News Archive

Yom HaShoah: The community comes together to read Holocaust victims' names

Posted on May 5, 2016

At 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Evelyn Banko will step up to a microphone in Pioneer Courthouse Square. She'll read roughly 110 names, each accompanied by a year and location: Warsaw, Treblinka, Auschwitz. Click to continue »

Sala Kryszek Art & Writing Winners Announced

Posted on April 27, 2016

Winners of an art and writing contest that encourages youth to evaluate history and foster an awareness of the Holocaust have been announced by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Click to continue »

The 104-Year-Old Woman Who Beat the World

Posted on April 19, 2016

Sometimes an artist's life is worthy of as much consideration as her work. This is especially true of Ruth Gruber, the photojournalist who received the lifetime achievement award from the International Center of Photography and whose ICP-curated retrospective is being shown at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Click to continue »

OJMCHE Wants You for an Exhibit: A CALL TO SERVE II

Posted on March 23, 2016

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is planning an exhibition on Oregon Jews serving in the US Armed Forces, to open in October 2016. If you are currently serving, or have served, or know of someone who has—we would greatly appreciate hearing from you.  Click to continue »

Yads, Torahs, history’s pointing hand

Posted on January 12, 2016

Three shows at the Oregon Jewish Museum spotlight creation, destruction, and reclamation through scrolls, Torah pointers, and the World War II home front. Click to continue »

William Toll, 1941 - 2015, historian of Oregon Jewish History

Posted on January 5, 2016

William "Bill" Toll died on December 20, 2015 due to heart failure after surgery. He was a supportive and kind man who was admired and beloved as a husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, professor, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Junko Iwao Toll of Eugene, OR, his son, Kenshi Toll of Seattle, WA, and his brother, Mitchell Toll of Fair Oaks, CA.  Click to continue »