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Poet Laureate of Southern Jews: Personal Remembrances of Eli Evans
Please join our panel of Eli Evans' colleagues, friends and family remembering the man whose passion for southern Jewish history provided a legacy that has thrived for five decades. The panelists will bring their own perspective to the discussion about their colleague, their friend, their father.
The panelists are:
Moderator: Robert Rosen
Panelists: Marcie Cohen-Ferris, Josh Evans, Macy Hart, Len Rogoff, Steve Whitfield.

*This event is in partnership with the Southern Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, The Covenant Foundation and the American Jewish Historical Society.

We hope you can join us for an afternoon devoted to a man who meant so much to all of us. We look forward to seeing you.

Oct 9, 2022 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Robert Rosen
Robert Rosen is a shareholder in the Rosen Law Firm, LLC in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his B.A. degree in history from the University of Virginia in 1969, his M.A. degree in History from Harvard University in 1970, and his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1973. He is the author of “A Short History of Charleston”, the bestselling history of the city, “Confederate Charleston: An Illustrated History of the City and the People During the Civil War”, and “The Jewish Confederates”, all published by the University of South Carolina Press; “Charleston: A Crossroads of History” with Isabella Leland; “Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust”.
Marcie Cohen-Ferris
Professor @University of North Carolina Chapel HIll
Marcie is a professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ferris’s research and teaching interests include southern history and culture–particularly the foodways and material culture of the American South, the history of the Jewish South, and American Jewish identity and culture.
Josh Evans
Josh, a SAG-AFTRA actor with multiple television and film credits to his name, is the only son of Eli and Judith Evans. His work can be seen on joshlevans.com.
Macy B. Hart
Founder and President Emeritus @ISJL
Macy is the founder and President Emeritus of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL). Before establishing the ISJL, Macy was Director of the Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Mississippi, for 30 years. He also founded the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE) in 1986; the new MSJE is now open in New Orleans.
Len Rogoff
Historian @Jewish Heritage Foundation
Len has spent a career studying, teaching and writing about the Jewish history of North Carolina. He is now the historian for the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina.
Steve Whitfield
Professor @Brandeis University
Steve is the Max Richter Professor of American Civilization, Emeritus, at Brandeis University. He has written extensively about American political and cultural history, and southern Jewish history.