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JFS – A Four Sites Saga

By David Harris, longstanding volunteer, who was previously a teacher and deputy head at JFS for 29 years. JFS started as Jews’ Free School in the 1730’s in Dukes Place in The City, then moved to the East End and then Camden and is now in Kenton on a large campus. In the history gallery […]

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My Jewish Museum

by Joshua Rocker, Marketing Intern I remember visiting the Jewish Museum for the first time as a seven-year-old, when it was stationed in East Finchley. Every Sunday, on the top floor by a desk near the steps, Leon Greenman, an Auschwitz survivor, used to sit and speak to visitors about his experiences.   My parents […]

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Curator Q&A – For Richer For Poorer

with Elizabeth Selby, Curator of For Richer For Poorer: Weddings Unveiled What is your favourite object in the exhibition? There are so many! Probably the most intriguing and unique is a ledger that was kept by a shadchan (matchmaker) who was operating in the East End in the 1940s.  It was quite usual for orthodox Jewish […]

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Abram Games – Our Volunteers’ Memories

by Kimberley Coates, Visitors Services Manager Every six months our third floor transforms for a new exhibition, prompting our team of volunteers to learn a great deal about a new subject. Their volunteering shifts are three and a half hours every week and by the end of each exhibition’s run, they have amassed many hours […]

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Obscuratorial Finds – Why do we have so many… dresses?

by Alice Quine, Curatorial Assistant With the museum’s exhibition on weddings opening in the New Year it seemed apt to address the diverse range of dresses we have in the collection. From weddings to work dos, dresses can tell you a great deal about a specific period of history, as well as its owner’s social […]

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Experiencing diversity at the Jewish Museum in London

by Maïra Kaye, Learning Team Intern Maïra joined the Learning Team on our internship placement scheme in October 2014.  Volunteering one or two days a week for two months, Maïra wanted to develop her teaching skills and learn more about Jewish history and art.  Maïra has volunteered nearly 50 hours, working mainly in our school workshops with […]

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Central Saint Martins students inspired by Abram Games

by Tali Mendelsohn, Marketing and Events Consultant To celebrate our Abram Games design exhibition, the museum has been collaborating with Central Saint Martins. Students from the Graphic Communication Design programme visited the exhibition and produced work inspired by Abram Games. Last week, the students showcased their work to me and Abram’s daughter, Naomi Games. Here are […]

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Dear Blog-Readers

by Larissa Henkst, Museum Intern I am Larissa Henkst, 18 years old, from Germany and a new intern at the museum for a whole year. I have just graduated from school and am doing International Youth Voluntary Service organised by Action Reconciliation Service for Peace at the Jewish Museum. ARSP was founded in the early […]

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Partnering with the Jewish Military Museum

Yesterday was a wonderful and historic day at the museum, as we agreed our partnership with the Jewish Military Museum. The Jewish Museum London will assume care and responsibility for the Jewish Military Museum’s entire collection of over 4,000 objects and its learning programme. (L to R): Roz Currie, Curator of the Jewish Military Museum; Rt […]

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