MJCC Book Talk: Mark Oppenheimer, Squirrel Hill
// William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Accessibility Tools
Menu
Search

MJCC Book Talk: Mark Oppenheimer, Squirrel Hill

BOOK TALK: Mark Oppenheimer, Squirrel Hill
Nov 07 2021 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BOOK TALK: Mark Oppenheimer, Squirrel Hill

The Breman Museum and the MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Present 
Mark Oppenheimer, Squirrel Hill
 
ZOOM AUTHOR TALK AND Q & A // REGISTER HERE
 
Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, is one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in the country, known for its tight-knit community and the profusion of multigenerational families. On October 27, 2018, a gunman killed eleven Jews who were worshipping at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill--the most deadly anti-Semitic attack in American history.
 
Many neighborhoods would be understandably subsumed by despair and recrimination after such an event, but not this one. Mark Oppenheimer poignantly shifts the focus away from the criminal and his crime, and instead presents the historic, spirited community at the center of this heartbreak. He speaks with residents and nonresidents, Jews and gentiles, survivors and witnesses, teenagers and seniors, activists and historians.
 
A piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of a singular community in the wake of unspeakable tragedy that highlights the hopes, fears, and tensions all Americans must confront on the road to healing.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
Mark Oppenheimer is the author of five books, including Knocking on Heaven’s Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture and The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia. He was the religion columnist for The New York Times from 2010 to 2016 and has written for The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Mother Jones, The Nation, and The Believer, among other publications. The host of Tablet magazine’s podcast Unorthodox, Oppenheimer has taught at Stanford, Wellesley, and Yale, where since 2006 he has directed the Yale Journalism Initiative. He lives with his family in New Haven, Connecticut.

 

ZOOM LINK: You will receive two reminder emails with your unique Zoom link, 24 hours and again 1 hour before the program. Please search your inbox for those emails from The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. If you don’t see the emails, please check your SPAM/JUNK folder. Still have questions? Please email book.festival@atlantajcc.org The link is unique to you and is not shareable. If shared, you will not be able to access the program!
 
EVENT RECORDINGS: Event recording for ticket holders will be available 24 hours after the event for a limited time; please email bookfestival@atlantajcc.org if you would like a copy.
On-demand recording of the event may be purchased on this ticketing page after the program.

Related Events

No related events.

Other Events

  • April 21st, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Joyful Jazz with the Joe Alterman Trio and Ken Peplowski

    Don't miss out on an unforgettable evening as the Atlanta-based Joe Alterman Trio takes the stage once more at the Breman, this time joined by the renowned jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist, Ken Peplowski. Get your tickets now for a mesmerizing Jazz experience that will leave you spellbound!

  • April 28th, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Historic Jewish Atlanta Tour- Oakland Cemetery

    THIS TOUR IS SOLD-OUT Plunge into the history of Jewish Atlanta as we explore Historic Oakland Cemetery. Amidst Victorian gardens and marble and granite sculptures, we will walk through the history, burial customs, and symbolism found throughout the Jewish grounds of this powerful city landmark. Founded in 1850, Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 70,000 people, including many of Atlanta’s most notable citizens. It is also home to three separate Jewish burial sections – including the second oldest Jewish burial ground in Georgia. Come enjoy a stroll around one of Atlanta’s most beautiful public parks, while we discuss some fascinating stories of the individual lives and religious organizations that enabled the city’s Jewish community to persist and flourish.

  • May 5th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    YOM HASHOAH – 59th Community-Wide Holocaust Commemoration

    Join us at the Memorial to the Six Million at Greenwood Cemetery as we commemorate the Six Million Jews murdered in the Holocaust during the 59th Community-Wide Holocaust Commemoration.

  • June 2nd, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    There's No Business Like Show Business - A Tribute to Irving Berlin

    Join us on a musical journey to discover the birth of American Popular Song and the incredible life of Irving Berlin. The Flying Carpet Theatre Company brings you a fantastic show where Atlanta's top musical theater artists will perform Berlin's timeless songs while sharing his inspiring story. From classics like "Blue Skies" to "God Bless America," you'll be enchanted

Exhibitions

  • Molly Blank Concert Series : 2024

    Experience the Magic of Membership: Snag three tickets for the price of two! Act before February 25, and secure your season tickets for an unbeatable $100, saving big on the regular $50 per member ticket!

  • History with Chutzpah : Stories of The Southern Jewish Adventure

    The 250+ artifacts, documents, photographs and oral histories in the exhibition, reveal stories from the generations before us and offer you a journey into Jewish culture unlike any other.

View All >
The Breman Museum1440 Spring Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309678-222-3700
© 2024 William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.     Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use

This website is supported by a generous gift from the Jerry and Dulcy Rosenberg Family in honor of Elinor Rosenberg Breman.

Jewish Federation
Login