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Members Only Preview- The Legacy of the Hebrew Orphans' Home

Members Only Preview- The Legacy of the Hebrew Orphans' Home
Aug 13 2017 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Members Only Preview- The Legacy of the Hebrew Orphans' Home

Join us for a Members Only Preview

August 13, 2017
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
COST: Free for Members

This exhibition highlights the oldest Georgia-based Jewish non-profit from inception to present through photography and stories. The story of the Jewish Education Loan Fund (JELF) spans three centuries starting as an orphanage in the late nineteenth century, it grew to become an important social service agency in the twentieth century, then a financial aid fund that continues to thrive today. This exhibition tells a powerful story of how philanthropy and a deep commitment to education can transform the community and leave a profound legacy.

The Official Opening Event will be Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6PM. Held at The Breman Museum.

For more information on the Official Opening of the exhibition click here.

To become a Member visit: http://www.thebreman.org/Support/Membership

Current Exhibitions

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    Discover something new in something old with The Breman Museums Atlanta Jewish History Talks. Enjoy a series of six talks with Atlanta's foremost historians on major events that affected the tapestry of Jewish Atlanta. Talks include the Rise of Rich's Department Store, Jewish political activism, and Atlanta's most infamous instances of Antisemetism - the Leo Frank Case and the Emory Dental School Scandal. Tickets are available on a per class basis or as a series. Check for pricing and more information on each class below.

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  • February 4th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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    Join esteemed historians Mark Bauman, Leonard Rogoff, and Diane Vecchio as they discuss the legacy of Jewish women’s activism in Atlanta and the region. Hear these three experts examine suffragettes and the evolving role of women in Jewish social services.

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    Edutainment at its best. Dr. Gordon Vernick plays trumpet accompanied by vocalist Rita Graham and pianist Kevin Bales as Dr. Vernick tells stories about the significant roles Jews played in the Jazz world. Learn about the contributions of Jewish composers, producers, performers, writers and entrepreneurs.

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