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February 11, 2024 Atlanta Free
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Janice Rothschild Blumberg at 100 In conversation with Melissa Fay Greene.

 About this event

Join us for a special program at The Breman on February 11 as we celebrate the 100th birthday of author and extraordinary citizen Janice Rothschild Blumberg. In an entertaining and insightful discussion, the esteemed author Melissa Fay Greene will interview Janice.

Limited seating is available for this event. Museum members can register now to secure their spot. Reserve your seat today and be part of this unique celebration at The Breman.

Day of Event

  • 10:00 AM – Bagels and beverages
  • 10:30 AM – Conversation with Janice and Melissa Fay Greene begins

At 100 Janice Rothschild Blumberg continues to lead a storied life. The author has counted world leaders, scholars, artists and other prominent personalities as friends. She continues to learn, staying open to what life brings her way, ready for what’s next.

As a child, Janice attended Sunday school at The Temple. After working in the Panama Canal Zone for the Army Corps of Engineers and elsewhere during World War II, she returned to Atlanta in 1946 and married the Temple’s new rabbi, Jacob Rothschild.

Over the next 27 years, Rabbi and Mrs. Rothschild made a formidable team, standing as leaders during numerous landmark cultural and societal developments, including the Temple bombing by antisemites in 1958, that resonate today. She also partnered with Rabbi Rothschild in orchestrating a 1965 dinner honoring Martin Luther King Jr. for his Nobel Peace Prize win, amid tensions in the still largely segregated community.

Her second husband was David Blumberg, president of B’nai B’rith.

Janice Rothschild Blumberg’s story is featured in The Breman’s 25th-anniversary exhibition History With Chutzpah: Remarkable Stories of the Southern Jewish Adventure, 1733-Present. She continues to make history.

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Sunday, February 11, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Breman Museum
1440 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
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