08 May 2010

Moment Magazine: Jewish Heritage Guide

The 35th anniversary issue of Moment magazine is now out and includes its second annual Jewish American Heritage Guide, noting museums, archives, historical societies and attractions, in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month.

Tracing the Tribe was delighted to see Congregation Kehila Kedosha Janina of New York City on the list. KKJ was established by Romaniote Jews from Ioannina, Greece, in the early 20th century.

Although this is an American list, the The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre also appears.

Here's the rest of the list - read the story online for the complete descriptions of each.

National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
American Jewish Historical Society (Center for Jewish History, New York)
The Wyner Center of the American Jewish Historical Society (Newton, Masschusetts)

The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Beachwood, Ohio

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie, Illinois

Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art/The Epsten Gallery/Museum Without Walls, (Overland, Kansas

Oregon Jewish Museum, Portland, Oregon

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio

Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, Los Angeles, California

From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America - a traveling exhibit

Dr. Seuss Goes to War ... and More! Remarkable World War II Editorial Cartoons by Theodor Seuss Geisel  - a traveling exhibit

Florida Jews in the Military, Miami Beach, Florida

And for a Jewish road show:

Mount Ripinsky. Haines, Alaska. Named for Polish-born Solomon Ripinsky of the "frozen chosen."

Houdini Museum. Scranton, Pennsylvania. Harry Houdini, AKA Budapest-born Erich Weiss.

Shoney’s Monument. Restaurant chain Shoney's is derived from its founders Betty and Alex SCHOENBAUM. A monument is at the original restaurant in Charleston, West Virginia.

The National Mustard Museum. Created and founded by Barry Levenson. Want a great gift? Buy a gift pack at the museum (Middleton, Wisconsin) and receive two musuem yarmulkes inscribed, "Mustard -  it's the mitzvah for your sandwich."

Temple Emanu-El. Levi Strauss was an active member here at this famous San Francisco synagogue.

The guide was compiled by Diana Cohen Altman.

Read the entire article here.

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