Crossing America with CAJM

The Contemporary Jewish Museum explores contemporary perspectives                                     on JeCJM gallerywish culture, history, art, and ideas through dynamic exhibitions and programs.  Founded in 1984, the Museum has distinguished itself as a welcome place for intercultural exchange where discussion and debate are lively and valued, new perspectives are presented, layers of experience are explored, and creativity flourishes.  The museum offers many changing exhibits each year in its striking Daniel Liebeskind building, as well as films, lectures, performances, and seminars.

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Exhibitions and programs of the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica explore the intersections of Jewish identity, history and material culture.  An integral component of Temple Emanu-El in New York City, the museum provides a dynamic and enriching experience for visitors, demonstrating the ways in which faith manifests itself in aesthetically vibrant forms (as in an exhibit of 19th-century postcards, left), and the ways in which strands of Jewish culture intertwine with the larger tapestry of civilization.

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

Tychman-FinnishThe Tychman Shapiro Gallery is a pivotal part of the Sabes Jewish Community Center in Minneapolis, MN. It offers a space for Jewish and non-Jewish artists to exhibit artwork related to, or find common threads to, Jewish tradition and culture.  An example is an exhibition on the Jews of Finland (left).  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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