News Archive

Women's History Month

Posted on March 30, 2019

Throughout the month of March, we highlighted different women from our archives on social media thanks to our Archivist Alisha Babbstein. Read more to see all of them in one place! Click to continue »

OJMCHE’s Places of Remembrance

Posted on February 25, 2019

Check out how one teacher used OJMCHE’s Places of Remembrance activity in her classroom!

If you’re interested in learning how to lead this activity in your classroom, sign up for the training. Lewis and Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling is organizing a Places of Remembrance Teacher Training at OJMCHE on April 23, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Facilitated by an OJMCHE educator, teacher will have the opportunity to read through 80 anti-Jewish decrees that were passed, engage in conversations about the possible reasons behind the legislation and the subsequent social effects, and examine how these processes compare and differ in the United States today.  Click to continue »

A Big Day for Education

Posted on 2/20/2019

Wednesday, 2/20 was a big day for education in Oregon as a bill to mandate Holocaust and genocide curriculum had its first hearing in the Senate. OJMCHE thanks the many supporters of this effort, which is spearheaded by Senator Rob Wagner. Along with OJMCHE Director Judy Margles and Amanda Solomon, Manager of Museum and Holocaust Education, testimony was presented by Les and Eva Aigner, Holocaust survivors and members of OJMCHE’s Speaker’s Bureau. The passing of the bill would make Oregon the 11th state to mandate Holocaust and genocide education.  Click to continue »

Change and Tradition: Congregation Neveh Shalom Turns 150 by Debra Shein

Posted on February 11, 2019

What forces have shaped Congregation Neveh Shalom into the vibrant community that it is today? What themes can be uncovered by an examination of our history, and what are the key highlights that have punctuated our 150 years as a group? Click to continue »

Join OJMCHE in supporting mandated Holocaust and genocide education

Posted on January 28, 2019

Please join OJMCHE in supporting upcoming legislation which would make Oregon the 11th state to mandate Holocaust and genocide education. You can contact the legislators who have not yet supported the bill by email or phone. Read more to find a list of contact information.  Click to continue »

Archive photos needed

Posted on January 23, 2019

The artifact and archives collections at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education document the experiences of Oregon Jews from our earliest history through today. We are the community repository for family, business, and institutional history, documenting Jewish life in Oregon through photographs, oral history interviews, artifacts, music, and written records. Did you know that in telling the history of Jews in Oregon the museum has over 700 oral histories and continues to add to our collection. But we need your help! At least a third of our oral histories have no photographs associated with them and we know the photos must be out there somewhere! Click to continue »