the Inside CNN VIP Tour for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience with expanded access to the working studios at the Global Headquarters of CNN Worldwide. 
www.cnn.com/tour

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BOTANICAL GARDENS

The Atlanta Botanical gardens is a true urban oasis in Midtown Atlanta. This 30-acre garden with a conservatory and fountains plays host to concerts, cocktail parties and more. A real treat is the treetop canopy.
www.atlantabg.org

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CENTER

Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.
www.thekingcenter.org

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THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Its purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities.
www.civilandhumanrights.org

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ZOO ATLANTA

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Zoo Atlanta is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. While animal displays draw visitors, animal research and conservation studies are also important activities of the zoo. An abundance of animals and plant species are found at the zoo, including 50 species of bird and 40 species of mammal -- over 1,300 animals in total.
www.zooatlanta.org


MITZVAH PROJECT

WHO: Abby Hyken and the Atlanta Music Project

WHAT: Abby’s Bat Mitzvah project to support the Atlanta Music Project

WHY: Because I love music and want to help underprivileged students have the same opportunities I do, to learn to play an instrument and perform with an orchestra

HOW: By working with the Atlanta Music Project to collect (i) gently used instruments, and (ii) money to support the program. Please contact Abby directly at abbymitzvah2018@gmail.com if you have an instrument you would like to donate to the program.

WHEN: Now through September 1, 2018

Click on the link below to learn about the Atlanta Music Project and to make a donation.
*Please contact Abby directly to donate an instrument.

http://www.atlantamusicproject.org/donate-to-amp/

*Note:  Please list “Abby's Bat Mitzvah” as the "This is in honor of" line. Thanks.


ABBY'S FRIENDS

Welcome to Abby’s Bat Mitzvah website! We're so happy that you'll be sharing her special day with us. A lot of you have probably been to many Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, but if you haven't, you may have tons of questions. There's more information throughout the website, but here's what you need to know in a nutshell!

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Q. What is a Bat Mitzvah and what exactly will I be doing there?
At 12 or 13, a young Jewish woman becomes obligated to observe the commandments of Judaism and makes her own choice to do so. "Bat Mitzvah" literally means "daughter of the commandments." The celebration of a Bat Mitzvah signifies that the young woman is beginning and will continue to function as an active and responsible Jew in the synagogue and in the wider Jewish community.

So what does that mean exactly?

Abby has been studying specifically for her
Bat Mitzvah over the past year. Abby will read Hebrew at the
service, but there will be much of the service in English. She will be part of 
the service and there will be a lot of interesting traditions for you to see.
Please arrive at the synagogue by 10:15 a.m. and expect the service to
last for approximately two hours.

Q. What should I wear to the service on Saturday morning?
Girls can wear a dress or nice shirt and skirt or nice outfit.

Boys can wear a nice shirt with slacks or collared shirt. Jacket and tie are optional. You will also be given a yarmulke (also called a kippah) when you enter the synagogue to wear on your head.

Q. What should I wear to the celebration on Saturday night?
Girls can wear a party dress. Boys can wear dress pants with a dress shirt.
Jacket and tie are optional.

If you or your parents have any other questions, please email us at stacyed@bellsouth.net.


CONTACT US

If you have any questions or just need to get in touch,
you can reach us at:

Stacy Hyken (404) 245-2595; Ed Hyken (404) 229-5259

stacyed@bellsouth.net