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ALASKA JEWISH MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER Anchorage, AK

The Alaska Jewish Museum strives to educate the public of the significant history and important, yet often overlooked role that Jewish pioneers played in the purchase and development of the state of Alaska, as well as the prominent and continuing role of Jewish public figures in Alaska's government, commerce, and humanities from territorial days until the present.

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AMERICA-ISRAEL MUSEUM Los Angeles, CA

The Museum's permanent collection reflects connections between the Promised Land and the United States from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. It includes more than 40,000 ritual, decorative and art objects, documents, photographs and records of early Israel, historical newspapers and postcards from the Holy Land to America, and one of the largest collection of Menorahs made in Palestine-Israel. It reveals the vibrant lives of those who escaped, survived or were distanced from the Holocaust. The Museum offers unique evidence of contributions to the Jewish national home by scores of Americans, and evidences the impact on America of Israeli political figures, journalists, writers, artists and artisans. The Museum is currently seeking a new permanent location.

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AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEW YORK, NY

Founded in 1892, the American Jewish Historical Society's holdings include 20 million documents, 50,000 books, paintings and other objects that bear witness to the remarkable contributions of the American Jewish community to life in the Americas from the 16th century to the present. Among the treasures of this heritage are the first American book published in Hebrew; the handwritten original of Emma Lazarus' The New Colossus, which graces the Statue of Liberty; records of the nation's leading Jewish communal organizations and important collections in the fields of education, philanthropy, science, sports, business and the arts.

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AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM-JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh, PA

The American Jewish Museum presents the best of contemporary art from throughout the country, exceptional traveling exhibitions from world-class museums, and progressive regional artists. AJM exhibitions draw many people from the general community and are part of the daily experiences of thousands of people who utilize the JCC's programs and facilities.

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Jewish Community Center

AZEEZ MUSEUM OF WOODBINE HERITAGE, SAM Pleasantville, NJ

The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage was created to remember and record the history and heritage of Jews in Woodbine, NJ, from the time that immigrant farmers came to the area through the philanthropy of Baron de Hirsch.The lower level Brotherhood Hall of the Woodbine Brotherhood Synagogue houses the museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions. The Woodbine community has contributed personal memories of the area to a community sculpture, the Collective Memory Wall.

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Historic Site Museum

BELZ MUSEUM OF ASIAN AND JUDAIC ART, PEABODY PLACE Memphis, TN

Our planet is home to a marvelous diversity of cultures with rich artistic and historic legacies. These rare objects reflect our collective humanity in special ways. At the Belz Museum Chinese artistry is displayed together with other artistic treasures including Judaica, Russian lacquer boxes, contemporary glass, Italian mosaics, mineral specimens and scholar's rocks.

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BERNARD MUSEUM OF JUDAICA AT TEMPLE EMANU-EL New York, NY

The Bernard Museum of Judaica explores the intersections of Jewish identity, history and material culture through two changing exhibits each year, as well as films, lectures, school programs, and seminars. An integral component of Temple Emanu-El, the museum provides a dynamic and enriching experience for our visitors, demonstrating the ways in which faith manifests itself in aesthetically vibrant forms, and the ways in which strands of Jewish culture intertwine with the larger tapestry of civilization. Collection highlights include a 17th-century Polish synagogue menorah, a 13th-century Figdor Chanukah lamp; 19th-century Schiff Torah ornaments.

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Synagogue Museum or Gallery

BETH AHABAH MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES Richmond, VA

The Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives collects, preserves and interprets the history and culture of Richmond's Jewish community. Its collections are housed in an early 20th century house adjacent to the sanctuary of Congregation Beth Ahabah, and it features three galleries of changing exhibits.

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BETH TZEDEC REUBEN & HELENE DENNIS MUSEUM Toronto, Ontario

Housing the fifth largest Judaica collection in North America, Beth Tzedec's Reuben & Helene Dennis Museum includes a core of materials from the renowned Jewish historian, Dr. Cecil Roth. Permanent holdings includes more 1,800 artifacts representing Jewish art and history from ancient times to the present: ceremonial objects: silver Torah ornaments, exceptional ketubbot, rare Esther scrolls, Chanukah lamps, and unique life-cycle objects.

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BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, THE WILLIAM Atlanta, GA

Through its exhibitions and programs, The Breman explores the universal themes of respect for difference, responsible citizenship, human dignity, and community building through the lens of the Jewish experience. The museum features permanent installations on Atlanta's Jewish history and connections to the Holocaust and generally offers three changing exhibitions a year, as well as films, lectures, performances, school programs, and seminars.

