The JEA and Savannah Jewish Federation are proud to present an array of interesting, engaging, educational and sometimes, just plain fun programs from Savannah and around the country.



  • Cocktails & Cabalettas: Operatic Happy Hours

    Five Wednesdays December 2-30 6:00 PM
    Stir, shake, pour your preferred cocktail, wine or other libation and join popular San Francisco Bay Area Opera Instructor James Sokol for a happy hour of beautiful music, interesting tidbits and lively banter.

  • Bruce Feiler: Live at the Breman -- FREE EVENT

    Wednesday, December 2 --- 7:00pm
    The Breman Museum will present a book talk featuring Bruce Feiler, author of The New York Times bestsellers Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age and Walking the Bible, at 7 PM Wednesday, December 2.

  • JEA Book Festival: Ina Garten

    Wednesday, December 2 --- 7:30pm
    Join us for a very special evening with the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, as she dishes up some delicious conversation with comedian and author Michael Ian Black.


    Thursday, December 3 --- 6:30pm
    Have you always wanted to master the New York Times crossword puzzle? Some benefits of crossword puzzles include: stretching your vocabulary, reinforcing your knowledge of pop culture and history, and heightening your ability to identify patterns in the clues, Join Steve Manin, a NY-based writer, entrepreneur, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker. A fun and educational time is guaranteed, even if you're new to crossword solving.

  • Book & Author Event: Dan Peres -- FREE EVENT

    Thursday, December 3 --- 1:30PM
    Join author Dan Peres as he presents his book As Needed for Pain: A memoire of addiction. As Needed for Pain is a raw and riveting—and often wryly funny—addiction memoir from one of New York media’s most accomplished editors which explores his never-before-told story of opioid addiction and the drastic impact it had on his life and career.

  • Book & Author Event: Jonathan Kaufman -- FREE EVENT

    Friday, December 4 --- 2:30PM
    Join author Jonathan Kaufman as he presents his book The Last King of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China. Jonathan Kaufman tells the remarkable story of how two Jewish families (Sasoons & Kadoories) ignited an economic boom and opened China to the world, but remained blind to the country’s deep inequality and to the political turmoil on their doorsteps.

  • Book & Author: Tovah Feldshuh -- FREE EVENT

    Saturday, December 5 --- 7:00PM
    From Golda to Ginsburg, Yentl to Mama Rose, Tallulah to the Queen of Mean, Tovah Feldshuh has always played powerful women who aren’t afraid to sit at the table with the big boys and rule their world. But offstage, Tovah struggled to fulfill the one role she never auditioned for-Lily Feldshuh’s only daughter.

  • JEA Book Festival: Philippa Gregory, Dark Tides: A Novel

    Sunday, December 6 --- 1pm
    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Philippa Gregory, comes the second in the Fairmile Series, Dark Tides, which tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England.

  • Israel Philharmonic Pre-Hanukkah Celebration --FREE EVENT

    Sunday, December 6 --- 2PM
    A multi-disciplinary free program of instrumental performances, behind-the-scenes interviews, and powerful songs and messages of hope, featuring performances by Academy-Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer, Israel Philharmonic Music Director Lahav Shani, and musicians of the Israel Philharmonic, hosted by Ronalee Shimon, star of Fauda, with special celebrity guests!

  • Alfred Uhry: Live at the Breman -- Free Event

    Sunday, December 6 ---- 4pm
    In honor of Atlanta Jewish community pillar Janice Rothschild Blumberg, please join The Breman Museum, Southern Jewish Historical Society, and The Temple as we unite two of her passions: history and theater. Hear keynote speaker and acclaimed playwright, Alfred Uhry, discuss 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.

  • Terrific Tastings: Let’s Go Nuts!

    Sunday, December 6 5:00 PM
    Whether to put a twist on your meals, into your holiday baking/gifting, onto a nosh tray, or simply enjoying them on your favorite bread or toast, leave the world aside and come join this “nutty” experience!

  • Still Traveling: Marvelous Marrakech

    Four Mondays, December 7-28 --- 2:00 pm
    Pour yourself a cup of tea and join our virtual trip to this magical North African country, so different from most Arab dominant countries. Morocco has its own unique, fascinating culture: a blend of indigenous Berber, Arabian, Sub-Saharan African & European (Christian & Jewish) influences.

  • Book & Author: Raffi Berg -- Free Event

    Tuesday, December 8 --- 2:45PM
    In the early 1980s on a remote part of the Sudanese coast, a new luxury holiday resort opened for business. Catering for divers, it attracted guests from around the world. Little did the holidaymakers know that the staff were undercover spies, working for the Mossad – the Israeli secret service. Providing a front for covert night-time activities, the holiday village allowed the agents to carry out an operation unlike any seen before.


