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Extensive documents and profiles record Atlanta's Jewish history, making the museum the largest of its kind in the Southeast. Particularly notable for special exhibits that emphasize the value of tolerance and diversity.

The Breman Museum's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday September 19, 2021 05:30 pm EDT
Join us for an evening of entertainment, enlightenment, conversation and cuisine. The celebration includes the premiere of The Breman’s powerful new exhibition, HISTORY WITH CHUTZPAH: Remarkable Stories of The Southern Jewish Adventure 1733-Present.  Guests will be invited to tour the exhibition fol...
Cost: RSVP BY AUGUST 15th

Being Southern Jews in America Today

Tuesday August 17, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
EXCLUSIVE! A conversation with bestselling author Bruce Feiler and his brother, photographer and writer Andrew Feiler. The Breman Museum is thrilled to present, for the first time anywhere, bestselling author Bruce Feiler (Walking the Bible, Council of Dads, Life Is in the Transitions) and his bro...
Cost: Free with Encouraged Donations

Perla Batalla: IN THE HOUSE OF COHEN

Sunday August 15, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
March 2020, due to the COVID pandemic, we postponed the Molly Blank Concert featuring Perla Batalla performing In The House of Cohen, a tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen. We are happy to announce the performance is now scheduled for the 15th of August and you are invited. Hallelujah! This per...
Cost: Free with Encouraged Donations

Jazzing: Memoirs in Jazz

Sunday August 8, 2021 07:30 pm EDT
The Breman in conjunction with the Balethnic Dance Company has commissioned a series of dances based on the works of the prominent artists featured in A Jazz Memoir: The Photography of Herb Snitzer. Join us for a night of dance for the cost of donation. Any size donation will grant you access to the...
Cost: Free with Encouraged Donations

Researching Jewish Families in America | Focus on Southern Jewish Resources

Tuesday May 25, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
Join us for "Researching Jewish Families in America," a special series of JewishGenTalks highlighting archives, museums, and historical society collections of interest to family historians from around the country. The inaugural talk will focus on Southern Jewish Resources, and will feature repositor...
Cost: Free

Mirrors

Thursday April 1, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Join us after the concert for a conversation with composers Gabriela Lena Frank, Judith Shatin, Alyssa Weinberg and Nomi Epstein at 8:15pm

“Mirrors” includes music by Lera Auerbach, Alyssa Weinberg, Gabriela Lena Frank, Judith Shatin, Nomi Epstein and Betty Olivero.

Performers:

Sarah Ambrose, fl...
Cost: Free

Uncovering a history Antisemitism at Emory Dental School

Thursday March 4, 2021 10:30 am EST
Join Dr. Perry Brickman, the foremost historian on Uncovering a history Antisemitism at Emory Dental School, as he discusses the most notorious case of Antisemitism in America and a pivotal moment in Atlanta’s Jewish history. The class will be moderated by Dr. Eric Goldstein, The Judith London Evans...
Cost: Free-$10

The Life of Jewish Politician Morris Abram

Thursday February 25, 2021 10:30 am EST
Join biographer David Lowe as he discusses the life and career of one of Atlanta’s most prominent and trailblazing Jewish politicians, Morris Abram. The class will be moderated by Dr. Catherine Lewis, Assistant Vice President of Museums, Archives & Rare Books; Director of the Museum of History and H...
Cost: $10

Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Old Jewish Neighborhood of Atlanta

Thursday February 18, 2021 10:30 am EST
Join Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University, Dr. Marni Davis, as she discusses her research on the old Jewish neighborhood of Atlanta. The class will be moderated by ethnographer of the Atlanta Sephardic community, Dan Maslia.
Cost: $10

Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Rise of Rich's

Thursday February 11, 2021 10:30 am EST
Join the foremost historian on Rich’s department store, Jeff Clemmons, as he discusses the store that became synonymous with Atlanta and tied to the cultural, social, architectural, and philanthropical fabric of Atlanta. The class will be moderated by the president of the Rich Foundation, Tom Asher.
Cost: Free-$24

Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Activism of Jewish Women

Thursday February 4, 2021 10:30 am EST
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 discuss activism of the past and the evolving role of women in Jewish social services.
Cost: $10

Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Case of Leo Frank

Thursday January 28, 2021 10:30 am EST
Join Steve Oney, the foremost historian on the Leo Frank case, as he discusses a devestatingly tragic case 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...
Cost: $10

18 Voices

Wednesday January 27, 2021 10:30 am EST
More than one million Jewish children were killed during the Holocaust and countless others survived. Some, like Anne Frank, kept diaries in which they confided their hopes, fears, and experiences. Join us for a special virtual reading of excerpts from these diaries, narrated by Liev Schreiber, and ...
Cost: Free

Jews and Jazz II: A Lecture-Demonstration (With Music!)

