Jewish Museum and Cultural Center
607 Effingham St. • (757) 391-9266
Chevra T’helim Synagogue is now known as the Jewish Museum & Cultural Center. This rare surviving example of Eastern European Jewish Orthodoxy is located at the main entrance to the City of Portsmouth, VA. It is a place where visitors from home and around the world can celebrate and learn about the Jewish history, faith, and culture. The Jewish Museum & Cultural Center houses artifacts and exhibits that reflect the history of the Hampton Roads / Tidewater Jewish Community. On Display is an eighteenth century Torah Scroll rescued from a synagogue in Trebic, Czechoslavakia. That synagogue was a victim of the Holocaust.