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The Oregon Jewish Museum Has A New Home And A Big Dream

The Oregon Jewish Museum Has A New Home And A Big Dream

Posted on January 11, 2017

The Oregon Jewish Museum Has A New Home And A Big Dream
The Oregon Jewish Museum Has A New Home And A Big Dream

By 2015, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education had a problem — the good kind of problem: It couldn’t accommodate the crowds that wanted to get into its exhibits and events. So it commissioned a study to see if it could afford a bigger building. Then director Judy Margles learned that the Museum for Contemporary Craft was closing its downtown Portland doors after 79 years. Click to continue »Click to continue »

Holocaust Organizations, Scholars and Educators Sound Alarm on Surge in Hate Crimes

Holocaust Organizations, Scholars and Educators Sound Alarm on Surge in Hate Crimes

Posted on December 6, 2016

Holocaust Organizations, Scholars and Educators Sound Alarm on Surge in Hate Crimes
Holocaust Organizations, Scholars and Educators Sound Alarm on Surge in Hate Crimes

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is among 90 institutions who are calling on lawmakers to condemn white nationalist groups and ask citizens to be vigilant. Among the 71 individuals who have signed the statement are two Portlanders – Sonia Marie Leikam, Holocaust educator and anti-genocide activist; and Professor Steven Wasserstrom, Department of Judaic Studies at Reed College. Click to continue »Click to continue »

The Importance of Holocaust Education During Turbulent Times

The Importance of Holocaust Education During Turbulent Times

Posted on December 1, 2016

The Importance of Holocaust Education During Turbulent Times
The Importance of Holocaust Education During Turbulent Times

During OJMCHE’s closure, our Education team has been on the road. Holocaust Educator April Slabosheski and members of the Speakers’ Bureau have presented programs in over 40 schools, libraries and churches, led workshops, and offered guided tours of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial. Along with scheduled visits, OJMCHE is a quick response resource for schools that experience instances of hate speech—as recently happened at Lake Oswego High School. Click to continue »Click to continue »