Texas Jewish Pioneers

Perry Kallison, Jewish Community Businessman, Rancher & Radio Personality of San Antonio, Texas

Perry Kallison Values Codes: I-H-E-P   Perry Kallison was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1903. Perry Kallison worked with his brother, Morris, in managing Kallison’s Farm and Ranch Store (also called Kallison’s Big Country Store), which sold everything from furniture to hardware to ‘feed and seed” […]

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Frances Elaine Rosenthal Kallison, Jewish Community Leader & Rancher of San Antonio, Texas

Frances Elaine Rosenthal Kallison Values Codes: I-E-L-P Frances Rosenthal was born in 1908, in Fort Worth, Texas. Frances Rosenthal earned her Master’s Degree in Biblical Archeology from Trinity University in San Antonio. Her thesis project was called 100 Years of Jewry in San Antonio, TX. Civic Frances Rosenthal Kallison […]

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Temple Beth-El of San Antonio, Texas, 1874 to the Present

Temple Beth El of San Antonio, Texas In 1870, the first Reform Congregation began meeting in the old Ruellmann Hall on East Commerce Street. Shortly thereafter, the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society of San Antonio was founded. In 1874, Temple Beth-El of San Antonio was officially founded, making […]

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Nathan Kallison: Pioneer Jewish Businessman & Rancher of San Antonio, Texas

Nathan Kallison Values Codes: I-H-E-L-P Nathan Kallison was born in 1873, in Ladyzhinka, Russia. His parents were Moshko and Dina Kallison. Along the way . . . Nathan Kallison journeyed to America in 1890. He and his brother, Jacob Kallison, traveled separately, but were reunited in New […]

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The Goldbergs: Two Generation Jewish Pioneers of Jefferson, Texas

The Goldbergs Values Codes I-E-P Louis Goldberg was born in Koenigsberg, Germany in 1832. Along the way . . . In 1851, Louis Goldberg emigrated to Louisiana. Texas Around 1867, Louis Goldberg moved to Texas, where he and his wife settled in the East Texas, steamboat town […]

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Herman Lehmann: Jewish “Little Big Man” Apache & Comanche

Herman Lehmann Herman Lehman was born in Mason County, Texas in 1859, to Ernst Morita and Augusta Lehmann. They had emigrated from Prussia, arriving on the Louise in Galveston, Texas in 1846.   At the age of 1o, Herman Lehmann was captured by Apaches near his home in Macon County, Texas. […]

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