The Jewish Community of Selma Alabama (Remote)

Amy K. Milligan
Batten Endowed Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Women’s Studies, Old Dominion University
Thursday August 12
noon-1:00 p.m. ET

With only three active members living in their city, it would be easy to overlook the only synagogue in Selma, Alabama. Nestled just steps away from the historic bridge in downtown Selma, the synagogue is more than a building – it is a legacy. Over the last five years, ethnographer Dr. Amy Milligan has worked alongside the remaining members of the congregation, capturing their stories, learning their history, and building towards a future for the congregation and their important historic building. Through weaving together the stories of these four individuals, their families, and their community, a rich tapestry emerges that speaks to the experience of being Jewish in a small community in the Deep South.

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