SJHS at Home

The SJHS at Home: Mondays at 6pm ET via Zoom

October 12 - A Virtual Southern Jewish Museum with Anna Tucker (co-sponsored by the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience) Register here

While historians typically use written texts to learn about the past, objects can also speak volumes about our communities and histories. You are encouraged to bring your own southern Jewish artifact—broadly defined—to this interactive discussion. Together we’ll share our stories and create a virtual, one-night-only Zoom museum! Led by Anna Tucker, curator of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.

October 19 - Distinctive or Typical? Baltimore and the Writing of Urban Jewish History, with Dr. Eric Goldstein and Dr. Deb Weiner, winners of the 2019 SJHS Book Award. Register here

In recent years scholars interested in Jews and the urban environment have brought new attention to one of the oldest forms of southern—and American—Jewish history, the local community history. One exemplar of this turn is the winner of the 2019 SJHS Book Prize, On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore. This discussion will feature its co-authors, Dr. Eric Goldstein and Dr. Deb Weiner, in conversation with Dr. Joshua Furman, a historian of Jewish Houston, about the challenges and possibilities of Jewish urban history in and beyond the South.

October 26 - SJHS in the Kitchen: A Southern Jewish Cooking Demo with Dr. Marcie Cohen Ferris. Register here

Join us for a live cooking demo with Dr. Marcie Cohen Ferris, author of the now-classic Matzo Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South! Ferris will prepare one of her favorite family recipes, jam cake. She writes, “I love to bake this rich, purple-hued cake for the High Holidays. It’s a very southern recipe, made with home-made blackberry jam. This recipe came from one of my mother’s closest non-Jewish friends in Blytheville, Arkansas. Served with a glass of sherry, Huddy Cohen’s version of this luscious cake embodies the flavor and hope for a sweet New Year." Dr. Ferris will be joined by Margaret Norman, the Engagement and Collaboration Coordinator at Temple Beth-El in Birmingham, Alabama.