Our warmest congratulations to Dutch curator and museum manager Hetty Berg, who has been appointed the new Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin. Berg, currently the chief curator and museum manager of the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam, will take up the post on April 1, 2020. “With Hetty Berg, we have gained an internationally experienced museum expert,” Berlin Museum Chairman of the Board, State Minister of Culture Monika Grütters, said in a news release issued by the museum. “[…] As chief curator… | Read more »

After a unanimous vote in favour at the General Meeting in Ferrara, we are happy to welcome two new members to our network: The yet to be build Jewish Museum Lisbon (PT) and the Jewish Museum of Rhodes (GR). Congratulations! The Jewish Museum of Rhodes, situated on the premises of the Kahal Shalom Synagogue complex dating from 1577, was founded in 1997 on the initiative of Aron Hasson, a third generation Rodesli based in Los Angeles (US). Over the years the… | Read more »

CAJM Conference 2020   

The Council of American Jewish Museums (CAJM) is excited to open registration for its next national annual conference, Museums 2020: Essential Conversations, taking place in Dallas from February 22-25, 2020. 2020 will be a year in which the lessons of history and culture will have an important role to play in public life. Jewish museums are keepers and narrators of critical storylines for today’s world, and are focusing on what is essential for the year ahead: the stories they will share,… | Read more »

Evelyn Friedlander z”l

AEJM is very sad to report the news of Evelyn Friedlander, chair of the Czech Memorial Scrolls Trust and Director of its Museum until 2015, having passed away in London last October. We are sharing Dr. Samuel Gruber’s in memoriam, as published by the International Survey of Jewish Monuments. “We are very sad to report the death of our long-time friend Evelyn Friedlander in London yesterday morning, October 3, 2019, after a long illness. May her memory be a blessing…. | Read more »

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe is developing the Jewish European Ephemera Collection, to be housed at the National Library of Israel. More than 4.000 pieces have already been collected. For the collection to grow further, AEJM Conference delegates are kindly invited to bring materials from their museum to Ferrara! A brochure, a poster, a postcard…. And if you’re near a Jewish community, pick up something from the Jewish community centre, the synagogue or even the kosher butcher – anything that tells… | Read more »