Beth Ahabah Museum and Archive, Richmond

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The Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives is Richmond's museum of Jewish history, art and culture. Located in the historic Fan District, the Museum & Archives is housed in an early 20th century row house adjacent to the 1904 sanctuary of Congregation Beth Ahabah. Beth Ahabah (House of Love) is the successor to Kahal Kadosh (K.K.) Beth Shalome, the sixth Jewish congregation in the nation.

The Museum & Archives houses an invaluable collection of documents, portraits, photographs, paintings and objects that provides a window to the lives, loves, contributions, defeats and triumphs of Jewish Richmonders since the days of the American Revolution.

The archival collection includes the congregational records of K.K. Beth Shalome, est. 1789, and Congregation Beth Ahabah, est. 1841, along with the records of many of Richmond's Jewish organizations, families and individuals.
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  • The Museum & Archives explores the Jewish experience in Richmond, since 1789. It has marvelous, changing museum exhibitions as well as the archival collections of families, congregations, and organiza...  more »
  • We only visited the synagogue from the outside but it is one of the most incredible structures I have seen. The tall columns give the synagogue a grand facade and it is very historic as it was built w...  more »
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