Emory University is offering an amazing course this summer! The course, Jews of the American South, examines the history and culture of Jews in the American South from the colonial period to the present. It will explore Jewish settlement in the region from the arrival of the first settlers in Southern coastal cities during the eighteenth century, the development of Southern Jewish communities during the antebellum period, how Jews were sustained by the regional economy, and how the decline of smalltown Jewish life and the arrival of Jews from other regions during the twentieth century challenged traditional patterns and initiated new ones. The 3-week course includes: Two weeks in Atlanta combining classroom instruction and local field trips. One week traveling in New Orleans and Mississippi to visit historical and cultural sites and local Jewish communities.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in Jewish Studies.
* Non-Emory students welcome.
Contact: Latoria Spencer Phone: 404-727-0671