Reform Judaism in Baltimore and Charleston: At the Forefront of Modernity and Change
Speaker: Dr. Mark Bauman
Recorded on April 11, 2021
Resources Shared During the Program:
You can access a bibliography of published work on Southern Jewish History here: https://www.jewishsouth.org/bibliography
You can download and read previous volumes of Southern Jewish History here: https://www.jewishsouth.org/contents-southern-jewish-history-volume
You can purchase Dr. Bauman’s book, A New Vision of Southern Jewish History, here: https://www.theivybookshop.com/book/9780817320188
Join scholar and retired professor Mark Bauman for a look at the origins and nature of Reform Judaism in Charleston and in Baltimore.
How did congregants worshipping at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in South Carolina and the Lloyd Street Synagogue in Maryland meld European and American traditions? What tensions were created in the process? And what were the broader implications on the Reform Movement in the United States?
Dr. Bauman will explore these questions and more!
Closed captioning will be available for this program.
About Our Speaker:
Dr. Mark Bauman is a retired professor of history at Atlanta Metropolitan College. He’s studied and written about Southern Jewish History for over four decades. He has edited Southern Jewish History, the annual peer reviewed Journal of the Southern Jewish Historical Society since its inception in 1998. He holds a doctorate from Emory University and taught at the College of William and Mary as a Mason Fellow (2005). He is the author of A New Vision of Southern Jewish History (University of Alabama Press, 2019) and numerous other works.