Ever wonder how long it took for nineteenth century immigrants to travel to America? Ever had the opportunity to share original documents from 1900 with your students? Ever discussed the diversity of religious communities in Texas ? Explore these topics and more with the Texas Jewish Immigrant Experience Traveling Trunk, a hands on educational opportunity containing artifacts, photographs, maps and three lesson plans to teach students about nineteenth century European immigration to the American South and how these Jewish immigrants made an impact on their communities.
Institute of Southern Jewish Life
This site, developed by the Institute of Southern Jewish Life with funding from Humanities Texas and the Texas Jewish Historical Society, contains detailed, illustrated histories of 55 different Jewish communities from across the state. Each history discusses the origins, development, and current state of the local Jewish community.