Rachel Jarman Myers

Rachel Jarman Myers is the Museum and Special Projects Coordinator for the ISJL.


Articles by Rachel Jarman Myers

Bethany’s Brilliant (Mississippi Delta) Bat Mitzvah

Late this past fall, I received a special invitation in my inbox. Surrounded by bright pink, blue and yellow polka dots, ...

How to Add Some Competitive Excitement to Your Hanukkah Party

I’ve been joking this year that with Hanukkah starting on Christmas Eve, our holiday doesn’t have a chance to compete ...

Celebrating Jewish History in One of the Deepest “Deep South” Towns

Last month, 150 members of the Southern Jewish Historical Society gathered for their 41st annual conference. Even for a group ...

Now That I Have A Kid, How Do I Mark New Years… And Small Moments Each Day?

“Can you believe it’s been a year!?” Ever since  my son was about 10 months old, many people have commented ...

Natchez, Mississippi: The Place to Be for Jewish History Lovers This Fall

For me, it’s the river that won my heart. In the summer of 2007, I was traveling in a hot ...

How Facebook Can Make Museums More Social (And Why Jewish Organizations Should Pay Attention)

I’ve been active on Facebook since 2004. Right before I started college, Brandeis University was added to the then-still-exclusive site, ...

Southern Summer Survival Strategies

Here’s the news from Mississippi: It’s hot, y’all. Hot in the way that when I open the door the heat ...

In The Small Town South, Honoring Orlando Victims Is An Interfaith Experience

Communities across the nation have been gathering to honor and memorialize the Orlando victims. In Alexandria, Louisiana, community organizers chose ...

Reflections on Remembrance: Memorial Day and More

Memorial Day is approaching, and while I’m usually swept up in the parades, beach trips and community cookouts, this year ...

A Small-World Story from the Small Southern Town of El Dorado, Arkansas

Nestled in South Arkansas, El Dorado is a small town with a big history. Recently, this small town reminded us ...