Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives - The Museum of Richmond Jewish History

Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives
Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives
1111 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Region Central Virginia
Locality Richmond City
Phone: (804) 353-2668

The Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives collects, preserves and interprets the history and culture of Richmond's Jewish community. The Museum's collections—including original documents and personal, sacred, and secular artifacts from the 18th to the 21st centuries—reveals hundreds of stories that paint a picture of Richmond's Jewish community and the significant roles Congregation members played in building the city. The core of the collection is the congregational documents of Beth Shalome and Beth Ahabah .

A visitor will also find genealogies, Civil War correspondence, immigration papers, over 1000 photographs from rare ambrotypes to contemporary snapshots, and a wide variety of ritual objects from Kiddush cups to Hannukah menorahs.

Last Updated: 7/20/2011 3:34 PM
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