Something Special Sundays - Becoming Dr. Ruth
// William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

Something Special Sundays - Becoming Dr. Ruth

Something Special Sundays - Becoming Dr. Ruth
Nov 12 2023 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Something Special Sundays - Becoming Dr. Ruth


Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain

When: November, 11, 2023
Where: 1440 Spring Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309
Cost: $36

In the one-woman show, Eileen Koteles captures Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s feistiness, warmth and ability to put others at ease.

Join us for an unforgettable in-person event at The Breman Museum! Experience the inspiring story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a remarkable woman who overcame adversity to become a renowned sex therapist. Through captivating storytelling and engaging visuals, this event will take you on a journey through her life, from her escape from the Holocaust to her groundbreaking work in the field of human sexuality. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the incredible Dr. Ruth and gain valuable insights into relationships and intimacy



More about Dr. Ruth

Before she became a well-known figure, Dr. Ruth Westheimer had a remarkable life filled with diverse experiences. At just 10 years old, this German-born individual found herself in a Swiss orphanage, a refuge for those seeking to escape the horrors of the Holocaust. Later on, she embarked on a journey to Israel, where she joined the ranks of the Haganah, the Jewish freedom fighters, serving as a sniper. After a stint in Paris as a dedicated schoolteacher, she eventually made her way to the United States, where her academic pursuits led her to the field of sociology.

It wasn't until her time with Planned Parenthood that Dr. Ruth Westheimer began her mission to engage in candid conversations about sexuality. In 1980, she kickstarted her radio show, "Sexually Speaking," on a New York radio station. Initially spanning a modest 15 minutes, the show quickly gained a massive following. Within a year, she expanded it into a two-hour live broadcast under the moniker "Dr. Ruth." This iconic show endured for a decade and catapulted her into the realm of stardom, leading to subsequent television series on various networks. Alongside her broadcasting success, she also authored over 25 books and even had a board game bearing her name.

Reserve your seat now!



This performance includes frank discussions of mature topics. We recommend that individuals under the age of 16 attend with parental consent.

Related Events

No related events.

Other Events

  • October 14th, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The Breman presents Born to Be Wild: A Dennis Hopper Mini Fest

    An actor, director, screenwriter and photographer, Hopper rose to fame as a countercultural icon in the 1960s and later developed into a character actor noted for inhabiting characters with a dark side. The actor’s intensity will be well displayed in Born to Be Wild: A Dennis Hopper Mini Fest. Here are capsules on the three films:

  • October 15th, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Archives Day at The Breman

    Jewish Genealogy Panel – Embark on a captivating journey through time and heritage at our "Jewish Genealogy Panel" from 11 AM to Noon. Join experts Gary Deutsch, known for his Jewish roots expertise, and passionate genealogist Gary Palgon, skilled in untangling ancestral stories. Alongside them, Peggy Freedman, renowned for her research skills, and archive navigation master Hariette Gershon complete the panel. Engage with these genealogy virtuosos to unearth your family's hidden tales and forge deeper connections to your Jewish heritage. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover your past's secrets!

  • October 22nd, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Bagels and Books at The Breman with Dr. Fred Katz

    Enjoy a bagel and relax while Dr. Fred Katz shares his photography and stories about Holocaust memorials from around the world.

  • November 5th, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Night at the Breman Museum: Where Music takes Center Stage

    Join us on November 5th for a night of festivity with a special appearance by Joe Alterman and a captivating musical performance featuring Jenny Levison and Friends.


View All >
The Breman Museum1440 Spring Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309678-222-3700
© 2023 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