Teacher Open House

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

MSJE welcomes all teachers to learn about the field trip offerings and resources available for educators. In addition to complimentary bagels and coffee, you'll experience the tour your students will go on when they visit MSJE. Learn about the unique history of southern Jews and how you can bring this diverse perspective to your classroom.... Read More

The Unburied Past: Resurrecting the Leo Frank Case

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

In 1913, 13-year-old Mary Phagan was found brutally murdered in the basement of the Atlanta pencil factory where she worked. The factory manager, a college-educated Jew named Leo Frank, was arrested, tried, and convicted in a trial that seized national headlines. When the governor commuted his death sentence, Frank was kidnapped and lynched by a... Read More

Differences: A Civil War Novel

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

Originally written in 1867, Differences was one of the first post-Civil War novels by a Jewish author. Written by Dr. Nathan Mayer, a Union soldier who served as a battlefield surgeon and fought at Antietam, the book has been recently edited and republished by Professor Steven Bowman. Bowman will join MSJE Executive Director Kenneth Hoffman in conversation... Read More

Most Fortunate Unfortunates Book Launch

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

Join us at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience on October 25th at 6:30pm Central Time for the official launch of Marlene Trestman’s new book Most Fortunate Unfortunates: The Jewish Orphans’ Home of New Orleans. The work, the first comprehensive history of America’s first purpose-built Jewish orphanage, provides a view of life in the... Read More

“A Better Life for Their Children”: Special Exhibition Opening Event

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

Our newest Special Exhibition, "A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America," will debut with an Opening Event and Lecture on Thursday, November 16th. Event Schedule 5:30pm: Members-Only Preview. Members and Patrons are invited for an exclusive Meet & Greet with photographer Andrew Feiler and... Read More

Shalom Y’all Film: The 20th Anniversary Celebration

The Broad Theater 636 N. Broad Street, New Orleans, LA, United States

Join us for a special 20th anniversary screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film Shalom Y'all, followed by a panel moderated by MSJE Executive Director Kenneth Hoffman, at the Broad Theater on Sunday, December 3rd. Shalom Y’all features filmmaker Brian Bain, a third-generation Jew from New Orleans, setting out on a 4,200-mile road trip through... Read More

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Early Crypto-Jews, Conversos, and Marranos of Florida

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

On September 8, 1565, Spanish colonizers established the city of St. Augustine in Florida, making it the oldest continuously occupied European-founded settlement in the United States. New historical research has revealed that among its founders were the first Jews to step foot in America - but their mysterious status as Crypto-Jews, Marranos, Conversos, New Christians,... Read More

The Marriage Box: Book Talk with Corie Adjmi

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

Author Corie Adjmi has lived a number of different Jewish lives, moving as a teen from her native New Orleans Reform community to a Orthodox Syrian neighborhood in Brooklyn. Her unusual journey inspired and informed her newest work of fiction, The Marriage Box, which follows protagonist Casey Cohen, a carefree 16-year-old cheerleader who gets in... Read More

Corresponding Angles: An International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

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

In 2012, a casual conversation between Atlanta orthopedic physician Dr. Reuben Sloan and his patient Gail Cohn would go on to change both their lives, revealing an incredible shared connection to the Holocaust and World War II that reached back through a painful yet inspiring family history. The two began sharing the story of their... Read More

King Cake Challah Decorating – For Kids!

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

Join us for a reprisal of last year’s deliciously successful King Cake Challah event for kids and families! SerenaBakesBread will lead the one-hour workshop at MSJE on Monday, January 29th at 4:30pm. Ideal for ages 3-9, kiddos will decorate their own miniature king cake with a Jewish twist, baked with challah dough and stuffed with... Read More