Bagels & Books at The Breman featuring Janice Rothschild Blumberg
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Bagels & Books at The Breman featuring Janice Rothschild Blumberg

Bagels & Books at The Breman Featuring Janice Rothschild
Feb 12 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bagels & Books at The Breman Featuring Janice Rothschild

Join us for Bagels & Books at The Breman with author and citizen extraordinaire, Janice Rothschild Blumberg as she is interviewed by her son, Bill Rothschild. The topic of discussion will be Janice's recent book What's Next? Southern Dreams, Jewish Deeds and the Challenge of Looking Back while Moving Forward. BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE PROGRAM. 

Bagels & Books at The Breman - This program has limited seating. Registration for museum member available now. Reserve your seat now, Tickets are open to the public starting February 1.

This program will also be live-streamed.

Day of Event

Cost to Attend - Members Free | Non-Members $12 (Includes admission to the museum exhibitions)

10 AM - Bagels and beverages for all attendees.

11 AM - The conversation with Janice and Bill Rothschild begins.

The Book - What's Next? Southern Dreams, Jewish Deeds and the Challenge of Looking Back while Moving Forward

Janice Rothschild Blumberg continues to lead a storied life. The author has counted world leaders, scholars, artists and other prominent personalities as friends. Even in her late 90s, she continues to learn, staying open to what life brings her way, ready for what’s next.

As a child, she attended Sunday school at The Temple. After working in the Panama Canal Zone for the Army Corps of Engineers and elsewhere during World War II, she returned to Atlanta in 1946 and married the Temple’s new rabbi, Jacob Rothschild.

Over the next 27 years, Rabbi and Mrs. Rothschild made a formidable team, standing as leaders during numerous landmark cultural and societal developments, including the Temple bombing by antisemites in 1958, that resonate today. She also partnered with Rabbi Rothschild in orchestrating a 1965 dinner honoring Martin Luther King Jr. for his Nobel Peace Prize win, amid tensions in the still largely segregated community.

Her second husband was David Blumberg, president of B’nai B’rith.

Janice Rothschild Blumberg’s story is featured in The Breman’s 25th-anniversary exhibition History With Chutzpah: Remarkable Stories of the Southern Jewish Adventure, 1733-Present. She continues to make history.

Bill Rothschild, Rabbi Jacob and Janice Rothschild's son was born in Atlanta. Bill is a lawyer and a rabbi who frequently speaks to church and synagogue groups on a variety of topics. Bill is married to Brenda Wise Rothschild. They share one son, two daughters, three sons-in-law, and four grandchildren.


If you can't make it in person sign up for the Zoom Webinar below.


Photograph Left to Right. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, and Janice Rothschild Blumberg at The Atlanta Nobel Peace Party for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 27, 1965.
Photograph by Bill Rothschild currently on display in the History with Chutzpah exhibition at The Breman Museum.

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