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Jewish Historical Society Programs!
Coming Nov 17, 2019
Cantorial Soloist Robyn Helzner, vocalist & story teller

"Discover the Balkans: A Little Known
Oasis of Jewish Life"
Click here for information about this & other upcoming programs!

the Jewish Historical Society

of Memphis & the Mid South!
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The Sumner Levine Speaker Series Fund
supports Jewish Historical Society programming.
For information about donating to this fund, click here.

Click here to see the Oct 31, 2018 Daily Memphian article about the tragedy in Pittsburgh containing an interview of  2018-19 JHS President Mimi Clemons.
Photos from the Past
We need your help to identify
persons in old photos!!

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Available from JHSMM:
The DVD Jews of Memphis &
Selma Lewis' book, A Biblical People in the Bible Belt
Click  here to go to the Books & Videos Page
Southern Heritage Newsletter Archive
Click here  for SH newsletter archive.
Click here  for SH newsletter index.
Oral Interviews
Interview transcripts available!
Exodus Project Interviews also available!
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Southern Jewish Historical Society!
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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.

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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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