    Tuesday, December 8 --- 7PM
    Join the Hartford Jewish Federation as they host two of the nation's leading experts on combating antisemitism (Mark Weitzman, Dir of Govt Affairs, SWC and Kenneth Jacobson, Dpty National Director, ADL) who will discuss the dangers American Jews are facing right now in this free Zoom presentation.

  • Jewish Refugees from Arab lands and Iran -- FREE EVENT

    Wednesday, December 9 --- 7:00PM
    This evening commemorates the tragedy of people who were forced to flee from their homes and to leave the countries where they had lived for millennia, solely because of their Jewish identity. The descendants of these immigrants from Arab countries now account for a majority of the Jewish diaspora. They were forced to flee their homes overcame personal and communal tragedy and not only persevered, but thrived.

  • Joe Alterman Trio: Jazz Inspired by Photographs -- Free Event

    Wednesday, December 9 --- 8:00PM
    The Breman Museum is excited to welcome the Joe Alterman Trio back to the Stage for a Hanukkah Eve musical treat! The trio returns for a Live Zoom performance of music by jazz musicians featured in the current photography exhibition A Jazz Memoir: Photography by Herb Snitzer. Featured artists include Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone and many others.

  • The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia -- FREE EVENT

    Saturday, December 12 --- 8pm
    Join authors Liel Leibovitz, Stephanie Butnick and Mark Oppenheimer as they present their book The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between

  • Songs of Light: A Multi-Genre Celebration --FREE EVENT

    Sunday, December 13th --- 4:00 PM
    Whether celebrating “the Festival of Lights” or not, come and join James Sokol to journey through an array of music – Broadway, pop, opera & more! – exploring the theme of “light” along the way at this FREE program.

  • JEA Book Festival: Peter Frampton

    Sunday, December 13 --- 2pm
    Do You Feel Like I Do? is the incredible story of Peter Frampton's positively resilient life and career told in his own words for the first time. His monu-mental album Frampton Comes Alive! spawned three top-twenty singles and sold eight million copies the year it was released (more than seventeen million to date), and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in January 2020.

  • Chanukah CARnival

    Sunday, December 13 ---- 4:00-5:30pm
    Come together as one community to celebrate Chanukah in a safe and socially distanced way....from your car. Music, crafts, giveaways, and more brought to you by the Savannah Jewish Federation, Jewish Educational Alliance, Chabad of Savannah, Hadassah, Shalom School, Congregation Agudath Achim and Congregation Mickve Israel.

  • Book & Author Event: David Schoenbaum-- FREE EVENT

    Sunday, December 13 --- 7:00PM
    Join author David Schoenbaum as he presents his book The Lives of Isaac Stern, a centennial celebration of the career and legacy of the first made-in-America violin virtuoso and one of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians. David Schoenbaum is the author of seven books, including Hitler’s Social Revolution, The United States and the State of Israel, and The Violin.

  • Book & Author: Myla Goldberg -- FREE EVENT

    Monday, December 14 --- 1PM
    Join Author Myla Goldberg as she presents her book Feast Your Eyes: A Novel. “A daringly inventive parable of female creativity and motherhood” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Myla Goldberg, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season, about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood—a balancing act familiar to women of every generation.

  • Book & Author Event: Nevo Eshkol -- FREE EVENT

    Monday, December 14 --- 4:00PM
    From the internationally best-selling author of Three Floors Up, a literary page-turner that delves into the deepening cracks in a carefully constructed public persona. Join author Eshkol Nevo as he presents his book The Last Interview: A Novel. Eshkol Nevo is one of Israel’s most successful living writers, whose novels have all been bestsellers in Israel and published widely in translation. He is the grandson of Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.

  • Book & Author Event: Sarah Stein -- FREE EVENT

    Tuesday, December 15 --- 7PM
    Join author Sarah Stein as she presents her book Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century. Named one of the best books of 2019 by The Economist and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. A National Jewish Book Award finalist.

  • Book & Author: Steve Levy -- FREE EVENT

    Wednesday, December 16 --- 7pm
    Join author Steven Levy as he presents his book Facebook: The Inside Story. The definitive history, packed with untold stories, of one of America’s most controversial and powerful companies: Facebook. Millions of words have been written about Facebook, but no one has told the complete story, documenting its ascendancy and missteps.

  • Virtually Limitless: Our Shared Shelf -- FREE EVENT

    Wednesday, December 16 --- 8:00PM
    Jewish women now have an exciting way to connect with their peers across North America! "Virtually Limitless: Our Shared Shelf," a virtual monthly book and author series. Be sure to join us on Wednesday, December 16 at 8 p.m., as we discuss "Hidden Recipes: A Holocaust Memoir" by Eva Moreimi.

