Dave Miller

Dave Miller is the Director of Community Engagement at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, MS.


Articles by Dave Miller

Summertime Social Justice

Before school's back, use some staycation time for tikkun olam

Rent A … What?

The sharp increase in hate crimes in the United States doesn’t happen in a vacuum – and I think it’s ...

I Don’t Resolve – I Make Plans, Based On Jewish Values

As the New Year approached, many people took out the pen and paper to note down their resolutions. Now the ...

Seven Sukkot Themes To Spice Up Your Sukkah

Sukkot is almost here! It’s our week to cram friends and family into the sukkah, whether for short services and ...

A Few Facts About Fasting in Jewish Tradition

This summer, two things happened at once, making me think about fasting in a whole new way—and as Yom Kippur ...

Becoming Southern & Jewish: Part III

This is the third installment in my three-part series on “becoming Southern and Jewish.” After “coming out” as Jewish in ...

Becoming Southern & Jewish: Part II

This post is the second in my three-part-series on “Becoming Southern and Jewish.” Over the course of my next two ...

Becoming Southern & Jewish: Part I

Over the course of the next few weeks, I’m going to share a series of posts about my reflection on ...

Tisha B’Av: Why Commemorate Tragedy?

Every person has a different way of dealing with grief; some cry, shout, pray, fast, or choose to celebrate and remember ...

Fighting Cancer The Southern & Jewish Way

Two months ago, something unexpected happened: I found out that I had stage three cancer. Since then, my life has ...