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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 12th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    NCJW 125th Anniversary: Past Presidents Panel Discussion

    Join a panel of 4 of the Atlanta Chapter of the NCJW's past presidents as they discuss their time leading the council.

  • August 20th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

    Marcia Jo Zerivitz, cultural anthropologist, author, and public historian, is the founding Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Using PowerPoint images, she will speak about the history of Florida Jews, highlighting some stories of contemporary personalities who contribute much to the quality of life of Floridians and beyond—names that are recognized globally—and of those who impacted history beginning 257 years ago and possibly in the 16th century in Florida. Stephen J. Whitfield will then moderate a discussion.

  • September 1st, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Panel Discussion: Married to the Rabbi

    Inspired by the book, Married to the Rabbi: Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in Their Own Words edited by Naomi Patz and Judy Maslin, this panel discussion, moderated by Karen Franklin, will feature southern rabbis’ wives who contributed essays to the book along with special guest, Naomi Patz. Hear from panelists Janice Rothschild Blumberg, Pat Bloom, and Jeanne Danziger as they share insights about being a Rebbetzin in the American South during the transitional years of the second half of the 20th century.

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