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BRONFMAN GALLERY, ANN LOEB - WASHINGTON, DC JCC Washington, DC

The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, founded in 1997, offers exhibitions and programs that enhance Jewish identity, examine issues of social importance and develop community. The gallery seeks to present authentic artwork and artifacts that address themes of social consciousness and cultural awareness. Multi-disciplinary programs expand the reach of each exhibition to a variety of age and cultural groups. The gallery offers 3-4 changing exhibits each year, as well as films, lectures, performances and seminars.

 

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CHARACH GALLERY, JANICE - JCC OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT West Bloomfield, MI

Located in the D. Dan & Betty Kahn building in West Bloomfield, the Janice Charach Gallery hosts exhibitions of Jewish art and works by Jewish artists throughout hte year. Exhibitions include glass, ceramics, multi-media, painting, fiber arts, photography and more. Educational programs are also offered. The Gallery also hosts annual shows in cooperation with the College for Creative Studies, as a tribute to Janice Charach's on-going relationship with CCS.

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COFELD JUDAIC MUSEUM, BENJAMIN AND DR. EDGAR R. - TEMPLE BETH ZION Buffalo, NY

The Cofeld Judaic Museum is located at Temple Beth Zion, founded in 1850 and one of the oldest and largest Reform congregations in the nation. It houses an impressive collection of Judaica artifacts. Much of the collection has been donated and bequeathed by congregants. The exhibits are rotated, providing viewing according to the holidays. The Museum is open for browsing and study whenever the building is open, or by appointment.


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CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM San Francisco, CA

The Contemporary Jewish Museum explores contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas through dynamic exhibitions and programs. Founded in 1984, the Museum has distinguished itself as a welcoming place for intercultural exchange where discussion and debate are lively and valued, new perspectives are represented, layers of experience are explored, and creativity flourishes. The museum offers 7-10 changing exhibits a year, as well as films, lectures, performances, seminars.


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DERFNER JUDAICA MUSEUM AT THE HEBREW HOME AT RIVERDALE Riverdale, NY

The Derfner Judaica Museum at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale serves as a resource on Jewish art, culture and lifestyle practices for the Hebrew Home's elderly residents, school children and people of all ages and backgrounds. With a beautiful location overlooking the Hudson River, and core holdings of more than 800 ceremonial objects. the museum offers permanent and changing exhibits, as well as school and public programs.

 

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EL PASO HOLOCAUST MUSEUM El Paso, Tx

The mission of the El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center is to educate the public, particularly young people, about the Nazi Holocaust as a way of insuring that similar acts will not be repeated; to honor those who perished in the Holocaust and those who survived; to oppose prejudice and bigotry by reminding the world of the importance of acceptance, the value and dignity of human life, and of the consequences of negating these principles. The museum offers exhibits, as well as educational materials for teachers and students.

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Holocaust Center

FINE MUSEUM, ELIZABETH S. & ALVIN I. - CONGREGATION EMANU-EL SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco, CA

This remarkable synagogue museum has become an integral part of the Bay Area's cultural life -- for its impressive permanent collections and its proud tradition of discovering and supporting new and established Jewish artists. With a regular exhibition schedule (more than one hundred fifty shows since its 1950 founding), the Fine Museum makes Jewish art and history accessible to diverse audiences through groundbreaking traveling exhibitions and loans of items from the permanent collection.

 

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GOLDSMITH MUSEUM AND HENDLER LEARNING CENTER - CHIZUK AMUNO CONGREGATION Baltimore, MD

The Goldsmith Museum of Chizuk Amuno Congregation is a place of discovery and inspiration. The museum strives to perpetuate Judaism through the medium of the visual arts, to advance Jewish education, and to preserve the history of one of America's oldest synagogues. Through museum exhibits and programming, the Goldsmith Museum aims to reinforce the timeless Jewish ideals of learning, worship, and acts of loving kindness.

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GOLDSTEIN CULTURAL CENTER, GLADYS AND MURRAY - TEMPLE ISRAEL New Rochelle, NY

The Murray and Gladys Goldstein Cultural at Temple Israel, New Rochelle offers changing exhibits of art and documents relating to Jewish life.

 

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GOODMAN FAMILY JUDAIC & ARCHIVAL MUSEUM AT TEMPLE ISRAEL (MI) West Bloomfield, MI

The museum collects, preserves and exhibits articles from antiquity to modern times to illustrate the historical and cultural development of the Jewish people, their customs, beliefs and artistic styles; demonstrates how Jewish art is essentially bound to ritual and spiritual life; educates and instills pride in our heritage by acquiring and preserving a collection for Temple Israel.

