The Mizel Museum is Denver’s Jewish art and culture museum. As a Jewish cultural institution, the Museum aims to illuminate the multiple perspectives that make up the Jewish experience. Our exhibits and programs use art and education to explore Jewish culture, history and viewpoints.
Temple Israel is unique among restored buildings in the American West. Built in 1884, this frontier synagogue served a surprisingly large and active Jewish community until about 1912.
Although no longer a regular, active synagogue, the building was fully restored by 2008. A permanent exhibition opened in 2012 that documents pioneer Jewish life with a collection of artifacts about Leadville, its resident Jews, Temple Israel as a synagogue, and life in a mining town in the 1880s and 1890s.