Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

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Call: (678) 222-3700 or visit www.thebreman.org
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.
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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.


Meet at Westview...
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:

2018 Docent Training Flier

You can apply for...

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
1440 Spring St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 222-3700
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM