It all began over a cup of coffee. In spring 2006, four individuals gathered at the Daily Grind with a vision: to establish a Jewish community in West Cobb. Seeing an opportunity to create something special where no synagogue existed nearby, they chose the name Ner Tamid, meaning Eternal Light, symbolizing their commitment to bringing Judaism to West Cobb.

Our journey kicked off with a Friday night service, followed by educational programs for children. By fall 2006, we joyfully celebrated our first High Holidays, led by a mix of cantors, lay leaders, and rabbis. In April 2007, we officially welcomed our founding members, whose invaluable contributions fueled our growth.

In 2008, our religious school found a home at Mountain View Prep Academy, thanks to the generosity of Robert and Sue Huebsch. The following year, Rabbi Thomas Liebschutz joined us as our official rabbi, ushering in a new chapter for our community.

Since then, we’ve introduced a variety of programs and services, affiliated with esteemed organizations like the URJ and ISJL, and celebrated meaningful milestones such as B’nai Mitzvahs, confirmations, and adult education. In 2014, we found our permanent home near Historic Kennesaw Mountain, steeped in history and significance.

Today, our community thrives with members spanning the metro Atlanta area. From religious education to social gatherings, cooking classes, and community outreach, we offer a diverse range of programs and services to enrich the lives of all who join us.