News Archive

Welcome new OJMCHE Board Members

Posted on August 31, 2016

The Museum welcomes two new board members Andrea Meyer and Linda Veltman. Both Andrea and Linda grew up in Portland and have extensive professional and volunteer experience. As OJMCHE begins a new chapter in our cultural life, we thank all of our volunteers, docents and board members for their dedication.  Click to continue »

Chocolate Stout Cake Takes OJMCHE by Storm

Posted on August 29, 2016

OJMCHE Director Judy Margles was invited to participate in the Celebrity Chocolate Cake Smackdown at the Oregon Historical Society in honor of the 150th anniversary of the State Fair. While her chocolate stout cake didn’t take first place, the OJMCHE staff and volunteers have pronounced it a real winner. Here is her recipe adapted from Epicurious with the Portland-centric slant of all local ingredients (except the sugar.) Click to continue »

Join us at Powell’s, 7:30pm on September 6 to hear from Elizabeth Rynecki.

Posted on August 18, 2016

The last time anyone is known to have heard from the Polish-Jewish artist Moshe Rynecki was in 1943, when his wife, Perla, received a postcard that he had sent from Majdanek, a concentration camp near Lublin, Poland. The Nazis had transported him there from the smoldering ruins of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw.  Click to continue »

News from OJMCHE's Education Department

Posted on 8/5/2016

The OJMCHE Education team–April Slabosheski, Holocaust educator, and Cheyenne McClain, education assistant–have been fully engaged over the summer. April received a scholarship to attend the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Conference: English Language Arts, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Cheyenne is the recipient of the David Rubenstein Fellowship from Duke University where she will have access to do research with the Judaica materials held by the Rubenstein Library, the Duke Divinity School Library and Perkins Library. Click to continue »

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Announces Purchase of Permanent Museum Facilities on North Park Blocks

Posted on July 6, 2016

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Announces Purchase of Permanent Museum Facilities on North Park Blocks

- OJMCHE purchases the former Museum of Contemporary Craft from PNCA -

Executive Director Judy Margles and Board Chair Elaine Bacharach Coughlin announced today the signing of a purchase agreement for the facilities at 724 NW Davis in Portland—formerly the home of the Museum of Contemporary Craft.  Click to continue »

OJMCHE Remembers Elie Wiesel

Posted on July 5, 2016


The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate, Holocaust survivor, professor, and humanitarian, on Saturday. Wiesel was 87 years old. Click to continue »