Museums in the US

Lillian & Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum

Created by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, this museum will document Jewish life in Washington, DC.

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, this museum “explores the many ways that Jews in the American South influenced and were influenced by the distinct cultural heritage of their new homes.” The site describes the museum's holdings and events.

Alaska Jewish Museum

Part of the Jewish cultural center in Anchorage, this site provides information about the exhibits and events of the museum.

Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco

This California museum focuses on art. Its website provides information about the exhibits and events of the museum.

Council of American Jewish Museums

Includes a database of Jewish museums in the United States that can be searched by name or category.

Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum 

The museum has been established with one purpose in mind: to foster love of the Hebrew Bible through the graphic arts. You can view works in progress and finished pieces in the areas of Genesis, Exodus, Song of Songs, Kabbalah, the Ratner Bible, and heroes and heroines and learn about museum programs at its home in Bethesda, Maryland.

Florida Holocaust Museum

From this home page you can find general information about the museum, its history, traveling exhibits, teaching materials, and events, as well as search its library catalog online.

Goldring Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life

The institute provides educational and rabbinic services to small Jewish communities in the American South. Its website describes its programs and events and features the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.

Holocaust Memorial Center

The the website for this museum, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, provides information about the museum and its activities. Of particular interest are the extensive set of links about the Holocaust and Jewish genealogy.

Jewish Museum of Florida

Located in Miami Beach, Florida, this site housed at Florida International University provides details about the museum and its collection devoted to the history of the Jews in Florida.

Jewish Museum of Maryland

The site provides details about the activities, collections, and exhibits of this museum in Baltimore dedicated to Jewish history in Maryland. Of particular note are the historical timeline of Baltimore Jewry and the searchable online database of regional Jewish history and information.

Jewish Museum of Milwaukee

“The Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture.” The website provides information about the exhibits and events of the museum.

Jewish Museum of New Jersey

This site provides information about the events and exhibits of the museum housed in historic Congregation Ahavas Sholom, a state and national landmark and the oldest continually active synagogue in Newark.

Jewish Museum of the American West

This virtual museum is a project of the Western States Jewish History Association, which is dedicated to the discovery, collection and dissemination of items and information pertaining to the Pioneer Jews of the American West. The site also provides an index to the journal from the group.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

This New York City museum is devoted to life before, during and after the Holocaust. Its website describes its programs and events and offers some online exhibits.

National Museum of American Jewish History

Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this museum's home page provides information about the museum devoted to American Jewish history.

National Museum of American Jewish Military History

The home page of this museum located in Washington, DC describes the exhibits and activities of this museum that “documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States.”

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Located in Portland, this organization incorporates the archives of the Jewish Historical Society of Oregon. In addition to information about the museum, there are also details about its educational programs and collections of artifacts, photographs, documents, oral histories, fine art and sound archives.

Skirball Cultural Center

This site provides details about the programs and collections of this museum located in Los Angeles, California.

The Jewish Museum of New York

In addition to information about the museum, you can search its library of digitized objects.

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art

Housed at the University of California at Berkeley, this site provides information about the museum and its collections, along with access to The Jewish Digital Narratives that explore the networks of Jewish life in California and beyond and material about Jews in the Golden State.

The William Breman Jewish History Museum of Georgia

This site provides information about the events and exhibits of the museum in Atlanta.

Yeshiva University Museum

Information about the exhibits, programs, collections and publications of this museum in New York that "provides a window into Jewish culture around the world and throughout history."

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