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http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/la/alexandria.htm has history and photos of Jewish Community. [January 2009]

http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/la/HistoryofAlexandriaCongregations.htm has the history of the congregations. [January 2009]

In 1905, the Jewish Encyclopedia reported that 600 Jews lived in Alexandria.[January 2009]

1919 Jewish population was 450. At AJA . American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form: the Congregation Gemiluth Chassidim and B'nai Israel Congregation, list of members who died between 1944 and 1964.

Synagogue histories: http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/la/HistoryofAlexandriaCongregations.htm for Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim and Congregation B’nai Israel. [January 2009]

 

Alexandria-Pineville: Source: Eric J. Brock, Historic Preservation & Planning Consulting, P.O. Box 5877 Shreveport, LA 71135-5877 (318) 797-6765, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text43198 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

B'nai Israel Cemetery: 1919. http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/la/BnaiIsraelCemeteryList.htm has burial list. [January 2009]

Cong. Gemiluth Chassodim Cemetery: 1852 or 186. Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim, known as the Hebrew Benevolent Society of Rapides Parish in early October, 1859, purchased a cemetery owned by a small group of Jewish families across the Red River in Pineville. Some believe that certain families bought a burial ground when a small outbreak of yellow fever claimed six Jewish lives in the early 1850s; another explanation is that these families had been hurriedly formed to arrange for the burial of a “strange and unknown Jew” that arrived in Alexandria. history of the congregations. [January 2009]

 

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