The Jewish Experience of the Southern USA

Thursday, November 30

USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET

UK 8:00 pm / France 09:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this talk

Spanning thirteen states and three hundred years, the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans explores the diverse relationships, experiences, and environments encountered by Jewish communities in the American South. 

We'll discuss artifacts and stories from early Jewish immigrants as they navigated southern spaces to find and build communities. Learn how southern Jews maintained their identity and became part of the fabric of southern society. Learn more about lesser-known stories of southern Jewish experiences during pivotal aspects of American history.

About Lizzi

Lizzi Meister, the Public Programs Manager at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, will be our tour guide. She's originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she went to Jewish summer camp in the north woods and developed a love for engaging programming. Her love for the South came during her time as a Community Engagement Fellow in Jackson, Mississippi at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. 
Before moving to New Orleans to work at the Museum, Lizzi lived in Seattle, getting her Masters in Museology at the University of Washington and working with a Jewish co-op. She enjoys continuing to weave her love of museums, programming, and Jewish stories at the MSJE.

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