Jeremy Katz is in charge of a crucial piece of Jewish Atlanta history, the archives at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, where he has worked since 2013. Katz has also been a resident of the Virginia-Highland Moishe House since 2016. The Dayton, Ohio, native and 2010 Ohio State graduate moved to Atlanta in 2013 after gaining his master of arts in history (archival science) from Wright State University and has since immersed himself in Jewish Atlanta.
From planning events at Moishe House to attending events hosted by other organizations, the Ahavath Achim Synagogue member is an active part of the Jewish community. Katz serves as a section editor for the academic journal Southern Jewish History and published an article in the 2016 edition profiling two Jewish Atlantans who served in the Israeli air force during the 1948-49 War of Independence.
“I expect the Atlanta Jewish community to continue to grow and diversify over the next 20 years,” Katz said. “Just look at Atlanta 20 years ago and all the incredible growth that has taken place: Fortune 500 companies bringing new jobs, the development of the BeltLine revitalizing the inner city and the proliferation of Jewish organizations that cater to young adults. These forces will only continue to compound as the community grows alongside the city.”