Council of American Jewish Museums

Council of American Jewish Museums The Council of American Jewish Museums is an association of institutions and individuals committed to enriching American and Jewish culture and enhancing the value of Jewish museums to their communities.

CAJM is a network of Jewish art and history museums, historic sites, historical and archival societies, Holocaust centers, children's museums, synagogue museums, community centers, and university galleries; the professionals and volunteers who work in them; the patrons who support them; the children, adults and families who visit them .

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05/09/2021
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Conference coverage, news about museum openings, staff changes, and special programs in which you might want to participate.

May 2021 JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH Each May since 2006, the United States has celebrated Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) in recognition of the contributions of American Jews to our nation’s

CAJM and AEJM launch the first global, online conference for Jewish museums starting Tuesday!  Registration is still ope...
04/18/2021

CAJM and AEJM launch the first global, online conference for Jewish museums starting Tuesday! Registration is still open; you can find the full brochure at http://www.cajm.net/2021-conference

CAJM and AEJM launch the first global, online conference for Jewish museums starting Tuesday! Registration is still open; you can find the full brochure at http://www.cajm.net/2021-conference

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04/13/2021
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GLOBAL CONFERENCE FOR JEWISH MUSEUMS - NEXT MONTH!With Jewish museum colleagues from around the world, we will examine the topic of Upheaval - the disruptive contemporary issues and forces affecting our institutions, as well as the creative innovations, reconfigurations, and strategies with which we...

Together with Passover, "Dwelling in the Time of Plagues" draws to a close - and so does Julie Weitz's "Golem v. Golem."...
04/04/2021

Together with Passover, "Dwelling in the Time of Plagues" draws to a close - and so does Julie Weitz's "Golem v. Golem." The final installment of this 8-part video series, "Let My Golem Go," launches today. In it, the artist and her golem reunite and symbolically become one. Look for it at Boston's Vilna Shul or online at 4 other CAJM member museums. The series was produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org.

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukeee
Asylum Arts

Together with Passover, "Dwelling in the Time of Plagues" draws to a close - and so does Julie Weitz's "Golem v. Golem." The final installment of this 8-part video series, "Let My Golem Go," launches today. In it, the artist and her golem reunite and symbolically become one. Look for it at Boston's Vilna Shul or online at 4 other CAJM member museums. The series was produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org.

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukeee
Asylum Arts

"Pharaoh's Hardened Heart" is part 7 of Julie Weitz's futuristic, Passover-inspired video series, part of "Dwelling in a...
04/03/2021

"Pharaoh's Hardened Heart" is part 7 of Julie Weitz's futuristic, Passover-inspired video series, part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues." In this episode, the artist searches for her golem, who has left the set in anger. Reflecting upon the difference between herself and her golem, the artist recognizes the problem of her whiteness and assimilation into the dominant white culture.

Find it online or in person at five CAJM-member museums or on IGTV. The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org.

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Asylum Arts

"Pharaoh's Hardened Heart" is part 7 of Julie Weitz's futuristic, Passover-inspired video series, part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues." In this episode, the artist searches for her golem, who has left the set in anger. Reflecting upon the difference between herself and her golem, the artist recognizes the problem of her whiteness and assimilation into the dominant white culture.

Find it online or in person at five CAJM-member museums or on IGTV. The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org.

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Asylum Arts

We are coming to the end of Passover. This past year we have experienced so much change, uncertainty and fear. It is for...
04/02/2021

We are coming to the end of Passover. This past year we have experienced so much change, uncertainty and fear. It is for this reason that we are so grateful to the artists and authors that participated in Dwelling in a Time of Plagues. They have used their art and words to bring us together as we confronted the modern plagues of our times.

Go to www.plaguedwelling.com to plan your visit this weekend, or sign up to download a free brochure featuring art and writing from the show.

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #PandemicArtShows #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Modern Loss
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice ·
Miles Nadal JCC
Kultura Collective
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD
Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture
Jewish Book Council
Reboot
Asylum Arts
Jewish Funders Network
14th Street Y
JCC Harlem
Repair the World Brooklyn

We are coming to the end of Passover. This past year we have experienced so much change, uncertainty and fear. It is for this reason that we are so grateful to the artists and authors that participated in Dwelling in a Time of Plagues. They have used their art and words to bring us together as we confronted the modern plagues of our times.

Go to www.plaguedwelling.com to plan your visit this weekend, or sign up to download a free brochure featuring art and writing from the show.

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #PandemicArtShows #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Modern Loss
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice ·
Miles Nadal JCC
Kultura Collective
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD
Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture
Jewish Book Council
Reboot
Asylum Arts
Jewish Funders Network
14th Street Y
JCC Harlem
Repair the World Brooklyn

Are you following Golem v. Golem? Julie Weitz's futuristic 8-part video series looks at Passover themes in new ways.In e...
04/02/2021

Are you following Golem v. Golem? Julie Weitz's futuristic 8-part video series looks at Passover themes in new ways.

