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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

  • Vedem Underground: The Secret Magazine of Terezin : Vedem Underground

    The magazine was one of the longest-running underground publication to be regularly produced by Nazi prisoners. From 1942-1944, VEDEM’s teenage authors documented their harrowing existence with defiance, humor, heartbreak, and poignancy, and created an enduring example of social activism through artistic expression. Using graphics, drawings, paintings, prose, and poetry, we hear the voices of some of the era’s youngest resistance fighters who refused to give up their identity, humanity, and fighting spirit.

  • Enduring Tension : (En)countering Antisemitism in Every Age

    Enduring Tension, (En)countering Antisemitism in Every Age allows visitors to briefly examine the reach and impact of Antisemitism throughout the ages. This exhibition is in collaboration with Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education.

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Other Events

  • February 24th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Bearing Witness: Robert Ratonyi (Hungary)

    Robert remembers a childhood scarred by fear, upheaval, hunger and loss. He was six years old when forced to wear a yellow star and face the terrors of war and ghetto life without his parents, both of whom were deported to concentration camps. He grew up under communist dictatorship and escaped Hungary following the bloody uprising of 1956. A graduate of MIT and Drexel University, Robert went on to a successful business career.

  • March 10th, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    “SALUTE TO HOLLYWOOD”

    What do the songs “Beauty and the Best”, “Que Sera Sera”, and “White Christmas” have in common, in addition to being winners of the Academy-Awards most prestigious music award? They were all written by Jewish composers! Bob Spiotto, dazzling performer and director of programs at New York City’s Friar’s Club, will be taking us on an entertaining journey through the glamorous history of Jewish contributions to music and film. Spiotto will be joined by a group of Atlanta’s glitziest musical stars, including Joe Alterman.

  • March 13th, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Historic Jewish Atlanta Tour: Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill

    Once the largest employer in Atlanta, the Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill is now loft apartments and condos. Explore the Jewish history of the factory and how it gave rise to Cabbagetown and also Georgia Tech. This program is presented in partnership with Phoenix Flies presented by the Atlanta Preservation Center.

  • March 24th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Bearing Witness: Ben Walker (Romania)

    Ben was six years old when he and his family were ordered to report to the railroad station within four hours. He and his mother survived the Holocaust in conditions beyond description in Transnistria, in southern Ukraine. Following the war, he and his mother immigrated to Israel where he served in the Israeli army. Mr. Walker later moved to the United States, where he attended the University of Florida and Syracuse University before moving to Atlanta.

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