Thursday November 19, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Categories: Jazz

Jews and Jazz II

A Lecture-Demonstration (with Music)

By Gordon Vernick with Gary Motley on piano

November 19 | 7 PM – 8:30

Free RSVP Required | Register link below.

Meet Gary Motley and Dr. Gordon Vernick as they discuss the significant roles that Jews have played in the ...
Cost: Free

Jazz Talk with Joe Alterman and Herb Snitzer

Thursday November 12, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Jazz Talk with Joe Alterman and Herb Snitzer

What: Jazz Talk with Joe Alterman and Herb Snitzer

LIVE! At The Breman With Joe Alterman and Herb Snitzer

When: November 12 at 7 PM

Where: Free ZOOM Webinar | https://tinyurl.com/y3zfnlpv

Jazz photographer Herb Snitzer tells stories and chats wi...
Cost: Free

Community Conversation: The Kaiser of Atlantis

Tuesday October 6, 2020 05:00 pm EDT
Join Atlanta favorite Lois Reiztes, host of WABE’s City Lights, in conversation with The Atlanta Opera’s General & Artistic Director, Tomer Zvulun as they discuss the Opera’s upcoming production of The Kaiser of Atlantis.
Cost: Free

A Jazz Memoir: Herb Snitzer Zoom Art Talk

Thursday October 1, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Meet Herb as he and exhibition curator Tony Casadonte discuss Jazz, Photography and much more. The new exhibition, A Jazz Memoir: Photography by Herb Snitzer features images documenting America’s Jazz scene, focusing on the 1957–1964, of his over fifty-year career. Images of Louis Armstrong, Nina Si...
Cost: Free

Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram And The Battle Against Racial And Religious Discrimination

Sunday September 13, 2020 10:00 am EDT
David Lowe, whose work on the late civil rights lawyer Morris Abram won the National Jewish Book Award for best biography in 2019, will offer introductory remarks about the writing of the book and then answer questions from the hosts and the audience.

About the Book

Morris B. Abram (1918–2000) e...
Cost: Free

Terra inFIRMA: Virtual Exhibition

Tuesday September 8, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Terra Infirma is an exhibition of sixty artists presenting works inspired by the urgent need to address global warming and heal our natural environments. Even as we are all stuck at home The Breman is presenting a virtual version of the exhibition on September 7th that you can peruse on our website....
Cost: Free

Panel Discussion: Married to the Rabbi

Tuesday September 1, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
Panel Discussion: Married to the Rabbi

When: Tuesday, September 1st at 2PM

What: 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 r...
Cost: Free

NCJW 125th Anniversary: Past Presidents Panel Discussion

Wednesday August 12, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
The NCJW is celebrating it’s 125ththAnniversary.

Join the past presidents of the Atlanta National Jewish Woman's Council for a panel discussion reminiscing on the past of the council.

Register Ahead at Thebreman.org

The panel will be made up of 4 former council presidents.

Beth Sugarman, Nan...
Cost: Free

Book Talk with Sandy Berman: Whitewashed

Sunday August 2, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
Virtual Book Talk with Sandy Berman

The Breman’s founding archivist, Sandy Berman, will be introducing Whitewashed at The Breman, and giving our guests special insight into the novel's captivating tale. Our director Leslie Gordon will be moderating the talk with Sandy.

The novel is available on Am...
Cost: Free

Studio Earth: Shadow Puppet Workshop

Friday July 17, 2020 11:30 am EDT
Categories: Family and Kids

When: Friday July 17th

Cost: Free

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...
Cost: Free

Studio Earth: Recreating Nature in Art with Randy Taylor

Friday July 10, 2020 11:30 am EDT
Join us for this special Studio Earth art workshop with artist Randy Taylor and create a 'healing book' dedicated to planet earth. The Otami People of Mexico have healers called curanderos, that create healing books. These accordion fold books are made out of amate, pounded bark paper, filled with...
Cost: Free

