Wednesday, November 13, noon, Tupelo Room, Barnard
Josh Parshall, Director of the Department of History at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) will present a lecture at Center for the Study of Southern Culture as part of their SouthTalks series. This event is free and open to the public. A JFO-sponsored lunch will follow. Please RSVP for the lunch at by November 6.
Jewish Radicals in the New South: the Southern District of the Workmen's Circle
From 1908 until after World War II, small groups of East European Jewish immigrants operated branches of the Workmen's Circle (Arbeter Ring) in more than fifteen southern cities. These local branches of the national fraternal organization promoted secular Yiddish culture, participated in mutual aid, contributed to left-wing politics and local labor movements, and organized themselves on a regional basis. This presentation will examine these activities in relation to the New South settings in which they took place and explore the meanings and legacies of the Workmen's Circle in the South.
Friday, December 6, 7:00 - 9:00pm
The 3rd Annual Bubbe's Table: A Chanukah Supper, @ the Farmstead at Woodson Ridge. This year's event will feature the critically acclaimed team of Mile End Deli (Brooklyn, Nashville, Birmingham). Click here to purchase your ticket.
Sunday, December 8, 4:00 - 6:00pm
JFO Family Chanukah Party at the Stone Center: Donuts, Latkes and Family Fun! Please RSVP to Paul Polgar no later than November 29: