National Museum of American Jewish History

What Makes A Museum Good?

This week, I wrote about the retirement of The Jewish Museum's director Joan Rosenbaum, who's led the museum for 30 years.  But the story of her career raises a few fundamental questions that The Jewish Museum, and indeed all ethnic museums, must grapple with: Should ethnic museums advance the consensus opinions of their constituent group, or should they challenge those beliefs?  And if the latter, where do you draw the line?

Rabbi Irving "Yitz" Greenberg On The New National Jewish Museum

11/16/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Editor’s Note: An edited version of these remarks were delivered at the dedication of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia on Nov. 14.

Seinfeld, Midler to Headline Jewish Museum Opening

09/22/2010

NEW YORK (JTA) -- Jerry Seinfeld will emcee and Bette Midler will headline the official unveiling of the renovated National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.

The Nov. 13 gala will celebrate the $150 million project to move the museum to Philadelphia's Independence Mall and to expand the museum from about 10,000 square feet to more than 100,000.

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