|VICKSBURG: Warren County|
Jewish Community history and photos. [January 2009]
information about the Jewish community. "To prevent another historic Jewish landmark from being converted to secular use, the remaining congregants at Natchez's Temple B'nai Israel, roughly 10 families, have deeded their house of worship to the Utica-based Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience. The synagogue will become part of the museum when there are not enough active members left to support it. Most are elderly; the youngest are in their 50s." [August 2005]
Institute for Southern Jewish Life. [August 2005]
Anshe Chesed: "In 1841, they formed a congregation described in the local newspaper as the “Hebrew Benevolent Congregation of the Men of Mercy.” The congregation was formally incorporated in 1862 as “Anshe Chesed” (People of Loving Kindness). They dedicated their first synagogue in 1870." Source [January 2009] More history and photos.
general Warren County information. [August 2005]
1 active and 1 inactive cemetery as of November 1940 [See Turitz book mentioned at main MS page.
Anshe Chesed Cemetery: Anshe Chesed: 2414 Grove St. Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39180, next to Temple Anshe Chesed. Located at the eastern end of Grove St., at the dead-end in the middle of the Vicksburg Battlefield, near the Visitor's Center.
Burial list-A-L: [January 2009]
Burial list L-Z: [January 2009]
Anshe Chessed is listed as dating from 1841 in the National Register of Historic Places. Source Eric J. Brock, Historic Preservation & Planning Consulting, P.O. Box 5877 Shreveport, LA 71135-5877.
Congregation Anshe Chesed documents exist in (AJA) American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488; phone (513) 221-1875: listing of the persons interred in the congregation's cemetery as of Feb 1986. Small Collections and Letter from Julien D. Saks to Malcom H. Stern describing visits to cemeteries at Vicksburg, MI, Natchitoches, LA and Monroe, LA, including tombstone inscriptions. Houston, TX. 1960. SC-8702 and Microfilm No. 3002.
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