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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.

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

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

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
1440 Spring St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 222-3700
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