Weathering The Storm: Rabbis Responses in Times of Crisis
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08/06/2020 - Summer Speaker Series: Weathering The Storm

Weathering The Storm: Rabbi's Responses in Times of Crisis
Aug 06 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Weathering The Storm: Rabbi's Responses in Times of Crisis

Summer Speaker Series

Presented by The Breman Museum in partnership with the Savannah Jewish Federation, Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, and the Southern Jewish Historical Society


Rabbi Bailey Romano, Director of Education at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, VA, researched the work of three rabbis in Galveston, Memphis, and New Orleans during the 19th and early 20th centuries, in her thesis, “Who by Fire and Who by Water: Rabbinical Responses to Select Epidemics and Natural Disasters in American Jewish History.” Her work extends the relatively new field of disaster history into an overlooked aspect of rabbinical leadership and service. During her 45-minute presentation, Rabbi Romano, whose personal experience of Hurricane Katrina inspired this work, will delve into the disaster responses of Rabbi Max Samfield in Memphis and Rabbi James K. Gutheim in New Orleans, Louisiana during major yellow fever outbreaks the 19th century; Rabbi Henry Cohen during the devastating Hurricane and Flood of 1900 in Galveston, Texas; concluding with an analysis of Rabbi Robert Loewy's rabbinic response to Hurricane Katrina and his perspectives on what we can learn from COVID-19.

When: Thursday, Aug 6th at 10AM 
Where: Zoom Registration
Cost: Free

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Photograph ca. 1944. Irving's Market at 139 Chestnut Street SW. The little girl in the front is Marilyn Berkowitz Marks and the two behind her, left to right, are Helen Berkowitz Tulis and Shirley Berkowitz Brickman. Courtesy of the Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Archives for Southern Jewish History. 

           


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