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GUTSTEIN MUSEUM, NANCY AND LAWRENCE - CONGREGATION MICKVE ISRAEL Savannah, GA

Located in Savannah's historic synagogue, Mickve Israel's Archival Museum includes a variety of historical and Judaic treasures. Currently, ten presidential letters are on display, including the Washington letter, and others from Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, as well as the more recent ones from George Bush and Bill Clinton.

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HANUKKAH HOUSE MUSEUM OF TEMPLE CONCORD Binghamton, NY

The "Hanukkah House" Museum is a seasonal teaching museum and exhibition housed in the famous Kilmer Mansion at Temple Concord in Binghamton, NY. This beautiful and elegant Victorian structure with marble fireplaces and incredibly detailed moldings and other woodwork is used to showcase hundreds of different Hanukkah menorahs and dreidels on loan from congregents and community members.

 

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HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION New York, NY

The Museum in New York is the visual extension of the spiritual, cultural, and educational life of the College-Institute.  Exhibitions and related programs illuminate the  Jewish experience; showcase contemporary artists of all faiths; interpret core Jewish values, texts, and beliefs; showcase treasures of the collections; celebrate the role played by collectors in the development of Jewish art and museums; build bridges of interfaith and multi-ethnic understanding.

 

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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER Farmington Hills, MI

The Holocaust Memorial Center's mission is expressed in its logo, which is composed of the four stylized Hebrew characters that spell the word Zachor, which means "Remember." By providing opportunities for the ongoing study of the Holocaust and of those individuals who in the midst of evil stood for the best, rather than worst, of human nature, the HMC is creating a legacy for present and future generations - a legacy that can be used as a guide for righteous human behavior.

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Holocaust Center

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM & STUDY CENTER Spring Valley, NY

The Holocaust Museum & Study Center is committed to the goals of education and commemoration. Its mission is to educate, examine and explore the history of the Holocaust with authenticity, dignity, and compassion. This ission is accomplished through educational programs, lectures, exhibitions, teacher training seminars and commemoration ceremonies that will insure that the profound lessons of the Holocaust will not be forgotten and will not be repeated. Within the context of this mission, the lessons of cultural diversity, mutual respect and understanding of the other are emphasized.

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HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON Houston, TX

A living testimonial to those who died, a place to honor those who survived, and a source of education for present and future generations. Changing exhibitions complement and further explore issues presented in the permanent exhibit, Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers. They encourage visitors to study the Holocaust and related topics in greater detail and from a variety of perspectives.

 

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ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER Skokie, IL

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is a project of the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois.   This new world-class museum is dedicated to preserving the memories of those lost in the Holocaust and teaching current generations about the need to fight hatred, indifference and genocide in today’s world.

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INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN JEWISH LIFE Jackson, MS

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, a department of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, tells the stories of Southern Jews through oral histories, research, exhibitions, film festivals, performances and community programs. Founded in 1986, its collection reflects both Jewish and southern culture. 

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JCC IN MANHATTAN New York, NY,

The mission of The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan is to build an inclusive Jewish community that celebrates the strength of diversity. It is a place for individuals and families of all backgrounds to grow and to learn, and to care about and deepen their connections to one another. Cultural, social, educational, and recreational programs rooted in Jewish life offer multiple pathways into the richness of community for members of all ages.

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JEWISH ART MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA ,

The Jewish Art Museum of Minnesota will be a major repository in the Upper Midwest for Jewish art collections. JAMM will collect and exhibit examples of fine arts and culture adhering to a commitment to Jewish art with a historical perspective, as well as art that illuminates contemporary Jewish culture and life in America. Unique in its focus, this educational institute will preserve and disseminate Jewish cultural, ritual, traditional, modern and contemporary fine arts.  This educational institution and cultural archive will engage awareness of the Jewish culture for Jewish and non-Jewish citizens alike. It is hoped that one outcome of this engagement is the furtherance of mutual enlightenment, understanding and a richly peaceful coexistence between the Jewish people and all of humankind.

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JEWISH CHILDREN'S MUSEUM Brooklyn, NY

The Jewish Children's Museum provides exhibitions and programs for all children in an educational and entertaining format. Through contemporary technology and a hands-on approach to learning, visitors experience Jewish history, values and traditions in a manner that inspires an increased interest in Jewish culture. Primarily, the Museum serves elementary school-age children and their families, and is a resource and model, nationally and internationally, for interactive education on Jewish themes.

