The Scoop

February 25,2021


SOCIAL ADVOCACY/NONPROFIT/COVID-19 RELIEF


Boys and Girls Clubs of America hire first Diversity Officer (Atlanta Business Chronicle) The Atlanta based organization hired H Walker as the first diversity, equity and inclusion officer. In his new role, Walker will be driving a community-focused strategy for “breaking down barriers,” and supporting the nonprofit's commitment to addressing and dismantling racism and inequity for all youth, employees and volunteers at Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the nation.

JEWISH COMMUNITY


Learn what makes this Hillel activist mother-daughter duo tick (Atlanta Jewish Times) Linda Selig and Stacy Fisher, a mother-daughter duo who serve on the board of Hillels of Georgia chat about who makes the best chopped liver and which Israeli prime ministers they have met.


Keeping students connected with Hillels of Georgia (Atlanta Jewish Times) The pandemic has changed the way that students can connect on campus, but three university Hillel organizations have adapted with online events, social distance events and drive through services.


Georgia College opens Hillel House near campus (The Union-Recorder) Georgia College Hillel now has a space for students to hang out, study, dine together and participate in programming together. Created in 2008, Georgia College Hillel now has a space to call their own due to the efforts of many individuals including recently retired GC Hillel faculty advisor Dr. Karen Berman and CEO of Hillels of Georgia Elliot Karp.

HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE


50 of the best takeout meals in Atlanta (Atlanta Magazine) The past year has taught us the joys of ordering takeout from some of our favorite restaurants. This list of 50 takeout dishes is sure to give some great recommendations next time you do not feel like cooking at home.


Spiller Park bagel shop coming soon (Atlanta Magazine) Spiller Park Coffee’s fan favorite bagels will soon be the featured dish at Dear Friend, a bagel shop and delicatessen from Spiller Park owner and operator Dale Donchey. Dear Friend is planned to open early next year as a way to explore Jewish heritage through food.

REAL ESTATE / BUSINESS


Some small business owners have post COVID-19 optimism (Atlanta Business Chronicle) Following the tumultuous year brought on by the global pandemic, some small business owners are cautiously optimistic for business in 2021.


Home-buying online picks up speed in response to the pandemic (Atlanta Business Chronicle) With the health risks to travel back and forth to look at homes in different states, homebuyers are purchasing houses sight unseen and online.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

High Museum of Art to open Calder and Picasso exhibit (AJC) The exhibition featuring over 100 paintings, drawings, and sculpted works spanning the full careers of both artists will open in the High Museum of Art June 26.


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to host pop up concert at High Museum (AJC) Throughout the day on February 28, visitors can view the museums modern and contemporary galleries while enjoying performances by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Timed general admission tickets available for $14.50 with face coverings required.


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