JELF’s Legacy of The Hebrew Orphans’ Home
In partnership with The Temple, JELF’s Legacy of the Hebrew Orphans’ Home will be on display beginning July 31, 2017 at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta. The exhibit will highlight the oldest Georgia-based non-profit organization from inception to the present:
– 1889 – 1931 – Hebrew Orphans’ Home
– 1931 – 1989 – Jewish Children’s Services
– 1989 – Present – JELF
JELF’s exhibit will be curated by Dr. Catherine M. Lewis, Professor of History, Director of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education and Assistant Vice President of Museum, Archives & Rare Books at Kennesaw State University, in conjunction with James Hayes, The Breman Museum’s Director of Exhibitions.
The exhibit will then travel to other venues throughout our five-state region. We welcome opportunities to house this 10-panel exhibit in your Jewish community!
JELF is so proud to have this unique opportunity to showcase our history and spotlight some of our community members whose families descend from our roots. This important story connects us to a different era of hardship, which left so many children unattended by one or both biological parents. Today, JELF also helps families sustain themselves, as the cost of higher education has reached an all-time high. If you or your family are interested in supporting the Breman Museum and JELF through this exhibit, we would be deeply appreciative.
Additionally, if you believe that you or your family may have ties to the Hebrew Orphans’ Home, Jewish Children’s Services or JELF, and are interested in learning more or sharing your story or any artifacts with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-396 3080.