Since 1986, the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience has worked to preserve, interpret, and document the long and rich tradition of Jewish life in the South through exhibits, public programs, publications, historic preservation, and community outreach across the country. With the founding of the ISJL in 2000, the MSJE was incorporated into the larger Institute. In 2019, an independent Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience will open in New Orleans, and display our original collection (and expand it!).
Meanwhile, the ISJL will continue providing Museum & Heritage programming. We are proud of our museum-without-walls programs that engage a diverse range of students, teachers, audiences and enthusiasts. From award-winning Traveling Trunk programs to traveling photography and other traveling exhibits, Southern Jewish culture is celebrated and shared in exciting ways!
The Utica location of the MSJE is now closed to visitors. Visit the MSJE website to sign up for updates on the forthcoming New Orleans location.