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MJCC 2010 Visitors Guide WEB

MJCC 2010 Visitors Guide WEB

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A Visitor’sGuide toAtlanta
Shalom Y’all,The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta is honoredto host the JCCs of North America 2010 Biennial. Atlanta isan exciting, world-class city with small town roots. Our cityseamlessly combines culture and history and wraps it all up in ourfamous Southern charm. May is the perfect time to visit Atlantaand be greeted by moderate temperatures, lush green grass andthe gorgeous springtime blooms of our dogwoods and azaleas.The Biennial brings together the top leadership in the JewishCommunity Center world to learn, discuss, strategize andnetwork, and we are proud to be the host city.We want to thank our host committee and all of our staff andvolunteers for the amazing job they have done to make each ofyou feel welcome. We hope thatas you experience our southernhospitality, you will enjoy thebest that Atlanta has to offer.Welcome to Atlanta!
Lisa BrillandLaura Dinerman
Biennial HostCommunity Co-Chairs
Atlanta –the city that rose from the ashes following the Civil War;the home of Rhett and Scarlett;the Big Chicken;Varsity dogs and fried pies;Coca-Cola; and more Peachtree Streetsthan you can “shake a stick at.”You’ll nd that Atlanta is a perfect combinationof contemporary metropolis mixed with hometown charm.From ne dining to the most eclectic anddiverse museums to a thriving nightlife,Atlanta is a city rich in heritage and culture and,of course, southern hospitality.Our burgeoning Jewish populationof more than 120,000 includes forty congregations,many active Jewish agencies,and one of the largest JCCs in the country,the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.Welcome to Jewish Atlanta.
Lisa Brill and Laura Dinerman, Co-Chairs
Wendy BearmanMindy BindermanLisa & Martin FleischmannEllen GoldsteinSusan La KierSusanne KatzSheri KornblumLisanne & Paul NozickLisa SiegelGayle SiegelScott WalseyMike Wien
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta5342 Tilly Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30338 • 678.812.4000 • atlantajcc.org
The Capitol Dome is layered in 43ounces o pure gold that was minedin Dahlonega, Georgia — the site oAmerica’s frst Gold Rush.
In Atlanta, there are more than 100streets, drives, roads, and avenuesthat bear the name of “Peachtree.”
is the nation’snumber one producero the three Ps:peanuts, pecans,and peaches.
The Varsity Restaurant is the world’slargest drive-in. Two miles of hotdogs, a ton of onions, 2,500 poundsof potatoes, 5,000 fried pies and 300gallons of chili are made from scratchdaily. The Varsity serves the highestvolume of Coca-Cola anywhere —nearly 3 million servings of Coca-Colaannually. Stop by to hear the famouscry, “What’ll ya have, what’ll ya have,what’ll ya have?”
In 1963, The BigChicken reared itsmechanical headin Marietta,Georgia toadvertise JohnnyReb’s Chick,Chuck and Shake. In 1974,Kentucky Fried Chickenbought the chain and addedits logo to the chicken. TheBig Chicken has become oneo Georgia’s most popularlandmarks.
State Song:“Georgia On My Mind”
Atlanta is the birthplace othe world’s most popularsot drink, Coca-Cola. Itsultra secret recipe wasdeveloped by an Atlantapharmacist in 1886and sold at that timeor just 5 centsa glass.
In Gainesville, GA, theChicken Capital o theWorld, it is illegal to eatchicken with a ork.
State Flower:Cherokee RoseState Fish:Widemouth BassState Tree:Live OakState Bird:Brown Thrasher

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