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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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Other Events

  • January 28th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Case of Leo Frank

    Join Steve Oney, the foremost historian on the Leo Frank case, as he discusses one of the most infamous cases of Antisemetism in America and a pivotal moment in Atlanta’s Jewish history. The class will be moderated by founding archivist of The Breman, Sandra Berman, who devoted her career to collecting original historic items from the case and curated an in-depth exhibition that traveled around the country.

  • January 31st, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Bearing Witness: Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust

    Manuela and her family survived the Holocaust hiding in Vichy France. Her story honors the “conspiracy of goodness” that saved them -- from Parisian neighbors and friends, to members of the Resistance, to the grace of villagers who never revealed their whereabouts despite great danger to themselves.

  • February 4th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Activism of Jewish Women

    Join esteemed historians Mark Bauman, Leonard Rogoff, and Diane Vecchio as they discuss the legacy of Jewish women’s activism in Atlanta and the region. Hear these three experts examine suffragettes and the evolving role of women in Jewish social services.

  • February 4th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Jews and Jazz III

    Edutainment at its best. Dr. Gordon Vernick plays trumpet accompanied by vocalist Rita Graham and pianist Kevin Bales as Dr. Vernick tells stories about the significant roles Jews played in the Jazz world. Learn about the contributions of Jewish composers, producers, performers, writers and entrepreneurs.

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