The Southern Jewish Historical Society, in partnership with the Breman Museum and The Temple in Atlanta, supports an annual lecture series honoring Atlanta Jewish community pillar Janice Rothschild Blumberg, z"l. The three organizations jointly oversee the annual event recognizing the contributions of Janice to both Atlanta and southern Jewish history.
The author of numerous books and articles, Janice received the SJHS Samuel Proctor Award for Outstanding Career Scholarship in Southern Jewish History. She is a former SJHS president and remained active in the Society throughout her life. Her memoir What’s Next? Southern Dreams, Jewish Deeds and the Challenge of Looking Back While Moving Forward was published in Spring 2021.
A brief profile about Janice can be accessed here: Profile
The inaugural lecture featured Alfred Uhry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar and Tony, for "Driving Miss Daisy". A recording of the lecture can be viewed here.
The second lecture featured Dr. Laura Leibman, a professor and award-winning author for several books examining Jewish history. A recording of the lecture can be viewed here:
The third lecture featured noted photographer and author, Andrew Feiler of Atlanta, discussing his book, “A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America.” The lecture can be viewed here:
If you wish to support the growth of the lecture series with a tax-deductible donation, please click and note the lecture series: Donate