Janice Rothschild Blumberg Lecture Series


The Southern Jewish Historical Society, in partnership with the Breman Museum and The Temple, are privileged to announce an annual lecture series honoring Atlanta Jewish community pillar Janice Rothschild Blumberg. 

Alfred Uhry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar and Tony, for "Driving Miss Daisy" will be the keynote speaker, discussing his own reflections on the intersection between race and religion through his award-winning plays based on Jewish life in Atlanta and the American South.

The first lecture will begin at 4 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 6. Registration is free and available here: Register here

SJHS, the Breman and The Temple will 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 remains active in the Society. Her memoir What’s Next? Southern Dreams, Jewish Deeds and the Challenge of Looking Back While Moving Forward will be published in Spring 2021. 

In addition to being an accomplished historian, Janice has led an eventful life as a native Atlantan, civil rights activist, leader of The Temple where her late husband Jacob Rothschild served as rabbi, and more. The series will feature noted scholars who will examine the cultural, artistic, and historical themes that have been interwoven through her life. To read more about Janice's life and work, click here.
If you wish to support the growth of the lecture series with a tax-deductible donation, please click here and note the lecture series: Lecture Support.  Thank you.