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Sages: Tour of Oakland Cemetery and Lunch with Rabbi Peter Berg. Bus leaves at 9:30 AM.

Monday, October 18, 2021 12 Cheshvan 5782

9:30 AM - 12:30 PMOut of the Building


Join the Sages for a walking tour through one of the oldest Jewish burial grounds in Georgia, followed by lunch at The Temple. Atlanta’s Jews, a presence in the city almost since its founding, have made their mark on both the city and the cemetery. Amidst a backdrop of gardens, sculptures, and final resting places for many of Atlanta’s most notable citizens, explore the history, burial customs, and symbolism found throughout the Jewish Grounds of this powerful city landmark. Hear the fascinating stories of life and persistence as waves of Jewish immigrants entered and adapted to the culture of Victorian America. Founded in 1850, Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery spans 48 acres of gardens, wildlife and sculpture. Oakland is the final resting place for 70,000 people, including author Margaret Mitchell, 27 Atlanta mayors, six former governors, Civil War generals and soldiers, and thousands of unmarked graves. Oakland Cemetery offers critical green space for recreation and serves as a cultural resource for lifelong learners who come to study history, art, architecture, archaeology, horticulture, photography and more.

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