to the website of the Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the
Founded in 1986, the Society
presents, and interprets the history and lives of Jews in Memphis and
Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South recognize(s)
the urgency of capturing the past before it fades further."
wrote Selma S. Lewis, an early president of the Society and author of
the acclaimed book A
Biblical People in the Bible Belt: The Jewish Community of Memphis,
Tennessee, 1840s - 1960s.
ancestor Moses agrees with Ms. Lewis. As the Children of
prepare to cross the River Jordan to enter the land promised to them
by the Almighty, as they prepare to embark upon their future, Moses
advises them not to forget their history.
the days of old,
the years of many generations:
thy father, and he will declare unto thee,
elders, and they will tell thee.” (Deuteronomy 32: 7)
the great hero of the Hebrew Bible, suggests that the path to
strength and prosperity, the path to success in the future, lies in
understanding the past.
extends to you such a path. Our programs help you learn about the
achievements of the generations that came before you so that you can
benefit from that knowledge in the present. Please join us -- and
Moses. This website describes our programs, newsletter, committees,
and projects. Our membership fees are nominal and what we offer is
connection, understanding and pride. Click here
for more membership information and a membership applicatation.