Visiting Jewish communities in the Deep South

During the transition from the North to the South, I learned more about the Jewish culture than I could from any class or textbook.  Deeply moved was I when I learned about the diminishing presence of Jews in the Deep South.  The history was there.  The synagogues and temples, a definite sign of a once thriving community, were now left nearly vacant and growing smaller in numbers.  It wasn’t just the Jews in the group that were disheartened, it was all of us, as people, who felt saddened about the dying culture that we had witnessed.

Andrew Outlaw, Class 6