Become a Member

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   PRESERVING TEXAS JEWISH HISTORY

  • Publishing a quarterly TJHS News Magazine full of submitted family histories, researched articles from archival documents, and information about TJHS activities and projects.
  • Awarding grants to individuals and organizations for projects that promote the mission of TJHS.
  • Archiving materials, documents, and histories (community, organizational, and family) at the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Publishing and promoting books on Texas Jewish history. Supporting selected films and videos that advance the TJHS mission.
  • Maintaining on its website a searchable online database of over 40,000 Jewish burials in Texas cemeteries. Requesting and receiving approvals for State of Texas historical markers in Jewish cemeteries.
  • Sponsoring prizes for winners of the Texas State Historical Association’s Jewish History Essay Contest.
  • Providing opportunities to retrace the experiences of Jews in Texas towns where there is no longer a Jewish presence.

   TJHS MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS 

 
  • Invitations to participate in quarterly Board Meetings and Annual Gatherings convened in towns and cities throughout Texas.
  • Opportunities to preserve, research, and publish your own family histories.
  • History-rich tours to US and international locations. 
  • Receiving quarterly TJHS News Magazine and bi-annual TJHS Membership Directory.
  • Meeting new friends whose histories span the State of Texas.