TJHS Project Grants

TJHS sponsors and promotes activities and projects to research, collect, preserve, publish, and disseminate information, in written or visual media, regarding the settlement and history of Jews in Texas—and their participation in its social, economic, religious, political, professional, and cultural growth.

TJHS provides grants to individuals and non-profit organizations for activities and projects that further the TJHS mission. TJHS welcomes grant proposals.

Click the white button to the right to access a TJHS Grant Application Form, either online or pdf download.

Past TJHS Grant Recipients (searchable from bottom row):

Texas Jewish Burials Database

The Texas Jewish Historical Society maintains a database of Texas Jewish burials. The goal of this project is to include all Jewish burials in Texas, in all types of cemeteries: 1) consecrated Jewish cemeteries separate from any other cemeteries, (2) sections of non-sectarian cemeteries consecrated and dedicated as Jewish cemeteries and (3) Jewish burials in non-Jewish cemeteries. Name, birth/death dates, and cemetery for each burial, along with other information, are recorded in the database.

Search for names of departed family and friends.  Type in LAST NAME and FIRST NAME in bottom row of the respective columns below.

If you do not see the name, please send a message to webmaster@txjhs.org and include Date of Birth, Date of Death, City of Birth, Location of Cemetery, Name of Cemetery, Holocaust Survivor, Cremation, and Military Service, as relevant.

TJHS Texas Jewish Burials Database *

wdt_ID LAST NAME FIRST NAME DOB DOD PLACE OF BIRTH CEMETERY LOCATION CEMETERY NAME HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR CREMATION MILITARY NOTES
1 AARON ABIE 1882-06-24 1887-10-26 CALVERT CALVERT JEWISH CEMETERY
2 AARON Anne GALFAND 1914-09-09 2003-04-07 Montreal, Canada SAN ANTONIO/02 Agudas Achim Memorial Gardens US Social Security Apps & Claims Index -kck
3 AARON ANTOINETTE 1934-08-18 2021-06-04 LONDON, ENGLAND DALLAS/18 SPARKMAN-HILLCREST, GARDEN OF DAVID SECTION
4 AARON ARTHUR SHELDON 1930-01-29 2006-02-22 MANHATTAN, NY DALLAS/05 Sparkman-Hillcrest, Beit Olam Section KCK
5 AARON BEN B 1900-05-09 1982-06-04 DALLAS/02 Shearith Israel Memorial Park (Dolphin Rd.)
6 AARON Bernard 1911-09-05 2002-08-20 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada SAN ANTONIO/02 Agudas Achim Memorial Gardens US ARMY WWII Vet Manitoba Birth Index -kck
7 AARON Esther GANS 1872-08-25 1934-09-23 WICHITA FALLS/01 Hebrew Rest Cemetery at Rosemont
8 AARON Etta ROSEN 1910-12-20 1982-12-26 Beaumont, TX HOUSTON/06 Beth Yeshurun Cemetery - Post Oak Rd. kck
9 AARON FRANK 1928-12-07 2019-07-19 Dallas/18 Sparkman-Hillcrest, Garden of David section
10 AARON HANNAH 0000-00-00 1897-02-04 TYLER/02 Beth El/Oakwood Cemetery
LAST NAME FIRST NAME DOB DOD PLACE OF BIRTH CEMETERY LOCATION CEMETERY NAME HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR CREMATION MILITARY NOTES

Jewish Cemetery Historic Designations

The Texas Jewish Historical Society sponsors a project for identifying, locating, and documenting Texas Jewish cemeteries. In addition to honoring the memories of those buried in often forgotten cemeteries, important new historical, sociological, demographic, and genealogical information can be obtained from a rediscovered cemetery.

Another goal of this project is to facilitate the awarding of “Historic Texas Cemetery” designations and markers by the Texas Historical Commission. A cemetery is eligible for Historic Texas Cemetery designation if it is at least 50 years old and is deemed worthy of recognition for its historical associations. The designation can serve as a legal instrument preventing encroachment on the grounds of a cemetery. To date, TJHS has facilitated Historic Texas Cemetery designations for cemeteries throughout Texas, including Houston, Marshall, Fort Worth, Paris, Gonzales, LaGrange, Navasota, Gainesville, and Galveston.

Click below for Information about obtaining a Historic Texas Cemetery designation by the Texas Historical Commission .

TJHS Speakers Bureau

TJHS members are available to give lively presentations in person or via Zoom to congregations, civic organizations, and other groups.  Topics could include stories of historical Jewish Texans (both well-known and little-known) and their towns, how to do oral histories, information about TJHS programs and archives, and more!

Arrange for a speaker for your upcoming event by contacting: tjhsspeakers@txjhs.org.

Travel with TJHS

Over the past years, TJHS members and friends have joined together for travel with a focus on the history of Jewish communities in the United States and other countries. Below are memories of past TJHS travels.

Toronto, Canada / Sept 11-13, 2019

Cuba / January 23-30, 2017

Cuba / June 8-15, 2015

Cuba / April 28 – May 5, 2014

India / March 11-26, 2011

Southern Caribbean Jewish Heritage Cruise / February 3-10, 2008

Utica, Jackson, Greenville, Cleveland, Alligator, & Clarksdale (Mississippi); and Memphis (Tennessee) /July 12-18, 1998

Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, and Matamoros / February 9-12, 1995

TJHS Archives

The TJHS Collection has been established at the Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. The Collection contains the official records of the Texas Jewish Historical Society, as well source materials; documents; and family, community, and organization histories, dating from 1824. The Collection is organized by the Briscoe Center into nine series: Administration of TJHS, Communities, Family Histories, Rabbis and Cantors, Texas Jewish Organizations, Published Materials, Photographs, Audio, and Video and Film.