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Jewish Community of Tyler, Smith County, Texas

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  • Hannah Ephrahim Solinger (1879 - 1956)
    She inherited some money (c$500.00) in 1913 from one of her parents and with the funds she articipated in the opening of a grocery store. Her father also had a grocery store. In the TWELFTH CENSUS OF ...
  • Louis Damsker (1889 - 1983)
    Louis Damsker Services Held Services for Louis Damsker, 92, Columbiana, Ala., formerly of Tyler, were held Monday. Mr. Damsker died Friday in a nursing home in Columbiana, Ala. He lived in Tyler m...
  • Sonya Lefkovits (1923 - 2011)
    Sonya Lefkovits passes away in California; funeral services set By Brad Gaskins ( ) The family will receive friends Feb. 13 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Bolton Funeral Home in Columbiana. A graveside servi...
  • Ernestine Wadel (c.1827 - 1885)
    Burial

This project seeks to document the families in the Jewish Community of Tyler, Texas, and those who are from other communities, but are buried in Tyler.

http://www.jewishtyler.com/aboutus/history/

Early Families (Not yet placed)

  • Friedlander, Isaac
  • Pitluk, Moses
  • Rosenfeld, Max

Temple Beth El

Application Charter for Temple Beth El, signed by 5 men, April 5, 1887, approved April 11, 1887. Signatures

Temple Beth El Rabbis

  • Rabbi Maurice Faber (1900-1934)
  • Rabbi David Alpert (1934-1938)
  • Rabbi Harvey Wessel (1939-1970)
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon (1970-1975)
  • Rabbi Eugene H. Levy (1975-1987)
  • Rabbi Stephen Weisberg (c.1987, passing away within his first hear at Beth El)
  • Rabbi Stephen Gold (1989-1998)
  • Guest student rabbis: Rabbi David Kaufman (1998), Rabbi Daniel Plotkin (1999), Rabbi Neal Katz (2000-2002), Rabbi Allan Cook (2002)
  • Rabbi Neal Katz (2003-present)

Families (Starting in 1885 and continuing through the split between Beth El and Ahavath Achim, to the present)

Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery Beth El section in Plot I is the older Jewish Cemetery, with the oldest legible gravestone belonging to Ernestine Wadel who died 23 May 1885.

  • Abram
  • Badt
  • Baer
  • Berger
  • Bergson
  • Berman
  • Bindler
  • Block
  • Bloomberg
  • Brown
  • Bruck
  • Buck
  • Burka
  • Caro
  • Charles
  • Daiches
  • Daniel
  • Daniel, Marcus (1847 "Thorn," Germany - 1907 Tyler)
  • Davidson
  • Davis
  • Denitz, Rosa Bassist
  • Dolinski
  • Dorfman, Dr. Simon L.
  • Dreeben, Solomon
  • De Sola, Charles
  • Edelman, Jennie
  • Efron, Abraham
  • Eisen, Rosie
  • Eisen, M H
  • Eltis, Benjamin B
  • Eltis, Ethel Willer
  • Endel, Morris
  • Englander
  • Faber
  • Feinberg
  • Feigel
  • Fishbein
  • Fleishman
  • Forst
  • Frapart
  • Freedman
  • Frenkel
  • Friedlander
  • Fromowitz
  • Gans
  • Gardner
  • Garfinkle
  • Gebul, Gussie
  • Getz, Abe
  • Gill
  • Glasstein
  • Goldberg
  • Golden
  • Goldfeder
  • Goldstein
  • Golenternek
  • Greenberg, S I
  • Gross, Max H
  • Harris
  • Jacobs
  • Jarett
  • Joseph
  • Krauss, Max
  • Katz, Sarah
  • Kivel, Doris G.
  • Klayman, Louis H
  • Klein, Mathilda
  • Kleinberg, H K
  • Klotz, Lena Friedlander
  • Klotz, Maurice
  • Krauss, Max
  • Lachs
  • Lazarus
  • Levinthal
  • Levison
  • Levy
  • Levyson
  • Lewine
  • Lewis
  • Liebreich
  • Liebreich, Isidor (1861 Rosenau Germany - 1929 Tyler)
  • Liebreich, Hyman (1858 Germany - 1927 Tyler)
  • Lilienstern
  • Lipsitz
  • Lipstate
  • Lipstate, Jacob (1857-1926)
  • Markus
  • Marmar
  • Markus
  • Marwill, Ben
  • McLAughlin, Linsz P (1943-2001)
  • Meyer
  • Myer, Henry Charles
  • Nasits
  • Pandres
  • Robinson
  • Rosenfeld
  • Rosenthal
  • Rotschild
  • Rubin
  • Saer
  • Sandolski
  • Sansolsky
  • Scheuer
  • Schoenbrun, Monte Leon
  • Schoenfeld
  • Shaw, Gerald
  • Shless, Alfred J
  • Shless, Dollye
  • Simon
  • Sokolsky
  • Strause
  • Urbach
  • Wadel
  • Wadel, Burnett (1863 Mississippi - 1943 Tyler)
  • Wessel, Rabbi Harvey E (1894 Chicago - 1983 Tyler)
  • Williams
  • Wisonsky
  • Wizansky
  • Wolf
  • Wolens
  • Wolinski
  • Wuntch, I (-1908)
  • Wuntch, infant (d. June 8, 1936)

