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Curating Your Family Story: Exhibition Opening and Community Event
Sep 18 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Curating Your Family Story: Exhibition Opening and Community Event

Grand Opening and Community Event

FREE and open to the community

Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition and participate in a special family-fun community art project

Curating Your Family Story is a program co-created by the Breman Museum and Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People in Israel, that connects personal family stories to the Jewish experience and unifies it into a work of art.

Bring your family on September 18th, from 2:00-4:00, to see the art works of the 2016 participants from Machanei Shai at Congregation Shearith Israel, and join in the collaborative art project under the leadership of artist Karin Mervis.

Curating Your Family Story is a new program created by the Breman Museum in partnership with Beit Hatfutsot based on the enduring My Family Story initiative. Now in its 21st year, My Family Story is a fun-filled, meaningful, personal, global and multi-generational Jewish heritage journey, where the exploration of one’s Jewish family roots, genealogy and traditions culminates in an artistic installation.

Free admission is made possible through a generous donation by Beit Hatfutsot and the Covenant Foundation.

Logo 1 - Curating your Family StoryThe Covenant Foundation

In partnership with:

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Current Exhibitions

  • Absence of Humanity : The Holocaust Years, 1933-1945

    This permanent exhibition presents the history of the Holocaust through artifacts and stories of Atlanta area Holocaust Survivors.

  • Seeking Justice : The Leo Frank Case Revisited

    Even after 100 years the events surrounding the murder of Mary Phagan and the trial and lynching of Leo Frank remain both disturbing and morbidly fascinating. Seeking Justice allows visitors to look at the momentous and tragic events of the years 1913-1915 through the lens of the societal and political tensions that existed in Atlanta at that time. The full exhibition provides an immersive experience for visitors, while an artifact only display for smaller spaces conveys this story's significance in a more condensed manner.

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Other Events

  • August 20th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

    Marcia Jo Zerivitz, cultural anthropologist, author, and public historian, is the founding Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Using PowerPoint images, she will speak about the history of Florida Jews, highlighting some stories of contemporary personalities who contribute much to the quality of life of Floridians and beyond—names that are recognized globally—and of those who impacted history beginning 257 years ago and possibly in the 16th century in Florida. Stephen J. Whitfield will then moderate a discussion.

  • September 1st, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Panel Discussion: Married to the Rabbi

    Inspired by the book, Married to the Rabbi: Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in Their Own Words edited by Naomi Patz and Judy Maslin, this panel discussion, moderated by Karen Franklin, will feature southern rabbis’ wives who contributed essays to the book along with special guest, Naomi Patz. Hear from panelists Janice Rothschild Blumberg, Pat Bloom, and Jeanne Danziger as they share insights about being a Rebbetzin in the American South during the transitional years of the second half of the 20th century.

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