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The Legacy of the Hebrew Orphans’ Home

The Legacy of the Hebrew Orphans’ Home

Educating the Jewish South Since 1876

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Absence of Humanity

The Holocaust Years, 1933-1945

This permanent exhibition presents the history of the Holocaust through artifacts and stories of Atlanta area Holocaust Survivors.

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Eighteen Artifacts: A Story of Jewish Atlanta

The story of Jewish Atlanta began as it did in many other Southern towns, but its narrative would take dramatic turns as Atlanta became a stage for regional, national, and international events over the next 170 years.

Events

  • October 22nd, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting

    At this October meeting we will watch a video of Todd Knowles’ presentation at the 2016 IAJGS Conference titled, “Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch for Jewish Research.”

  • November 12th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Bebe Forehand: Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust

    Like Anne Frank, Bebe Forehand was hidden away from the Nazis in an attic. A family friend brought food, books and materials to read during the hours while they were in hiding. As a result, her mother, father, grandfather and brother were all able to survive the Holocaust.

  • November 15th, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours - Temple Sinai

    Explore Atlanta’s second oldest Reform congregation and learn about the migration of the Jewish community to the suburbs of Atlanta. Join us as we learn about the congregation’s rich history.

  • November 17th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    LunchTime Culture

    Lunchtime laugh with a little Jewish humor- and surrounded by Muppets!

  • December 3rd, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia: Meeting

    Gary Palgon, the Family Tree Expert, was born in Miami, Florida, and has lived in Atlanta, Georgia since 1990 working in the computer industry. In 1981, he began researching his family’s history, tracing over 6,000 relatives back to the 1600s on six continents. His research has taken him throughout the United States, Eastern Europe and the Middle-East, visiting the towns where his ancestors lived. He has published seven books about his family history as well as others pertaining to genealogy. Gary Palgon will be presenting at this meeting his presentation originally titled, "A 25-year Grass Roots Effort to Access and Index Records for Lyakhovichi, Belarus" Free for Members. Non-Members, participation in this event is included in the cost of general museum admission.

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The Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education
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Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education

The Lillian and A.J. Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education offers guided tours of our Holocaust Galleries as well as pre and post visit curriculum for educators.

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Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History

Explore our extensive collection, the largest repository for Jewish archival material in the Southeast.

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2017 Lunchtime Culture

Join us, the High Museum of Art and the Center for Puppetry Arts for a taste of culture

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