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http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/la/morgan_city.htm has Jewish community history and photos. [January 2009]

On June 26, 1875, Congregation Shaarey Zedek on First Street was completed and dedicated. A second building replaced the first. [January 2009]

1919 Jewish population was 220 according to Alan Hirschfeld's submission from "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States" pp. 330-583 in American Jewish Year Book 5680 (September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920) ; Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee Jewish Cemetery, 1875 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

"By all accounts, Jews were present in Brashear even before the Civil War.  The proof for their presence lies in the Cemetery located in the neighboring town of Berwick.  Albeit damaged and faded by age, one grave reads: “Eugene C. Kahn, born in Morgan City March 27, 1860, died in New Orleans January 16, 1882.”  http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/la/morgan_city.htm [January 2009]

 

Morgan City Jewish Cemetery: http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/la/MorganCityJewishCemeteryList.htm has burial list. [January 2009]

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