Rabbi Matt Dreffin

Rabbi Matt Dreffin, MAJE, is Director of Education at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) in Jackson, Mississippi.

Articles by Rabbi Matt Dreffin

A Former Seminarian in Seminary, Mississippi

As a Mississippi transplant, Rabbi Matt Dreffin loves sharing his Jewish story—even when it's sometimes misunderstood.

The Time Traveler’s Sukkah

Who are we inviting into our humble huts?

Fast Food for Break-The-Fast?

A rabbi shares how and why his family made different holiday culinary choices

Two Rabbis In Mississippi Separated by Twenty Years

A surprising connection brings even more meaning

4 Jewish Driving Lessons

How Judaism can (and should!) shape our behavior on the road.

Why I Wear My Kippah More Now

On outwardly religious apparel in the post-Charlottesville world.

An Interfaith Ambassador… Even At The Pediatrician’s Office

Around Thanksgiving, my baby girl had the first continuous cough we had ever experienced (thanks, daycare!) and, just to be ...

How Having a Baby Has Changed This Rabbi’s Blessings

This summer, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world in Jackson, Mississippi. Ever since, the birth ...