SUMMIT: Pike County (See OSYKA) Print has Jewish Community history and photos.[January 2009]

1919 Jewish population was 27 according to "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 Comm. and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld. Source: Shelly Nord


Ahava Shalom Temple: By 1877, Summit Jews formed Reform congregation Ahava Shalom. Services were held on Friday nights and holidays mostly in English.  A choir sang as while laymen conducted services. Ahava Shalom closed in 1910. Another congregation that attempted to form around 1906 was short-lived. See [January 2009] has general Pike County information. [August 2005]


Summit Jewish Cemetery: Ahava Shalom Cemetery.

Burial list: [January 2009]


See Turitz book mention on main Mississippi page.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 13:46