As we continue the film’s journey, we’ll be spotlighting local news outlets we meet along the way.

Southern Jewish Life is the magazine serving the Jewish communities of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and northwest Florida.

What is your coverage area? When did you publish your first issue? 

Birmingham, AL but serving the Jewish communities across all of Ala, Miss, LA, NW Fla. Our audience is primarily the Jewish communities. We published our first issue in December of 1990.

What was the most important local news story/stories of the past year in your area? Are there particular stories you are proud of?

I think some of our best articles are those that have made a difference. In this past year, we’ve done some pieces about antisemitism and one helped investigators to catch the culprit. We have also done some articles on communities getting together to help those in need during the pandemic and a historical look at the positive role some Birmingham community leaders in the 1960s during the Civil Rights movement. Read us online:

Southern Jewish Life publishes two regional editions — Deep South and New Orleans, each with pages devoted to their own communities and sharing some common content of region-wide interest.

Personally, why do you do what you do?

We do what we do because we want to play an active role in not just informing the communities we serve, but engaging them. When we can inform, entertain and make a difference, that is really what it is all about.
What’s the best way to support your work? The best way to support the Southern Jewish Life magazine is to get a subscription, contribute or advertise your business —