Preserving the Past & Enhancing the Future






Southern Jewish Heritage
 
Current Newsletter:
“Lische Became Louis and Yudel
Became Ike: A 
Granddaughter’s
Ongoing 
Search for Answers”
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On October 3, 2021:
Roselle Kline Chartock
will speak on her new book:
The Jewish World of Elvis Presley!

(This program will be via Zoom:
Check the Program page for details!)
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Online Learning:
The Jewish Museum  -
New York:
Journey through 4000 years
of art and Jewish culture
from around the world.





                                                        
    

Welcome!

    
                               
   

                   

      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.

         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.

       Our website has much to offer. Please explore the various pages in the pull down menus in the menu bar above, and come back often!!

                   



The Jewish Historical Society of
Memphis & the Mid-South


                        
        
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