In episode 6, the artist reflects upon her golem’s attendance at protests in defense of immigrants’ rights, and at the same time, she grossly underestimates her golem’s response to anti-Jewish trolling online.

Check it out at five CAJM museums or on IGTV.

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Asylum Arts

Are you following Golem v. Golem? Julie Weitz's futuristic 8-part video series looks at Passover themes in new ways.

In episode 6, the artist reflects upon her golem’s attendance at protests in defense of immigrants’ rights, and at the same time, she grossly underestimates her golem’s response to anti-Jewish trolling online.

Check it out at five CAJM museums or on IGTV.

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Asylum Arts

It’s day five of Passover, and five CAJM member museums are featuring the 5th segment from artist Julie Weitz’s video se...
04/01/2021

It’s day five of Passover, and five CAJM member museums are featuring the 5th segment from artist Julie Weitz’s video series Golem v. Golem (also on IGTV). In “Here I Am” a holy presence reignites the artist’s memory as she realizes the sacred work her golem has called her to do. The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org. It is part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues."

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Asylum Arts

It’s day five of Passover, and five CAJM member museums are featuring the 5th segment from artist Julie Weitz’s video series Golem v. Golem (also on IGTV). In “Here I Am” a holy presence reignites the artist’s memory as she realizes the sacred work her golem has called her to do. The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org. It is part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues."

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Asylum Arts

During the eight days of Passover, five CAJM member museums are featuring artist Julie Weitz’s 8-part video series Golem...
03/31/2021

During the eight days of Passover, five CAJM member museums are featuring artist Julie Weitz’s 8-part video series Golem v. Golem, with one short segment released each day on IGTV. In the 4th episode, “Who Made You Ruler?” the artist directs her golem away from an anti-Semitic trope and towards justice. The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org and is part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues."

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture Jewish Arts Collaborative Contemporary Jewish Museum Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Jewish Museum Milwaukee Asylum Arts

During the eight days of Passover, five CAJM member museums are featuring artist Julie Weitz’s 8-part video series Golem v. Golem, with one short segment released each day on IGTV. In the 4th episode, “Who Made You Ruler?” the artist directs her golem away from an anti-Semitic trope and towards justice. The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org and is part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues."

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture Jewish Arts Collaborative Contemporary Jewish Museum Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Jewish Museum Milwaukee Asylum Arts

Throughout Passover, five CAJM member museums are featuring artist Julie Weitz’s 8-part video series Golem v. Golem. In ...
03/30/2021

Throughout Passover, five CAJM member museums are featuring artist Julie Weitz’s 8-part video series Golem v. Golem. In today's episode, “The Great House,” Weitz describes how the characters of Pharaoh and Moses symbolize opposing aspects of enslavement and liberation, which reside within each of us.

She proposes that she and her golem also symbolize these contradictory identities. explains the historical legend of the golem and how she decided to create a golem in response to the rise of white supremacy and anti-Semitism in America.

The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org and is part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues."
#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Asylum Arts

Throughout Passover, five CAJM member museums are featuring artist Julie Weitz’s 8-part video series Golem v. Golem. In today's episode, “The Great House,” Weitz describes how the characters of Pharaoh and Moses symbolize opposing aspects of enslavement and liberation, which reside within each of us.

She proposes that she and her golem also symbolize these contradictory identities. explains the historical legend of the golem and how she decided to create a golem in response to the rise of white supremacy and anti-Semitism in America.

The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org and is part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues."
#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Asylum Arts

Get inspired this Passover season by downloading the free Dwelling in a Time of Plagues booklet with information about t...
03/30/2021

Get inspired this Passover season by downloading the free Dwelling in a Time of Plagues booklet with information about the art on display at [insert venue] and original texts by authors commissioned by the Jewish Book Council. Download at bit.ly/dwellingbook

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #PandemicArtShows #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture Jewish Book Council
Reboot Asylum Arts Council of American Jewish Museums
Jewish Funders Network

Get inspired this Passover season by downloading the free Dwelling in a Time of Plagues booklet with information about the art on display at [insert venue] and original texts by authors commissioned by the Jewish Book Council. Download at bit.ly/dwellingbook

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #PandemicArtShows #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture Jewish Book Council
Reboot Asylum Arts Council of American Jewish Museums
Jewish Funders Network

CAJM and its partners are grateful for the the wonderful media coverage of Dwelling in a Time of Plagues, including http...
03/29/2021
Jewish Museum of Maryland's Outdoor Installation Examines Pandemic's Enormous Emotional Toll - JMORE

CAJM and its partners are grateful for the the wonderful media coverage of Dwelling in a Time of Plagues, including https://jmoreliving.com/2021/03/23/jewish-museum-of-marylands-outdoor-installation-examines-the-pandemics-enormous-emotional-toll/.

