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Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

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724 NW Davis St

Portland, OR

503-226-3600

HOURS: wed-sat 11am-4pm.

ADMISSION: adults $8; students/seniors (62+) $5; child (12 and under) free.

Opening Dec 9
To Bear Witness–Extraordinary Lives.
Photographs and profiles capture, share, and preserve the stories of a small group of individuals from varied backgrounds who left their homelands for safe haven in the US. Their stories as civil rights activists, feminists, engineers, homemakers, and educators reflect the changing expectations, opportunities, and challenges of newly arrived refugees.

To Jan 30
Bonnie Meltzer: Mending the Social Fabric has at its core a parachute with a 314-foot circumference that is encircled by 75 handkerchiefs embroidered with text that amplifies the mending motif. Mounted behind the parachute are textiles from across the globe. The parachute, a symbol of safety, has tears and over the course of the exhibition interactive community building happens as visitors sit and mend the damage.

About

OJMCHE’s new home, which opened in June 2017, has expanded facilities that include galleries for nationally and internationally exhibitions and space for core exhibitions that 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, that examines Oregon Jewish life and the historical influences that made a distinctive Jewish identity possible. The facilities also include an auditorium, gift shop, and Lefty’s Café with Jewish inspired fare. OJMCHE uses a Jewish lens to teach new generations a message of shared values, education, and dignity.

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