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Congregation at Prayer
Clarksdale, MS About 1920
An Old Photo Preserved by the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life
Printed in Jews in Mississippi, by Stuart Rockoff, PhD, Jackson, MS, 2006

Temple Beth Israel
Clarksdale, MS
October 2008


The temple in Clarksdale at one time represented the alrgest Jewish community in Mississippi. However, in 2003, it was closed and no longer provides religious services there. You can learn more about the Jews of Mississippi, and Clarksdale, specifically, at the following two sources:

Clarksdale: History of Congregation

Cotton-Family-Religion: Jewish Families of Clarksdale

Return to Selected Southern Jewish Databases.

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