Reform Judaism in Charleston and Baltimore

Friday June 12, 2020 10:00 am EDT
When: Friday, June 26th at 10AM

Where: Zoom Registration: https://bit.ly/300PIGp

Cost: Free

Mark Bauman, retired professor of history at Atlanta Metropolitan College, will discuss the origins of Reform Judaism in Charleston and especially Baltimore and how Jews from these cities took Reform id...
Cost: Free

Atlanta's Old Jewish Neighborhood

Friday June 12, 2020 10:00 am EDT
When: Friday, July 10th at 10AM

Where: Zoom Registration

Cost: Free

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 an...
Cost: Free

Summer Speaker Series

Friday June 12, 2020 10:00 am EDT
Categories: Education

When: Friday, June 12th at 10AM

Register Here: https://bit.ly/2XVPAp4

Cost: Free

Jeremy Katz, Senior Director of Archives at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, and Eric Lidji, Director of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center, will discuss the life ...
Cost: Free

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Sunday May 10, 2020 04:00 pm EDT
Celebrate Mom with the music of Dorothy Fields, a lyricist, and author who wrote innumerable classic Broadway hits, and learn how this trailblazing songwriter's Jewish heritage impacted her artistry. Enjoy tunes like, "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Big Spender", and "If My Friends Could See Me ...
Cost: $50-$60

In the House of Cohen with Perla Batalla

Sunday April 26, 2020 04:00 pm EDT
Canada's poet laureate, Leonard Cohen was one of the most fascinating and enigmatic singer/songwriters of the 20th century. This perfomance features former Cohen band member, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla sharing songs and personal anecdotes from her time and travels with Cohen.​ ...
Cost: $50-$60

In the House of Cohen with Perla Batalla

Sunday April 26, 2020 04:00 pm EDT
Canada's poet laureate, Leonard Cohen was one of the most fascinating and enigmatic singer/songwriters of the 20th century. This perfomance features former Cohen band member, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla sharing songs and personal anecdotes from her time and travels with Cohen.​ ...
Cost: $50-$60

Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia Meeting

Sunday March 22, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
Since 2009, Shapell Manuscript Foundation researchers have unearthed a treasure trove of information on Union and Confederate Jews during the Civil War era, bringing to light a buried record of the Jewish-immigrant experience and American patriotism. The records include detailed military history, ph...
Cost: $4-$12

Bearing Witness: Alfred Schneider, PhD

Sunday March 15, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
Even though school was illegal in Romania for jews in 1941, Alfred and two friends started their own course of studies and were later tutored by teachers within the ghetto. His academic prowess, ability to learn multiple languages and musical talents proved pivotal to his survival. Alfred Schneider ...
Cost: Free

Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust: Bearing Witness with Alfred Schneider, PhD

Sunday March 15, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
Categories: Holocaust Education Even though school was illegal in Romania for Jews in 1941, Alfred and two friends started their own course of studies and were later tutored by teachers within the ghetto. His academic prowess, ability to learn multiple languages and musical talents proved pivotal to...
Cost: Free

Let's Fall in Love

Sunday February 16, 2020 04:00 pm EST
Join us for a sweet afternoon filled with music and romance. Enjoy love-themed songs from the Great American Songbook. Hear songs from Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Nat King Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald. Join us and let's fall in love. Presented with the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival.
Cost: $50-$60

Bearing Witness: Henry "Hank" Lewin

Sunday February 9, 2020 02:00 pm EST
Hank tells the story of his parents, Nora and Joel Lewin who were married in Kovno, Lithuania, and endured separation and several concentration camps to survive the holocaust. He remembers Gideon, a brother he never knew who was killed in Auschwitz at the age of two. Guided tours of our Holocaust ...
Cost: Free

Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust: Bearing Witness with Henry "Hank" Lewin

Sunday February 9, 2020 02:00 pm EST
Hank tells the story of his parents, Nora and Joel Lewin who were married in Kovno, Lithuania, and endured separation and several concentration camps to survive the holocaust. He remembers Gideon, a brother he never knew who was killed in Auschwitz at the age of two.
Cost: Free

Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust Bearing Witness: Helen Weingarten

Sunday January 12, 2020 02:00 pm EST
Helen Weingarten will be telling her unforgettable story at The Breman Museum Helen was one of seven children. She entered Auschwitz as one of five sisters, but only four survived. Helen narrowly escaped death when the 500 women she was with were redirected from the entrance to the gas chambers an...
Cost: Free

Bearing Witness: Murray Lynn (Hungary)

