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Congregation Beth Tefillah (CBT) is a synagogue and center of learning for Jews of all backgrounds. Affiliated with Chabad of Georgia, we have a single mission: to engender a feeling of comfort and belonging in all Jews.  

While we conduct our religious services in accordance with traditional Halachic Jewish law, our congregation is diverse and is characterized by a culture that is welcoming and non-judgmental. CBT provides a place for our congregants to grow spiritually and to find a level of commitment with which they feel comfortable.

We are located in the heart of Sandy Springs and a short distance from the Greenfield Hebrew Academy. We are convenient to both I-285 and GA-400, and about two miles from Northside and St. Joseph's Hospitals and Scottish Rite Medical Centers.


Rabbi Yossi New has been our spiritual leader since he and his wife Dassie came to Atlanta in 1984. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Rabbi New's religious education includes studies at Keren B'Yavneh Yeshiva in Israel and the Rabbinical College of Canada in Montreal. He was ordained in 1981 at Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York, and married that same year. His education continued through post-rabbinic work at the Kollel's Halachic Research Program, also located in Brooklyn. Rabbi New also serves as the Director of Chabad of Georgia.

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Rabbi Isser New grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Yeshiva in Chicago, New York and Israel. Rabbi New received his Smicha as a member of the inaugural classof the Atlanta Smicha Program. He served for a period as interim Rabbi at Congregation Netzach Israel in Toco Hills. Rabbi New and his wife Musha were married in 2008, after which he studied in Kollel in Brooklyn, New York until theirmove to Atlanta in November 2008. Rabbi Isser New holds the position of Associate Director of Chabad of Georgia and Development Director of the Chaya Mushka Children’s House. He also coordinates programming for Chabad of Georgia and Congregation Beth Tefillah which includes the Young Adult Division of Congregation Beth Tefillah. 

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Rabbi Ari Karp and his wife Yocheved and their family moved to Atlanta in 2007 and are actively involved in youth programming and activities for our community. Rabbi Karp studied in the Rabbinical College of America where he received a BA in Jewish Studies in 2004. He received Smicha from the Machon Ariel Institute in Jerusalem after attending their graduate school in Pretoria, South Africa. Rabbi Karp has worked in Russia, South Africa and England and has several years of experience in Jewish education.

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Rabbi Avremi Slavaticki was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. He studied Rabbinics in Paris, Israel and Chicago. After graduating, he taught Talmudic studies at Yeshivat Beit Dovid Shlomo in New Haven, CT and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in Brooklyn, NY. In 2015, Rabbi Avremi moved to Atlanta together with his wife Bracha, where he serves as the Adult Education Director at Congregation Beth Tefillah.

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