HATTIESBURG: Forrest County Print

 

http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ms/hattiesburg.htm has Jewish Community history and photos. [January 2009]

In 1937, 215 Jews lived there. In 1984, 180 Jews.  By 2001, 130.

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~msforres/ has Forrest County information. [August 2005]

 

Congregation B'nai Israel: Reform, P.O. Box 15636, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-5636, Tel: (662) 545-3871 Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [August 2005]

"In 1915, the Jews of Hattiesburg organized Congregation B’nai Israel as the city’s first and only Jewish house of worship, though there is evidence that Jews had worshipped together informally long before the temple’s founding." Source. [January 2009]

http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ms/HistoryofBnaiIsraelHattiesburg.htm has history and photos of B'nai Israel. [January 2009]

 

B'nai Israel Cemetery: Source: Eric J. Brock, Historic Preservation & Planning Consulting, P.O. Box 5877 Shreveport, LA 71135-5877. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text33747 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

B’nai Israel’s cemetery commemorates five members of the US Army from Fort Shelby, who fought in World War I; four, who fought in World War II; and one who fought in the Vietnam War. [January 2009]

Burial List: January 2009

Highland Park Cemetery (Jewish Section): {10515} 3401 W. 7th St.. See: Forrest County MS Tombstone Inscriptions, 1986, p. 540, vol. IV, Source: Julian H. Preisler, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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