February 1, 2024 | 22 Sh'vat 5784






We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your

support of our weekly newsletter.

Starting this month, we'll be transitioning to an

every-other-week schedule to dedicate more time to

curating in-depth and valuable content.

Rest assured, while the frequency is changing,

our commitment to delivering useful information remains unwavering.

We're excited about this change and welcome your feedback.

~CNT Communications Team

The Religious School celebrated Tu B'Shvat by making their own edible arrangements! They look so yummy!

Great job guys!

Congratulations to Raelyn S for winning first place

with her team in the Congressional District 14 Division

of the Georgia Council on Economic Education

Stock Market Game!

Raelyn and her team received medals, certificates and will be honored during a luncheon at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Calling all parents of terrific tots!

We're getting ready to have a tot-centric Shabbat with music, puppets and a parachute!

Join us for family fun on Friday, February 23rd at 5:00.


Rabbi Prass had some great assistants to help him lead services at our Family Shabbat January 26th.

Thank you to our families who came to celebrate Shabbat!


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Va-eira ... I (God) Appeared

[to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob]

God spoke to Moses and said to him, "I am the Eternal."

- Exodus 6:2


  • Despite God's message that they will be redeemed from slavery, the Israelites' spirits remain crushed. God instructs Moses and Aaron to deliver the Israelites from the land of Egypt. (6:2-13)
  • The genealogy of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and their descendants is recorded. (6:14-25)
  • Moses and Aaron perform a miracle with a snake and relate
  • to Pharaoh God's message to let the Israelites leave Egypt. (7:8-13)
  • The first seven plagues occur. God hardens Pharaoh's heart, and Pharaoh rescinds each offer to let the Israelites go.
  • (7:14-9:35)


We Stand with Israel

We are horrified by the unprovoked attacks on Israel. We have witnessed the country that holds a unique place in hearts subjected to rocket and terror attacks. Hundreds have been killed, taken hostage or are missing in inexcusable acts of aggression. Our hearts weep for all the innocent people of the region affected by these terror groups. We pray for the safe return of innocent hostages and the forces of peace to bring calm and safety to this Holy Land.  We stand in solidarity with our Israeli brothers and sisters and all those affected by these acts of violence and terror. 


Israel needs us. Please donate to the Jewish Federation of Atlanta-Israel Emergency Campaign. To donate:


Thank You

We gratefully acknowledge recent donations

and pledges from the following families:

Robin and Robin Flake

In memory of Sharon Frankel


 Jennifer and Brad Seitel 

Sue and Larry Goldstein

In memory of Harry Goldstein

Julie and Matt Berenson 

 Sue Huebsch

Growth Fund

One Month of Oneg

Johanna and Paul Kohler  

Bari Tuman and Patrick O’Krongly

Thank you to Eddie Womeldorf for his time and expertise in lighting up the synagogue!

Your donation means a great deal to us.




1 Noah Moore

6 Michele Flake

10 Cherri Ehrlich

12 Caren Doleys

12 Laura Gutenstein

14 David Joffe

16 Betty Milikovsky

19 Fisher Blass

19 Larry Goldstein

21 Steve Michael

23 Michael Gutenstein


1 Peg & Bob Abrams

16 Maryanne & Jonathan Herbst


Please keep the following friends and family

in your prayers for a return to health:

Shannon Anderson

Erin Baker

Michael Baskin

Kevin Belcher

Michelle Belcher

Gary Blum

Bill English

Robyn Gandleman

Daniel Goldman

Andrew Goldstein

Dana Goldstein

Sylvia Handel

Linda Hollingsworth

Sue Huebsch

Erin James

Shelli James

Mel Krupnick

Paula Krupnick

Eden Lazarus

Pam Lustgarten

Arnold Meyer

Jeff Meyer

Wendy Meyer

Carol Milsen

Earl Morris

Steve Murphy

Zulma Rosenfeld

Suzi Rubin

Brian Rudolph

Cat Tuman

Zach Tuman

Mak Yost

We pray for the safe return and recovery of the 132 hostages still held in Gaza.


