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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 »


Holocaust Remembrance YouTube

Posted on December 18, 2015

November 9th 2015 Tigard Public Library had local Holocaust survivors speak about their experiences under Nazi persecution during WWII. Click to continue »


"Articles of Faith" in American Craft Magazine

Posted on December 10, 2015

Anika Smulovitz makes exquisite, delicately fabricated works of Judaica, the ritual objects used for holy days, worship, and other Jewish observances.  Click to continue »