LimmudFest 2021 LimmudFest 2021

youtube Buried and Alive

Sunday, March 14, 2021

- CDT
Buried and Alive: Memory, Commemoration, and Identity in Southern Jewish Cemeteries
Nora Katz
Nora Katz
Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), Director of Heritage and Interpretation
Dr. Josh Parshall
Dr. Josh Parshall
Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), Director of the History Department

What is the history of Jewish burial in the Gulf South? How do we remember and commemorate the dead? What can cemeteries tell us about the development and evolution of southern Jewish communities? Join us for a virtual tour of southern Jewish cemeteries, with a special focus on New Orleans. We'll learn about cemeteries in big cities and small towns, think about what these sites can teach us about tensions between assimilation and tradition, and consider the fascinating nuances of Jewish burial culture. We'll also learn about what it takes to preserve these historic places, and how you can engage with historic cemeteries in your home community. This session is offered by the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), based in Jackson, Mississippi. Learn more about us at www.isjl.org.