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January 2019

Meet Our Designers

January 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Theater Rendering

Join us for a sneak peek at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience’s exhibit concepts and artifact collection. We are pleased to be working with Gallagher & Associates, the renowned design firm behind the creative exhibits at The National WWII Museum, The National Museum of American Jewish History, The National Archives Museum, and many other museums around the world. Come meet Patrick Gallagher and his team and share your ideas for the Museum with them and us. Beer, wine,…

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January 2022

Conversation with Author Ivan Maisel

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113
New Orleans | USA, 70113 United States

Join us at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience on January 27th from 6:00-7:30pm, Central, for a conversation and book signing with author and sports journalist Ivan Maisel as he discusses his emotional memoir, I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye. Maisel, the son of first generation Jewish parents from Mobile, Alabama, writes about the complicated relationship and transformative reality of suicide of his son Max in February 2015 and the healing that continues after. Register to Attend In-Person Register to…

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February 2022

Conversation with Author T.K. Thorne

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113
New Orleans | USA, 70113 United States

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, Christian, and educational communities who helped bring about justice and forward racial equality and civil rights. Click here to register for book signing Click here…

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

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 stories of Jewish Confederates during the Civil War Click here to register

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March 2022

MSJE collections in conversation with Michael Twitty

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113
New Orleans | USA, 70113 United States

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 10th from 6:00-7:30 Central. Click here to register for the in-person event Click here to register to attend virtually

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April 2022

Author Talk and Book Signing with David Lowe

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113
New Orleans | USA, 70113 United States
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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 in-person event Click here to register for the virtual event

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

April 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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 angst and debate among Jewish historians and commentators regarding Benjamin’s complicated legacy. Join hosts from the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina Judge Richard Gergel…

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May 2022

Poetry Reading and Workshop with Marian Moore & Whitney Mackman

May 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, 818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113
New Orleans | USA, 70113 United States
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  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 with the group! No experience necessary, bring your creative self. Click here to register 

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