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
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,
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!!