Friendship

Friendship Equals Inclusion

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Join us as we share stories that highlight the impact of inclusion in our camp communities.

Seeing the Me that I See

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Join us as we share stories that highlight the impact of inclusion in ...

Silver & Gold Study Buddies

My Jewish life has always been active. I became a Bat Mitzvah right on time, inherited the position of cantorial ...

How Did This Nice Northern Catholic Boy Become Part of The Southern Jewish World?

My roommate Peter is neither Southern nor Jewish… and yet he somehow found himself an active part of Mississippi’s Southern ...

When You’re The First Jewish Friend

“You were my first Jew, you know,” a friend reminded me the other day. What she meant was, I’m the ...

Can I Hear You Now?

“When the reception goes down, the volume goes up.” These were the sage words of one of my honored teachers ...

Where Are You Lighting Your Lights?

After spending two years as ISJL Education Fellows serving the South, fellowship alumni often leave for places near and far ...

The Catholic Mentsch Teaching Jewish Sunday School in the Mississippi Delta

News flash: In Greenwood, Mississippi, Jewish religious school has officially been deemed “cool.” And it’s thanks in large part to ...

A Tale of Two Little Girls and of Two Little Nations – Holding Hands

Two girls holding hands, tightly, or so it seems. They’re about ten years old. The two of them, one tall ...

Gaining Furniture, Losing Fear: A Story of Philo-Semitism

When I first told people that I was moving to Mississippi to work for a Jewish organization, I received a ...