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We’re incredibly excited to welcome Ryan Baill to our AJMF7 team as an intern! We asked Ryan to share some of his background and his thoughts about joining AJMF: Hi, my name is Ryan Baill and I'm an undergraduate at Georgia State University. I spend the majority of my time focusing on my Business Hospitality degree and countless hours in the basement of the percussion studio in attempts to refine my craft as a concert percussionist. I have a passion for music and Judaism which is why I am so excited to join the capable...

Talented teens return to the stage Sunday, August 30 (5:00-7:00 PM) at Crema Cafe. Our bi-monthly Teen Open Mic series will take a break in October as we're looking to hire several teen artists and bands for a few different AJMF events that month. Are you a talented, young Jewish musician or group looking for a chance at a paid gig? Attend our Teen Open Mic and let's hear what you got....

We’re incredibly excited to welcome Galloway School student Mason Redler to our AJMF7 team as an intern! We asked Mason to share his thoughts about joining AJMF: Hey everybody! My name is Mason Redler, i'm fourteen and a freshman at the Galloway School. I'm very excited to join the AJMF community as an intern. I will be helping with event production and social media, primarily Instagram. I am especially excited to learn how to set up and control a soundboard at a live concert. My biggest goal this year is to get more Jewish teens...

  We're giving away two tickets to Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin (Aug 30, 5:00 PM at Buckhead Theatre)! Like and share our Facebook post for your chance to win. Contest ends this Thursday at noon EST. Purchase tickets ($18/ticket): www.JewishAtlanta.org/HersheyFelder Event info: Come celebrate an incredible man and piece of Jewish American history during a one-night-only performance of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin.  With more than 1,500 songs, Berlin is considered to be one of the greatest songwriters in history with songs such as God Bless America, Puttin’ on the Ritz, There’s No Business Like...

We're incredibly excited to welcome Atlanta Jewish Academy student Shira Solomon to our AJMF7 team as an intern! We asked Shira to share her thoughts about joining AJMF: Hey y’all! My name’s Shira Solomon, I’m a senior in high school, and I’m super excited to join the AJMF team as an intern! I’ve always been on the search for some kind of outlet to get involved in music while still maintaining my Jewish identity, and have realized this is an incredibly rare combination. So when I heard about AJMF and its mission...

Local artist and AJMF board member, Sammy Rosenbaum released his debut album "We Are The Ones" today! Sammy's roots are steeped in his Jewish faith, using Hebrew and biblical text as inspiration, and his musical style pushes into a modern folk/funk groove. The album's name was inspired by a sweat lodge session of singing and telling stories. The shaman instructed, “Repeat after me. We Are The One’s We’ve Been Waiting For. We repeat the mantra three times. The words take on new meaning with each repetition." Learn more about Sammy through his interview with...

Today, we formally welcome new AJMF7 board members to the team and celebrate our transition to new seasonal colors. Drew Cohen, Ariela Freedman, Mark Gallegos, Todd Koransky, Rachel Meltzer, Beth Schafer and Rich Walter (pictured above, in order listed starting top left) join Lauren Adesnik, Bram Bessoff, Jonathan Crane, Becky Herring, Alan Kitey, Sammy Rosenbaum, Eli Sperling and Val Wolpe on our board of directors for this upcoming season. In addition to our announcement of AJMF's board development, we updated our website and social media platforms. Check us out: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,...

This week, we took over ATL Collective's Instagram to celebrate our favorite classic albums by Jewish musicians AND give away two tickets to their upcoming show recreation Paul Simon's Graceland. Here are the other classic Jewish albums we highlighted alongside Simon's iconic collaboration of American and African musicians. The Broadway Album (1985) is the 24th studio album from director, composer, actress and singer Barbara Streisand. It marked a major shift in Streisand's career, from years of rock and disco oriented songs to musicals and singing standards. The Broadway Album is her 6th...

As we leave season 6 (July 2014- June 2015) in the past, we have six reasons to be excited for the successes and milestones of AJMF6. 1. We engaged 13,000+ attendees, the first time ever we reached a five figure fanbase for year-round programming. 2. We produced or co-produced 50+ events, our most productive season yet. 3. We had growth from new partnerships with visiting teen conventions, increased synagogue collaborations and large community events. 4. We nurtured continuing programs like the Molly Blank Concert Series at The Breman, the Jazz at the J series...

We are thrilled to continue our multi-year partnership with Fulton County Arts & Culture (FCAC) and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners! These bodies serve as primary contacts for cultural programs and services support to Fulton County based nonprofit arts organizations and Fulton County residents. Sponsorship from Fulton county agencies enables AJMF to continue to expand programming in Fulton County, for both Jewish and non-Jews. Like our partners, we believe the arts are essential to the quality of life of our citizens and to the economic and social health of our communities. For more...