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SMMJA & TASM Share the Love!

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art and the Tulsa Air & Space Museum are sharing the love during the month of February! All month long during regular museum hours, members of the Sherwin Miller Museum will receive free admission to TASM…and vice versa!  Membership definitely has its benefits!

Tulsa Jewish Film Series: The Prime Minsiters

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Join us for the third film in the partnership between Circle Cinema, Jewish Federation of Tulsa and The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. Based on the best-selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, The Prime Ministers:The Pioneers takes the audience inside the offices of Israel’s Prime Ministers through the eyes of an insider. Avner served as a chief aide, English language note-taker and speechwriter to Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres. Tickets can be purchased at the door- Adults: $9, Seniors/Student/Military $7, Circle Member: $6.

Gen Society: Jewish Gangsters in Early 20th Century History

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

What do the movies The Godfather, American Gangsters, Goodfellas or TV shows The Soprano’s, Boardwalk Empire, and The Untouchables all have in common? There was always a Jewish gangster character involved!

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tulsa which will be held on Sunday November 24th at 2:00 pm in the Dan Room will give you the real histories about Jewish gangsters that made up part of the Jewish experience in America. Phil Goldfarb, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tulsa will lead a discussion and presentation on the backgrounds of many famous names that we are familiar with.

“Not many people know that underworld boss Meyer Lansky (born Meyer Suchowljansky) was the only Jew not allowed to stay in Israel, even with the ‘Law of Return’ and offering the Israel government $1 million dollars” according to Goldfarb. “We will talk about some of the more famous Jewish gangsters including Arnold ‘The Brain’ Rothstein who ‘fixed’ the 1919 World Series, Bugsy Segal, the man behind Las Vegas, or name changes for individuals such as Arthur Flegenheimer who became Dutch Schultz and Irving Wexler who became Waxey Gordon. Other famous Jewish gangsters include Jake “Greasy Thumb” Guzik (Al Capone’s money man) and for those with NY or NJ roots: Abner ‘Longy’ Zwillman, called the Al Capone of New Jersey.” This promises to be an interesting and fun program.

Time at the end of the meeting to help with any genealogy “brick walls” will also be available. New members are always welcome.

Art & Technology Unite for Museum’s New App

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is pleased to announce the launch of a unique new digital installation and take home app for iPad developed by Tulsa-based semantic technology company Moomat.

“This cutting edge technology allows people across the world to explore our Museum’s collections,” said Drew Diamond, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art Executive Director. “The Sherwin Miller is dedicated to promoting Jewish heritage, history and culture through art and education. Thanks to Moomat and this new installation and app, we are able to share that mission locally and globally.”

“We’re excited to be working with such a forward thinking museum and are continuing to help them to develop new and interesting ways to increase the explorability and interactivity of their many other collections in the future,“ said Moomat CEO Daniel Mooney.

The first technology project between Moomat and the Museum was to create an interactive way for guests to explore the vast Fred Strauss Collection, an impressive collection of letters, postcards and stamps collected and curated since the 1940s that chronicle the history and traditions of the Jewish people.

The new iPad app is a take home version of this collection that allows anyone to download and explore the collection in great detail, and how it connects with various aspects of Jewish culture and history.  Plans are in motion to develop and release new digital installations revolving around the Museum’s extensive collections and to actively incorporate them in the commercial app.

To download Sherwin Miller Application on iPad:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sherwin-miller/id699889107?mt=8

About Moomat:  Moomat LLC is an Oklahoma based company that produces tools to enable businesses, media, cultural institutions and others to curate archives and other digital libraries. They are currently developing the largest database of semantically connected data in the world with over 50 million connected entities to date, and are rapidly implementing their Deep Diver and CultureScout platforms for a variety of businesses. Moomat was founded in 2012. Learn more at: www.moomat.com / www.facebook.com/moomat / www.twitter.com/moomat

 

Tulsa Jewish Film Series: The ZigZag Kid

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Tulsa Jewish Film Series – Our Films Aren’t Selected…They’re Chosen! Film: The ZigZag KidWed., Oct. 307 p.m. • Circle Cinema (12 South Lewis Ave) • Join us for the 2nd film in the partnership between Circle Cinema, Jewish Federation of Tulsa and The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. A fast-paced, whimsical coming of age tale, “Nono, the Zigzag Kid” is a charming period picaresque that offers old-fashioned entertainment for tweens and adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door- Adults: $9, Seniors/Student/Military $7, Circle Member: $6

47th Anniversary Annual Gala

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Join us at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art 47th Anniversary Annual Gala for an evening of fun, food, and art. The festivities this year will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 and will celebrate the past, present and future of the Museum. We are delighted to be honoring Fred Strauss for his dedication and leadership. Fred has given of his time as a board member and is one of our most popular docents. He has also donated an impressive collection of letters, postcards and stamps collected and curated since the 1940s that chronicle the history and traditions of the Jewish people.

The proceeds from the annual Gala help fund the Museum’s educational programming, exhibitions, and operations. Now, more than ever, your support is vital and ensures that the Museum will continue to serve as a powerful resource for better understanding and appreciation of diversity in our community. Formal invitations to this special event will follow later this summer.  Please click here to download a patron form.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Schnur, Museum Development Director at 918.492.1818.

Meeting: Jewish Genealogical Society of Tulsa

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Sun., Sept. 29 •  2 p.m. •  Society members and potential members are invited to this meeting in the Dan Room of the CSJCC.  Dr. Harvey Blumenthal will be speaking on Jews in the Civil War. For those of you who have heard Dr. Blumenthal speak, he is truly our local expert on the subject!

Miller Kids Workshop: Jewish Life & Folktales

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Join us for an hour of exploring the Alexander Kanchik exhibit in this interactive workshop for children on Sunday, August 4 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. A quest through the exhibit will put the children’s minds to work as they explore the world of Kanchik’s art.  This free workshop is open to children of all ages and includes free museum admission for the day. For more information, contact Tracey at 918-492-1818.

Tulsa Jewish Film Series: Nicky’s Family

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

 

Wed., Aug. 7 • 7 p.m. at Circle Cinema (12 South Lewis Ave) • Join us for Nicky’s Family, the inaugural film in this partnership between Circle Cinema, Jewish Federation of Tulsa and The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. Sir Nicholas Winton personally and by his own initiative saved the lives of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and brought them across Hitler’s Germany to Britain. For nearly 50 years, he kept secret how he rescued these children, not even his wife knew anything about it. The story only emerged in 1988 when the BBC broadcast a thrilling show about the first meeting of approximately one hundred of the rescued children with their secret rescuer about whom they had known nothing for 50 years. Today he is often called Britain’s Schindler. Alive and well at over 100, Sir Nicholas is still diffident about why he kept his secret for so long. He also is an immensely compelling symbol of how the caring of one man can truly make a difference.

Cost: $9/Adults, $7/Seniors, Military, Students, $6/Circle Cinema Members

To read The New York Times review of this “enthralling” movie, please click here.

Book Review: The Hare With Amber Eyes

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Writer Edmund de Waal shares the story of his once wealthy European Jewish family—how family members were scattered, their wealth appropriated and their art collection stolen by the Nazis.  The book will be reviewed by Museum Curator Karen York on Tuesday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m.  This exciting event is being offered at no charge.  Netsuke from Tulsa  private collections will be on display during this event.

Following the review, please make time to visit the museum until 5:00 p.m. and be sure to take advantage of the FIG: Café & Bakery on our campus for lunch which is open until 2:00 p.m.