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A room in the Jewish Museum of Oporto devoted to "Operation Thunderbolt," Israel's 1976 hostage-rescue raid at the Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Credit: B'nai B'rith International.

Jewish Museum of Oporto opens permanent exhibit on historic Entebbe raid

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The Jewish Museum of Oporto in Portugal on July 19 opened a permanent exhibit dedicated to “Operation Thunderbolt,” Israel’s historic 1976 hostage-rescue raid in Entebbe, B’nai B’rith International announced. “The is aimed at educating...
The Strauss family, Germany, c. 1890. Members of the Strauss family moved to Louisiana and established F. Strauss & Son, Inc. The wholesale grocery company became a staple of the Louisiana town. Donated by Morris Mintz. Courtesy of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience set to open in New Orleans

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Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans announced on Wednesday that the new attraction will open to the public on May 27. Originally slated to roll out its exhibits in February 2020,...

Barozzi Veiga Wins Competition to Design and Renovate the Jewish Museum of Belgium

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Barozzi Veiga, in collaboration with Tab Architects and Barbara Van Der Wee Architects, has just won the competition for the renovation of the Jewish Museum of Belgium. Discrete yet present and integrated into the urban fabric, as the jury stated, the proposal...
Concept for a room in the Beit HaKehillot Jewish heritage museum in Jerusalem. Illustration: courtesy of BJA Associates.

Landmark Jerusalem building to house new museum celebrating Jewish heritage

For a dozen years, Jerusalem’s landmark Schneller Compound on Malchei Yisrael Street has lain dormant and abandoned. Now, the 19th-century cluster of edifices is undergoing a massive renovation to become Beit HaKehillot (House of the Communities),...
Museum of Jewish Montreal. Source: Screenshot via Google Maps.

Museum of Jewish Montreal told to vacate premises by end of June

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The Museum of Jewish Montreal announced on Monday that it has been informed that it must leave its space by the end of June. The building’s landlord told the museum that he sold their property...
Maine Jewish Museum. Source: Screenshot via Google Maps.

Small fire at Maine Jewish Museum leads to damage

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A small fire was quickly extinguished in the sanctuary of the Maine Jewish Museum on Thursday, though this resulted in significant water damage, a Portland fire official told The Portland Press Herald. “There’s a lot of water damage,”...
Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Michigan. Credit: Courtesy.

Michigan’s Holocaust center goes online to host annual Yom Hashoah event

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For the first time to date, the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host its annual community-wide Yom Hashoah commemoration online at 2 p.m. on April 26 while the museum is closed to...
The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Source: Google Maps.

An object lesson in misplaced American Jewish priorities

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When the National Museum of American Jewish History opened its doors in November 2010, the spanking new $150 million building on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall seemed to be the physical manifestation of all that the...
The interior of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Source: Facebook.

Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia files Chapter 11

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The Museum of American Jewish History, which operates the Philadelphia-based National Museum of American Jewish History, filed a legal action in Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania over the weekend seeking Chapter...
Rendering of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans, to open on the fall of 2020. Credit: The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.

‘Shalom, Y’All!’ Museum of Southern Jewish Experience to open in New Orleans

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Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE) announced that the new museum will open in fall 2020 in New Orleans. Exhibits will explore the many ways Jews in the American South influenced and were...