Current Exhibits



ALEFBET: The Alphabet of Memory

June 11- October 1, 2017
Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, Noon-5pm

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Buy Tickets   Add to Calendar /experience/exhibits-2017-06-11-alefbet-the-alphabet-of-memory 06/11/2017 10/1/2017 6 OJM Event - ALEFBET: The Alphabet of Memory Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) opens the doors to its new home in June with an ambitious exhibition of work by internationally celebrated Russian Jewish artist Grisha Bruskin. ALEFBET: The Alphabet of Memory features visually stunning large-scale tapestries alongside the artist's preparatory drawings and related gouache paintings, all united by themes that reference Kabbalistic and Talmudic teaching, Hebrew Bible narratives, and the folkloric traditions of Russia. Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
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Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) opens the doors to its new home in June with an ambitious exhibition of work by internationally celebrated Russian Jewish artist Grisha Bruskin. ALEFBET: The Alphabet of Memory features visually stunning large-scale tapestries alongside the artist's preparatory drawings and related gouache paintings, all united by themes that reference Kabbalistic and Talmudic teaching, Hebrew Bible narratives, and the folkloric traditions of Russia. more »

Core Exhibits

On View

Three core exhibits anchor the museum: Discrimination and Resistance, An Oregon Primer, which identifies discrimination as a tool used to affect varied groups of people over the history of this region; The Holocaust, An Oregon Perspective, a history of the Holocaust that employs the stories of Oregon survivors; and Oregon Jewish Stories, an installation focused on the experience of the Jews of Oregon. more »

Ritual Unmoored: Works by Six Jewish Ceramists

PSU Broadway Gallery, Lincoln Hall, Ground Floor; 1620 SW Park Avenue
March 22-September 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 22, 5-7pm
Free and Open to the Public

Ritual Unmoored features six noted Oregon Jewish artists who fashion vessels, abstract or figurative sculptures, and wall pieces, to reimagine the ritual object, and other traditional forms. Sponsored by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and Portland State University’s College of the Arts and organized by Willa Schneberg, the exhibition includes work by Patricia Berman, Linda Bourne, Betty Feves, Kenneth Pincus, Willa Schneberg, and Maria Simon. more »