The Texas Jewish Historical Society

Ft. Worth Temple Beth El Gates

The purpose of the Society shall be to collect, preserve, publish and disseminate materials having reference to the settlement and history of Jews in Texas and their participation in its social, economic, religious, political, professional and cultural growth. Please read about the history of the Society. The Texas Jewish Historical Society welcomes any information you might have concerning Texas Jewish History. Please send any and all such information to our address above. We will acknowledge and document the sender and place the information in the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History archive at the University of Texas for public access. We thank you for keeping our heritage alive.

Our next meeting will take place in Austin in October; this is a joint meeting with the Southern Jewish Historical Society.

Annual dues are $35 for a single membership. You can purchase a membership by selecting Membership in the menu above.

Send your name, address and any desired historical information to TJHS, PO Box 10193, Austin, TX 78766.

The TJHS draws its membership from across the country and supports a wide-ranging agenda. Quarterly gatherings are held at various locations throughout the state, an extensive News Magazine is published quarterly. For questions concerning the quarterly contact our Editor: . A variety of research projects is facilitated through the Jewish Archives in the Center for American History, or supported directly such as "Virtual Restoration of Small-town Synagogues in Texas."

Membership is available to all persons interested in supporting the mission of the Society.


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Special Announcement



This first time event; A Tapestry of the Crypto-Jewish Experience RGV seeks to unite these two peoples who share a common heritage by exploring the common historic, linguistic, and cultural roots.

The event will be held on Columbus Day.  Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Brownsville Event Center located at 1 Event Center in Brownsville, Texas. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served. The symposium will conclude at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors 65 and over.

Symposium speakers will include Dr. Peter Tarlow and leaders from the Jewish, Catholic and Hispanic Business communities from the State of Texas. The full program will be available soon. The event is being sponsored by the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau and

Many of the symposium's goals come directly from the inspiration of Pope Francis who is working tirelessly not only to heal past wounds, but as the first Hispanic Pope to bring people from the Hispanic and Jewish Communities together. To find out more about the CCJSHJR visit

Contact: Nydia O. Tapia - Gonzales oDr. Peter Tarlow

(956) 202-1392 emails: ,