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!

Tell It Again

Sometimes we need to hear the same stories over and over

“Michele’s Banana Pudding”

Or, how a dessert becomes a tradition

The Friends We Made Along the Way: Jack Earle, the “Jewish Giant”

A fascinating figure looming large in Florida’s Jewish history

How I Spent Shavuot In An Airport

...and what I learned from two days of delays

Taking My “Suitcase” Throughout the South

A performer reflects on his time in Southern Jewish communities

A Southern Jewish Country Singer Thanks Soldiers Through Song

Why praying with our troops is so moving for this musician

Chesed Challenge: 40 Days of Mindful Kindness

Focusing on kindness in a Southern Jewish setting