Jay Saper & Margot Seigle
Jay Saper is studying at Bank Street College in New York City to become an educator of young children. Margot Seigle is the Social Justice Enrichment Coordinator for Hazon at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center.
Bethany Berger is a 2014-2016 ISJL Education Fellow.
Dr. Janet Bordelon became the Historian at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in June 2014.
Nonnie Campbell is the Administrator at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL). She has been with the ISJL since the very beginning, and is the go-to person for both institutional knowledge and college sports insights.
Rabbi Matt Dreffin
Rabbi Matt Dreffin, MAJE, is Assistant Director of Education at the ISJL.
Gail Goldberg lives in Greenwood, Mississippi. She is a board member of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, a member of Ahavath Rayim synagogue, and very active in her local community.
Missy Goldstein is a 2013-2015 Education Fellow at the ISJL.
Alachua Haskins is a 2013-2015 ISJL Education Fellow.
Rachel Jarman Myers
Rachel Jarman Myers is the Museum and Special Projects Coordinator for the ISJL.
Ann Zivitz Kientz
Ann Zivitz Kientz is Director of Programming at the ISJL. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Rabbi Marshal Klaven
Rabbi Marshal Klaven is Director of Rabbinic Services at the ISJL.
Alanna (Lonnie) Kleinman is the ISJL's first Community Engagement Fellow.
Abby Klionsky is a 2014-2016 ISJL Education Fellow. She is a recent graduate of Princeton University, and hails from Chicago, Illinois.
Laney Lenox is a senior at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. She is currently interning in the Community Engagement department at the ISJL.
Eliza Meredith is a 2014 Summer Intern in the ISJL's Museum Department. She is a student at Duke University.
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is Executive Director of Big Tent Judaism/Jewish Outreach Institute and the author of numerous books about Jewish spirituality.
Allison Poirier is a 2013-2015 ISJL Education Fellow, originally hailing from Massachusetts.
Dan Ring is an Education Fellow (2012-2014) at the ISJL.
Dr. Stuart Rockoff is the Director of the History Department at the ISJL.
Lex Rofes grew up in Milwaukee, WI. He is a 2013-2014 ISJL Education Fellow.
Michele Schipper is the Chief Operating Officer of the ISJL.
Malkie Schwartz is the Director of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life’s (ISJL) Department of Community Engagement. Malkie joined the ISJL staff in 2009 to complete the mission of the ISJL by ensuring that in addition to educational, cultural and rabbinic opportunities, the ISJL can be a resource to Southern Jewish communities wishing to elevate the role that service plays in Jewish life. Since the department’s launch, the ISJL has introduced T.A.P. (Talk About the Problems), a conflict resolution/peer mediation program; Read, Lead, Succeed, a cross age reading program; and The Health Express, a peer-to-peer health education program, to schools in the Jackson, Mississippi metro area. In addition, the ISJL recently began partnering with a cohort of congregations to begin replicating these initiatives in their own communities. Malkie’s position at the ISJL was preceded by 5 years of experience serving as the founding executive director of Footsteps, a New York City based non-profit organization that provides educational, vocational, social and emotional assistance to people who are seeking to transition from an ultra-orthodox lifestyle into the mainstream world. Malkie is a graduate of Hunter College and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is a Repair the World Fellow and currently lives in Jackson, MS. Malkie serves on the board of Jackson 2000, an organization that promotes racial harmony in Jackson.
Paula Sinclair is Director of Programs and Partnerships at Jewish Women's Archive in Massachusetts.
Rachel Stern is the Director of Education at the ISJL.
Amanda Winer is a 2012-2014 ISJL Education Fellow, originally hailing from Massachusetts.