Institute Of Southern Jewish Life

Rating: 4.95 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 16528 Jackson MS 39236 USA

Mission: 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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EIN 64-0762027
(601) 362-6357
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Personal Bible study is invaluable to me. For several years I have printed the Taste of Torah lessons to read and reread, finding the portions by the Director to be masterfully taught, insightful, humorous, and at times, even personally moving. I became acquainted with ISJL through my high school best friend, now the Rabbi's secretary. The benefit of my involvement is in knowing that more Jewish children and young adults in small communities in the South will have their very rich and most unique heritage among the world's cultures opened up to them, and nurtured, and that it will change their lives forever.

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

friendly, caring, personally available and especially qualified in their department at the Institute.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I enjoy receiving the weekly Taste of Torah and always find it well written and insightful. I am trying to review and renew and this venue is extremely helpful. I always try and pass it on to others

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

... reach so many more people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful job of preserving history and also teaching about Judaism thoughtout the south.

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

I have researched southern Jewish life through their website and shared the information with others. http://www.msje.org/

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not enough knowledge

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I grew up in Miami (not the South but a suburb of NY or Havana) but because of my involvement in a high school youth group befriended many Jews in the South. I think what they have done to preserve the history of the Jewish South as well as to educate those in the South is fabulous.

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

reading and learning about the Jews of the South.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really make a difference in the South.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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