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Author Talk & Book Signing

Perry Brickman,
Extracted &
Sherry Frank,
A Passion to Serve: Memoirs of a Jewish Activist

Sponsored by the Atlanta Jewish Times

Wednesday, 11-06-2019
12:00 PM
MJCCA-Zaban Park • 5342 Tilly Mill Road
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338




In Conversation with Gail Evans, Former EVP, CNN; Bestselling Author

Community Partners: Anti-Defamation League; Atlanta Chapter of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity; Development Corporation of Israel / Israel Bonds; Jewish Interest Free Loan of Atlanta.


On a late summer day in 2006, Perry Brickman and his wife attended an exhibit on the history of Jewish life at Emory University and were astonished to come face-to-face with documents suggesting Brickman and many others failed out of Emory’s dental school because they were Jewish. They embarked on a path to uncover the truth. Despite resistance, Brickman was determined to continue extracting evidence hidden in archives.
After five years of identifying, interviewing, and recording the victims, Brickman was finally permitted to present his documentary to Emory officials and ask for redemption for the stain she had made. As a result, he was presented with the Emory University Maker of History Award for his journalistic excellence in exposing a long history of anti-Semitism in the Emory University dental school.


A Passion to Serve: Memoirs of a Jewish Activist

Former Southeastern Area Director for the American Jewish Committee, Sherry Frank’s fascinating memoir relates the compelling stories from her more than 50 years as a community activist and Jewish board member in Atlanta. She has partnered with some of Atlanta’s most influential politicians and city leaders to build bridges of understanding across race and religion. She has been involved in combating all forms of discrimination, preserving Atlanta's Jewish history, and building support for Israel. Here, she shares her own spiritual journey and expression of her proud Jewish identity. Through it all , she has been an active feminist and a champion for civil and human rights and equality for all. This is her story.


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