This website includes the varied and extensive research conducted into the history of the Jewish community in Leadville, Colorado. Through this website, the Temple Israel Foundation would like to make available the results of these efforts for anyone who might find interest and use in it.
This site has several main sections: the Temple Israel building; the Hebrew Cemetery; the museum; and the family biographies. The biographies were created to meet the many requests for genealogical information and to illustrate the fabric of daily life in Leadville. Not all surnames have biographies available yet, but as we do more research, we will add the results to the site.
This site contains many downloads (as PDFs or jpegs) on several pages. Please feel free to explore and download these resources.
The Foundation is also available to respond to questions and comments and we encourage inquiries into the history and legacy of Jewish Leadville.
Introduction video about the Temple Israel building (to be added)
View online exhibits, browse through the museum's artifacts, and see how the museum was developed.
Online Artifact Search
Search through the Museum's artifact collection with our online artifact search.
Learn the extensive history of the building from original concept, its use as a synagogue, the various uses through the 20th century, the fire, and restoration through to the building today!
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