Posts Tagged ‘The Contemporary Jewish Museum’

Roman Vishniac

More than any other photographer, Roman Vishniac profoundly influenced contemporary impressions of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco through May 29, “presents, for the first time, five decades of work by the legendary photographer who was previously known for photographs spanning only four years,” says…

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Tzedakah Box Roundup

Last week I wrote about The Dorothy Saxe Invitational, a wonderful biennial exhibit at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco whereby artists are asked to interpret a Jewish ritual object. Today I’m bringing you a roundup of traditional tzedakah boxes.

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Contemporary Jewish Museum Tzedakah Box Invitational

The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, one of my favorite museums, is now featuring one of my favorite exhibits. The Dorothy Saxe Invitational, a biennial exhibit whereby artists are asked to interpret a Jewish ritual object, is on view through May 17.  In the past, artists have been asked to interpret Purim masks, menorahs,…

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Loving Mah Jongg

 The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco—one of my favorite museums—has a terrific Mah Jongg show running through October 28. You’ll learn all about the traditions, history and meaning of the game in Jewish American culture. It’s a great show. Go see it! Mah Jongg first arrived in the United States about 1920 with Joseph…

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Friday’s Passover Pick

The gift shops at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and The Jewish Museum of New York are my go-to places for GREAT finds. Here’s my faves for Passover from both shops.   Saturday’s Pick – A geometric seder plate and more!  

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