Conference Proceeding: Preserving Southern Jewish History: An Innovative Encyclopedia

Since its origins as the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) has been a leader in the documentation and interpretation of Jewish history in the American South. Josh Parshall, ISJL oral historian, will discuss the history and mission of the organization, including the Online Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities - a unique resource for learning about Jewish history in the region - and his own work conducting oral history research in Southern communities. the session will include video excerpts from the ISJL collection and tips for conducting and archiving your own oral history interviews.

Presented by Josh Parshall at the 2013 AJL Conference in Houston, TX.