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Book Talk: The Jewish Community of Atlanta

March 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

The Jewish Community of Atlanta details the important role played by early Jewish men and women in the building of the 21st century international metropolis we know today. Many of Atlanta’s most iconic businesses – The Coca-Cola Company, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Atlanta Braves – owe much of their success to visionary Jewish leaders.

While there are many stories of success and triumph, there were also periods of antisemitism that plagued Atlanta’s Jewish population. These periods were marked by events such as the lynching of Leo Frank, the bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation, and the expulsion of Jewish students from Emory University Dental School. Explore the dynamic evolution of Atlanta through the lens of the Jewish community.

Jeremy Katz, author of The Jewish Community of Atlanta, currently serves as the Senior Director of Archives at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta. Katz holds two degrees from The Ohio State University and Wright State University.

 

Online via Zoom, Free to participate!

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