Oregon Jewish Museum
The Oregon Jewish Museum, the Pacific Northwest’s only Jewish museum, examines and preserves the rich cultural heritage of one of Oregon’s earliest immigrant groups. The Museum is a community-wide gathering place, an important repository of communal history, the narrator of the story of the Oregon Jewish experience and the host of innovative traveling exhibitions. We seek to stimulate dialogue about identity, culture, and assimilation, and to provide opportunities for Jews and non-Jews alike to understand the Jewish experience as a paradigm both for cultural survival and inter-cultural understanding. We believe in the power of culture to build and engage community and to shape dialogue about historical and contemporary issues.
The Oregon Jewish Museum creates and hosts a variety of community-based and traveling exhibitions, provides research access to our library and archives, records oral and filmed histories,present cultural programs, trains student interns and community volunteers, and engages in educational outreach to promote life-long learning.