Conversation with Author T.K. Thorne

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113, New Orleans | USA

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

Shapell: A House Divided: Southern Jews during the Civil War with The Shapell Roster (virtual)

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

MSJE collections in conversation with Michael Twitty

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113, New Orleans | USA

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

Author Talk and Book Signing with David Lowe

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113, New Orleans | USA

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

Conversation with author James Traub, Hosts from JHSSC, and Kenneth Hoffman about Judah Benjamin

Virtual

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

Poetry Reading and Workshop with Marian Moore & Whitney Mackman

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113, New Orleans | USA

  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

Celebrating a Year of MSJE

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113, New Orleans | USA

You and your families are all invited to our Celebration Festival on Sunday from 12pm-4pm. There will be food, music and fun for all ages. Play matzoh ball gumbo cornhole... Read More

Educators Morning at MSJE

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113, New Orleans | USA

Jews of the Wild West

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113, New Orleans | USA

Mosey on down to MSJE for a screening of the new documentary Jews of the Wild West. We will have two showings–September 15 and 17. Following the screening on September 15, join... Read More