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History of the Jews in Brazos County, Texas


History of the Jews in Brazos County, Texas

The history of the Jews in Brazos County, Texas covers a period of over 140 years of Jewish history in Brazos County, Texas. Many notable individuals and communities have contributed to this history beginning with early Jewish settlement in 1865. This history includes the present Jewish communities and individuals of Brazos County and Texas A&M University.[1][2]


  • Temple Freda 1
  • Texas A&M Hillel 2
  • Chabad of Brazos Valley 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6

Temple Freda

One of the first Jewish temples in Brazos County, Texas is [5]

Since 1982, Texas A&M University's Center of Heritage Conservation has focused on the history of Temple Freda as one of its historical projects. The temple structure is built in [5] Temple Freda is associated with Temple Freda Cemetery,[7] which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places of Texas.[8]

Texas A&M Hillel

[11] In 1958, Texas A&M Hillel opened up a building of its own.


Chabad of Brazos Valley

Further reading

  1. ^ Lone Stars of David: The Jews of Texas Brandeis University Press page 190
  2. ^ Page, Bill. Before Temple Freda: Jewish residents of Brazos County, Texas, 1865-1913. 1998.
  3. ^ a b "A Guide to Historic Brazos Valley" (PDF). Brazos Heritage Society. 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  4. ^ Temple Freda, Bryan, Texas
  5. ^ a b International Survey of Jewish Monuments record for Freda Temple
  6. ^ Texas A&M University College of Architecture Projects
  7. ^ Temple Freda Burials, Bryan, TX
  8. ^ National Register of Historic Places of Texas
  9. ^ a b c Texas A&M Hillel History Texas A&M Hillel Retrieved on 2008-07-09
  10. ^ From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews Oxford University Press page 160
  11. ^ a b Gabrielle Birkner (2005-05-06). "A Cushy Fit In Bush Country".  
  12. ^ Lacy Ledford (2004-06-30). "Senate approves $20 million for A&M's NERRTC".  
  13. ^ "The Chabad Jewish Student Center provides a place of comfort for students regardless of religion".  
  14. ^ "New Jewish Center Opens Doors".  
  15. ^ "Student Unity Torah initiative at Chabad – Texas A&M University". Jewish Herald-Voice. December 20, 2007. 


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