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Take a tour from home!

Aaron Levi our wonderful guide with Gate City Tours, LLC was able to go out to Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill solo and record some videos of the area complete with commentary.

Join us for a virtual tour of The Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill above.

Thanks to our partners for the original tour The Patch Works Art & History Center, Atlanta Preservation Center, and Emerald City Bagels .


Founded in 1916, the Atlanta Chapter of Hadassah has committed itself to educating, engaging, and empowering its members and the community. While membership in the National Council of Jewish Women was mostly comprised of German Jews who belonged to the Temple, membership in Hadassah was mostly comprised of eastern European Jews who belonged to Ahavath Achim. The Atlanta Chapter of Hadassah recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and currently has over 3,500 members.

Sewing circle for Russian war relief established by the Atlanta Chapter of Hadassah, c. 1940.

Visit our archives for more artifacts and stories: http://ow.ly/sHGZ50yNZ7K

The Breman continues to celebrate Women's History Month by highlighting spectacular women from our Archives.

Born in Columbus, Georgia, Rhoda Kaufman moved to Atlanta after graduating from Vanderbilt University. She quickly became active in progressive social action initiatives working for the Associated Charities of Atlanta, Georgia Board of Public Welfare, Atlanta Family Welfare Society, and the Social Planning Council of Atlanta. In 1930, she accepted the invitation of President Hoover to participate in the Conference of Social Work, which examined social welfare conditions in the United States.

Rhoda Kaufman (left) with her sister Bernice (right), c. 1910.


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Other Events

  • July 17th, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Studio Earth: Shadow Puppet Workshop

    Mr. Damon will guide participants as they create their own shadow puppets, focusing on the grassland ecosystem and brainstorming about other Biome elements such as plants and water sources. Participants will make mouse and lion shadow puppets, cutting out a template, provided as a PDF, with a supply list sent to those who register. Participants will make puppets come alive and move the attached sticks with hand motions, while learning concepts including biodiversity, interdependence, food webs and pollution.

  • July 24th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Summer Speaker Series: The First Jews in Georgia

    Ann Woolner, journalist and author, traces Georgia’s first Jews from the torture chambers of the Portuguese Inquisition through escape to London and then onto a forbidden voyage to Savannah. Unexpected and unwanted, 41 Jews landed in the infant colony 1733 in the midst of a deadly epidemic there — seemingly quelled by one of their own, a Portuguese-born doctor. His curative treatments brought respect and equal treatment for Jewish settlers. When the Revolution came, these families fought as patriots, ran supplies and helped finance the war.

  • July 24th, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Studio Earth: Environment Message Sculptures

    This workshop brings awareness to sea turtles, one of our endangered species. Sea turtles are the ultimate ecological lesson, showing that everything is connected. In this workshop, children, parents and siblings can enjoy honoring the sea turtle by creating a sea turtle sculpture using air dry clay, to create texture and design that can be incorporated into a 3D sea turtle seascape. The clay can be made at home with a simple recipe using flour, salt and water and the recipe will be part of the supply list included with registration for the workshop

  • July 31st, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Studio Earth: Mother Earth Figurines

    Workshop supplies can be recycled materials and found objects, large fabric scraps, ribbon, string, and newspaper to create a Mother Earthfigurine. No sewing is required. Start with rolled up newspaper to be the support for the figure. Then add layers of materials, attaching them with string or yarn. Arms are made using more fabric and string. How Mother Earth’s clothing evolves depends on what fabrics and materials are selected. Add a scarf, a hat and a piece of found jewelry as a final embellishment. The completed Mother Earth can be a 3-D folk art work of art to enjoy at home, as a reminder to appreciate and care for our world.

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