B'nai B'rith Center for Jewish Culture: B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum® and Philip Lax Archive (B'nai B'rith Archives)
The B'nai B'rith Center for Jewish Culture (CJC) encompassed The B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum® and the B'nai B'rith Archives, which is now housed at the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, OH. Visitors to Washington can view highlights from the museum's collection by making advance arrangements through the curatorial office.
Holocaust Art Resource List
As part of the commitment of the National Jewish Museum® to the recovery of Holocaust-era cultural assets, we are pleased to offer a Holocaust Art Resource List as well a selection of works from the Museum's collection. A special webpage devoted to the history of B'nai B'rith's Palestine Coins can be seen by clicking on the box on the right hand side of this page.
The National Jewish Museum®
First established in 1957 in the B'nai B'rith Phillip and Ethel Klutznick Exhibit Hall, the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum includes the wide-ranging selection of art and artifacts currently installed at B'nai B'rith's 2020 K Street offices.
On view are ceremonial and folk art, coins, maps, photographs, and painting and sculpture by artists including Marc Chagall, Ben Zion, Yosl Bergner and Philip Ratner. The American Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, a group of unique plaques dedicated to noted athletes, sports writers, and coaches, is also on site.
Appointments for visits and tours are arranged in advance by calling 202-857-6647 or
Design for the Abell Synagogue Asher window, Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, 1962
Philip Lax Archive (B'nai B'rith Archives)
The Philip Lax Archive (B'nai B'rith Archives) illuminates the story of B'nai B'rith's impact on American and European Jewish history from its inception in 1843 until the present. The archive's thousands of manuscripts, charters, medals, letters, memorabilia and other artifacts are now accesible to researchers at its new home, Cincinnati's American Jewish Archives.
In 2006, the creation of the B'nai B'rith Holocaust-Related Materials Collection was made possible by a generous grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. — Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education. This collection adds significant new dimensions to Holocaust scholarship.
Inquiries about the Archives can be submitted through the AJA web site, www.AmericanJewishArchives.org.
For more information about the Center for Jewish Culture, the National Jewish Museum® and/or the B'nai B'rith Archives, please call 202-857-6647 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.