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Everyone Needs a Little Laughter!

Everyone Needs a Little Laughter!

Posted on October 4, 2017

Everyone Needs a Little Laughter!
Everyone Needs a Little Laughter!

OJMCHE is pleased to launch a new film series The Many Funny Faces of the Jewish People featuring At War with the Army (1950), Nothing Sacred (1937), Royal Wedding (1951), and The Inspector General (1949). All of the films in the series are powered by Jewish stars, writers and/or directors and include newsreels and cartoons from the year of the feature’s release, plus a historical introduction by series curator Ygal Kaufman with interesting background about the film's production as well as the historical context behind its release. First up is At War with the Army (1950) starring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, directed by Hal Walker. Click to continue »Click to continue »

Director's Statement

Director's Statement

Posted on September 7, 2017

Director's Statement
Director's Statement

What a summer for us! Since we opened our doors in early June, over 4000 visitors from not just across the nation but from countries around the world—including Australia, Germany, Ireland, Iraq, Israel, and Japan to name a few—have toured our exhibitions. The opening of our new home received an incredible wave of media coverage in print, broadcast, and in online posts including a visit from the Wall Street Journal, coverage in a Japanese publication plus lots of love from our hometown media.

But we cannot rest on our successes, As aptly stated in a recent Oregonian article, “OJMCHE has matured immensely . . . and has now arrived on a deservedly larger public stage just as the political climate has drawn an ugly, jagged red line under the words ‘hate’ and ‘intolerance’ internationally.” The museum’s mission to educate has never been more important, especially as the political environment – national and international – continues to fracture. Click to continue »Click to continue »