Jewish Historical Society Programs!
Mar 7, 2021

      The Four Rabbis: Hear their Story

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the Jewish Historical Society

of Memphis & the Mid South!
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The Sumner Levine Speaker Series Fund
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Anshei-Sphard Receives National Recognition!
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JHSMM Southern Heritage Newsletter
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Southern Heritage Newsletter Archive
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Available from JHSMM:
The DVD Jews of Memphis &
Selma Lewis' book, A Biblical People in the Bible Belt
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Oral Interviews
Interview transcripts available!
Exodus Project Interviews also available!
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Welcome to the website of the Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South. Founded in 1986, the Society collects, preserves, presents and interprets the history of Jews in Memphis and the Mid-South.

Online Learning Opportunities!!
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   Jews have been an integral part of southern Jewish history since the earliest days of European settlement in America. According to the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, “Though Jews never comprised more than one percent of the South’s population, few phases of the Southern experience and few places in the South escaped their influence.”
  Through our programs, newsletter and projects, we offer connection, understanding and pride in the achievements of the generations of Jews that preceded our own. It is our mission to preserve and share this valuable history for the generations of the future.


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