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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

  • December 4th, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Bearing Witness: Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust

    CORRESPONDING ANGLES Please join us as liberator Judge Aaron Cohn's Daughter, Gail, and Holocaust Survivor Itzik Slodowski's son, Reuben Sloan M.D., share a fascinating and remarkable account of how the two families learned that they shared a common history.

  • December 11th, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Mark Gindick: Death Defying Schtick

    Mark Gindick gives a highly personal lecture/demonstration about circus and clown life. He traces how a lawyer’s kid in the NY suburbs fell in love with physical comedy and by the end of his teens was touring the country with Ringling Bros (red-nosed, face covered in red and white greasepaint). Rich with humor, honesty, and historical sweep, this lecture/dem showcases a major American clown’s deeply personal journey through all of the major touring circus companies. Mark explains how he got into the circus, thrived, and then after a series of setbacks, almost left the circus forever.

  • January 15th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Bearing Witness: Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust

    Born in the caves of Ukraine, Hershel Greenblat survived the Holocaust because of the resourcefulness and determination of his parents in evading the Nazis. As he states, “It is because of my parents’ unwavering will that we were able to survive the horrors of the Holocaust.” When the family settled in Atlanta, Hershel learned how to become an American as well as an active member of his southern community.

  • March 12th, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Joe Alterman and Houston Person Together Again

    Reuniting for a concert titled “Joe Alterman & Houston Person: Together Again” at the Breman Museum on March 12, pianist Alterman and saxophonist Person will dig into standards of the Great American Songbook.

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