  • Food for Thought: Jewish National Fund 101

    Thursday, December 17 --- 1:00 pm
    Join DR. SAMUEL RICHARDSON, DIrector of Small Community Outreach.
    Since their founding in 1901, the Jewish National Fund’s passion, commitment, and vision for the future of Israel and the Jewish people has remained clear and unwavering. Learn about yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

  • Book & Author: Esther Safran Foer -- FREE EVENT

    Thursday, December 17 --- 1:00PM
    Join author Esther Safran Foer as she presents her book I Want You To Know We’re Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir. I Want You to Know We’re Still Here is the poignant and deeply moving story not only of Esther’s journey but of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust. They are four generations of survivors, storytellers, and memory keepers, determined not just to keep the past alive but to imbue the present with life and more life.

  • Book & Author Event: Jonathan Sarna -- FREE EVENT

    Thursday, December 17 --- 8pm
    Join author Jonathan Sarna as he presents his book Cosella Wayne: Or, Will and Destiny. Published serially in the spiritualist journal Banner of Light in 1860, Cosella Wayne: Or, Will and Destiny is the first coming-of-age novel, written and published in English by an American Jewish woman, to depict Jews in the United States and transforms what we know about the history of early American Jewish literature.

  • Book & Author Event: Cleo Stiller -- FREE EVENT

    Monday, December 21 --- 1:00PM
    Join author Cleo Stiller as she presents her book, Modern Manhood: Conversations About the Complicated World of Being a Good Man Today. Emmy and Peabody Award–nominated health reporter Cleo Stiller’s fun(ny) and informative collection of advice and perspectives about what it means to be a good guy in the era of #MeToo.

  • Book & Author Event: Uri Adoni -- FREE EVENT

    Wednesday, December 22 --- 1:00PM
    Join author Uri Adoni as he presents his book The Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel’s Secret Rules of Chutzpah. In The Unstoppable Startup, Uri Adoni goes behind the scenes to explain the principles and practices that can make any startup, anywhere in the world, become an unstoppable one.

  • Still Traveling: Sensational Seville

    Monday, Jan 4 --- 2:00 PM
    Many tourists to southern Spain race to Grenada to visit the Alhambra, but overlook the largest city of the Andalusian region – Seville! Make a tinto de verano, grab a piece of Manchego, and join our wonderful, local guide to discover an array of fascinating and stunning facets of this sensational, yet quaint city.

  • Cocktails & Cabalettas: Operatic Happy Hours

    Four Wednesdays, Jan 6-27 --- 6:00 PM
    B.Y.O.C. and let’s bring some joy & light to the dark winter season! Pour your preferred cocktail, wine or other libation and join for a happy hour of beautiful music, interesting tidbits, and lively banter; maybe a behind-the scenes story or two thrown in for good measure!

  • Broadway Backstage

    Four Thursdays, January 7-28 --- 4:00 PM
    Come learn, off-stage, what makes the magic happen on-stage! Meet special guest theater professionals – who bring unique expertise, experiences & insights to the discussion – at our exclusive, live, behind-the-scenes visits.

  • Terrific Tastings: Changed Cheddars

    Sunday, January 10 --- 5:00 PM
    Set out some wine, crackers and join Culinary Host James Sokol for a live, online, guided tasting of "changed" cheddars w/a special guest, Tim Welsh of Beehive Cheese, named Best Flavored Cheddar in America. Experience a guided tasting of their “changed cheddars” and enjoy a fun & cheesy time!

  • Food for Thought: AJC Regional Director, Dov Wilker

    Thursday, January 14 --- 1:00PM
    Join American Jewish Committee Atlanta Regional Director, Dov Wilker as he speaks on "The State of Antisemitism in America: Let's Review the Data. As a part of Atlanta's AJC office since 2011 Dov Wilker has been the head of one of the country's leading global Jewish advocacy organizations.

  • Terrific Tastings: French WIne Roadtrip

    Sunday, January 17 --- 5:00 PM
    Join Culinary Host James Sokol and special guest Bob Sawicki for a virtual, metaphoric roadtrip to three different wine regions in France - Sancerre, Chablis & Beaujolais!

  • Virtually Limitless: Our Shared Shelf -- FREE EVENT

    Wednesday, January 20 --- 8:00PM
    Jewish women now have an exciting way to connect with their peers across North America! "Virtually Limitless: Our Shared Shelf," a virtual monthly book and author series. Be sure to join us on Wednesday, January 20 at 8 p.m., as we discuss "THE FIRSTS: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress by Jennifer Steinhauer.

  • Terrific Tastings: Benevolent Brownies & Blondies

    Sunday, January 24th --- 4:00 PM
    Grab a cup of coffee/tea, a glass of red wine, maybe a flute of champagne and come do “research” (wink, wink) for a dessert to serve for your upcoming distanced Super Bowl party, Valentine’s Day dinner, other festivities, or any day of the week!

  • Exploring Opera: Sensational Seville

    Monday, January 25 --- 4:30 PM
    The glorious capital of Andalusia is the setting of more than 100 operas! Of course, there’s The Barber of Seville with its sparkling vocal fireworks, but there are other works - some very famous, some lesser-known gems - by Bizet, Mozart, Verdi, and others with equally beautiful music.