Ann Zivitz Kientz

Ann Zivitz Kientz is Director of Programming at the ISJL. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Articles by Ann Zivitz Kientz

Ayeikah – Where Y’At?

What’s Jewish about… The N’awlins phrase “Where Y’At?” Eating cheese grits soufflé in Alexandria, Louisiana? Cheering “Roll Tide” on Wednesday, ...

A Minyan of Minyans Across the South

For more than a year, I’ve been working with Dr. Ron Wolfson  to plan a ten-day lecture tour to visit communities ...

Fate or Free Will? (A D’var for the Road)

Each week at our staff meeting, one of the ISJL employees gives a brief “d’var,” sharing some thoughts about either ...

While Standing on One Foot, Deep in the South

Because the Jewish population of the Deep South is small and spread out, it is common for Jews in the ...

The Accidental Slurrist

It’s happened twice in the last four years: I’ve been in the middle of a lovely conversation with someone, and ...

Interfaith, Outreach, Inclusion … Why Bother?

We hear a lot about “interfaith” and “outreach” programming. In fact, I spend a lot of my time promoting it. ...

It Takes a Community: Katrina, Recovery, Resilience

Hurricane Katrina (and the man-made disaster of the levee breaks) struck Louisiana and Mississippi seven years ago today, with devastating ...

I Am “Southern & Jewish”

My name is Ann Zivitz Kimball, and I’m a proud Southern Jew. Since “Southern & Jewish” is the name of ...