Leadville's Temple Israel is unique among restored buildings in the American West. Built in 1884, this frontier synagogue served a surprisingly large and active Jewish community until about 1912. In 2008 the building was restored. On September 23, 2012 an ongoing museum exhibit opened documenting pioneer Jewish life.
The Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum housing a collection of Leadville Jewish artifacts is open to the public 10 AM to 5 PM, Wednesdays through Sundays, from June 19 until September 30, 2013. Other dates and times, private tours, and special events can be arranged by appointment. This year's cemetery cleanup with B'nai B'rith was on June 30.
Temple Israel building: 201 West 4th Street, Leadville, CO.
Temple Israel Foundation: 208 West 8th Street, Leadville, CO 80461
firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 719-486-3625 Cell: 303-709-7050
To learn more about the Temple Israel Foundation, Leadville's Jewish history, the Leadville Hebrew Cemetery, and the building restoration please click on one of the following links.
THE FOUNDATION || BUILDING || CEMETERY || PEOPLE
Other sites with information about Jewish Colorado include the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver and jewishcolorado.org