Gallery Exhibitions

Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery

The Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery is a versatile exhibition space dedicated to the presentation and interpretation of a wide variety of images and ideas. Exhibitions range from solo artist shows to documentary style exhibits and touring shows from a nationwide network of museum and gallery partners.

Located along the main corridor of the MJCCA's Zaban-Blank building, the Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery welcomes hundreds of visitors each week. As you walk down Mainstreet on your next visit to the MJCCA, take a moment to enjoy the Gallery exhibits.

LETTERS TO SALA: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps

April 10 – May 28

Curated by Jill Vexler, Ph.D.


The MJCCA's Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery hosts the traveling exhibition of Sala Garncarz Kirschner's letters and photographs. The exhibition is a graphic representation of Sala's story told through her letters, postcards, photographs, and a diary from her years in the Nazi work camps, documents which she carefully hid in her barracks or sewed into her clothing. For Sala, the letters provided evidence that her world still existed outside the camps. Dunwoody’s STAGE DOOR PLAYERS is proud co-host to the exhibition.

Support provided by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the French Children of the Holocaust Foundation, The David Berg Foundation, and by the Robert and Trudy Gottesman Philanthropic Fund. Unless otherwise indicated, the letters, photographs, and documents in the exhibition are drawn from the Sala Garncarz Kirschner Collection, donated by the Kirschner family in April 2005, to the Dorot Jewish Division of The New York Public Library.

See the Play
This exhibition is held in conjunction with the presentation of the Atlanta premiere of the play, Letters to Sala, by Arlene Hutton. Performances of Letters to Sala will be held April 23 – 27 in the Morris & Rae Frank Theatre of the MJCCA.

Play & Exhibit In the News

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Sala’s gift, an inspiring tale of faith and survival during Holocaust
Neighbor Newspapers: Holocaust survivor’s story comes to life at Marcus Jewish center
The Dunwoody Crier: ‘Letters to Sala’ at Marcus Center marks tale of Holocaust survivor


Gallery Hours

Mon-Thur 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Please check for holiday hours.

Admission is Free.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Kim Goodfriend at 678.812.4071.

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