SHALOM, Y’ALL: The History of Jews in Mississippi

Galloway United Methodist Church | 305 N Congress Street, Jackson

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Join Galloway United Methodist Church for their GEMS May Luncheon and Program, SHALOM, Y’ALL: The History of Jews in Mississippi, on Thursday, May 12th at 11:30am. Don’t miss a great time of food and fellowship as we learn about the history of Jews in our state.

11:30am – Lunch ($8): Boneless Chicken Breast, Rice Pilaf, Broccoli w/ Cheese, Roll + Assorted Cupcakes
12:00pm – Dr. Stuart Rockoff, Executive Director Mississippi Humanities Council

Reserve your place by calling April Vestal at 601.353.9691 by Monday, May 9, 2022.

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In the early 19th century, Jewish immigrants from Europe began to arrive in the Magnolia State, settling initiatlly in towns along the Mississippi River. Concentrating in retail trade, these jews became visible symbols of economic modernity and market capitalism in Mississippi. Throughout much of their history, Mississippi Jews have worked to lessen the cultural differences between themselves and their neighbors. In recent decades, due to region-wide economic and demographic trends, the Jewish population of Mississippi has declined and become concentrated in the state’s population centers.

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