Sunday December 8, 2019 02:00 pm EST
Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust Murray Lynn was only 14 years old when he, his mother and three brothers were sent by cattle train to Auschwitz-Birkenau. His mother and brothers were murdered upon their arrival, but Murray survived despite unbearable conditions, and a death march that ...
Cost: Free

The Role of Influence in Photography – Lisette Model, Diane Arbus & Vivian Maier

Friday December 6, 2019 11:00 am EST
Phillip Mosier, one of Atlanta’s leading photographers will share how the work and influence of Lisette Model, an Austrian-born American who taught photography at the New School for Social Research, shaped the direction of two of the greatest photographers of the twentieth-century, Diane Arbus and V...
Cost: Free-$14

Breman After Hours: Creativity Conversation - Dafi Altabeb

Monday November 18, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Award-winning Israeli choreographer, dancer, and musician Dafi Altabeb interviewed by Lori Teague, director of the Dance Program at Emory University Altebeb is a musician, dancer and choreographer whose impressive career includes performance in major international venues. She is a three-time recip...
Cost: Free

Bearing Witness: George Rishfeld (Poland)

Sunday November 17, 2019 02:00 pm EST
Categories: Holocaust Education

Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust

George was born in Warsaw, Poland. As an infant he was thrown over the barbed-wire fence of the Vilna Ghetto into the waiting arms of Halinka, the daughter of a man that worked for George’s father. Risking their own lives, they hi...
Cost: Free

Panel Discussion on the Threats of Modern Anti Semitism

Monday November 4, 2019 07:30 pm EST
Join us at The Breman Museum for a panel discussion of the threat of Modern Anti-Semitism. Learn about how the threat of Anti-Semitism endangers us and what we can do to oppose it. Patrick D. John, a Lawyer who works in Chicago, IL and serves on the Chicago Jewish Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Sam O...
Cost: $10

Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours: Factory Town

Sunday November 3, 2019 01:00 pm EST
Join us as we explore Cabbagetown - Originally known as the Fulton Mill Village, Cabbagetown has a long and storied history in the annals of the Southern mill town. Intrepid guests will navigate this historic district’s past and present by: Walking along its narrow European-like streets and viewing ...
Cost: $18-$25

Bearing Witness: Paula Neuman Gris - The Breman Museum

Sunday October 27, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
With her mother performing backbreaking labor for the Nazis in the rock quarries of Transnistria, Paula Neuman Gris was the sole caretaker of her baby sister. Barely older than a toddler herself, Paula had to use her own smarts and spirited nature to survive. Experience Paula’s incredible story of d...
Cost: Free

African Americans, American Jews & American Popular Music: A Conversation with Ben Sidran & Rev. Dwight Andrews

Thursday October 17, 2019 07:15 pm EDT
Pianist, author and producer Ben Sidran and composer, musician, pastor and educator Dwight Andrews will come together to explore the depths, the confluences and co-operations, and the sometimes fraught conflicts and contradictions, of this significant cultural partnership that has shaped the history...
Cost: Free

Opening Event - Henri Dauman: Looking Up

Sunday September 15, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Henri Dauman is a Holocaust survivor and self-taught photographer who produced some of the most memorable covers for LIFE, Time and Newsweek Magazines. We are honored to have Henri Dauman with us for our special Opening Event. He will share about his journey – from his tragic childhood in the French...
Cost: Free-$12

Magical Mondays

Monday August 5, 2019 10:30 am EDT
Do you want to learn some awesome magic? This summer at the Breman you'll have your chance! Every week a staff member or a visiting guest magician will perform and teach magic that you can do using items you have around the house. By summer's end you'll be a regular Houdini! All ages welcome!
Cost: Free (members)-$12 ($2.36 fees)

Houdini in Early Cinema

Sunday July 14, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Houdini historian and blogger John Cox has studied the life of Harry Houdini for over 40 years and consults on Houdini projects for radio, television, stage and film. In this talk, Cox covers areas of Houdini's life that are not generally known. Cox shares aspects of Houdini's amazing life and caree...
Cost: Free-$12

Luck and Charms: A Curious Afternoon of Magical Mysteries Starring Joe M. Turner

Sunday July 7, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Joe M. Turner is one of Atlanta's best-known magicians and mentalists, having performed at thousands of corporate events, on cruises, in theatres and at private events across the country and around the world. His skills as a sleight-of-hand artist have led his peers to vote him Greater Atlanta Magic...
Cost: $12

