This year JCRS is collecting all the fabulous stories relating to clothes, textiles, fashion and retail.  What is your story?

The Jewish Roots of Fashion Gala Program Book will feature articles on the Merchants of the South. 

As we prepare for this event, we have discovered an amazing history of Jewish merchants in this region. But for this to be complete, we want to include as many stories as possible.

We would very much like to include your family’s story. One of the most fascinating components are the names of the family members who founded the business(es) and the names of family members – and others – to whom it passed from generation to generation.

We sincerely hope that you will share your family’s story with us. Yes, there is a financial component. We are asking you to be a “sponsor.”  If you are interested in participating, please contact Mark Rubin at or (504) 828-6334. We truly appreciate it and we know that others will benefit from reading your family’s story.

Deadline for inclusion is January 4th!

Here are some questions to help you write your story!