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Children's Museum

JEWISH HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF NORTH CAROLINA Durham, NC

The Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina is dedicated to preserving, sharing and celebrating Jewish culture and artistry. The Foundation collects, preserves and presents the history of Jews in North Carolina; collects and redistributes Jewish ritual objects; preserves Jewish historical sites; and operates the Rosenzweig Gallery at Judea Reform Congregation as a venue for Jewish art.

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JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, JACQUES AND ESTHER REUTLINGER COMMUNITY FOR JEWISH LIVING Danville, CA

The Jewish Heritage Museum is located at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living. Its exhibitions enhance and beautify the environment for residents, families, and visitors.  The Ruth and Max Eis Collection of Judaica forms the core of the museum’s holdings, representing a broad range of cultural and ceremonial objects and documenting the history of the Jewish people around the world. The museum serves as an educational center of Jewish art and culture for the greater East Bay.

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JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER HARTFORD Hartford, CT

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford is dedicated to collecting and preserving historical documents, photographs, and memorabilia of the Jewish community of Greater Hartford.  It aims to reach the largest audience possible through publications, exhibitions, seminars, and educational programs.

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JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER WASHINGTON | LILLIAN & ALBERT SMALL JEWISH MUSEUM Washington, DC

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and its Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum preserve, chronicle and present the story of the local Jewish community through archival collections, exhibits, educational programs, pubications, and through the restoration and preservation of the oldest synagogue in the nation's capital - the historic 1876 Adas Israel. The Society has an 8,000-square-foot building, just steps from the National Register synagogue, to serve as its first permanent home. It will house gallery space for outreach activities, as well as administrative offices.

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JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM Tucson, AZ

The Jewish History Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and teaches about the history of the Jewish experience in the Southwest, and preserves the first synagogue building in the Arizona Territory. Highlights of the collection include a shofar rescued from a desecrated synagogue in France during WWII; a handmade red, white & blue dress was worn July 4, 1876 for the US Centennial; and a Jewish Arizona Territory Pioneer family bible dating to the early 1800s.

 

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JEWISH MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Vancouver, British Columbia

The Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia collects, preserves and makes available for research the history of the Jewish people of British Columbia. It is a place for everyone: researchers, families, students, members of the Jewish community, and the general public. The Museum fulfills its mission through lectures, publications, audiovisual material, exhibits, and through recording and collecting oral histories.

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JEWISH MUSEUM MILWAUKEE Milwaukee, WI

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee preserves and presents the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrates the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture.  Highlights include a one-of-a-kind Chagall tapestry designed for the building in 1973; a Record Your Story Booth with a View Your Story Video Screen; and an interactive video map detailing Jewish history from the Exodus.

 

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JEWISH MUSEUM OF CANADA Toronto, Ontario

The first and only Jewish institution of its kind in Canada, the Jewish Museum will celebrate the Canadian Jewish experience and its vibrant history, explore the richness and complexities of Jewish spirituality and identity, and commemorate and honour victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The Jewish Museum will be housed in one of the campus' signature buildings along with the Koffler Centre of the Arts and the Leah Posluns Theatre.  The Jewish Museum will be organized into three main permanent galleries – the Jewish Experience Gallery, the Jewish Life in Canada Gallery and the Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. Each exhibit area will communicate the unique and rich stories of Jewish life through a series of interactive and multi-faceted exhibits.

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JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU Miami Beach, FL

The Jewish Museum of Florida collects, preserves and interprets the material evidence of the Florida Jewish experience from when Jews were first allowed to settle in 1763 up to the present. Through exhibitions, public programs and multi-cultural education, the museum demonstrateshow the challenges of the immigrant experience are shared by all ethnicities in the diverse State of Florida.

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JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND Baltimore, MD

The Museum interprets the Jewish experience in America, with special attention to regional Jewish history, culture and community in the state of Maryland. The Museum campus includes the historic Lloyd Street and B'nai Israel Synagogues and a modern museum building with changing exhibition galleries, program areas, a research library, museum shop, and meeting rooms. Through our collections, exhibitions, sites and programs, the Museum encourages discourse about Jewish life in Maryland and beyond.

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JEWISH MUSEUM, THE New York, NY

The Jewish Museum is devoted to 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. Collections comprise 27,000 items, ranging from archaeological artifacts to works by today's cutting-edge artists. A permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, tells the story of the Jewish people through more than 800 works of art. The museum also offers tours, school programs, lectures, performances and the New York Jewish Film Festival.

