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!
MEET OUR NEW RABBI
We are thrilled to welcome our new Director of Rabbinic Services, Rabbi Jeremy Simons! Rabbi Simons is a recent graduate of HUC-JIR who is eager to hit the road and begin working with our Southern Jewish communities. Learn a little bit about our new rabbi here, and welcome him to the ISJL team. If you want to bring Rabbi Simons to your community, let us know!
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! All you do is sign up for a monthly, auto-deducted gift. Each month, easy as chai-- er, pie! -- you will be building the Jewish future. You'll get our CIRCA Magazine, too! Join the Chai Club today, and thanks.
EXPLORE SOUTHERN JEWISH HISTORY
Explore the history of every Jewish community in thirteen Southern states. Explore the Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities. Our Historian, Dr. Janet Bordelon, is working on editing our Encyclopedia, starting with Mississippi - find out how you can share what you know!
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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.