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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

***EARLY LAFAYETTE HEBREW POPULATION

Celebration at the Hebrew Cemetery. - 
 
 The dedication of the tombstone of Mrs. Soloman Wise of Abbeville, La., who died in the latter city sometime during the past year, and whose remains were then brought to this City for interment, took place last Sunday, January 9, at 11 o'clock.
 A great concourse of people had assembled themselves together, to pay this last tribute to one who during her life time was universally known for her integrity and benevolence, and who departed this life, loved and admired by all.


 New Iberia, Abbeville, Rayne, Crowley, Washington had sent representatives, testifying more than can do, to the sterling qualities of the deceased.


 Dr. Max Heller, of the Temple Sinai, of New Orleans, came of officiate at the solemn and impressive ceremony, according to the Jewish faith and ritual.

The ceremony consisted of prayers and sermon and were delivered both in English and Hebrew.


 Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898.





The Hebrew Ball. As will be seen elsewhere in this issue, our Hebrew friends have made the preliminary arrangements for their ball on the 18th of February. The several committees are composed of some of our best citizens, who in matters of this kind "know no creed," and have never been known to be laggards when the good of any one class of our people is in question. For the benefit of those who don't know, we will state that the room in which the ball is to take place is not inferior to any in the State for dancing purposes, in fact a glance at it will satisfy the most aesthetic that it is specially adapted to the uses of the Terpsichorean art. Its dimensions are ample, -- the floor is superb, and we are assured that music of no mean order will be had for the occasion. Lafayette Advertiser 1/28/1882.

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