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JEWISH PARTISAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION San Francisco, CA

Between 20,000 and 30,000 Jews fought back against the Nazis as Jewish partisans. These Jews were responsible for blowing up thousands of armored convoys and thwarting the Nazi war machine in countless ways. This information has the power to transform people's perception of the Jewish experience during the Holocaust. The mission of JPEF is to develop and distribute effective educational materials about the Jewish partisans and their life lessons, bringing the celebration of heroic resistance against tyranny into educational and cultural organizations.

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JEWISH WOMEN'S ARCHIVE Brookline, MA

A national non-profit organization based in Brookline, MA, the Jewish Women's Archive uncovers, chronicles, and transmits to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women: their stories, struggles, and achievements.  It creates and disseminates educational materials, develops partnerships, sponsors programs, conducts and supports original research, and maintains an innovative website - all designed to help us understand our past and shape our future.

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JUSTEIN HERITAGE MUSEUM AT BAYCREST, MORRIS AND SALLY Toronto, Ontario

Located on the main floor of Baycrest near Bathurst Street, the Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum provides an enjoyable and accessible cultural experience for elderly clients, their families and other visitors. The museum is a place for people of all ages to discover and enjoy the history and beauty of Judaic heritage. Its permanent collection (numbering more than 900 items) preserves Jewish treasures for years and generations to come.

 

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KAHAL KADOSH BETH ELOHIM MUSEUM Charleston, SC

The museum is currently closed awaiting future renovation and construction. The new temple museum will contain historically important documents, minute books, photographs and other memorabilia, as well as ceremonial objects and paintings including a fine canvas by the adventurer artist Solomon Nunes Carvalho which depicts the stately 18th century synagogue.

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KANSAS CITY JEWISH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Overland Park, KS

The Kansas City Jewish Museum's mission is to share Jewish culture and experience through art and education, and to celebrate the common humanity within our diverse society. To that end, the museum mounts five exhibits a year for everyone in the community and at Village Shalom.

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KAPLAN MUSEUM OF JUDAICA, LOUIS AND MOLLY - CONGREGATION BETH YESHURUN Houston, TX

The core of the museum is made up of materials donated by the Marvin Kaplan Family. Congregants continue to donate works; some, such as the Berkowitz Haggadah, are of major interest and importance. Others, such as old books, tallit cases, Kiddush cups, and even a recently donated Yiddish typewriter from 1910 are of interest for historic reasons or because of their association with members of the Congregation. Additional items have been purchased from New York's Central Synagogue.

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KEHILA KEDOSHA JANINA SYNAGOGUE AND MUSEUM New York, NY

The synagogue, located in New York's Chinatown, is virtually unchanged since being built in 1927 by Romaniote Jews from Janina, Greece. In 2004, it was designated a landmark by the City of New York. Both memorabilia and the museum's tour guides describe the story of the Romaniote Jews, from their entry into Greece in the first century to their current life in America

 

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KOFFLER CENTRE OF THE ARTS Toronto, ONT

Koffler Centre of the Arts is a Jewish cultural institution with a broad mandate to serve all, and to present a wide range of artistic programs through a global lens in a specifically Canadian context. The Koffler's mission is to bring people together through arts and culture to create a more civil and global society. Our unique mix examines the arts across different disciplines and cultures in a way that strengthens identity while encouraging an appreciation of difference.

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KOSLOWE JUDAICA GALLERY AT WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER Mamaroneck, NY

WJC is proud to have the Rabbi Irving and Marly Koslowe Judaica Gallery in its main lobby. This award-winning exhibition space is home to revolving exhibitions that mirror the Jewish world, in microcosm.  Through fine art, folk art and photography, thematic shows are culled from contemporary artists, historical content and members’ collections. The Gallery, in conjunction with other committees, often brings in artists and historians for associated lectures.

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LEO BAECK INSTITUTE New York, NY

The Leo Baeck Institute is the premier research library and archive devoted to documenting the history of German-speaking Jewry. Collections include approximately 1 million archival documents, 8,000 drawings and paintings, 30,000 photographs, 70 pieces of sculpture, and 150 pieces of Judaica. In the aftermath of World War Two, LBI offices were created in the great outposts of the exiled community (London, Jerusalem, and New York); another was recently established at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Founders included Martin Buber, Max Grunewald, Hannah Arendt, and Rabbi Leo Baeck, the last leader of the Jewish community in Germany under the Nazis.

 

 

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LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, THE New York, NY

Through its research resources, onsite and traveling exhibits, the Library collects, preserves, and makes available the literary and cultural heritage of the Jewish people.

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LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST Los Angeles, CA

LAMH commemorates those who perished and those who survived the Holocaust by housing precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the war, the ghettos, and the death camps. The museum is committed to providing free education to the public, and engages visitors in dialogue with survivors.

