October 14, 2021

Birmingham Jewish fertility group holds Nov. 4 kickoff

Also see: Expanding nationally, Jewish fertility group opening Birmingham office The Birmingham location of the Jewish Fertility Foundation will have its official launch party on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., at Chabad of Alabama. The women-only reception will include wine and cheese, and desserts. Speakers […]
October 13, 2021

ISJL prepares for “Who Knows One” competition

The online Jewish geography game Who Knows One comes full circle with a fundraising event to benefit the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. The Oct. 28 game will feature two rounds, one matching former ISJL Education Fellows, with the other involving current and former […]
October 8, 2021

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience has low-key mezuzah hanging

Jay Tanenbaum passes the “ceremonial screwdriver” to Morris Mintz The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience was originally going to hold a grand opening weekend at the beginning of October, but the Covid resurgence led to the celebration being postponed. While a celebration will eventually […]
October 7, 2021

CDC Covid study of summer camp relies on Ramah experiences

At Ramah Darom, the goal was “Stay Positive, Test Negative” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a paper on what it takes to have a successful summer camp experience in the age of Covid — and the study was entirely about the experiences […]
October 7, 2021

With “Chutzpah,” Breman Museum celebrates 25th anniversary

In 25 years, the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta has collected a lot of stories about Southern Jewry, many of which involve more than a bit of chutzpah. For its anniversary, the museum has assembled a collection of Georgia and Alabama Jewish artifacts […]
October 6, 2021

Rabbi Pernick leaving Metairie’s Beth Israel

“After significant thought and deliberation,” Rabbi Joshua Pernick informed Metairie’s Beth Israel that he will not seek a renewal of his contract next summer, and will “take the next step on my life journey.” Pernick arrived in the summer of 2019 to lead the modern […]
October 3, 2021

“Jew” or “Geo”? Arkansas Senator says “slur” was mis-heard

An Arkansas state senator is saying he was mis-heard by many people after remarks about Afghanistan seemed to include a slur. On Sept. 30, the Arkansas Senate was discussing a resolution to condemn the Biden administration’s mishandling of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan earlier in […]
September 20, 2021

Ask Bubba Meyer: The same guy was a rabbi and an antisemitic priest in New Orleans?

With the caption “Rabbinical Freak,” this photo of Elfenbein/Tillinger ran in The Sentinel. “Ask Bubba Meyer”: A regular SJL feature Q: Bubba, are reports that New Orleans once had a rabbi who also served as an antisemitic Greek Orthodox priest at the same time true? […]
September 19, 2021

Louisiana legislator in another controversy over Nazi analogy for Covid vaccine mandates

Rep. Danny McCormick. Source: Facebook A Louisiana legislator isn’t backing down in the face of criticism for a tweet comparing vaccine mandates to the rise of Nazi Germany. On Sept. 15, hours before the start of Yom Kippur, Rep. Danny McCormick, who has been outspoken […]