A Description of a Monroe Wedding in 1888

This is just beautifully described! The descendants of the wedding party still live in Monroe and are members of Temple B'Nai today! The American Israelite (Cincinnati, OH) April 27, 1888, Page P3 MONROE, LA. It is seldom in the history of Monroe that events affecting the interest of Israelitish circles are of sufficient importance to … Continue reading A Description of a Monroe Wedding in 1888

A History of the Jewish Community in Monroe

I found this great little article about the history of the Jewish faith in Monroe! https://www.isjl.org/louisiana-monroe-encyclopedia.html To view a great photographic slideshow on the history of the Jewish Community, check out the Temple B'Nai Archives web page here: http://www.bayoujews.org/precious-legacy-museum.html . I particularly love the photo of DeSiard and Grand streets and the photo of Sig … Continue reading A History of the Jewish Community in Monroe

Miscellaneous Photos and Documents on Ouachita Parish

And to go along with yesterday's post, Vernon Parish Library also has a collection of miscellaneous photos and documents they have put on Flickr. https://flic.kr/s/aHsiVtCZhU There are some things on here I have never seen before. Photos of Layton castle, the Cooley House, The Jewish Temple...even a copy of the Dedication Program for the Civic … Continue reading Miscellaneous Photos and Documents on Ouachita Parish

The Jewish Community in Monroe

Back in 1903, The Jewish Historical Publishing Company compiled a book about the history of the Jews of Louisiana. It was full of information about Jewish communities around the state. Unfortunately, Monroe had only one page of information! The Internet Archives has digitized it and you can take a look at it here: https://archive.org/details/historyofjewsofl00jewi/page/206 Great … Continue reading The Jewish Community in Monroe