// William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Menu
Search

07/10/2020 - Summer Speaker Series

Summer Speaker Series: Atlanta's Old Jewish Neighborhood
Jul 10 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer Speaker Series: Atlanta's Old Jewish Neighborhood

Summer Speaker Series

Presented by The Breman Museum in partnership with the Savannah Jewish Federation, Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, and the Southern Jewish Historical Society


A hundred years ago, Atlanta's largest Jewish neighborhood stood on the city's south side. There, Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish communities lived and worked alongside Greeks, Syrians, and native-born southerners, both black and white. By the 1960s, only a few Jewish storekeepers were left; the city's Jews had moved away, and the area was now known as a site of highways, stadiums, and concentrated poverty. This lecture by Dr. Marni Davis, Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University, will tell the story of Atlanta's old Jewish neighborhood: how it grew, why it declined, and what's been left behind. 

When: Friday, July 10th at 10AM 
Where: Zoom Registration
Cost: Free

This webinar will be held on the Zoom platform. By clicking the link you should be able to access the webinar, but if you have any issues here are some useful resources for troubleshooting before the day of the program.

How to join a Webinar in Zoom.

How to use the Webinar chat in Zoom.

How to use the Raise Hand feature to ask a question. 

Photograph ca. 1944. Irving's Market at 139 Chestnut Street SW. The little girl in the front is Marilyn Berkowitz Marks and the two behind her, left to right, are Helen Berkowitz Tulis and Shirley Berkowitz Brickman. Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Archives for Southern Jewish History. 

           


Related Events

No related events.

Other Events

  • February 5th, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The Merchant Project

    What can a play from 16th-century England tell us about how antisemitism and other prejudicial beliefs operate in our world today?

  • February 12th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Bagels & Books at The Breman Featuring Janice Rothschild

    Join us for Bagels & Books at The Breman with author and citizen extraordinaire, Janice Rothschild Blumberg as she is interviewed by her son, Bill Rothschild. The topic of discussion will be Janice's recent book What's Next? Southern Dreams, Jewish Deeds and the Challenge of Looking Back while Moving Forward

  • February 26th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Bearing Witness - Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust (Robert Ratonyi)

    Free Admission to the Museum and a Public Holocaust Speaker and Tour at The Breman Museum.

  • March 12th, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Joe Alterman and Houston Person Together Again

    Reuniting for a concert titled “Joe Alterman & Houston Person: Together Again” at the Breman Museum on March 12, pianist Alterman and saxophonist Person will dig into standards of the Great American Songbook.

Historic Jewish Atlanta App!

To learn more about Historic Jewish Atlanta, check out our brand new, one-of-a-kind app! Click on the icon below for more details!





The Breman Museum1440 Spring Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309678-222-3700
© 2023 William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.     Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use

This website is supported by a generous gift from the Jerry and Dulcy Rosenberg Family in honor of Elinor Rosenberg Breman.

Jewish Federation
Login