Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience
As of early 2018, the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE) is closed but will reopen in 2019 in New Orleans. It was formerly a department of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL). The museum's collection is in storage but items are used for the "Museum without walls" and "Traveling trunks" programs, which are offered throughout the South. Jewish Heritage Tours of major Southern cities are also offered as well. The collection includes synagogue architectural elements, furnishings, stained glass, sculpture, a historic pipe organ, ceremonial objects, and textiles. When the museum opens in New Orleans, it will include interactive and multimedia exhibits to help visitors learn about the rich history Southern Jewish life.
Backstory and Context
"Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience to Open in New Orleans." ISJL & MSJE. August 20, 2017. https://www.scribd.com/document/357424224/msje-press-release-2017?secret_password=JWb1xtyLTxD2MfmLrR...