Preserving the Past & Enhancing the Future

Southern Jewish Heritage
Current Newsletter:
“Lische Became Louis and Yudel
Became Ike: A 
Search for Answers”
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JHSMM Celebrates 35 Years!

Founding Members Dr. Tom and Harriet Stern:
Harriet Stern,  First President
Dr. Tom Stern, Sixth President
Programs for 2021-22 TBA
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Online Learning:
Explore the lives of Jewish women you never knew.  From the 16th century Poland to Yiddish New York City and more...
     Presented by the Jewish Women's

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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.

         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!!


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