 

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MAGNES COLLECTION OF JEWISH ART AND LIFE Berkeley, CA

The Magnes is a museum of art and history focused on the Jewish experience. The Museum demonstrates a commitment to both tradition and experimentation through a wide-ranging collection, original exhibitions, provocative programs, and research facilities, including the Western Jewish History Center.  It offers approximately four changing exhibits each year, as well as friends and family days, lectures, performances, school programs, and seminars.

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MAINE JEWISH MUSEUM Portland, ME

A new cultural institution devoted to the Jewish experience in Maine is being developed within and from the 1921 Etz Chaim Synagogue in downtown Portland. In the early years of the 20th century, Maine was referred to as the "Jerusalem of the North." The Museum will present and interpret the history of the State's modest but committed Jewish population through multi-faceted exhibitions, public cultural and educational programs, and outreach.

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Historic Site Museum

MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE Beachwood, OH

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is a lively community space that attracts students, adults and groups from the community and around the country. Devoted to diversity and tolerance, it builds bridges of tolerance and understanding by sharing Jewish heritage through the lens of the American experience. The stories of individuals and families come to life through state-of-the-art exhibitions, interactives and films, oral histories, photographs and artifacts. The Museum includes The Temple - Tifereth Israel Gallery, an internationally-recognized collection of Judaica, and a special exhibition gallery featuring important exhibitions of national and international acclaim.

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MAYYIM HAYYIM LIVING WATERS: COMMUNITY MIKVEH AND ART GALLERY Newton, MA

The Mayyim Hayyim Gallery fulfills the rabbinic admonition to beautify Jewish life, Hiddur Mitzvah, in a way that is open and accessible to everyone who visits.  The Gallery present juried exhibitions of the highest quality and related educational programs that provide original perspectives on immersion and ritual, general; and build bridges of interfaith and multi-ethnic understanding. Juried exhibits of the highest quality provide a beautiful environment for those who have come to immerse;

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MILLER MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART, SHERWIN Tulsa, OK

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, originally founded as the Gershon & Rebecca Fenster Museum of Jewish Art, brings the local Jewish community an understanding of its heritage through artifacts, and serves as a resource center for non-Jews to learn about Jewish history and culture.

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MIZEL MUSEUM Denver, CO

The Mizel Museum's new permanent exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks opened to the public in February 2011 with a series of grand opening events. The museum is now open on weekdays and on Sunday for individual and group tours. The exhibit is a dynamic journey that takes visitors of all ages and backgrounds on an inquiry-based journey, exploring the richness and diversity of Jewish life, culture and history through the use of artifacts, fine art installations, video and photography.  Together with integrated school and public programs, it opens a new era for the 30-year-old Denver institution, reshaping and reinvigorating the museum on a local level and on the national Jewish museum scene.

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MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET New York, NY

The Museum at Eldridge Street presents the culture, history and traditions of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side, drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America. The Museum is located within the Eldridge Street Synagogue, which opened its doors in 1887 and which has been faithfully restored to its original, evocative grandeur.

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Historic Site Museum

MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST New York, NY

Created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, the Museum honors those who died by celebrating their lives: cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today. Although the Museum centers on life before, during, and after the Holocaust, the obligation to remember is enriched and enhanced by a commitment to the principles of social justice, education, and culture.

 

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MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE - SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

The MOT is a high-tech, hands-on experiential Museum that focuses on the dynamics of anti-semitism, racism and prejudice through unique interactive exhibits. The Museum, whose membership and visitor base is as diverse as Los Angeles itself, serves hundreds of thousands of individuals of different races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, cultures and creeds each year.

 

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MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE, NY ,

The Museum of Tolerance, New York (MOTNY) located in the heart of mid-town Manhattan, challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts through unique interactive exhibits, workshops and videos in a state-of-the art multimedia environment. Every year, more than 15,000 adults and students experience our customized tolerance training and youth empowerment programs, exhibitions, films and events.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY Philadelphia, PA

The National Museum of American Jewish History presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America. It connects Jews more closely to their heritage and inspires in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which all Americans aspire.

 

 

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY Washington, DC

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of our country; educates the public about the courage, heroism and sacrifices of Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces; and works to combat anti-Semitism. The museum offers one changing exhibit a year, as well as lectures and school programs.

