News Archive

Holocaust Organizations, Scholars and Educators Sound Alarm on Surge in Hate Crimes

Posted on December 6, 2016

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 »


The Jewish Oregon Story: 1950-2010, by Ellen Eisenberg

Posted on September 29, 2016

Thanks to all who came out for our recent book launch for The Jewish Oregon Story. If you missed the event, you can still get a copy of Ellen Eisenberg’s compelling and thoroughly researched account of the Jewish history in Oregon from 1950-2010, right here on the OJMCHE website. Click to continue »


OJMCHE Condemns Vandalism of Vera Katz Statue

Posted on September 22, 2016

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education deplores the vandalism of the Vera Katz statue on the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade overnight yesterday, September 21st. Click to continue »


"Every Minute Counts" -- The Legacy of Katherine Joseph

Posted on September 13, 2016

Photography was a vibrant and exciting part of her life. Though she ended her career for marriage and motherhood, her work demonstrates an assertive and enterprising personality. She was a determined professional in a field that few women entered. She stood near such luminaries as President Franklin Roosevelt, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frank Sinatra, but also spent considerable time in factories where members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) worked. Click to continue »


We Hit our 100th on-line oral history

Posted on September 1, 2016

This week OJMCHE posted the 100th oral history on the OJMCHE website. The Oral History Project is a key part of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s mission to preserve and present the history of Oregon’s Jewish community.  Click to continue »


It’s official—OJMCHE has a new home!

Posted on August 31, 2016

On Friday, August 25th Board Chair Elaine Coughlin signed documents that officially closed the sale of 724 NW Davis to OJMCHE. Now that the museum has the keys, work is beginning in earnest on the re-imagining of the space, with the help of Deca Architects. Click to continue »