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Events

  • May 31st, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia Meeting

    Gary Palgon, past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia and a popular presenter, will hold a workshop to help us all break through our personal and research barriers to achieve success.

  • June 12th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Legacy of Rabbi Jacob Rothschild

    Jeremy Katz, Senior Director of Archives at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, and Eric Lidji, Director of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center, will discuss the life of Rabbi Jacob Rothschild through their archival collections. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Rabbi Rothschild moved to Atlanta shortly after World War II to become the new spiritual leader of the city’s oldest and largest Jewish congregation, The Temple. He soon became a civil rights activist and agent of change in the Jewish and general communities of Atlanta.

  • June 26th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Reform Judaism in Charleston and Baltimore

    Mark Bauman, retired professor of history at Atlanta Metropolitan College, will discuss the origins of Reform Judaism in Charleston and especially Baltimore and how Jews from these cities took it across the country as they moved westward. More than changes in religious practices, the push for Reform idealofy reflected freedom of choice and the feminine-ization of American Judaism.

  • June 28th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia Meeting

    An acclaimed new book by award-winning journalist Libby Copeland explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing through her lens as an Ashkenazi Jew and that of the protagonist, Alice Collins Plebuch, whose parents are Irish American Catholics but whose DNA test indicates lots of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. In so doing, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020) illuminates how we think about family, heritage, and ourselves.

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