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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

  • Who Am I? : Young Minds Forced to Choose

    This 13-panel traveling exhibition examines the lives and experiences of young Jehovah’s Witnesses who suffered due to their refusal to accept Nazi ideology. Self-guided audio tours accessible through smartphones are available with survivors in the exhibition relating their stories.

  • Henri Dauman : Looking Up

    After escaping the perils of the Holocaust in France, Henri Dauman rose to become one of the preeminent photojournalists of the 20th Century whose iconic images appeared in Life, Newsweek and The New York Times. Producing more than one million prints, Dauman's subjects included artists, world leaders, ordinary citizens and significant historical events which defined the 20th Century.

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