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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

  • August 8th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Jazzing: Memoirs in Jazz

    The Breman in conjunction with the Balethnic Dance Company has commissioned a series of dances based on the works of the prominent artists featured in A Jazz Memoir: The Photography of Herb Snitzer. Join us for a night of dance for the cost of a donation. Any size donation will grant you access to the event, as little as 1 cent or as much as you like.

  • August 15th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Perla Batalla: IN THE HOUSE OF COHEN

    March 2020, due to the COVID pandemic, we postponed the Molly Blank Concert featuring Perla Batalla performing In The House of Cohen, a tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen. We are happy to announce the performance is now scheduled for the 15th of August and you are invited. Hallelujah!

  • August 17th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    LIVE! At The Breman: Being Southern Jews in America Today

    The Breman Museum is thrilled to present, for the first time anywhere, bestselling author Bruce Feiler (Walking the Bible, Council of Dads, Life Is in the Transitions) and his brother, photographer and writer Andrew Feiler (Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color; A Better Life for their Children), in conversation about being fifth-generation Jewish Georgians and their upbringing in Savannah, the role of Southern Jews in American today, and their most recent work.

  • September 19th, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    CELEBRATE CHUTZPAH! Breman Museum's 25th Anniversary

    This September we are hosting an anniversary event to honor our past and celebrate our future! Join us for this festive occasion which will be the first event of the Jewish New Year.

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