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Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

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Address: 1953 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
Phone Number: (503) 226-3600
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Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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A small museum, but both of the exhibits that were showing were gems. "Refuge from Shanghai" was a moving and fascinating show documenting the members of the Oregon Jewish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small museum, but both of the exhibits that were showing were gems. "Refuge from Shanghai" was a moving and fascinating show documenting the members of the Oregon Jewish Community who arrived to the US via Shanghai in their flight from the Nazis. The work of photojournalist Katherine Joseph was captivating. The museum is a wonderful resource and well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have visited this Museum many times and learn more each time. The exhibits are well chosen and allow for introspection. There is a diversity of exhibit types and topics. Docents are often available to enhance the details of what you are viewing. Currently, in addition to the main exhibit, there is a display of the winning entries to the... More 

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Mevaseret Zion, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This little museum is very welcoming and intimate but despite its size it has terrific, top-level exhibits. A real gem. Its educational department puts together terrific programs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It is less about museum, but more about education center and changing exhibitions. Intimate and warm atmosphere is worth a visit when you are in Portland.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Saw the recently opened Anne Frank exhibit. There is a remarkably comfortable space where a 25 minute movie explains her life narrated by Jeremy Irons. Definitely go to the movie before seeing the exhibit. Some great photos of the family. Then the exhibit itself goes through the timeline. Was both moving and inspiring and while parts are certainly sad and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The synergy of the merger of two organizations has taken the best and made it even better. The changing museum exhibits highlight various local artists that impacted Portland. The permanent exhibit, the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park is a must to see. Docents can be requested through OJMCHE and add an in depth perspective on the building of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

I saw an Andy Warhol exhibit of portraits of great Jews. it was really awesome. The exhibits are always changing. They also show films and offer concerts and you can visit the Holocaust Resource Center at the same time. It is near NW 21rst and NW 23rd so there are lots of great places for lunch or dinner and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

what a wonderful new space has been found by the Oregno Jjewish Museum, now located at 1953 NW Kearny. not only can more of the collection be displayed, traveling shows have arrived, the archives are bigger, there is an art deco film theatre and they share space with the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center. Fantastic Resource !!!!

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