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My Paper on “Rabbi Alfred G. Moses of Mobile, Alabama and the Development of Jewish Science in the E


Here is the program for the day I am giving the paper on Rabbi Alfred Moses at the Southern Jewish Historical Society's 43rd Annual Conference in Mobile, Alabama, October 26–28, 2018 titled "Southern Jews, American Citizens."

Saturday, Oct. 27

Sessions to be held at University of South Alabama

Panel 3 (9:30-10:30 AM): “Balancing Local and Jewish Identities: Two Jewish Communities”

Chair: Michele Strong, University of South Alabama

Philip Spivey, University of Central Arkansas

“Concordia: Gender, Race, and Class Conflicts Outside and Within Arkansas's First Jewish Social Club”

Kyle Stanton, University at Albany, State University of New York

“Houston, Not Jerusalem: Congregation Beth Israel’s Challenge to Reform Judaism and American Jewish Identity”

Panel 4 (10:45 AM-12:15 PM): “A Chosen Calling: Three Mensches of Mobile”

Chair: Demetrius Semien, Spring Hill College

Susan W. Thomas, Archivist, Springhill Avenue Temple

“Captain Leon Schwarz: Citizen Soldier, Civic Leader, and Consummate Patriot in Turn-of-the-Century Mobile”

Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan

Steve Krause, Independent Scholar

“Mobile, Alabama – in the Land of the Almost Possible: Notes from a 1966 Interview with Rabbi P. Irving Bloom”

Panel 5 (1:45-3:30 PM): “Jewish Soldiers and the American South, At Home and Abroad”

Chair: Hollace Weiner, Independent Scholar

Shari Rabin, College of Charleston, and Adam Domby, College of Charleston

“Lies and Loyalties: The True Story of a Rabbi Conman and the American Civil War”

Jessica Cooperman, Muhlenberg College

“Jacob Rader Marcus, WWI Soldier”

David Weinfeld, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Saul Viener’s Australian Adventure”

4:00-5:00 PM: The Helen M. Stern Cultural Encounter—Judah Cohen, Indiana University Bloomington, and musical presentations by Laura Moore (piano) and Thomas Rowell (tenor), University of South Alabama

5:30-6:30 PM: Meet the Authors and Reception

Eric Goldstein (Emory University) and Deborah R. Weiner (Independent Scholar), On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University Press)

James L. Moses (Arkansas Tech University), Just and Righteous Causes: Rabbi Ira Sanders and the Fight for Racial and Social Justice in Arkansas, 1926-1963(University of Arkansas Press)

Shari Rabin (College of Charleston), Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America (NYU Press)

Paula Webb (University of South Alabama), Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade (The History Press)


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