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Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, actress and AJMF4 headliner, Lisa Loeb returns to Atlanta for an intimate performance at Vinyl (10/13 at 8:00 PM). Her repertoire spans decades, from the break-out #1 single "Stay (I Missed You)" (1994) to her most recent album, "No Fairy Tale," released last year. Forever the fearless performer, Loeb continues to entertain fans of all ages with her signature style and voice. Monday October 13; doors 7:00 PM, show 8:00 PM Vinyl (1374 W Peachtree St NW 30309)...

Lead by Rabbi David Spinrad and local musicians Sammy Rosenbaum and Eli Sperling, The Temple's First Fridays series is a unique, monthly sacred worship experience (10/10 at 8:00 PM). For our October Sukkot First Friday (actually the secondFriday of the month), we will feature live performances by Sammy Rosenbaum, Hannah Zale and Adam Klein following the service. Front Lawn of The Temple 1589 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30309 Friday, October 10: snacks and drinks 8:00 PM, service 8:30 PM, concert 9:15 PM...

Internationally renowned Klezmer, Bluegrass and Jazz virtuoso Andy Statman will be performing at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) in just over one month (10/19 at 7:00 PM). GET TICKETS Statman is the first visiting musician in the MJCCA's 2014-15 season. To view their entire arts and culture calendar, click here....

JF&CS' Mitzvah Day, Atlanta's largest community service day for young Jewish professionals, returns September 21 and we need YOU! Last year we had an incredible line-up of local and visiting artists: Miss Emily, Sunmoon Pie, Nick Edelstein, Shir Harmony, The Shtetl People and Jake Steel. This year, we still have a few spots open, two on stage and two off stage, for our 2:00-3:30 PM program at Cathedral Towers, a Buckhead senior community. We need YOU to do a mitzvah by performing a few songs (soloists and groups welcome) or by spending some time with the residents of this special place. Contact...

Last weekend, visiting artist Billy Jonas (pictured), local artist Sammy Rosenbaum and friends entertained hundreds of Limmudniks at Camp Ramah Darom. Click the photo above to see more pictures from the mountain weekend of culture and community. To learn more about Limmud Atlanta+Southeast and their signature retreat, please visit their website....

Thank you performers and fans for attending our first Teen Open Mic of AJMF's 6th season (2014-15)! Special thanks to venue host Crema Espresso Gourmet and event co-hosts Mason Redler and Jessica Thompson. Next Teen Open Mic is Sunday, October 26 (4:00-6:30 PM) at Steve's Live Music....

Internationally acclaimed Klezmer Band Ezekiel's Wheels transported the audience this week with their soulful melodies and masterful musicianship. Visit our Facebook photo album to see pics from the event. And make sure to check out the band's website to learn more about this young and talented Boston-based group....

Jewish Blues phenom Saul Kaye returns to Atlanta Friday, August 29 for performances at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Davis Academy and Temple Sinai. 10:00 AM  The Weinstein School Shabbat Sing at Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (free and open to the public) 2:45 PM  Performance and lecture demonstration for students at Davis Academy (private event) 6:30 PM  Shabbat Service at Temple Sinai (free and open to the public)...

Mazal tov to our director, Russell Gottschalk, and all the other amazing, young Jewish professionals who were featured this week in the Atlanta Jewish Times's "40 under 40" list. An Emory alum (’07 BA Film and Music) and native of Atlanta, Russell Gottschalk is the full time director and founder of AJMF (Atlanta Jewish Music Festival). In 2009, Russell became inspired to start the South’s first Jewish Music Festival after spending three years with Atlanta’s successful Jewish Film Festival (AJFF). As a young Jewish professional in Atlanta, he hopes AJMF will engage and...

As the conflict in Gaza continues, but a lasting ceasefire seems possible, we thought you might enjoy hearing something positive that has come from the struggle, a new video from Diwon and Kosha Dillz. Click here or the picture above to see Kosha rhyming to a beat that features a sample from an IDF soldier banging on a tank. No More War.  ...