Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities
The ISJL Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities is designed to present a history of every congregation and significant Jewish community in the South.
Currently, we have completed twelve states- and we're constantly adding to and editing the information within these states! Click on the highlighted states above to explore each state's rich Jewish heritage. The Encyclopedia is designed to be a continual work-in-progress. If you have additional information about any of the communities or congregations, please contact us! If you would like to help support our research of these community histories, you may donate here.
What's New in History?
We're updating our Mississippi Encyclopedia!
History is an ongoing process, and our encyclopedia is an ongoing project. We always want to add more stories, new information, and resources that more fully tell the Southern Jewish histories within each state.
If you have documents, photographs, articles, or other material to share, please email Dr. Janet Bordelon.
Or, you can add your materials directly into our Mississippi Encyclopedia Dropbox!