american jewish history

Rediscovering “The Days of Yore”

How the pandemic gave me time to find my family’s stories

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

A fascinating figure looming large in Florida’s Jewish history

Why Study Jewish History?

The reasons are absolutely academic - and profoundly personal

Southern Jewish History: Start From The Bottom Up

Or, why we should study trends and not just "the big events"

America’s Earliest Jewish Congregations Included Plenty of Southern Sites

A new book explores the architectural wonders of America's beautiful and varied "pioneer" synagogues

Controversial Then, A Civil Rights Hero Now

Rabbi Perry Nussbaum, Civil Rights, And Jackson's Jewish Community

The Jews of Kentucky: A History Worth Exploring

The Kentucky Jewish History Symposium sees opportunities for fascinating scholarship

Why I Froze A Bunch Of Jewish Music (Literally)

Deep connections and unwelcome critters are all in a day's work for an archivist