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Jewish Community history and photos. [January 2009]

Congregation B'nai Israel: Founded in 1885. Address: 401 West Grand Street (at Campbell), Jackson, Tennessee 38301. 901-427-6141 [November 2000].

Website:  Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it r [December 2005] Reform. The congregation attracted Jews from towns throughout western Tennessee including Brownsville,  Union City, and Milan. In 1968, 120 Jews lived in Jackson; today,about 35.  B’nai Israel had 75 member families in 1970, but only 21 today

In 2002, Jackson's Lambuth College created Lambuth-B’nai Israel Center for Jewish Studies, documenting and displaying the history of Jackson Jews.  Dr. Pam Dennis, who is not Jewish, spearheaded this effort, curating an exhibit about the 140-year history of Jews in Jackson.[January 2009]

CEMETERY:

B’nai Israel Cemetery: Est.1896, Hollywood Drive [January 2006]

1873, purchased land for a cemetery. January 2009]

burial list and photos [Mar 2014]

 

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