CAMDEN: Ouachita County Print

Jewish history and photographs. [January 2009]

1919 Jewish population was 39 according to "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25,1919 to Sept. 12, 1920, vol. 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.

general Ouachita County information. [August 2005]

In December 1870, twenty four men formed Beth El Emeth (House of God of Truth). Two years later, they constructed Camden’s first synagogue. In 1937, 60 Jews still lived in Camden. In 1927, they sold their synagogue with hopes of building a new one. In the late 1930s, Henry Berg built a small synagogue, irregularly used. No Jews remain in Camden. [January 2009]

  • Beth el Emeth Cemetery: #00496 in Cemeteries of the US, Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3; submitted by Al Rosenfield. When the congregation did not have a building and as population declined, Jewish funerals were held at local churches. Beth El Emeth often relied on student rabbis from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Eventually, the congregation disbanded and the synagogue was sold and made into a private home; money from the sale went into the cemetery fund,
  • Jewish Rest Cemetery: 33º35N09º25W; Across north Adams Street from Greenwood Cemetery, Camden, Arkansas. Jewish Civil War veteran burials in Roster 5. [August 2005]

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