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #PandemicArtShows #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Jewish Museum of Maryland
Jewish Book Council
Jewish Funders Network
Council of American Jewish Museums
Reboot
Asylum Arts

“In the Absence of a Proper Mourning" is an outdoor audio installation that will be presented at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from Mar. 26 to May 18.

As part of “Dwelling in a Time of Plagues,” and Throughout Passover, five CAJM member museums are featuring artist Julie...
03/29/2021

As part of “Dwelling in a Time of Plagues,” and Throughout Passover, five CAJM member museums are featuring artist Julie Weitz’s 8-part video series Golem v. Golem. In today's episode, “Out of the Water,” Weitz explains the historical legend of the golem and how she decided to create a golem in response to the rise of white supremacy and anti-Semitism in America.

The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org and is part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues."

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Asylum Arts

As part of “Dwelling in a Time of Plagues,” and Throughout Passover, five CAJM member museums are featuring artist Julie Weitz’s 8-part video series Golem v. Golem. In today's episode, “Out of the Water,” Weitz explains the historical legend of the golem and how she decided to create a golem in response to the rise of white supremacy and anti-Semitism in America.

The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org and is part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues."

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Asylum Arts

A new episode of Julie Weitz's Golem v. Golem - a futuristic 8-part video series - is premiering each day of Passover on...
03/28/2021

A new episode of Julie Weitz's Golem v. Golem - a futuristic 8-part video series - is premiering each day of Passover on IGTV, and on-site at the Vilna Shul in Boston. In Episode #1 the artist introduces the story of her golem and how it connects to the story of Passover.

The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org and is part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues."

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt
Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Asylum Arts

A new episode of Julie Weitz's Golem v. Golem - a futuristic 8-part video series - is premiering each day of Passover on IGTV, and on-site at the Vilna Shul in Boston. In Episode #1 the artist introduces the story of her golem and how it connects to the story of Passover.

The series is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of www.bycanvas.org and is part of "Dwelling in a Time of Plagues."

#DwellingArt #Passover2021 #JewishArt #ContemporaryArt
Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Asylum Arts

Read something new this PassoverDownload our free exhibition brochure featuring original art & writings from Dwelling in...
03/26/2021

Read something new this Passover

Download our free exhibition brochure featuring original art & writings from Dwelling in a Time of Plagues. Sign-up to receive our free exhibition brochure featuring original art & writings from Dwelling in a Time of Plagues. bit.ly/dwellingbook

#DwellingArt #Passover2021

Council of American Jewish Museums
Jewish Funders Network

Read something new this Passover

Download our free exhibition brochure featuring original art & writings from Dwelling in a Time of Plagues. Sign-up to receive our free exhibition brochure featuring original art & writings from Dwelling in a Time of Plagues. bit.ly/dwellingbook

#DwellingArt #Passover2021

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Thought folks on here might be interested in this free event from Jewish Museum of Maryland and Jewish Museum Milwaukee about the making of exhibits! https://www.facebook.com/events/703405167118453/
DOCUMENTARY REVEALS A HIDDEN SHOAH STORY It’s an honor for me to be at the forefront of a story tradition that belongs uniquely to children of Holocaust survivors. Thank you for inviting me to share this with you: The Presence of Their Absence follows a son of survivors on a journey to trace his inherited trauma. Armed with only scant clues from his late parents, Fred Zaidman ventures into the unknown to tell his story for this first time. With helpers in Poland, Israel, Germany, and an unlikely source – a Baptist minister in Atlanta - Fred finds his roots in the ashes of the Shoah. Yad Vashem has called The Presence of Their Absence “a film for the ages”. We are delighted it has just come to Digital HD on iTunes and your other platforms: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-presence-of-their-absence/id1449946652 https://www.amazon.com/Presence-Their-Absence-Fred-Zaidman/dp/B07P1C57FL. You may also access a DVD on our website: https://thepresenceoftheirabsence.com/ I hope you will view the film, send your thoughts, and share your personal stories on our website contact page. With gratitude, Donna Kanter and team
Thank you, Alana Cooper, for this terrific article about the CAJM Conference 2019 in Los Angeles, and the important work of CAJM and our members.
Hi group. Hope its ok to share here.. VR Erfurt Ring is one genocide story being created at Better World Museum. The Erfurt Treasure's wedding ring offers an opportunity to examine social violence from a feminine perspective. This is a work in progress and any advice or thoughts are appreciated. Thank you
A noose was found Wednesday in a public gallery at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. As disturbing an hateful attacks targeted at specific communities continue across the nation, it is more important than ever for cultural and identity museums to not only condemn these acts, but to also work together to bridge cultural divides and remain a safe and open space that educates visitors of all backgrounds.
A noose was found Wednesday in a public gallery at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. As disturbing an hateful attacks targeted at specific communities continue across the nation, it is more important than ever for cultural and identity museums to not only condemn these acts, but to also work together to bridge cultural divides and remain a safe and open space that educates visitors of all backgrounds.