This February, a banner was raised in Dahlonega, Georgia. The banner, falsely, proclaimed the downtown building it was on a historic hall for the Ku Klux Klan. It provoked instant backlash.
Reading about this event in the news following the uproar, I learned of a small Jewish community in Dahlonega: Shalom B’Harim. I went down to Dahlonega to write about their reaction to the banner, and the story was published in Moment’s May/June issue. What I didn’t get to do in that story was celebrate the community itself, which is non-denominational, welcoming, and warm.