Luck and Charms: A Curious Afternoon of Magical Mysteries

Sunday July 7, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Joe M. Turner is one of Atlanta's best-known magicians and mentalists, having performed across the country and around the world. His skills as a sleight-of-hand artist have led his peers to vote him Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year... three times! He has appeared at the Hollywood Magic Castle ...
Cost: $12

Atlanta Magic Spectacular

Sunday June 30, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
The city's top magical entertainers deliver an afternoon of exciting mysteries for the eyes and mind. Don't miss this opportunity to see a variety of excellent magicians doing what they do best. This family-friendly show is sure to please, so tell your friends. The Atlanta magic clubs have not produ...
Cost: $12

Atlanta Magical Spectacular

Sunday June 30, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
The city's top magical entertainers deliver an afternoon of exciting mysteries for the eyes and mind. Don't miss this opportunity to see a variety of excellent magicians doing what they do best. This family-friendly show is sure to please, so tell your friends. The Atlanta magic clubs have not pro...
Cost: $12

Magic and Monotheism

Saturday June 29, 2019 11:00 am EDT
n Judaism, there has been a belief in the power of magic spells and rituals to help achieve health and success. The lecture by Rabbi Joe Prass traces the controversial role that magic has had in Jewish history and culture.

Price Members: Free Non-Members: Cost of admission

Cost: Free-$12

Harry Houdini: Pulling Back the Veil in Search of Cecilia

Friday June 28, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Harry Houdini had an obsessive love/hate relationship with magic and the supernatural. While performing inexplicable feats of magic for millions around the world, he diligently reminded his audiences that he had no occult powers. However, when his mother, Cecelia Weisz, died; he turned to the supe...
Cost: Free-$12

Peek Behind the Curtain: Meet the Magic Clubs

Monday June 17, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Tonight at the Breman you will have an opputunity to peek behind the curtain to see just how magicians interact and develop their skills. Both of the local clubs, IBM Ring 9 and SAM Assembly 30, will be on hand performing creative and mystifying feats. The theme of the evening is "Wild About Harry: ...
Cost: Free - $12

Peek Behind the Curtain: Meet the Atlanta Magic Clubs

Monday June 17, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
This night at the Breman you will have an opportunity to peek behind the curtain to see just how magicians interact and develop their skills. Both of the local clubs, IBM Ring 9 and SAM Assembly 30, will be on hand performing creative and mystifying feats. The theme of the evening is "Wild About Har...
Cost: Free - $12

The Music of the Marx Brothers: An Evening of Song and Comedy

Sunday June 2, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
This performance is part of The 2019 Molly Blank Concert Series Celebrating Jewish Contributions to Music. As Groucho once said: “time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” In the first half of the 20th century, The Marx Brothers revolutionized American comedy, creating indelible comic ...
Cost: Register information to acquire pricing info

An Interview with Holocaust Survivor Werner Reich: Magic in the Death Camp

Sunday May 26, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Event Details

Werner Reich was captured and imprisoned when he was 15 years old and spent time in three different concentration camps.

While at Auschwitz, he saw a magicianthe Great Nivellido a card trick, and this spawned a lifelong interest in magic. Werner joins magician, author, and entreprene...
Cost: Free - $12

Magic and Theatre in the Time of Houdini

Sunday May 19, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
In this lecture, actor, author, and magician Max Howard explores not just the fundamental elements of theatre and magic, but also the period in which Houdini performed and how the theatrical customs of the times informed and influenced his performances.
Cost: Free-$12

Magical Mondays - May 6, 2019

Monday May 6, 2019 10:30 am EDT
Do you want to learn some awesome magic? This summer at the Breman you'll have your chance! Every week a staff member or a visiting guest magician will perform and teach magic that you can do using items you have around the house. By summer's end you'll be a regular Houdini! All ages welcome! Reco...
Cost: Free - $12

Magical Mondays - April 29, 2019

Monday April 29, 2019 10:30 am EDT
Do you want to learn some awesome magic? This summer at the Breman you'll have your chance! Every week a staff member or a visiting guest magician will perform and teach magic that you can do using items you have around the house. By summer's end you'll be a regular Houdini! All ages welcome! Reco...
Cost: Free-$12

Magician Youth Talent Show

Sunday April 28, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Could the next Houdini be found on stage at the Breman? We are excited to provide an opportunity for young magicians in the Atlanta area to put their illusion skills on display in a talent show to entertain family, friends, and aficionados! Participants will receive valuable positive coaching and fe...
Cost: $12

Magical Mondays - April 22, 2019

Monday April 22, 2019 10:30 am EDT
Do you want to learn some awesome magic? This summer at the Breman you'll have your chance! Every week a staff member or a visiting guest magician will perform and teach magic that you can do using items you have around the house. By summer's end you'll be a regular Houdini! All ages welcome! Reco...
Cost: Free-$12

Magical Mondays - April 15, 2019

Monday April 15, 2019 10:30 am EDT
Every week a staff member or a visiting guest magician will perform and teach magic that you can do using items you have around the house. By summer's end you'll be a regular Houdini! All ages welcome!

