Historical Societies

Western Jewish Historical Societies



Arizona Jewish Historical Society &
Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center

122 E. Culver Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours: M-F 10:30am-4:00pm
Lawrence Bell, Ph.D. Executive Director
Jeffrey Schesnol, Associate Director
Tel: (602) 241-7870
Fax: (602) 264-9773
Email: azjhs@aol.com or lbell@azjhs.org or jschesnol@azjhs.org
Website: www.azjhs.org
See ARCHIVES for AJHS collections, finding aids and contact numbers.

Western Jewish Museums


Congregation Beth Israel, Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum
10460 N. 56th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Carol Reynolds, Director
Tel: (480) 951-0323 ext. 121
Fax: (480) 951-7150
Email: creynolds@cbiaz.org
Website: www.cbiaz.org/about/museum

Current exhibit hours: Wednesday 12 pm -2 pm, or by appointment

Founded in 1967 at Congregation Beth Israel, the Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum has grown to be one of the Southwest's most important institutions of education in the Jewish heritage. With a full program of exhibits, events and activities, the Museum offers all audiences a unique insight into the 5,000 years of Jewish culture.

Western Jewish Archives


Arizona Jewish Historical Society Archives
122 E. Culver Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Tel: (602) 241-7870
Fax: (602) 264-9773
Email: azjhs@aol.com
Lawrence Bell, Ph.D., Executive Director
Email: lbell@azjhs.org
Jack Fradin, Archivist/Administrator
Email: jaxnice@aol.com
Website: www.azjhs.org
Finding Aid: www.azjhs.org/Online_Exhibits
Collection: More than 200 Linear Ft.

National Jewish Archives

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Professor Gary P. Zola, Executive Director
Kevin Proffitt, Senior Archivist for Research and Collections 

Tel: (513) 221-1875, ext. 3304   
Fax: (513) 221-7812

Email: kproffitt@huc.edu
Website: americanjewisharchives.org
Reference requests: americanjewisharchives.org/collections/catalog.php