Deceased Information


    Joan Brenner

  • AGE



    Monday, September 18, 2023 (After Sunset)


    Wednesday, September 20, 2023


    2:30 PM




    Meeting ID: 880 2881 6672

    Passcode: 960199


    Shiva will be observed on Wednesday, September 20, 6:30-8:30pm at the home of Jodi and Jonathan Ginsberg, 240 Walhalla Ct ATL Ga 30350


    Thursday, September 21, 6:30-8:30pm at the home of Tracy and Brian Krebs, 8105 High Hampton Chase, Alpharetta Ga 30022


    • Weinstein Hospice

      3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

    • ❖ MJCCA Tennis Department


    Joan Brenner, age 83, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on September 18, 2023. Joan was a passionate mahjongg player with an enormous circle of friends.  She loved her family and will be missed. Joan was predeceased by her mother, Mary Kaufman and father, Sam Kaufman. She is survived by her husband, Larry Brenner, daughter Jodi Brenner Ginsberg (Jonathan), daughter Tracy Krebs (Brian), grandchildren Jessica Ginsberg Rogers (Cody), Jacob Ginsberg, Joshua Krebs, Benjamin Krebs, great-granddaughter Olivia Michal Rogers, and brother Michael Kaufman (Lizz). Memorial donations may be made to the Weinstein Hospice or MJCCA Tennis Department. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 2:30pm at North Atlanta Memorial Park, 5188 Winters Chapel Rd, Atlanta, GA 30360 with Rabbi Lauren Henderson officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s, 770-451-4999.

    Shiva will be on Wednesday, September 20, 6:30-8:30pm at the home of Jodi and Jonathan Ginsberg and on Thursday, September 21, 6:30-8:30pm at the home of Tracy and Brian Krebs.

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  • Krysty Hall

    Joan was the first friend I made after moving to Atlanta. We were avid tennis players at the J and Benson. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Michael Schube

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Friends for so many years. Truly a lovely lady. Our heartfelt condolences.

  • Barrbara & Dick Planer

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family Jodi on the loss of your dear mother. May her memory be a blessing to all.

  • Annette Boyle

    I am so sorry to hear of Joanie's passing. She was such an engaging person and brought great energy to mah jongg nights. May her family and friends forever hold her close through their memories of her light and love.

  • beverly zoblotsky

    So sorry to hear of Joan's passing.

  • Lori Lobel

    Jodi, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lori

  • Myrna Cohen

    My sincere condolences ro the Brenner Ginsberg and Krebs family..Joan was one of a kind a d kind to all Love .yrna Cohen and Familyxoxo

  • Jeffrey Kamin

    Jodi, I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family. Jeffrey M. Kamin

  • Janet Bernhard Hood

    Dear Larry and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies, Cousin Janet

  • Michael & Lizz Kaufman

    Joan, we will miss you. A beautiful, effervescent woman, the world is a little less bright for your loss. We love you.

  • wendy and david klarman

    Joan was always so friendly, kind and caring. She will be missed in the community. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Laurie and Warren Hinds

    Sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Esther and Steve Horn

    Our entire family is heartbroken by Joan’s passing. She became a friend to every stranger she met and cared for so many. We were fortunate to have spent so many simchas with Joan and we will miss her dearly. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Marcie and Barry Koffler

    Jodi, Jonathan and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May your Mothers memory always be for a blessing.

  • Lori Brown

    Prayers and condolences to all the family. Sorry for your loss.

  • Linda Miller

    I’m so sorry for your loss.may Joan rest in peace and may her family continue to remember her wonderful spirit

  • Brenna & Alan Serby

    Tracy, Brian & family so sorry for your loss may great memories bring y’all comfort. Brenna & Alan

  • Gail Lebowitz

    So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She will be greatly missed

  • Ed Feldstein

    Larry and Family: I am deeply sorry for your loss. Joan was a powerful force at the JCC. I had lots of connections with her in the early days of pickleball at the Center. Please accept my condolences.

  • Roz Winston

    I am very sorry for your loss. Joan was one of a kind always bringing people together and trying to fix up the singles. May her memory be for a blessing and may you find comfort with the many memories she has left behind. My heartful sympathy to Larry and the entire family.

  • Betty and Burt Handmacher

    We are sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a very friendly neighbor and kind person. Our condolences to her children and husband.

  • Jody Diamond

    Brenner Family - I am so sorry for your loss. I met Joan playing Mahjong at Beth Shalom. Such a fun and delightful woman. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Rita & earl Kessler

    Joan will be missed by many, many folks in the Jewish community. She was the unofficial mayor of the JCC and a caring person to everyone who crossed her path. She always had a hug and a smile to share. Deep condolences to the entire family. The memories she left us will always be a blessing.

  • Cindy Gordon

    My deepest condolences. Joan was a real sweetheart. Funny and engaging, we bonded over Oswego State. Amazed Jewish ‘townies’ existed! She will be fondly remembered.

  • Susan and Ron Heidt

    Our hearts go out to your entire family. Whenever I was at the J, Joan always made sure to come over to say hello and check on our family. She was a sweetie and will be missed by many. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Scott Goodman

    When I moved to Atlanta 26 years ago, Joan was one of the first people I met. We became good friends and I always appreciated her making my transition that much easier. RIP Joan and you were one of a kind!

  • emily and willie green

    Larry and family we are so sorry for your loss.

  • Larry and Stella Gordon

    Larry, Jodi and Jon and the entire Brenner family, we extend our condolences. It seems like whenever I was at the MJCCA, I would run into Joan and Larry. Joan was so friendly and outgoing. They made a wonderful couple. Our thoughts are with the entire family over the loss of a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

  • Roberta and Norman Rittner

    Our sincere condolences for the loss of Joan to Larry and family. Roberta and Norman

  • Philip Kahn

    Our condolences to the Krebs and Ginsberg families. Joan always had a hug and warm welcome for all of our family at the Ginsberg Holiday gatherings. She will be missed and she will be remembered fondly.

  • Amy and Nolan Feintuch

    Joan was always so kind. May her memory be a blessing always. My best to the Brenner and Krebs families.

  • Helene Urbaitel

    I am so sorry for your loss. Joanie played in our weekly Mah Jongg thursday games at Beth Shalom for many years. She was a beautiful woman. attach is a picture from one of the games she attended. May her memory always be a blessing. Sending heartfelt condolence to you all.

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