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GENERAL HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI JEWRY: Jews in Early Mississippi by Rabbi and Mrs. Leo E. Turitz deals with the history of Mississippi Jews from the 1840's into the turn of the century. This book is currently out of print, but libraries may have it. Try the Library, Department of Archives and History, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 29305 for a copy. The book does not deal with the cemeteries directly, but may be of some help.

Inventory of the Church and Synagogue Archives of Mississippi, Jewish Congregations and Organizations is a mimeographed booklet prepared in November 1940 by the Mississippi Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, sponsored by Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Miss at Mississippi State Conference. B'nai B'rith. Cemeteries are listed in order of town, then county. Whether congregations were active or inactive was indicated. "*" indicates that these were visited by Rabbi and Mrs. Turitz and mentioned in their book. The sources below are from Rabbi & Mrs. Turitz unless otherwise indicated.

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, PO Box 16528, Jackson, MS 39236-0528, (601) 362-6357. Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life [August 2005]

links to Mississippi newspapers. [August 2005]


SYNAGOGUES IN MISSISSIPPI: [May 2004]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
  • University of Southern Mississippi Jewish resources [August 2005]
  • Cohen, Edward. Peddler's Grandson: Growing up Jewish in Mississippi. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1999. [COOK & McCAIN F 349 .J13 C64 1999]  [August 2005]
  • Feibleman, Julian Beck. An Oral History with Julian Beck Feibleman, Native Mississippian, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Sinai, New Orleans.  New Orleans: Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi,  1974. [McCAIN F341.5 .M57 v.80x]  [August 2005]
  • Inventory of the Church and Synagogue Archives of Mississippi.  Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Historical Records Survey Project, 1940. [McCAIN CD3320 .H48 J4]  [August 2005]
  • Isaacson, Abe. From the Russian Ghetto to the Mississippi Delta. Photocopy. Missouri Historical Society, 1970.  [McCAIN F350 .J5 I83x ] [August 2005]

 

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# Burial Location
1 BILOXI/GULFPORT: (Harrison County)
2 BROOKHAVEN: Lincoln County
3 CANTON: Madison County
4 CLARKSDALE: Coahoma County
5 CLEVELAND: Bolivar County
6 COLUMBUS: Lowndes County
7 GRAND GULF:Claiborne County
8 GREENVILLE: Washington County
9 GREENWOOD: Leflore County [Rolling Rock, Anguiolla, Cary[
10 HATTIESBURG: Forrest County
11 HAZLEHURST: Copiah County
12 INDIANOLA: Sunflower County
13 JACKSON: Hinds County
14 KIRKSVILLE: Adair County
15 LAUREL: Jones County
16 LELAND: Washington County
17 LEXINGTON: Holmes County
18 MCCOMB: Pike County
19 MERIDIAN: Lauderdale County
20 NATCHEZ: Adams County
21 OSYKA: Pike County
22 PORT GIBSON: Claiborne County
23 SATARTIA: Yazoo County
24 SUMMIT: Pike County (See OSYKA)
25 TUPELO: Lee County
26 TUTWEILER: see Clarksdale
27 VICKSBURG: Warren County
28 WOODVILLE: Wilkinson County
29 YAZOO CITY: Yazoo County
 
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