Recommended Ages – 6+ Years Old & Families (parent must be in attendance)

Price

Members - Free...
Cost: Free-$12

Opening Event: Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini

Sunday April 14, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Join us for the exhibition opening of Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini!

Non-Members 2 PM - 5 PM - Exhibition open to the public 2 PM - 3:15 PM - Lecture by David London, curator and magician. 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Public Tour

Members 10 AM - 2 PM - Members Preview

12 PM - 1 PM - M...
Cost: Free-$12

Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini

Sunday April 14, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Harry Houdini wasn’t born. He was invented. The world’s most famous magician began life as Erik Weisz, the son of a Hungarian rabbi. In 1878 immigration to the U.S. transformed Erik Weisz into Ehrich Weiss. It was the first of many transformations for the man who would become the first internation...
Cost: Free - $12

From the Top, hosted by pianist Lara Downes

Sunday April 7, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
From the Top: NPR, The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, and the Piedmont National Family Foundation present this show. This performance is part of The 2019 Molly Blank Concert Series Celebrating Jewish Contributions to Music. From the Top is...
Cost: Register online for ticket prices

Jewish Genealogy Society of Georgia

Sunday March 31, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Daniel Horowitz Garcia presents this JGSG Meeting. Since 2014 Daniel has been the regional manager of StoryCorps in Atlanta which is a national media organization that helps people record, preserve, and share their life stories. He is a historian specializing in oral history. Before getting his Mast...
Cost: Free - $12

Bearing Witness: Ben Walker (Romania)

Sunday March 24, 2019 05:00 pm EDT
Bearing Witness

Ben Walker will be speaking as part of The Breman Museum's oral history event series titled Bearing Witness: Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust.

Ben was six years old when he and his family were ordered to report to the railroad station within four hours. He and his mother survi...
Cost: Free

Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill | The Breman Museum in Atlanta

Wednesday March 13, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Once the largest employer in Atlanta, the Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill is now loft apartments and condos. Explore the Jewish history of the factory and how it gave rise to Cabbagetown and also Georgia Tech.

View the entire Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours lineup here. 

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Cost: Free

“SALUTE TO HOLLYWOOD” Jewish Contributions to Academy Awards Best Original Songs

Sunday March 10, 2019 05:00 pm EDT
What do the songs “Beauty and the Best”, “Que Sera Sera”, and “White Christmas” have in common, in addition to being winners of the Academy-Awards most prestigious music award? They were all written by Jewish composers! Bob Spiotto, dazzling performer and director of programs at New York City’s Fria...
Cost: $20 - $60

Bearing Witness: Robert Ratonyi (Hungary)

Sunday February 24, 2019 02:00 pm EST
Robert Ratonyi will be speaking as part of The Breman Museum's oral history event series titled Bearing Witness: Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust. Robert Ratonyi remembers a childhood scarred by fear, upheaval, hunger and loss. He was six years old when forced to wear a yellow star and face t...
Cost: Free

Civil Rights Bus Tour

Wednesday February 13, 2019 10:00 am EST
The next Historic Jewish Atlanta Tour is back with a one-of-a-kind trolley tour of the Jewish connection to Atlanta's Civil Rights Movement. Explore the role Jewish Institutions played in the fight for integration with tour stops at The Temple, Prior Tire,the Rich's Building, the Peachtree Manor Hot...
Cost: $18 - $25

Vedem Onstage

Sunday February 10, 2019 02:00 pm EST
Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Cost: $5

Zine Making Workshop

Sunday January 20, 2019 01:00 pm EST
Speak, write, draw, and share your truth! Explore the history, purpose, and art of zine making, and make a zine of your very own. VOX Teen Communications and The Breman Museum will publish zine content created in this workshop. This workshop is inspired in part by Vedem Underground Exhibition. This ...
Cost: Free - $12

Arts Exchange Guied Tour of the Vedem Underground Exhibition at the Breman Museum

