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Countering Extremism in the Age of Quarantine

Posted on April 27, 2020

On April 27, Eric K. Ward, executive director of Western States Center and and Randy Blazak had a discussion over zoom moderated by OMJCHE director Judy Margles. If you missed this fascinating event, you can read more to find the link to a recording! Click to continue »


Yom HaShoah 2020

Posted on April 18, 2020

With physical distancing requirements during the current pandemic, Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, will be observed virtually this year. A short service created by the Oregon Board of Rabbis will begin at 7pm, April 20.

Every year on Yom HaShoah communities around the world uphold the memory of victims of the Holocaust through Unto Every Person There Is a Name, a public recitation of Holocaust victims’ names, ages and birthplaces. On Tuesday, April 21 the OJMCHE will once again sponsor The Reading of the Names – though in recognition of the COVID-19 health crisis, this year the reading will be virtual.  Click to continue »


History is Now

Posted on April 8, 2020

We are living in extraordinary times.  Let’s come together to record our observations, experiences, and thoughts about this pandemic while it is happening and changing for us. If we wait until it is all over, we will miss the nuances of our day-to-day experiences. At the Museum we have set up a recorded line to capture what will be the oral history of our community. Call (503) 505-6281 to leave a short, 2-4 minute observation from your experience. Read more for prompts! Click to continue »


Arlene Schnitzer (January 10, 1929 - April 4, 2020)

Posted on April 4, 2020

OJMCHE expresses our sorrow at the passing of Arlene Schnitzer, one of the most recognizable and celebrated names in Oregon. We know the name well as it graces the bright lights of Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Arlene Schnitzer was a leading philanthropist, a supporter of the arts, and a civic leader who cared deeply about social issues. Her vision, dedication and artistic acumen was first evidenced in the Fountain Gallery, which she founded in Portland in 1961 to provide exhibition space and sales opportunities for local artists. Our condolences to her son Jordan Schnitzer and family.⁣ Click to continue »


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