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Continuum Of Jewish Heritage

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s only museum dedicated to the history of the Jewish people in this region, opened on April 28, 2008. The Museum is located in the historic Helfaer Community Service Building, designed by Edward Durell Stone on Prospect Avenue, immediately north of downtown Milwaukee. The chief artifact of the Museum is a one-of-a-kind tapestry specially created by artist Marc Chagall to mark the building’s opening in 1973.

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee celebrates the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture, through artifacts, film, photographs and a unique timeline. The Museum presents the story of the Jewish people who made their way to southeastern Wisconsin through successive waves of immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries and describes the life and the community they built in the years that followed. Other areas of the Museum focus on the Holocaust and on the founding of Israel, with special emphasis on Golda Meir, a Russian immigrant to Milwaukee who went on to become the fourth prime minister of Israel.

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May 7, 2008 - Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, raw art gallery, Tel Aviv - Israel |

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