Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation

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The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation (JASHP)[1] is an American non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer historical society. The society locates sites of American and Jewish historical interest and importance. It works with local community organizations, synagogues, churches, historical societies, governments and individuals, to erect interpretive historical markers that help illuminate the American-Jewish experience and reflect on the commonality of being American.

JASHP was founded in 1999 after the discovery by the founder, Jerry Klinger, of the first permanent Jewish house of worship in the territory of New Mexico (Temple Montefiore, Las Vegas, N.M.).[2] JASHP has completed projects in 28 states and in five countries. Projects are constantly being developed and proposals are welcomed. Over 6,000,000 people a year benefit from JASHP projects. The Society is a small organization. Each program is individualized with organizational participation from as few as two or three people to as many as 300. Considering JASHP's size, its impact has been disproportionally large.

JASHP is the recipient of Hadassah's Myrtle Wreath Award, which is "given to individuals and non-profit organizations which have made significant humanitarian contributions to our community."

Programs[edit]

JASHP has completed programs in the following States Reflecting on the Jewish American Experience

Alabama, Mobile, Shaare Shomayim - Gates of Heaven, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Alabama - 1841 [1]

Leo Frank marker, Marietta,Ga.

Arkansas, Little Rock,

  1. Concordia Hall [2]
  2. Broncho Billy Anderson,The First Cowboy Western Movie Star [3]

Colorado, Cotopaxi,Russian Jewish Cemetery -1882-1884 [4]

Congressional Medal of Honor Private Benjamin Levy,#First Jewish American to earn the MOH -1862 [5]

ConnecticutGroton, Jews and the American Navy [6]

Delaware, Wilmington, Ohabe Shalom, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Delaware -1880 <

Florida, Pensacola, Temple Beth El, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Florida, 1876 [7]

Florida, Palm Beach,

  1. Wakodahatchee Wetlands <
  2. Green Cay Wetlands [8]

Iowa, Keokuk, B'Nai Israel Congregation, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Iowa -1855 [9]

Kansas, Kansas City, Jewish American and World War I [10]

Kansas, Leavenworth, Temple B'Nai Jeshurun, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Kansas -1866 [11]

Louisiana, New Orleans,

  1. Shangarai Chasset, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Louisiana -1845 [12]
  2. Touro Infirmary [13]
Touro Infirmary Marker

Maine, Bangor, Congregation Beth Israel, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship -1897 [14] [[File:LIttle Rock, Arkansas.jpg|thumb]Congregation Beth Israel, Little Rock]

Maryland, Montgomery County, Sophia Chamys, Victim of White Slavery [15]

Maryland, Hagerstown, Thomas Kennedy, Jew Bill of Maryland [16]

Mississippi, Jackson, Temple Beth Israel, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Mississippi -1867 [17]

Mississippi, Natchez, Temple B'Nai Israel, First organized Jewish House of Worship in Mississippi [18]

Montana, Helena, Temple Emanuel, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Montana - 1890 [19]

Nebraska,Omaha, Congregation of Israel, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Nebraska -1884 [20]

Congregation of Israel, Omaha, Nebraska

New Jersey, Roosevelt, Jersey Homesteads [21]

Borough of Roosevelt, Roosevelt, N.J.

New York, Buffalo, Mordechai Noah and Ararat [22]

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Nevada, Virginia City,

  1. Engineering Marvels of the Comstock [23]
  2. Virginia City Jewish Cemetery - 1862 [24]

New Hampshire, Portsmouth, Temple Israel, First Permanent House of Worship -1910 [25]

North Dakota. Valley City,#Herman Stern, Holocaust Rescuer [26]

New Mexico, Las Vegas, #Congregation Montefiore, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in New Mexico -1884 [27]

Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Temple B'Nai Israel, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Oklahoma -1908 [28]

Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Joseph Simon, Jewish American Frontiersman [29]

South Dakota

  1. Jews of Deadwood [30]
Hebrew Hill, Mt. Zion, Deadwood, S.D.
  1. Mount Rushmore National Monument [31]
  2. Congregation Sons of Israel, Sioux Falls, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in South Dakota - 1916 [32]

Tennessee, Memphis, Congregation Children of Israel, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Tennessee -1854 [33]

Utah, Salt Lake City,

  1. Congregation B'Nai Israel, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Utah -1883 [34]

Utah, Clarion

  1. Jewish Agricultural Settlement -1911 [35]
Kiosk, Clarion, Utah

Utah, Wild Horse Butte,

  1. Solomon Carvalho - John C. Fremont Expedition of Exploration 1853-54 [36]

Virginia, Richmond, Kahal Kadosh Beth Shalome, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Virginia -1789 [37]

Washington, Spokane, #Temple Emanuel, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Washington State -1892 [38]

West Virginia, Charleston, Temple Israel, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in West Virginia - 1873 [39]

Wyoming, Cheyenne, Mt.Sinai Congregation, First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Wyoming -1915 [40]

Special programs[edit]

  1. Leo Frank Lynching [41]
  1. The last descendant of Theodor Herzl - the father of the modern State of Israel [42]
  1. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland [43]
  1. Holocaust and Memory [45]

International projects[edit]

  1. Godfather of the Israel Defense Forces [46]

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Col. John Henry Patterson, Avihayil, Israel
  1. The "Kleine Lager" Memorial [47]
Site of the Jewish camp in Buchenwald
  1. The Napoleon of Crime [48]

[5]

  1. Holocaust and Memory [50][7]
Exodus Memorial, Haifa, Israel
  1. Exodus - 1947, The iconic American Holocaust Rescue Ship [51]
  2. Bill Bernstein - American second officer on the Exodus murdered during the British attack [52]

Charitable sponsorships[edit]

JASHP articles on American Jewish history[edit]

  • Kahal HaKadosh Beit Elohim, Charleston, S.C.[8]
  • American Holocaust Memorializations[9]
  • Reverend John Stanley Grauel - Secret Haganah operative on the S.S. Exodus[10]
  • American Jewish History,[11]
  • Boynton Beach Chronicles,[12]
  • Zionism and Israel[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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