We remember those who passed away this year:

Steve Finley (friend of Wendy Meyer)

Deanna Lerner (cousin of Sue Huebsch)

Barry Napshin (father of Stu Napshin)

Morris Pech (father of Heather Pacin)

Joan Long Solomon (aunt of Michael Gutenstein)

Carol Rosenfeld Goldman (sister of Joe Rosenfeld)

Frances Gilman Saperstein (grandmother of Kelsey Womeldorf)


With fondness and affection we remember

those whose Yahrzeits are in February

Bernard Baskin (father of Eric Baskin)

Robert Dempsey (grandfather of Robert Simon)

Michael Eramo (brother-in-law of Robin Flake)

Abraham Mordechai Goldberg (father of Serena Gold)

Martin Hager (father of Emily Lembeck)

Charlotte Huebsch (mother-in-law of Sue Huebsch)

Joann Huebsch (sister-in-law of Sue Huebsch)

Steveanne Lehrman (sister-in-law of Sue Huebsch)

Jeffrey Irving Lustgarten (brother of Elaine Gutenstein, son of Pam Lustgarten)

Sheldon Lustgarten (father of Elaine Gutenstein, husband of Pam Lustgarten)

Edythe Lichtblau Perlman (mother of Robin Flake)

Abe Perlman (father of Robin Flake)

Mildred Perlman (aunt of Robin Flake)

Maxine Rubenstein (great aunt of Brad Seitel)

Janet Seitel (great aunt of Brad Seitel)

Nathan Seitel (great uncle of Brad Seitel)

Mike Shalloway (uncle of Julie Berenson)

Edith Bimbi Simon (grandmother of Robert Simon)

Ira Ungar (father of Julie Segal)

Donald Ward (grandfather of Paul Kohler)

Yehi zichronam l'vracha - May their memories be for a blessing; may they rest in peace. Amen. 

Observe the tradition of giving tzedakah (charity) to commemorate the annual Yahrzeit of a loved one's passing by making a donation in their memory. CLICK HERE to donate. To purchase a plaque in memory of your loved ones, please 

contact Michael Gutenstein.


Rabbi Joseph Prass

Religious School Principal: Rob Goldstein


President: Julie Segal

Vice President: Bari Tuman

Secretary: Johanna Kohler

Director of Finance: Michael Gutenstein

Director of Communications: Kristine Goldstein

Director of Education: Rob Goldstein

Director at Large: Jonathan Herbst

Director at Large: Brian Katz

Director at Large: Matt Berenson


Communications Team


with your CNT community in Chai Lights. Send details and a photo to communications@mynertamid.org by noon Wednesday. Please send to info@mynertamid.org so we can share during services.

Strawberry Challah

French Toast Kabobs

The perfect way to use up leftover challah, these challah French toast kabobs are a fun Shabbat activity for the whole family. No matter the age, getting children involved in the kitchen can be a great way to spend time together, and help to teach invaluable life lessons and skills. Kids can get excited about special Shabbat foods from an early age. Cooking is a major part of Shabbat, so if you’re looking for ways to create some Shabbat rituals in your family, Saturday breakfast is an easy one — just remember to bake or pick up a challah for Friday night! We’ve outlined sample tasks that children, aged 18 months and up can help get involved with, but every child is different, so feel free to adapt it to whatever works best for your family. Shabbat Shalom!

Ingredients for 4-6 servings

  • ½ large challah
  • ½ cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. honey, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8-10 whole strawberries
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil or butter
  • 8-10 wooden skewers


1. Cut the challah into 1-inch cubes, set aside.

18 months: Add challah cubes to a large bowl or tray.

4+ years: If comfortable, use a plastic knife to cut the challah into cubes.

2. In a bowl, whisk milk, eggs, 1 tbsp honey, and vanilla until combined. Pour over challah cubes, stirring to coat all pieces.

18 months – 3 years: Pour milk and vanilla into the bowl.

4-5 years: Pour milk and vanilla into the bowl, crack the egg and stir the ingredients together. Stir challah and egg mixture.

6+ years: Pour milk and vanilla into the bowl, crack the egg AND stir the ingredients together. Pour egg mixture over challah, stir challah to coat.

3. Cut the tops off of the strawberries, or use a straw starting from the bottom of the berry and push the straw up to remove the tops. Set aside.

18+ months: Help to wash strawberries.

4-6 years: Use a straw or plastic knife to hull the strawberries.

6+ years: Use a straw or small knife to hull the strawberries.

4. Heat oil or butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add challah cubes to the pan, cooking for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan, and place on a plate to cool slightly.

5. Build the kabob by threading alternating challah French toast and strawberries on the skewer, finishing with a challah French toast, challah cube, strawberry and a final challah cube.

4+ years: Thread the French toast and strawberries onto the skewer.

6. In a small bowl, combine yogurt and remaining honey.

4+ years: Stir honey and yogurt until combined.

7. Serve challah French toast kabobs with yogurt dip.

8. Enjoy!

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