Rose Hill Cemetery, Section G

Rosewood Cemetery, Section G has Jewish Burials from 1952 to the present.

  • Brown
  • Cohen
  • Conrad
  • Davis
  • Dellar
  • Edelman
  • Fisch
  • Fleishman
  • French
  • Goldberg
  • Goldsmith
  • Goodman
  • Greenberg
  • Gugenheim
  • Haimann, Walter Monroe
  • Hyman
  • Kirschbaum
  • Krull
  • Krumholz
  • Krumholz, Max H (1900-1975)
  • Kurtz
  • Leonard
  • Lieberman
  • Lippmann
  • Lisner
  • Mann
  • Modisett
  • Muntz
  • Nasits
  • Passman
  • Patman
  • Peso
  • Portnoy
  • Russak
  • Schoenbrun, Mano
  • Schoenbrun, Major
  • Serber
  • Shtofman
  • Sigal
  • Smith
  • Spitzberg
  • Stuart
  • Wadell, Ernestine
  • Wilcox, Donald Edwin and Patricia Carol
  • Wolf

Buried Elsewhere

Selected Sources and News

Congregation Ahavath Achim

Established in 1898 and officially chartered in 1903.

Ahavath Achim Congregration Rabbis

  • Smolensky, S (spiritual leader of Ahavath Achim, but not an ordained rabbi, he was a teacher and Kosher butcher)
  • Rabbi Kalman Taxon (Ahavath Achim, 1961-1990)
  • Rabbi Avi Perets
  • Rabbi Alan Learner

Ahavath Achim Congregation

These are mainly people who paid dues or contributed to funds from 1928-1932. Others are heads of household from the census or the earliest ancestor buried in Ahavath Achim Cemetery (to associate the family tree with this project).

Sources:


  • Scraps of financial records from the papers of Sam Roosth from 1928-1932. These include lists of congregational dues paid, national fund, “seats”, rabbi holiday fund, etc. These are lists on scraps of paper and stubs from receipt books. Some may be donors and not members of the congregation.
  • Burials at Ahavath Achim Cemetery

Businesses

  • B B Taylor Fish Market
  • Greenberg Smoked Turkey, inc.
  • Hurwitz Man's Shop
  • K. Marmar and L. Marmar (competing grocery stores owned by two brothers)
  • Leon's Market [Solinger family]
  • New York Store (Major Schoenbrun, then Mano and Elsie Schoenbrun)
  • Progress Bakery (H. Heffler Proprietor)
  • R. L. Davis
  • Regan's
  • Roosth Bakery, 119 E. Erwin (c. 1918)
  • Roosth Production Company
  • Roosth and Genecov
  • Tyler Baking Company (established 1930)
  • Uncle Louie Hamburger Stand (Louis Damsker)