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, and Hawaii included.)

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

We recommend that you look at other synagogue exhibits in our museum to see what to include.

Please send us as much of the requested information that follows: Facts only (please, no editorializing). You need not write full sentences.

Organization’s Name

Year of First Meeting

Names of Founders and/or First Officers

First Year of Activity — and what was it

Original 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 Address, Email Contact, and Phone #

Historical Newspaper Quotes 


Photographs (Please contact us for photo information)

Then we need . . . .

Your Name, relationship

Your phone # and email address for correspondence

Once we have enough information, we will create the Exhibit and send you the link for review for errors and omissions.

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


Copy the basic information requests above and paste them into a word document. Add a number of spaces between each item requested and fill in the information.

Email the page(s) to us at:

For questions, advice, etc. call us at (562) 405-4176  (Pacific Time)

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