Join us at Shabbat Friday, July 28 for an exclusive look at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience to be built in New Orleans. Vice Chair Rusty Palmer will give a brief presentation and listen to feedback from the public.

Thirty years ago, a group of visionary Southern Jews joined to open the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE) at Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS. Its mission was to tell the unique stories of Jews who immigrated to the South, established deep roots, and acculturated to a new way of life, while never relinquishing their Jewish heritage. Now, the museum will be redeveloped as a major attraction in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, where visitors will explore the melding of Jewish history and values with those of Southern culture to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their communities, and our extraordinary American tapestry.