New Year’s celebration: Everyone is invited to FROYosh Hashanah Holiday Party, a Jewish New Year’s celebration, which will feature children’s Rosh Hashana songs, activities, crafts and more from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. Sponsored by the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) and the Weinstein School, the event will take place at Yogli Mogli-Buckhead (2090 Dunwoody Club Drive, Atlanta). Participants will receive a 20 percent discount on purchases. Information: www.atlantajcc.org.
Outdoor concert and contest: The annual Jazz Under the Stars outdoor concert will feature Frank McComb, a soulful singer and keyboardist who has collaborated with recording artists including Prince, Chaka Khan and Teddy Pendergrass. The evening of entertainment will be sponsored by the St. Paul’s Outreach Center Inc., a 501 (c)(3) charity at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Attendees may bring their own food and participate in the table-decorating contest, which will yield a prize and bragging rights. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.juts2015.brownpapertickets.com. Information: 404-626-3508 or 404-696-3620. 306 Peyton Road S.W., Atlanta.
Jewish High Holy Day services: Join Reform Jewish Congregation Ner Tamid to celebrate the High Holy Days this year. There will be 10 services, starting with Rosh Hashana at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. The celebration will conclude with Havdalah at 6:18 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. To view the list of services or purchase tickets, which are $108 for nonmembers (tickets are free for members), visit www.mynertamid.org. Information: 678-264-8575. 1349 Old Highway 41, Suite 220, Marietta.
Weekend program: To celebrate the first two decades and look toward the future of the Spirituality Program at the Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary (CTS), a special weekend program titled Common Ground will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.; the last event is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Open to all, the cost is $30-$75. Tickets may be purchased at www.ctsnet.edu/common-ground-holy-ground. Information: 404-378-8821. 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur.
A bishop’s visit: Spiritual and administrative leader Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, who is the ruling hierarch for St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church, will preside over the Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. St. Elizabeth Orthodox is part of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, which is headquartered in Johnstown, Pa., and consists of 82 parishes spread throughout the United States and Canada. After the service, all local community members will be invited to a reception. Information: 770-485-0504. 2265 E. Cherokee Drive, Woodstock.
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