SERVICE

At 13, a young Jewish man becomes obligated to observe the commandments of Judaism. "Bar Mitzvah" literally means "son of the commandments." The celebration of a Bar Mitzvah signifies that the young man is beginning and will continue to function as an active and responsible Jew in the synagogue and in the wider Jewish community.

Max's Bar Mitzvah service will be held at Temple Kehillat Chaim on June 27th. The service starts at 10:30 a.m., so please be at the synagogue by 10:15 a.m. A kiddush luncheon in the temple's social hall will immediately follow the service.

1145 Green Street

Roswell, GA 30075

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CELEBRATION

Later that evening, a celebration including dinner and dancing,
will be held at The Metropolitan Club.

6:30-10:30 pm

5895 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005

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ATTIRE

For the service, one should dress as they would for any daytime religious service (modest daytime dress clothes...no gym shoes/shorts).

For the celebration, Caribbean Cocktail-style attire is in keeping with the evening's festivities.


HOTEL

EVEN Hotel Alpharetta-Avalon
2715 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(770) 869-2546

We've reserved a block of rooms under "Goodman Bar Mitzvah" at a rate of $69 single king/$89 double queen.

This is a brand new hotel (so very clean!) and is within walking distance to many shops/restaurants.  This group rate block will fill up quickly so please book asap.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

You can click the above link to book online or call the hotel directly.

The hotel does not offer a shuttle to the Atlanta airport due to the distance, but it does offer a first come, first served complimentary shuttle within a 4 mile range (a range that would include the temple and the party).


OUT-OF-TOWNERS

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ITINERARY

Friday Night - 6/26
Shabbat dinner (TBD) followed by
Shabbat services at Temple Kehillat Chaim (7:30 pm)

 

Saturday Morning - 6/27
10:30 am
Bar Mitzvah service/Kiddush Luncheon
at Temple Kehillat Chaim

 

 Saturday Night – 6/27
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Celebration
The Metropolitan Club
Alpharetta, GA

 

Sunday Morning - 6/28
9:00 am -11:00 am
Brunch
Even Hotel Alpharetta-Avalon

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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

Max has chosen to focus his mitzvah (service) project on helping local homeless/shelter dogs.

Please visit again soon to see his updates on the experience of fostering a dog and conducting a shelter supply drive and to see how you can help.  Thanks!


MAX'S FRIENDS

Welcome to Max's Bar Mitzvah website! We're really happy you'll be sharing Max's special day with us. A lot of you have probably never been to a Bar Mitzvah, so you probably 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?
A. At 13, a young Jewish man becomes obligated to observe the commandments of Judaism. "Bar Mitzvah" literally means "son of the commandments." The celebration of a Bar Mitzvah signifies that the young man 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?

Max has been learning to read Hebrew since kindergarten and he's gotten really good at it. He's been studying specifically for his Bar Mitzvah over the past year. Max will read a lot of Hebrew at the service, but there will also be a good amount of English. He will lead the service and there will be a lot of interesting traditions for you to see. Please arrive at the synagogue by 10:30 a.m. and expect the service to last for approximiately an hour and half.

Q. What will the party be like?
A. Lots of food, games, music, dancing & pictures being taken!We have a DJ who will be entertaining everyone. Afterall of Max's hard work, this is the time to relax and celebrate!

Q. Can I request the DJ play my favorite song?
A. Yes!  You can make a request, which will be reviewed by the DJ...if he has it, he will TRY his very best to add it to the musical rotation in the time he is at the party.  (Please only 1 song request per friend.)

If you or your parents have any other questions, please email us at jhousergoodman@gmail.com. We'll see you June 27th!


CONTACT US

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

jhousergoodman@gmail.com

or by texting Jenn @ 614.578.5955