Jewish Museum & Cultural Center

Jewish Museum & Cultural Center
Jewish Museum & Cultural Center
607 Effingham Street
P.O. Box 7962
Portsmouth, VA 23705
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Portsmouth City
(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Phone: () 7-5757

This Colonial-Revival style building was once home to Chevra T'helim Synagogue, Its interior represents a rare surviving example of East European Jewish Orthodoxy. It is recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and designated an historic site by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The museum houses artifacts and exhibits that reflect the history of the Hampton Roads Jewish community. On display is an eighteenth-century Torah Scroll rescued from a synagogue in Czechoslovakia.

Tours and lectures are on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 2-4 p.m.

Admission Fee: $3 adult/$1 child

Last Updated: 11/23/2008 9:55 PM
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