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

The beginning of B’Nai Israel

The first organization of our Jewish congregation has it's roots deep in the Civil War: New Orleans Daily Crescent (New Orleans, LA) August 31, 1861, Page 2             The Louisiana Intelligencer, Monroe, Ouachita parish, says:             The Israelites formed a congregation called “Manassas,” in commemoration of the great battle in Virginia, in the town of … Continue reading The beginning of B’Nai Israel