Houston Synagogue in 1854
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Houston Synagogue in 1854

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The first Jewish cemetery in Texas was established at Houston in 1844. The first synagogue was founded in 1854 in the same city.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund