Lisa B. Frankel, Director of Educational Outreach
American Jewish Archives


Wednesday May 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Sunday May 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM  Eastern Standard Time

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Historic Sites around Memphis
TN 38103


Tour price:

$885 for all tours, lectures & meals (except one free night)



A Journey of Jewish Identity & Discovery 

Join our distinguished scholars on a fascinating tour of Memphis, TN as we explore the historical, religious, political and cultural aspects of the American Jewish experience in this region.

Interactive discussions led by: 

Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna
University Professor, the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, and Director at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.

Rabbi Micah Greenstein, D.D.
Rabbi Micah Greenstein has served Temple Israel of Memphis for 26 years, 16 as its Senior Rabbi.

Dr. Gary P. Zola
Executive Director, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives & the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience and Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.




Destination Highlights

The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is steadfast in its mission to share the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement and explore how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom globally.

Since it was founded in 1854 by a small group of German immigrants as the first permanent Jewish house of worship in Tennessee, Temple Israel has grown into a vibrant and modern Reform Jewish synagogue that now serves 1,500 member families as a place to gather, worship, learn and deepen Jewish identity and commitment.

Originally the private collection of local entrepreneur, Jack A. Belz, and his wife, Marilyn, most pieces on display were donated by them to the foundation that runs the museum. The Belz Museum has 5 permanent exhibit galleries: 3 Asian, 1 Judaic, and the Holocaust Memorial Gallery. Special exhibits are brought in semi-annually.


And much, much, more!



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