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History Museum

OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM Portland, OR

The Oregon Jewish Museum is the Pacific Northwest's only Jewish museum, founded to preserve the rich cultural heritage of one of Oregon's earliest immigrant groups. OJM brings innovative exhibitions about the history, culture and art of the Jewish people to this region. Collection highlights include the archives of the National Council of Jewish Women, founded in Portland in 1896; a photographic and a collection documenting Jewish-owned businesses in Oregon.

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Jewish Museum - Gen'l

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART - CONGREGATION RODEPH SHALOM Philadelphia, PA

The museum was founded in 1975 (the synagogue's congregation in 1795). It offers three changing exhibits each year, as well as lectures, performing arts events, school programs, seminars and tours of the historic synagogue. Highlights of the collection include works by Roman Vishniac; Chaim Gross;Tobi Kahn and William Anastasi's Ich bin Jude (1998), neon tubing in the artist's handwritten script.

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Synagogue Museum or Gallery

PLOTKIN JUDAICA MUSEUM, SYLVIA - TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL Scottsdale, AZ

The Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum of Temple Beth Israel is one of the southwest's most important institutions of education in Jewish heritage. The museum is host to many special exhibitions on historical, cultural, and literary topics. Its permanent exhibit explores Torah, Holidays, and Life Cycle Events, and features a permanent Tunisian Legacy Exhibit and an interactive Western Wall exhibit. The Museum's permanent collection includes more than 1,000 objects from around the world.

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Synagogue Museum or Gallery

ROSENBERG DISCOVERY MUSEUM, ALAN AND HELENE Commack, NY

The Rosenberg Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum where children and their families can experience the joy and fun of learning about Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language. The interactive displays are designed to transform visitors into participants, offering adults and children a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of their Jewish heritage.

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Children's Museum

ROSENGARD MUSEUM, CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM (IL) Northbrook, IL

The Rosengard Museum of Congregation Beth Shalom displays Judaic ritual and ceremonial objects, Megillot (Books of) Esther, items for Jewish life cycle events, and Jewish artwork. The museum's permanent rotating collection has grown through donations, outright gifts, and purchases. We take pride that many congregants have provided items on-loan from their personal collection in order that the entire Beth Shalom Family and guests can admire the items.

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Synagogue Museum or Gallery

RUDIN MUSEUM - TEMPLE BETH-EL OF GREAT NECK, ELSIE K. Great Neck, NY

Temple Beth-El is the oldest synagogue in Great Neck,  founded in 1928 and with a membership of 1000 families. The cultural life of the Temple is enhanced by an outstanding library and the Elsie K. Rudin Museum, which presents changing exhibits of contemporary art and carefully selected items representing the major periods of Jewish history.

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Synagogue Museum or Gallery

SAN DIEGO CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE - GOTTHELF ART GALLERY La Jolla, CA

The Gotthelf Art Gallery expands and enriches cultural life in San Diego.  it presents the finest in Jewish artistic expressions, encourages the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage, and nurtures new creativity in the arts. This 1,000 square foot space is housed at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus. Its exhibits feature contemporary artists and a wide variety of visual media.

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Jewish Community Center

SHALOM STREET West Bloomfield, MI

Shalom Street, with more than 30 interactive, hands-on exhibits, expands opportunities for audiences of all ages to engage in and enjoy the rich fabric of Jewish culture; and it promotes values of greater human good. The museum offers birthday parties, camps, film screenings, hero/mitzvah event, life cycle celebrations, school programs, and seminars.

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Children's Museum

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

The Skirball Cultural Center explores the connections between four thousand years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. The Skirball features a museum, changing exhibitions, music, theater, comedy, film, family, and literary programs, Zeidler's Café, Audrey's Museum store, and an interactive family destination inspired by the Noah's Ark story - all in a stunning architectural setting designed by Moshe Safdie.

 

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SKIRBALL MUSEUM - HEBREW UNION COLLEGE, CINCINATTI Cincinnati, OH

The HUC-Skirball Museum Cincinnati branch houses a permanent collection of Jewish archaeological artifacts from The Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology in Jerusalem, as well as Jewish ceremonial and ritual objects. Additional exhibits depict Torah study, American Judaism with an emphasis on Cincinnati and HUC-JIR, aspects of the Holocaust and modern Israel.

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Jewish Museum - Gen'l

SPERTUS INSTITUTE OF JEWISH LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP Chicago, IL

Spertus is Chicago's Jewish education and cultural center. It offers an innovative array of public programming, including exhibits, performances, films, and lectures, some presented by the esteemed faculty who teach for its graduate programs. The institute collects, preserves, and displays materials from the Jewish experience in a stunning, contemporary building with fabulous views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Art from the institute's collection is showcased throughout the building and temporary exhibits examine aspects of Jewish culture. The building also includes a 400-seat theater and a gift shop that carries art, books, music, videos, and contemporary and traditional Jewish ceremonial gifts.

