Beth Kander-Dauphin

Beth Kander is a writer, who also coordinates communication and development efforts for the ISJL.


Articles by Beth Kander-Dauphin

The Case for Still Giving Thanks (With a Little Help from Hebrew)

In the best of years, Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday. Its complications are multi-level, valid, and not easily overcome. Many ...

Voting L’Dor v’Dor

It’s Election Day. I voted early, and thank goodness, because it seems voting today may well be a story of ...

There’s Something Special About The South

Before I moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in 2003, I had only a passing familiarity with the South. Yes, I had ...

Highlighting the History of Huntsville’s Jewish Community

During the fall of 2011 Margaret Anne Goldsmith, a descendant of the first four Jewish families to settle in Huntsville, ...

Orlando, Or-Anywhere

In the South, we often joke that central and southern Florida are just a little south of Manhattan – i.e., ...

The Week I Eat Along With The Rest of The Tribe

Is there any topic more Jewish than food? I feel like a pretty strong argument can be made that food ...

At Passover & Always: On Freedom, Religion… And Welcoming Everyone

Sometimes, being Southern and Jewish means raising our voice. The Board of Directors of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life ...

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 ...

Former Fellow Flashback: Beth, 2003-2005

This February, for the first time ever, the ISJL is hosting a reunion of all of the alumni of our Education ...

#TBT: The Orthodox Shul Dedicated in the Mississippi Delta in January 1923

Greenwood, Mississippi is a small town nestled in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Today, it’s known for being home ...