Sunday January 20, 2019 11:00 am EST
Members of MODA are invited to a tour of the VEDEM UNDERGROUND at the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. This exhibit is a tribute to the work of the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi Camp. Follow this walk through history and art.
Cost: Free

The Fox Theater Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours

Thursday January 17, 2019 10:00 am EST
The Breman Museum leads this behind the curtain tour of legendary Atlanta theatre and look at it's history.
Cost: $15 to $23

Bearing Witness: Bebe Forehand (Belgium)

Sunday January 13, 2019 02:00 pm EST
Categories: Oral History Event

Bebe Forehand will be speaking as part of The Breman Museum's oral history event series titled Bearing Witness: Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust.

Like Anne Frank, Bebe Forehand was hidden away from the Nazis in an attic. A family friend brought food, books and m...
Cost: Free

Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia

Sunday December 16, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Professor Ellie Schainker, Arthur Blank Family Foundation Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Emory University, will speak on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00 to The Jewish Genealogy Society of Georgia. Professor Schainker will be speaking on the topic of her research: 19th Jewish ...
Cost: Free for members

Bearing Witness: Eugen Schoenfeld

Tuesday December 11, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Brutalized by Nazis, Eugen survived the Holocaust in the notorious camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau. Yet after the war, when given the chance to kill one of the most brutal guards, he refused. What powers led Eugen to give up hostility to his enemies? The former Chair of the Department of Soci...
Cost: Free

Historic Jewish Atlanta Tour: MACoM - Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah

Wednesday December 5, 2018 10:00 am EST
Learn all about the ritual of the mikvah and specifically about the MACoM Metro Atlanta community Mikvah. Enjoy a short tour of the new facility and a staff-led discussion. The mikvah is an essential gateway to Judaism. For those who convert to (or are adopted into) Judaism, immersion in this specia...
Cost: Free for members-$10

From Darkness To Light

Sunday December 2, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Categories: Hanukkah Join Conductor Juan Ramirez and Cantor Lauren Adesnik as members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Emanu-El Youth Choir perform a very special Vedem-inspired Hanukkah concert, From Darkness to Light. This concert highlights inspiring music from the Holocaust, melodic Sephard...
Cost: $18 - $21

Bearing Witness: Henry Birnbrey (Germany)

Sunday November 11, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Henry Birnbrey was brought to the United States on a special mission to rescue Jewish children. Years later, Henry would return to Germany as an American GI, serving with the forces that stormed the beaches of Normandy. He was among the first American eyewitnesses to the devastation of the Nazi conc...
Cost: Free

Bearing Witness: Helen Weingarten (Romania)

Sunday October 21, 2018 02:00 pm EDT
Helen was one of seven children. She entered Auschwitz as one of five sisters, but only four survived. Helen narrowly escaped death when the 500 women she was with were redirected from the entrance to the gas chambers and sent to Germany for slave labor. Guided tours of our Holocaust Gallery will be...
Cost: Free

Vedem Underground Opening

Sunday October 14, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Bearing Witness: Murray Lynn (Hungary)

Sunday September 30, 2018 02:00 pm EDT
Bearing Witness is a series that features Holocaust survivors, all Atlanta residents, who recall their experiences during the Holocaust. Murray Lynn was only 14 years old when he, his mother and three brothers were sent by cattle train to Auschwitz-Birkenau. His mother and brothers were murdered u...
Cost: Free

Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours: Westview Cemetery

Sunday September 16, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Explore one of Atlanta’s oldest cemeteries with local historian and author, Jeff Clemmons, who is currently writing a book on the history of the cemetery. Opened in 1884 with nearly six hundred acres of land, Westview was designed to be the premier cemetery of the Southeast.

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Cost: Free-$10

Curating Your Family Story Exhibition Opening

Sunday August 26, 2018 03:30 pm EDT
Join us at 3:30 as students share more about their projects featured in the Curating Your Family Story Exhibition. Chat and Nosh - Check out the art and enjoy a reception with a sampling of food representing the students favorite family recipes. Curating Your Family Story is a program created by the...
Cost: Free

2018 Docent Training

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:30 pm EDT
If you are interested in history and the Holocaust, comfortable speaking in public, and available weekdays during the day, you can join our docent team! Join us in our 2018 docent training session, from August 16 to September 6. Read more on how to apply:

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Lunchtime Culture: From Script to Stage

