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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.

 

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  • December 2nd, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Book Talk Featuring Author Bruce Feiler

    We are thrilled to present this exclusive Book Talk with author Bruce Feiler Bruce is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two primetime series on PBS; and the inspiration for the drama series COUNCIL OF DADS on NBC. Bruce's two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce is known for living the experiences he writes about. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge to allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. His new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change at Any Age, describes his journey across America, collecting hundreds of life stories, exploring how we can navigate the growing number of life transitions with great purpose and skill. It was a Top 10 New York Times bestseller.

  • December 3rd, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Toffee Matzah Crunch with Carol

    Join Tradition Kitchens and The Breman Museum on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM to learn from Carol Nemo as she teaches us how to make her delicious Toffee Matzah Crunch-- a winter holiday treat inspired by tradition!

  • December 6th, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Janice Rothschild Blumberg Lecture Keynote Speaker: Alfred Uhry

    In honor of Atlanta Jewish community pillar Janice Rothschild Blumberg, please join The Breman Museum, Southern Jewish Historical Society, and The Temple as we unite two of her passions: history and theater. Hear keynote speaker and acclaimed playwright, Alfred Uhry, discuss his own reflections on the intersection between race and religion through his award-winning plays based on Jewish life in Atlanta and the American South.

  • December 9th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Joe Alterman Trio: Jazz Inspired by Photographs in the Jazz Memoir exhibition

    The Breman Museum is excited to welcome the Joe Alterman Trio back to the Stage for a Hanukkah Eve musical treat! On Wednesday December 9 at 7 PM the trio returns for a Live Zoom performance of music by jazz musicians featured in the current photography exhibition A Jazz Memoir: Photography by Herb Snitzer. Featured artists include Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone and many others.

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