Institute of Southern Jewish Life

Rating: 4.95 stars   21 reviews


PO Box 16528 Jackson MS 39236 USA


The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) is dedicated to providing educational and rabbinic services to Southern Jewish communities, documenting and preserving the rich history of the Southern Jewish experience, and promoting a Jewish cultural presence throughout a thirteen state region.

Geographic areas served:

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

This organization does an amazing job of serving Jewish communities -- especially isolated Jewish communities -- all over the South. They are committed to documenting and honoring the Southern Jewish experience, to providing rabbinic support to geographically "undesirable" areas, and to ensuring that the Jewish children in these communities receive a high-quality Jewish education. Their annual education conference is an amazing and inspiring gathering of hundreds of Jewish teachers and educators from around the South.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...seeing the magic that happens when they send an education fellow to work with a small Southern Jewish community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

...they are true professionals, led by a visionary Jewish communal professional (Macy B. Hart).

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

...young, enthusiastic, energetic, and deeply dedicated to the organization's vision.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could... an even better job of making a profound difference in the lives of Jews living across the South.

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