Thursday June 14, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
<br>The Alliance Theatre shares excerpts from Sheltered, and their upcoming play, Goodnight, Tyler that are both winners of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Artistic Programs Manager Celise Kalke discusses how plays are transformed from a script to the st...
Cost: Free

Lunchtime Culture: From Script to Stage: The Evolution of New Works of Art

Thursday June 14, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
For this Lunchtime Culture event, The Alliance Theatre shares excerpts from Sheltered, and their upcoming play, Goodnight, Tyler that are both winners of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Artistic Programs Manager Celise Kalke discusses how plays are transformed from a ...
Cost: Free

Theatrical Outfit Presents: "The Way We Were"

Sunday June 3, 2018 05:00 pm EDT
<br>For the last three years, Theatrical Outfit has developed incredible shows that tell the stories of Jewish composers who wrote top hits in American music. For behind every star are talented teams who rarely see the spotlight This year, we’re peaking behind none other than Barbra St...
Cost: $20-$60

Bearing Witness: Manuela Bornstein (France)

Sunday April 22, 2018 02:00 pm EDT
Manuela Bornstein 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 th...
Cost: Free

Panel Discussion with the Creators of "Out of Darkness: Two Remain"

Wednesday April 4, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
Join The Atlanta Opera and The Breman Museum for a free discussion with the internationally acclaimed creators of Out of Darkness: Two Remain. The panel features composer Jake Heggie, librettist Gene Scheer, and the original commissioner of the opera, Mina Miller, from the Seattle based organization...
Cost: Free

The Story Never Told: The Fate of Iraq’s Jews

Sunday March 25, 2018 02:00 pm EDT
The Breman Museum is hosting an oral history presentation by Maurice Shohet. Mr. Shohet will be speaking in conjunction with our exhibition Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage. Mr. Shohet will discuss the history of Iraq’s Jewish community, exploring its decline from a once thri...
Cost: Free-$12

Bearing Witness: Henry Friedman

Sunday February 25, 2018 02:00 pm EST
A Holocaust survivor from Hungary, Henry was saved from a forced march by legendary Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. He attributes his surviving a firing squad and countless atrocities to the protection of his grandmother's blessing.
Cost: Free

Civil Rights Tour

Sunday February 18, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Explore the role jewish insitutions played in the fight for integration with tour stops at the Temple, Prior Tire, the Rich's building, the Peachtree Manor Hotel, and the American Motor Hotel. 
Cost: $18-$25

Bearing Witness: Hershel Greenblat

Sunday January 14, 2018 02:00 pm EST
<br>Born in the caves of Ukraine, Hershel Greenblat survived 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 set...
Cost: Free

Bearing Witness: George Rishfeld (Poland)

Sunday December 10, 2017 12:00 pm EST
DetailsGeorge was born in Warsaw, Poland. As an infant he was thrown over the barbed-wire fence of the Warsaw Ghetto into the waiting arms of Halinka, the daughter of a man that worked for George’s father. Risking their own lives, they hid George for the remainder of the war taking him out into the ...
Cost: Free

Uncovering a history Antisemitism at Emory Dental School

Thursday March 4, 2021 10:30 am EST
Join Dr. Perry Brickman, the foremost historian on Uncovering a history Antisemitism at Emory Dental School, as he discusses the most notorious case of Antisemitism in America and a pivotal moment in Atlanta’s Jewish history. The class will be moderated by Dr. Eric Goldstein, The Judith London Evans...
Cost: Free-$10

The Life of Jewish Politician Morris Abram

Thursday February 25, 2021 10:30 am EST
Join biographer David Lowe as he discusses the life and career of one of Atlanta’s most prominent and trailblazing Jewish politicians, Morris Abram. The class will be moderated by Dr. Catherine Lewis, Assistant Vice President of Museums, Archives & Rare Books; Director of the Museum of History and H...
Cost: $10

Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Old Jewish Neighborhood of Atlanta

Thursday February 18, 2021 10:30 am EST
Join Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University, Dr. Marni Davis, as she discusses her research on the old Jewish neighborhood of Atlanta. The class will be moderated by ethnographer of the Atlanta Sephardic community, Dan Maslia.
Cost: $10

Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Rise of Rich's

Thursday February 11, 2021 10:30 am EST
Join the foremost historian on Rich’s department store, Jeff Clemmons, as he discusses the store that became synonymous with Atlanta and tied to the cultural, social, architectural, and philanthropical fabric of Atlanta. The class will be moderated by the president of the Rich Foundation, Tom Asher.
Cost: Free-$24
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