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Welcome to Common Grounds

We are an interfaith coffee and conversation club. We meet once a month and over casual conversation discuss serious topics in an effort to build bridges and strengthen community ties. 

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What is Common Grounds?

In the summer of 2023 An Antisemitic hate group targeted the Chabad of East Cobb and the Synagogue of Macon Georgia.  Rev. Kristin Lee of East Cobb United Methodist Church quickly organized her congregation to show solidarity with their Jewish neighbors. That August, Rev. Lee gave the convocation at the Zachor Shoah 1st annual Holocaust Education Symposium in Marietta Georgia.  Together, Carolina Simon and Rev. Lee forged an interfaith friendship and together created the interfaith initiative between Zachor Shoah and the East Cobb United Methodist Church - Common Grounds: a coffee and conversation club. 


Once a month we meet at the East Cobb United Methodist Church and discuss a variety of topics regarding Holocaust history, Jewish culture, Human Rights, and more over coffee and sweets. 


Upcoming meeting dates and topics:


April 25th : Making Matzah pizza!

May 6: Yom Hashoah with the Atlanta Jewish Community at the Jewish Federation Building

May 30: Yom Hashoah remembered - a group movie outing followed by conversation with survivors

June 27th: Family Movie night - title to be announced

July 25th: Family Movie night - title to be announced

August 29th: Book discussion - A Convenient Hate: the history of Antisemitism (local book rental available in Marietta)

September 26th: Book discussion - The Horse Adjutant (Local book give away in Atlanta)

October - December we do not meet

Common Grounds programs are free to the public. We rely on generous donations to help our programs grow. To be among our supporters click here


For details contact us at or contact East Cobb Methodist Church in Marietta Georgia

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