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!

Reengage! The Legacy of the Crown Heights Riots & Civil Rights

This week marks the 21st anniversary of the Crown Heights Riots. When these riots took place in 1991, I was ...

My Summer in the South: An Intern’s Perspective

At the little public library in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, I see a man wearing a camouflage-patterned Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. baseball ...

Shofar? So Good, Y’all!

Sometimes, in a small Southern town, you might not hear the call of the shofar outside of High Holy Day ...

Welcome to Southern & Jewish

Shalom, y’all! We are so excited to officially launch this blog, and have this wonderful new way to share stories ...

Jewish in the South, Sikh in the Midwest, Americans Everywhere

Along with the nation, we mourn for the loss of life at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. We mourn, too, ...

The ISJL Conquers Texas

At first, it seemed crazy: writing the histories of 55 different Texas Jewish communities for our Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities. The ...

Coming to Learn, Going to Teach

When you think “summer in Mississippi,” the first thing that comes to mind is the heat. But for some people, ...

Meet the 2012-2014 ISJL Education Fellows!

We’re excited to welcome five new Fellows, who will spend the next two years in the ISJL’s education department, serving ...