The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience provides engaging public programming for all ages. Join us in-person or virtually for lectures, author conversations, workshops, performances and much more!
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience talks with T.K. Thorne, author of Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham’s Civil Rights Days. She’ll discuss this fascinating book, which peels back history’s veil to reveal little-known or never-told stories of an intriguing cast of characters including progressive members of the Jewish,... Read More
Virtually join the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience and Researchers from The Shapell Roster of Jewish Service in the American Civil War, Thursday, February 17, from 6:00-7:00pm Central, for a conversation about Jewish Southerners’ involvement in the Civil War. Highlighting artifacts from MSJE’s permanent collection, this interactive discussion will explore themes, experiences, and individual... Read More
Join us at the Museum as James Beard Award-winning culinary historian and food writer Michael Twitty reflects on artifacts in the MSJE collection. We’ll talk about histories of food and foodways held in the stories of the collection. Twitty author of The Cooking Gene and upcoming Kosher/Soul will be at the MSJE on Thursday March... Read More
Join us for a conversation with David Lowe, author of Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle against Racial and Religious Discrimination Lowe will discuss the life and legacy of Georgia-born and raised civil rights lawyer Morris B. Abram. This fascinating biography was awarded the National Jewish Book Award. Click here to register for the... Read More
Judah P. Benjamin is one of history's most complicated figures. Benjamin, raised in Charleston to Jewish immigrants, represented Louisiana in the United States Senate and, after secession, served in a variety of positions in the Confederate Cabinet, including Secretary of State. His prominent advocacy for slavery and the Confederacy has stirred in recent years considerable... Read More
Join poets Marian Moore and Whitney Mackman at the MSJE on Sunday May 15th from 1:30 - 3 Central for a poetry writing workshop. We’ll explore the galleries for inspiration for your own poetry. In the workshop, you will hear from these two poets, have the opportunity to write your own poetry and share... Read More