Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina

Exhibit on view: October 7, 2011 - December 4, 2011
Photo: Temple of Israel, 1890, By Juna Jager, Gift of Sara G. Ludlum

Visitors discovered how Jews, through a process of struggle and negotiation, became integrated into Southern society and helped build a New South. Down Home explored how North Carolina has shaped Jewish lives and how Jews have contributed to the state’s economic, social, cultural, and educational welfare. The exhibit recounted the personal stories of hard work, dreams, and challenges of Jewish immigrants who became Southern, while struggling to maintain their cultural and religious lives.

This traveling exhibit was organized and produced by the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina, featuring artifacts and recreated environmental settings depicting scenes of Jewish life.

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