Four Diverse CAJM Members
The Fine Museum at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco serves as a venue for changing exhibitions on a broad range of themes. Over the years, the Museum has featured works by internationally renowned Jewish artists such as Marc Chagall, Camille Pissarro, Peter Krasnow, Max Pollak, and Jacques Schnier and has been a leader in recognizing emerging Jewish talent, including Ori Sherman, David Moss, and Shalom of Safed.
Congregational history and Jewish art also intersect in Fine Museum exhibits, especially those highlighting contributions of artists like illustrator Ernest Peixotto and painter Joseph Greenbaum, with personal ties to the Temple. Whether displaying groundbreaking travelling exhibitions or items from the permanent collection, the Fine makes Jewish art and history accessible to a diverse audience.
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, established in 1971, collects, preserves and exhibits documents, photographs, memorabilia and oral histories as they relate to the Jewish community of Greater Hartford. The Society is committed to reaching the largest audience through exhibitions, publications, educational and community outreach.
By providing historical information and resources to individuals, schools, colleges, civic and social organizations, the Society hopes to promote historical research and create community awareness and understanding of the numerous Jewish contributions to the Greater Hartford area.
Founded in 1955, the Leo Baeck Institute is a research library and archive that contains the most significant collection of source material relating to the history of German-speaking Jewry, from its origins to its tragic destruction by the Nazis and continuing to the present day. LBI maintains offices in New York, London, Jerusalem, and Berlin.
Dating back almost 2,000 years, when Jews first settled along the Rhine, the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria, and other German-speaking areas of Europe had a history marked by individual and collective accomplishments. To appreciate the impact of German-speaking Jewry in modern times, one need only recall such names as Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud and Franz Kafka.
The Skirball Cultural Center's extraordinary museum offers changing exhibitions; engaging music, theater, comedy, film, family, and literary programs; and a family destination inspired by the Noah's Ark story-all in a stunning architectural setting designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie. More than 600,000 people visit the Skirball each year; acclaimed school programs serve more than 60,000 children and teachers from public, private, and parochial schools.
The Skirball's core exhibition, Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America, traces the experiences and accomplishments of the Jewish people over four thousand years. Galleries include multimedia installations, rare artifacts, photographs, interactive computer stations, and sound recordings that lead visitors on the Jewish people's journey, culminating with their history in the United States. As with all Skirball exhibitions and programs, it seeks to communicate universal themes to people of all heritages and beliefs.