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Jewish Historical Society Program
Coming Sunday November 20, 2016
Temple Israel Chapel, 2 PM
Susan Adler Thorp
will speak on the Herta & Justin Adler Judaica Collection
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the Jewish Historical Society

of Memphis & the Mid South!
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Sumner Levine Speaker Series Fund
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Photos from the Past
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persons in old photos
Southern Heritage Newsletter Archive
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Oral Interviews
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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.

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