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Jewish Museums Across the Seas: Australia

This event is part of our series of Jewish Museums Across the Seas tours. Take a trip to the Antipodes and uncover stories of Jewish excellence and everydayness in Australia, from 1778 until today. Learn about our richly diverse, ever-evolving community with Director & CEO Jessica Bram, then explore our flagship Calling Australia Home exhibition with Senior Curator & Collection Manager Eleni Papavasileiou.

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Jewish Museums Across the Seas: South Africa

This event is part of our series Jewish Museums Across the Seas tours. This presentation will provide a brief history of South African Jewry - a uniquely homogenous community within the Diaspora. From its Litvak roots, through the impact on South African commerce and politics, to current day urbanisation and migration from South Africa.   

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Jewish Museums Across the Seas: Baltimore

This event is part of our series of Jewish Museums Across the Seas tours. Baltimore’s Locust Point was once America’s second largest immigration port, only surpassed by Ellis Island. Discover the importance of Baltimore, Maryland in the story of America’s Jewish community, from waves of arrival, to fights for recognition and religious freedom, and eventual Americanization. Maryland reflects the broader history of America's Jewish community, and today is home to an important symbol of that history, the Lloyd Street Synagogue, the third oldest synagogue in the country. 

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Jewish Museums Across the Seas: London

This event is part of our series of Jewish Museums Across the Seas tours. Discover the history of the Jewish community in Britain. From a medieval mikvah telling the story of the very first Jewish community to photographs belonging to children who travelled on the Kindertransport, this virtual tour will explore many periods of Jewish migration to Britain.

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Update on Reopening Our Doors

Although our Museum is currently closed to visitors, our staff continue to work remotely and provide an exciting programme of events and activities via our website, email newsletters, social media channels and community partners. Schools are invited to join our Virtual Classrooms.

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Orientalism in the Alfred Rubens Collection

by Dr Kathrin Pieren, Collections Manager and Curator The museum’s Rubens Collection of 1,600 drawings, prints, etchings, and lithographs from the 17th to the 20th century encompasses scenes from Jewish life and portrays Jewish personalities, mostly from Britain. Yet, it also includes ethnographic prints of Jews from Northern Africa, Turkey and the Middle East. These […]

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The Sephardi Community of the Resettlement Era

by Dr Kathrin Pieren, Collections Manager and Curator The current exhibition on Jewish people who came to the UK from the Middle East and Northern Africa in the 20th century – Sephardi Voices – seems a good opportunity to look at the history of an earlier Sephardi community (people whose ancestry goes back to Spain, called […]

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Private Moses Jakob Kasser

by Susan Gordon, Jewish Military Museum Volunteer Today is World Refugee Day, a time to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. We are remembering Private Moses Jakob Kasser, refugee and Jewish military chaplain. Volunteer Susan Gordon shares her research with us, telling Kasser’s story through objects from the Jewish Military Museum’s collection.  […]

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Jews of Iraq

by Miriam Phelan, Assistant Curator Over the next few months we will be exploring Sephardi Jewish communities from around the world and throughout time on the blog, alongside our exhibition Sephardi Voices: Jews from North Africa, the Middle East and Iran. Explore the historic Iraqi Jewish communities in the first of these blogs below.  The […]

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Introducing Nam Tran

by Mathilde Lester, UCL Museum Studies MA Student and Project Manager for the Jewish Museum London’s Claytime Late In the very heart of Camden, not far from the Jewish Museum London, is Rochester Square. It is an abandoned nursery; inside, crumbled, neglected green houses sprawl to the left, and beside those, a long, airy studio, […]

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