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general Desha County information. Dumas and McGehee are about 20 miles apart. Meir Chayim Temple (Reform) 870-382-4401 served both. [August 2002]

Jewish history and photos: "While they had worshipped together informally for decades, in 1946, Jews from southeast Arkansas officially founded a congregation, which they named Meir Chayim Temple, and built a synagogue in McGehee.  Meir Chayim served the Jewish communities of McGehee, Dumas, and other small towns in southeast Arkansas.  Though small, the congregation remains active today." [January 2009]

Jewish Cemetery: ? If you have information about Jewish burials here, please contact the project. [April 2010]

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