The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) supports, connects, and celebrates Jewish life in the South.
The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) provides programs and services across the south. We offer resources tailored to meet the needs of communities of all sizes. From the largest congregations to the last-Jews-in-town, we offer resources at every level. Throughout our thirteen-state region, we work with individuals, congregations, and organizations to preserve the storied past of Southern Jewish life, while at the same time enriching the ongoing experience of Jews in the contemporary American south.
All of the programs we offer are designed to strengthen Jewish life. Through our three core service areas of Education, Culture, and Spirituality, we are here to support, connect, and celebrate every aspect of Jewish life with communities of all sizes.
Everything we do is informed by the expressed needs of the communities we serve; our region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
Meet our staff here!