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Adler, Joel, December 06, 2021

[Aviary] Adler_Joel.mp4
[Aviary] Adler_Joel.mp4

Scope and Contents

Joel Adler recounts his family history and their immigration to the United States. He reflects on his upbringing in relation to his experience in school and in the Army. Adler talks about his dental school experience at Emory University and the University of Maryland and discusses his dental work experiences abroad in Europe. Adler recalls how he met his wife, Toni, and talks about their children and grandchildren. He gives details on his volunteer work with the Ben Massell Dental Clinic, the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, and briefly overviews some of his other involvements. Adler goes on to discuss his two main passions, gardening and fishing. He finishes by discussing his mother’s side of the family and their immigration to the United States.


  • December 06, 2021

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Biographical / Historical

Joel Adler was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on August 26, 1936, to David Adler and Minnie Miller Adler. Adler has a younger sister named Gloria Ben-Ami. He attended Emory University to pursue dentistry and currently practices in the Atlanta, Georgia area at his own clinic. Adler and his wife, Toni, have three children. He is active in the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta as well as the Ben Massell Dental Clinic. Outside of his organizational involvements and professional life, Adler’s passions include fishing and gardening.


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Joel Adler interviewed by Shirley Michalove on December 6, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.





Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States