The Council of American Jewish Museums offers competitive fellowships for international learning opportunities. Fellowships are designed to immerse members in learning experiences abroad, with special access to leading colleagues, institutions, and sites—as well as opportunities to talk with professionals about the work of Jewish museums globally.
Thanks to the Koret Foundation and an Anonymous Fund, CAJM's most recent International Fellowship took place in to Poland in October 2017. Designed by Taube Jewish Heritage Tours, with counsel from CAJM Advisor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, the five fellowship recipients visited POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and other sites in Warsaw; Chmielnik, Dabrowka Tarnowska, and Tarnow; the Auschwitz Jewish Center; Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum; and sites in Krakow, including the Galicia Jewish Museum and the Jewish Quarter.
Read appreciative letters from our 2017 fellows to learn more about their experience:
Molly Dubin, Jewish Museum of Milwaukee
Jordanna Gessler, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Julie Grigoryan, Contemporary Jewish Museum
Alisa Kraut, National Museum of American Jewish History
April Slabosheski, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Check back here to learn about our next international opportunity for CAJM members.