Around The Jewish South – This Week!

It’s a big week in the Jewish South! Summer camp is in full swing, and the air is full with the smell of popcorn, the sounds of baseball bats cracking against baseballs, and Jewish educators coming together in Jackson, Mississippi.

Hey, just like summer everywhere, right? Here’s what we’re talking about:

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are playing in the College World Series – led by a Jewish coach (uncle to a former ISJL Fellow, no less)!

The ISJL Education Conference is in full swing – yesterday, today, and tomorrow, with more than 150 participants, presenters, and vendors learning and networking together in the heart of Mississippi! 

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The ISJL History Team is conducting research and writing histories of Jewish communities in Virginia for the Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities!

And all of these events are leading to several fascinating stories underway, from staff, interns, and riveting Southern Jewish voices.

What’s filling your summer days this week?

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