Southern & Jewish

Southern & Jewish celebrates the stories, people, and experiences – past and present – of Jewish life in the American South. Hosted by the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, posts come from educators, students, rabbis, parents, artists, and many other “visitors-to and daily-livers-of” the Southern Jewish experience. From road trips to recipes to reflections, we’ll explore a little bit of everything – well, at least all things Southern and/or Jewish. Shalom, y’all!

Five Tips for Southern Jewish Travel

Thinking of visiting the Jewish South? Read on.

BIP Vs. Eishet Chayil

Or, how escapist guilty pleasures sometimes make us think about serious realities

ASK, L’Dor v’Dor

We recently took a weeklong road trip through Alabama and Georgia, presenting Jewish Social Justice modules from the ISJL Community ...

Surrounded by Circles

Simchat Torah reminds us to embrace the cycles in our Jewish lives

Two Rabbis In Mississippi Separated by Twenty Years

A surprising connection brings even more meaning

The Sea Can Be A Synagogue

Or, Why I Spent Rosh Hashanah At The Beach

Why I Look Forward to Fasting

Finding meaning on Yom Kippur is nourishing in its own way

Why Study Jewish History?

The reasons are absolutely academic - and profoundly personal

Don’t Run To Shame People

Running our mouth to shame someone on social media or elsewhere isn't just rude, it goes against Jewish teachings