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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. 

           


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