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The Forward Features RJM!

This week, The Jewish Daily Forward featured our very own Rachel Jarman Myers in a piece about her work sharing Jewish culture in the Deep South.

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It’s a great piece, about a dynamic educator. (We’re biased, of course, but we’re not the ones who wrote the article! Trust the objective journalism and you’ll still be charmed by Rachel!) Here’s a quick excerpt:

When Rachel Jarman Myers, a Jewish educator, works with children in Jackson, Miss., she typically asks the students if they know any Jewish people. Sometimes, one child raises a hand. But when she specifies that the person cannot be Myers herself, the child’s hand almost always goes back down. The Jewish population in Mississippi has always been small. It peaked in 1927 with just 6,420 Jews. Today, there are only 1,500 Jewish people in an overall population of more than 2.9 million, according to the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life

All right, now that we’ve piqued your interest — you can read the entire article here, and we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!

Mazel tov, Rachel!

 

Posted on August 28, 2013

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