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Leslie Gordon, longtime director of the Rialto Center for the Arts, has accepted a job as executive director of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

Gordon has led the Rialto Center since 2003, transforming it into a hub of the arts in downtown Atlanta. She will begin her new job February 4.

“We are excited about Leslie’s proven leadership, her dynamism and her passion for the mission of the Breman,” Lori Shapiro, chair of the museum’s board, said in a press release. “We were seeking an inspiring leader to bring the vision of a Jewish cultural center to life. Leslie deeply understands the potential of the Breman, and she has the vision and proven ability to lead us into the future.”

Gordon said she looks forward to the challenge. “The Breman is poised for transformation and innovation,” she said. “I’m excited to bring my roots in Jewish culture and the South, my passion for this work and my experience to the Breman.”

The Breman showcases Jewish history, culture and arts. It hosts a permanent Holocaust exhibition, along with comprehensive archives on Southern Jewish history, in addition to regular exhibitions.

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