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Jeffrey Solomon (Charles and Andrea Bronfman Foundation) shares insights with the CAJM audience.  At table L-R: Session co-chair and moderator Lila Corwin Berman; National Museum of American Jewish History CEO Ivy Barksy; Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Program Lead Anita Contini; Jewish Federation of LA VP of Young Engagement Tal Gozani.

Among the many points Jeff shared was his observation that of six factors that drove the success of major Jewish philanthropies from the 1940s -…

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Colin A. Weil posted blog posts
Mar 21, 2016
Amy E Waterman posted a blog post
Exploring the beautiful galleries and views from the Whitney Museum of American Art on Saturday evening ... Lynette Allen and Joanne Kauvar ...
Mar 20, 2016
Sam Abramson is now a member of Council of American Jewish Museums
Mar 20, 2016
Colin A. Weil is now a member of Council of American Jewish Museums
Mar 16, 2016
Amy E Waterman posted a blog post
CAJM is proud to be offering a new feature at its 2016 conference: the "Unconference." This segment will be devoted to audience-generated conversations and content, giving attendees an opportunity to engage with colleagues on themes and lingering qu…
Mar 8, 2016
Amy E Waterman posted a blog post
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Feb 9, 2016
Amy E Waterman posted a blog post
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Jan 27, 2016
Amy E Waterman posted discussions
Mar 16, 2015
Amy E Waterman posted a blog post
What are we wondering about?  What questions would we like to see answered?  We encourage you to think about and respond to any or all of the questions posted after the opening session of the 2015 conference, led by Nina Simon. Feel free to add new…
Mar 16, 2015
Amy E Waterman posted a blog post
We've posted a few pictures from the conference in an album on CAJM's Facebook page.  Here's one from the California Historical Society on Monday evening.  If you have good ones, please add or send to website@cajm.net and we'll share them. 
Mar 12, 2015
Amy E Waterman posted blog posts
Mar 10, 2015
Amy E Waterman posted blog posts
Mar 9, 2015
Amy E Waterman posted blog posts
Mar 8, 2015
Roslyn Sholin posted a discussion
Would like to meet attendees whose museum hosts history exhibits. Specifically, follow your family from Eastern Europe across 3 generations as they become assimilated and acculturated.Contact me at Rosholin@icloud.com, 650 241-8503 PDT or see me at…
Mar 8, 2015
Roslyn Sholin, Abigail Morris and Hadas Binyamini joined Council of American Jewish Museums
Mar 8, 2015
Renee Rubin Ross is now a member of Council of American Jewish Museums
Mar 6, 2015
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Questions - The Field

Reply to any or all below.  What would you like a Jewish museum to be?  What should a Jewish museum be? What would you like to see from the Jewish museum of the future? What would you really like to see in a Jewish museum? How do you imagine a 21st century Jewish museum? Who should a Jewish museum be for?  Who is our audience? Why should people be interested in Jewish museums? Do you think Jewish museums are “good for the Jews”?  Do you think Jewish museums are growing as the religion is…

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Questions - Work

Reply to any or all below. 11. Why do you work at a Jewish museum? Why did you decide to work in a Jewish museum? Why did you decide to work in a Jewish museum/cultural organization? How did you get started in Jewish museum and cultural work? - My twin passions are Judaism and art 12. If you were not working at a museum, where would you be working? 13. What is your job at your museum? Would you be open to a real change in approach in your professional role? How do you measure your success?…

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Questions - Museums and Other Places

Reply to any or all below. 18. How is your organization going to be a go-to destination 5 years from now? What aspect of your favorite non-museum locale would you like to find at your (or any) museum? 19. Where is a space where you feel a sense of belonging?  What are the place’s characteristics that make you feel that  you belong? 20. What is the best participatory program you have run lately at your institution? 21. I see many grandparents bringing their grandchildren to museums.  How can we…

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Questions - Exhibitions

30. What might make a work of art or an exhibition “Jewish” for you? -        It questions 31. What makes a museum experience memorable for you? -        I’m old fashioned – an exhilarating object -        Great exhibition design, clear narrative and meaningful interactives 32. What changing exhibit would you most like to see at a Holocaust museum? -        Gary Baseman “Mythical Homeland” or Lori Shoket Human Element 33.  What is the name of a museum exhibition that made you cry? 34. What…

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