Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education, Portland

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education explores the legacy of the Jewish experience in Oregon and teaches the universal lessons of the Holocaust. Through exhibitions, programs, educational resources, and opportunities for intercultural conversation, OJMCHE challenges our visitors to resist indifference and discrimination and to envision a just and inclusive world.
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schoong324
Boring, OR177 contributions
VOICEMAIL IS WAY TOO LONG
Nov 2021 • Couples
Phone message is terrible; it goes on so long I hung up. Just wanted to know if you were open on Veterans Day but had to listen to 5 minutes of everyone who ever worked there by name and their extension. Never did get my question answered.
Written November 10, 2021
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Larry B
Portland, OR63 contributions
Beautriful Mueseum
Oct 2019
I happened to pass by the museum as I saw they had an exhibit about Leonard Bernstein. The museum is small but the staff are very helpful and the holocaust exhibit was very nice. It is a nice way to spend a couple of hours and great for kids.
Written October 20, 2019
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Teri K
Lake Wylie, SC6 contributions
Excellent Museum
Oct 2019
The Oregon Jewish Museum was top on our list of places to visit while in Portland. We were not disappointed. The exhibits on the History of the Jewish Community in Oregon and Portland, and the Holocaust are done very well, and are informative. A special treat was the traveling exhibit on Leonard Bernstein at 100.

The Museum space is compact and doesn't take long to visit. It's a must-see.
Written October 20, 2019
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BenjaminA18
Santa Monica, California, United States4 contributions
An Important and Wonderful Experience
Jul 2019
The museum is well designed and the multiple exhibits each provide a high level of value and depth of information. It is an exceptional addition to the Portland community and something everyone should plan to visit.
Written September 3, 2019
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Cindy R
Tualatin, Oregon, United States36 contributions
Great opportunity to see a new perspective
Mar 2019 • Family
We took 120 15-16 year olds to visit this museum today. The Docents were wonderful, the activities interactive, and even though the students have studied the topic, it was very different from the Jewish perspective. In addition the exhibits bring the ideas into the present here in Oregon. The Jewish cultural exhibits are also very interesting. A good way to spend an hour or two expanding your cultural awareness.
Written March 21, 2019
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memaw1936
Portland, OR24 contributions
History of our World
Feb 2019 • Couples
The welcoming and inclusive approach to the displays and expressions of care and concern for all peoples. There is a center upstairs that especially and appropriately
includes children. There is a place that is available with out attending the museum
for light refreshments.
Written February 12, 2019
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April
Beaverton, OR361 contributions
Humbling
Dec 2018 • Couples
The museum is not very large but it is impactful. They did a wonderful job exhibiting the local jewish community and how far it has come. They had a special exhibit on Loda, Poland which was very good. Enjoyed the photographers film on what he had to do to hide his photos to preserve them.
Written January 6, 2019
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Daniel O
Port Chester, NY114 contributions
Well done and informative!
Jun 2018 • Couples
We spent about an hour at this museum during our day exploring the center of Portland. We thought it was very informative about the history of the Jewish community in Oregon which is similar to Jewish history in other metros but with some distinct Oregon flavor. We also liked the exhibition on the history of discrimination and resistance in Oregon. It’s apparently the only museum in the state that displays that dark part of Oregon as part of a permanent collection. There was also a small exhibit on the Holocaust, a children’s play area, an extensive Mezuzah collection, and a gallery space for special exhibitions.
Written June 22, 2018
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David N
Brockport, NY339 contributions
Worth a quick stop
Jun 2018 • Couples
Like the San Francisco Jewish Museum (but much smaller) it has a limited permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Worth a brief stop.
Written June 10, 2018
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
Small ut With High Quality Exhibits
May 2018 • Couples
I am used to seeing major exhibits at the Jewish Museum in New York so I was intrigued as to what Portland's small space had to offer. It moved into this location, a neighborhood of art galleries, last summer and I had walked by a couple of times. Seeing a story about it's current exhibit "Vedem" I was encouraged to make a trip to the museum, I was most impressed by the educational of this exhibit as well as the permanent exhibits. It has a nice little cafe and also a perfect gift shop. All in all a small but outstanding museum well worth a visit.
Written May 24, 2018
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Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education is open:
  • Tue - Thu 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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