Beth Kander

Beth Kander is a writer who divides her time between Chicago, Illinois, where she and her native-Louisianan husband are already laying in supplies for winter; and Jackson, Mississippi, where she coordinates communications and development for the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life.

News and Politics

Interfaith, In Good Faith

“Mississippi is still the poorest state in the nation, and we have a 35% child poverty rate. We’re grappling with issues of economic and social justice: poverty, health disparity, discrimination, education.”

Committed to community engagement and social justice, Malkie Schwartz of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life wants to “create opportunities for other Jewish activists to be involved with this milestone, and to stay involved.” That’s why she’s spearheading a Jewish activists’ summit in conjunction with Mississippi Freedom Summer 50.
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