How you can help
This page is dedicated to locating families, finding items of interest such as plaques, photographs and written material as well as obtaining the stories and lore of the Jewish experience on the Minnesota Iron Range.
1) If you or your family were from the Iron Range and/or you wish to volunteer, provide information, or learn more please send an email to:
2) Participate in a survey:
3) Wanted: Memorabilia, artifacts, photographs, documents:
We are hoping that you may uncover items related to the history of B'nai Abraham. We would like to expand the collection of memorabillia, artifacts and documents currently on display in the building. Please notify Marilyn Chiat at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-544-6434 if you have items that you believe are directly related to the history of B’nai Abraham and its congregants. Provide a description of the item, its date, and its relationship to the synagogue. For example, a ritual object used in the synagogue, a document or photograph related to an event that occurred in the building. If possible, include a photograph of the item or a photo copy. If you prefer, the information can be mailed to Marilyn at: 3812 Drew Ave. So., Mpls. MN 55410. We will contact you about your donation.
4) Our Wish List: Your continuing interest and contributions are vital to our success.
Still needing funding are, among many other things:
The B’nai Abraham Museum and Cultural Center has seen many events and visitors and restoration work has proceeded, but there is still more to do.
Your donations to help complete this project are very much appreciated.
**An endowment fund to ensure the future of the building
*Providing the Interior trim around three stained glass windows in the balcony
*Refinishing the balcony floor
*Purchasing NSF approved appliances for the kitchen
*Completing baseboard trim in the Sanford I. Berman Social Hall and Sanctuary
*Finishing the front entry with stonework and new railings
*Repointing some areas of the building
5) Donate to help us complete and preserve the restoration: