Jewish Museums of the World
The Fritz Bamberger Memorial Lecture with Dr. Grace Cohen Grossman,
Senior Curator of Judaica and Americana, HUC-JIR Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion
The Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture
One West 4th street (Between Broadway and Mercer) New York City
Telephone Number: 212-824-2293 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tuesday, November 23
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: Free. No registration is required. Photo ID required for entrance.
Dr. Grace Cohen Grossman, leading art historian and advocate in the Jewish museum profession will discuss her new book, Jewish Museums of the World, which highlights more than 150 Jewish museums whose collections are as diverse as the cultures which they are situated. In this illustrated lecture, Grossman will speak about the research for Jewish Museums of the World touching upon the hundreds of museums around the world that share in the responsibility of protecting and celebrating the beauty, variety and tradition of Jewish life and Judaica objects, fine arts, and historical objects.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu