Jay Tanenbaum, Chair (Dumas, AR/Atlanta, GA)
Morris Mintz, Vice-Chair (Monroe, LA/New Orleans, LA)
Rusty Palmer, Vice-Chair (Selma, AL/San Antonio, TX)

Deborah Lamensdorf Jacobs (Cary, MS/Atlanta, GA)
Lawrence Kanter (Jacksonville, FL)
Keith Katz (Starkville, MS/New Orleans, LA)
Morris “Lew” Lewis (Indianola, MS/Caldwell, NJ)
Leslie Lux (New Orleans, LA/St. Louis, MO)
Rachel Jarman Myers (Jackson, MS)
Janis Rabin (New Orleans, LA/Los Angeles, CA)
Robert Roubey (Baton Rouge, LA/Chapel Hill, NC)
Jay Silverberg (Thibodaux, LA/Herndon, VA)
Mark Stein (New Orleans, LA)
Steve Strauss (Little Rock, AR/Forest Hills, NY)


Kenneth Hoffman, Executive Director
504-384-2480, 101

Michael Jacobs, Collections & Exhibits Curator
504-384-2480, 102

Emma Storm Herr, Director of Development
504-384-2480, 103

Leah LeBlanc, Visitor Services Manager
504-384-2480, 104

Abra Kaplan, Marketing & Communications Manager
504-384-2480, 106

Lizzi Meister, Public Programs Manager
504-384-2480, 105


We currently have no open positions at the museum. Check back here for job opportunities.


The Museum’s Charles D. Zucker Jewish Studies Internship Program provides opportunities for college and graduate students interested in gaining museum, non-profit, and Jewish community work experience. Internships are generally one semester or summer in length. Duties vary based on the needs of the Museum and the skills and interests of the interns. Intern projects can involve research, writing, artifact care, business organization, and event and program planning. Modest stipends are available. Interested college students can contact the Museum at info@msje.org to inquire about availability.

The Zucker Internship Program is made possible by a generous grant from the Charles D. Zucker Advised Fund of the Louisiana Jewish Endowment Foundation.

VOLUNTEERING: supporting MSJE with the gift of your time.

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience welcomes volunteers of all ages to support the Museum with their time. Volunteers support our mission through gallery guiding, event support, Museum store support, marketing opportunities and more.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact our Public Programs Manager at lizzi@msje.org

Are you a current volunteer? Sign-up for a shift here!