 

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TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM (FL) Sarasota, FL

Through its permanent and rotating exhibits, the Judaica Museum of Temple Beth Sholom serves as an educational resource about Jewish arts, culture and lifestyle. It presents beautiful and thought-provoking exhibits on the Jewish life cycle, the Holocaust, the holidays, and such topics as Jewish life and culture in Norway and lost wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe.

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Synagogue Museum or Gallery

TEMPLE JUDEA MUSEUM Elkins Park, PA

The Temple Judea Museum has as its mission the presentation of Judaica.  Its collection of almost 1,000 objects contains artifacts from around the world, including antiquities from ancient Israel, a comprehensive textile collection, books, paintings, prints, photographs, and a variety of ephemera.  It sponsors lectures, tours and a number of changing exhibitions each year.

 

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TEMPLE MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS ART, THE TEMPLE-TIFERETH ISRAEL Beachwood, OH

Housed at The Temple, University Circle, The Temple Museum of Religious Art offers people of all faiths the opportunity to become more acquainted with Jewish customs and rituals. Its comprehensive collections of Judaica and Jewish art encompasses more than 1000 pieces. Because it is a "living" museum, objects from the collection are frequently used in The Temple¹s worship services, education programs, holiday observances, and life cycle events. The new state-of-the-art Hanauer-Myers Memorial Gallery serves as a permanent exhibit space for Holocaust Wall Hangings and Biblical History Wall Hangings by artist Judith Weinshall Liberman.

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Synagogue Museum or Gallery

TOURO SYNAGOGUE FOUNDATION Newport, RI

The Touro Synagogue Foundation is dedicated to maintaining and preserving Touro Synagogue, the colonial Jewish cemetery, Patriots Park, and to promoting and teaching religious diversity, colonial Jewish history and the history of Touro Synagogue. Touro Synagogue is a National Historic Site; the Foundation operates public programs in partnership with the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Historic Site Museum

TYCHMAN SHAPIRO GALLERY, SABES JCC Minneapolis, MN

The Tychman Shapiro Gallery is a pivotal part of the Sabes Jewish Community Center. It offers a space for Jewish and non-Jewish artists to exhibit artwork related to, or find common threads to, Jewish tradition and culture. The gallery features local, national and international artists from a broad range of backgrounds and media. Through solo, group, curated and juried exhibits, the gallery serves as a vehicle to explore many avenues of Jewish artistic expression.

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Jewish Community Center

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM Washington, DC

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy. Located on the National Mall, the Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. The Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide.

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Holocaust Center

VILNA SHUL Boston, MA

The organization's mission is to restore the Vilna Shul, Boston's oldest surviving immigrant-era synagogue, and to use it as a center for exploring American Jewish experience through exhibits and programs. The synagogue, just steps from Boston's famed Freedom Trail, is being restored as as a gathering place for community and cultural events and for educational experiences that strengthen bonds among Jews and increase understanding between Jews and non-Jews.

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Historic Site Museum

WASHINGTON STATE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Seattle, WA

The Washington State Jewish Historical Society discovers, preserves, and disseminates the history of the Jews of Washington State, and shares this history through publications, exhibits, displays, speakers, and tours. The Archives include organizational records and individuals' papers, photographs and oral histories dating back to the earliest Jewish settlement in the state.

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Historical or Archival Organization

WYNER MUSEUM OF TEMPLE ISRAEL Boston, MA

The Wyner Museum opened at Temple Israel of Boston, New England's largest Reform congregation, in 1983. Community support helps to fund acquisitions, exhibitions, and general maintenance of the museum and archives.

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Synagogue Museum or Gallery

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM New York, NY

Yeshiva University Museum's changing exhibits employ an interdisciplinary focus and reflect the diversity of the Museum's collection of more than 8,000 artifacts. They provide a window into Jewish culture around the world and throughout history. The Museum attracts young and old, Jewish and non-Jewish audiences. Within the Center for Jewish History the Museum has offices, four galleries, an exhibition arcade, an outdoor sculpture garden, a docent lounge, and a children's workshop room.

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Jewish Museum - Gen'l

ZIMMER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM Los Angeles, CA

The Zimmer Children's Museum teaches people about global citizenship, community responsibility, and cultural sensitivity. It promotes values that help make a better society through interactive learning, creative self-expression and art experiences for children and families. Permanent and rotating hands-on exhibits, some with Jewish cultural themes, engage diverse participants in learning about one another.

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Children's Museum