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.
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
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.