Past Conferences

Although the SJHS dates to the 1950s, the organization went dormant for a number of years. It was revived in October, 1976, when a History of Southern Jewry Conference convened in Richmond. The Virginia conference was sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society, the Richmond Jewish Community Council, and the Department of History & Judaic Culture Committee of Virginia Commonwealth University with the support of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.

As an outgrowth of that gathering, an organizational meeting of the Southern Jewish Historical Society was held the following spring in Raleigh, NC, with Dr. Abram Kanof the ad hoc president. Officers elected were Saul Viener, president; Jack Coleman, vice-president, Louis Schmier, secretary, and David Goldberg, treasurer.

1976 - History of Southern Jewry Conference, Richmond, VA, October 1976

1978 - Raleigh, NC, April

1978 - Savannah, GA, November

1979 - Charleston, SC

1980- Jacksonville, FL

1981 - Mobile, AL

1982 - New Orleans, LA

1983 - Savannah, GA

1984 - Richmond, VA, 

1985 - Memphis, TN

1986 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1987 - Durham, NC

1988 - Birmingham, AL

1989 - Charleston, SC - originally scheduled for November 3-5, 1989, but held March 23-25, 1990, because of Hurricane Hugo

1990 - Jackson, MS

1991 - Alexandria, VA

1992 - Montgomery, AL

1993 - Atlanta, GA

1994 - Raleigh, NC

1995 - New Orleans, LA

1996 - Miami Beach, FL

1997 - Hot Springs, AR

1998 - Nashville, TN

1999 - Richmond, VA

2000 - Cincinnati, OH

2001 - Norfolk, VA- November 2 - 4, 2001

2002 - Shreveport, LA - October 25 - 27, 2002

2003 - Memphis, TN - October 30-November 2, 2003

2004 - Charleston, SC, October 28-31, 2004

2005 - Baltimore, MD - November 4-6, 2005

2006 - Little Rock, AR - November 9-12, 2006

2007 - Washinton, DC - November 2-4, 2007

2008 - Atlanta, GA - November 1-3, 2008

2009 - New Orleans, LA - October 30-November 1, 2009

2010 - Chapel Hill, NC - October 22-24, 2010

2011 - Columbia, SC - October 28-30, 2011

2012 - Asheville, NC

2013 - Birmingham, AL

2014 - Austin, TX

2015 - Nashville, TN

2016 - Natchez, MS