Creating an Exhibit Your Jewish Service Organization on the Jewish Museum of the American West

We define Jewish Service Organizations as Societies, Social Organizations, Benevolent Societies,  Jewish Charities and other Jewish clubs in states/areas West of the Mississippi and founded before 1965 – that is at least 50 years ago. (Wisconsin, Alaska, Hawaii included.)

An Exhibit of your Organization is not meant to be a complete history, but one that focuses on its beginnings and growth.

First look at other service exhibits in our museum to understand what we look for.

We need as much of the requested information that follows: Facts only. You need not write full sentences.

Organization’s  Name?

Year of First Meeting?

Names of Founders and/of First Officers?

Year of First activity – and what was it?

Location of first meeting place?

First President or other title?

Years of growth and accomplishments?

Any outstanding leader? (In many cases the true leader of the group never held an elected office.)

Todays Location, and National Affiliation – if a chapter of a larger organization.

Current Leaders?

Today’s Name, address, web-site address, e-mail Contact, phone.


Any historical newspaper quotes?  


Pictures (Please contact us for photo information)

Then we need . . . . Your Name, relationship? Your phone# and e-mail for correspondence?

Once we have enough information we will create the Exhibit and advise you how to see it on your computer where you can advise us where to correct, add-to, delete, etc.

There is no charge for this – although donations keep us going.

Note: Copy the basic information requests above and then paste them on to a “Word” document. Add a number of spaces between each item requested and then just fill in all the information on the “Word” document which will expand at each question as you add material. Then simply e-mail the page(s) to us at: For questions, advice, etc. call us at (818) 225-9631  (Pacific Time)

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