Explore the Breadth of Jewish Life and History

To visit the Museum please call (501) 225-1683 or email the Synagogue Office at office@LRsynagogue.org.

Private guided tours are available for schools, organizations and small groups upon request.

The hallways and walls of the Administration/Educational Wing are lined with photos and stories of members who not only attend Congregation Agudath Achim now, but who began meeting together before the turn of the 20th Century.

The collection includes life cycle events and ritual observance, Jewish culture and war heroes. Photos with captions demonstrate how Jews were not only citizens of their own community, but great contributors to their city, state and world around them.

A 90 minute video presentation capturing testimonies at the 100 Year Anniversary Celebration runs in the Library/Media Center. One may sit and listen and laugh as various members tell personal stories that made this congregation what it is today.

Of great interest in the museum are two rooms. One is set aside to honor the Jewish War Veterans who meet regularly there. Among displays there is “Burning Nagasaki” a unique historic photo taken by a member at the end of World War II. Opposite the Veteran’s room is our Holocaust Remembrance room. Stepping into the room, one is silenced by the exhibition that tells the stories of six members of Agudath Achim and their survival. These are stories of horrors and escape from 1938 throughout the War, the Holocaust, and post-war days. Interactive displays allow the youngest to the oldest visitor to examine in a small, but sensitive manner, what it would have been like to have been a Jew in those days.

Lives Well Lived. Tradition, Tragedy and Triumph. History as it truly was lived by the members of Agudath Achim.