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The Breman Blog March W1


Summer Speaker Series: Atlanta's Old Jewish Neighborhood

Watch the entire webinar above.

A hundred years ago, Atlanta's largest Jewish neighborhood stood on the city's south side. There, Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish communities lived and worked alongside Greeks, Syrians, and native-born southerners, both black and white. By the 1960s, only a few Jewish storekeepers were left; the city's Jews had moved away, and the area was now known as a site of highways, stadiums, and concentrated poverty. This lecture by Dr. Marni Davis, Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University, will tell the story of Atlanta's old Jewish neighborhood: how it grew, why it declined, and what's been left behind.

Breman Virtual Experiences

Field Trip Friday

In conjunction with other Arts and Culture institutions from around Atlanta, The Breman will be presenting new content on Field Trip Fridays in the coming weeks.

Read the press release to learn more here.

Click here to see all of our Field Trip Friday Content.


Family Fun

Take some time out to exercise your brain with this Southern Jewish History Crossword here, a challenging Yiddish Crossword here, or enjoy a relaxing Jigsaw puzzle here. Try our newest Shavout themed puzzle here, and for a more difficult version click here.


History

In lieu of being able to hold our Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill tour this year Aaron with Gate City Tours, LLC put together a video tour of the mill. 

Watch our complete Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill Historic Jewish Atlanta Tour here.


Arts and Culture

Broadway Performance Coach and Music Director Michael Lavine shares Jewish themed songs that are unfamiliar to many, including songs that were cut from the original Fiddler on the Roof. Actress Barbara Minkus who starred in the Broadway show The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N and the television show Love American Style, makes a special guest appearance. Watch here.

The Breman is providing Cultural content as well!  The Breman Museum is the new home of Moments in Time! Stories that inspire, educate and encourage individuals to capture, preserve, and share their own "Moments In Time"

Earlier in the year, the Breman sponsored a talk with Ben Sidran about Jazz, Jewish History, and how they intertwine.

Check out all our cultural content including a video of the discussion here.

Take a look at our Arts and Culture page for all of our content including a sneak peek at a new Moments in Time Video here.


Genealogy

The Breman serves the community with our archives, helping provide resources to those seeking to research into their Genealogy. Take a look at our Genealogy at Home page for helpful resources, webinars, and more here.

 

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

Historic Jewish Atlanta App!

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