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Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

1953 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
+1 503-226-3600
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Excellent Museum in the Heart of Portland

We spent the afternoon at this museum, and it was an excellent experience! The museum exhibited a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ShopGirlCalifornia
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Los Angeles
Historical and Informative

We just happened to be walking by the park when we stumbled upon this museum. What a treasure it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
onesushigirl
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beautifil kauai
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1953 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
Northwest District
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+1 503-226-3600
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the afternoon at this museum, and it was an excellent experience! The museum exhibited a beautiful series of handcrafted embroidered art, and it was possible via electronics to see each section in complete detail. The museum exhibits artifacts of the Jewish community of...More

1  Thank ShopGirlCalifornia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened to be walking by the park when we stumbled upon this museum. What a treasure it is! We found all of the exhibits informative and thought provoking. In addition to the ALFEBET exhibit, other exhibits were The Holocaust an Oregon Perspective and...More

Thank onesushigirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Museum to see the show of Grisha Bruskin's amazing tapestry - it's first showing in North America. Beautifully curated, superb interactive media, and stunningly beautiful artwork.

Thank hlazer
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The displays of Jewish artifacts, including some related to the Holocaust, were fascinating. We were surprised to also see exhibits relevant to discrimination directed toward other ethnicities including Asian, African American, and Native American. All in all it is a fascinating place to visit, learn,...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

brand new museum and very educational. lots of local Jewish history and a great personal local touch.

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome expansion of the museum this Sunday June 11. Opening exhibit is "ALFEBET" by Grisha Bruskin. 3 permanent exhibits. Lefty's Cafe, gift store and children's play area. Museum uses the Jewish lens to teach new generations the history of the Holocaust, discrimination in Oregon, and...More

1  Thank Lee W
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I believe this museum is closing after this week to relocate and reopen June 2017. Nice exhibit on local Jews who were in Shanghai during WWII and also nice exhibit on a WWII era photographer. Staff wasn't overly friendly but it was worth seeing. There...More

1  Thank SunshineFL221
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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...More

Thank LouAndreas212
Reviewed 3 May 2016

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...More

Thank JILLANNSCO
Reviewed 22 March 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.

Thank Sheryl_SO
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