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We Stand in Solidarity

We Stand in Solidarity

Posted on February 1, 2017

We Stand in Solidarity
We Stand in Solidarity

"The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." Leviticus 19.34

OJMCHE stands side by side with our Muslim friends and colleagues, in Oregon, in this country, and around the world. We have grave concerns President Trump’s executive order banning Muslims from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from the United States of America. That this order was released on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a grotesque insult to the memory of all who perished and to all who survived the Holocaust. Click to continue »Click to continue »

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 »