The ISJL Is 15 Years Old!
The ISJL officially opened our doors on February 13, 2000. That means we're celebrating our 15th year! From a four-person staff getting a few programs rolling to a staff of two dozen delivering programs and resources to more than 100 communities and partner organizations, we've come a long way. We'll be celebrating and sharing stories all year long. Join in the celebration: Share your #MyISJL stories, make a gift in honor of our 15th birthday, attend a program, give us a shout-out or invite us to bring the celebration into your community! Here's to the next 15 years, y'all!
Summer Is Just Around the Corner...
It's not too early - you can already register for the 2015 ISJL Education Conference! Join us in Jackson, Mississippi, June 28-30, 2015, as we launch the thirteenth year of our religious school curriculum and regional education program.
(It's the education program's B'nei Mitzvah year! Mazel tov, y'all! Learn more about the entire Education Department here.)
Southern Jewish History... At Your Fingertips!
Do you have Southern Jewish roots? Are you fascinated by a good story? Want to learn more about a unique slice of American Jewish history? Explore the history of every Jewish community in thirteen Southern states in the Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities.
Join the Chai Club!
One easy way to support the ISJL and all of our programs is to become a member of our Chai Club! Just sign up for a monthly, auto-deducted gift. Each month, easy as chai-- er, pie! -- you will be building a vibrant Jewish future. (You'll also get CIRCA Magazine, and your gift is tax-deductible.)
Thank you for your support!
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ISJL: Slingshot Selection 2014-2015
The ISJL has again been named one of North America’s most innovative Jewish organizations, recognized in the tenth annual Slingshot Guide. The Guide has become a go-to resource for volunteers, activists and donors looking for new opportunities and projects that, through their innovative nature, will ensure the Jewish community remains relevant and thriving.
Check out the Slingshot Guide to learn more, and wish all of the featured organizations mazel tov!
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The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) promotes Judaism and our heritage through innovative programs and shared resources. The ISJL delivers rabbinic services, an education program, and cultural events to communities seeking new solutions, or where Jewish resources are limited. The ISJL also provides historic preservation and community engagement throughout the South.