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The Anguish of Liberation as Reflected in Art

Monday, December 4th, 2017

The Anguish of Liberation as Reflected in Art

January 1-December 31, 2017

This exhibition features 11 artworks that were created immediately after the liberation and up until 1947. The exhibition attempts to investigate how survivors reacted to the liberation through art.

When liberation finally arrived, the survivors found themselves torn between their desire to return to life and their need to face the devastation and mourn. The main theme of the exhibition is comprised of the artworks and the personal story behind each of them. The exhibit comes from Yad Vashem, Israel.

Auschwitz: A Place on Earth Exhibit produced by Yad Vashem

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Auschwitz A Place on Earth, The Album

September 14 – January 2018

About six million Jewish men, women and children were systematically murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Over one million were murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest extermination camp during WWII. This exhibition depicts the only known visual documentation of the arrival of a transport of Jews to Auschwitz-Burkenau. The photos in the album show the entire process except for the killing itself. The discovery of the album by Lilly Jacob, who found the album and later donated it for safekeeping to Yad Vashem. The exhibit comes from Yad Vashem.

12th Annual Purim Mask Invitational: Call for Entries

Monday, December 4th, 2017


White Rose Memorial Essay Contest 2018

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

White Rose Memorial Essays

The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education’s Tenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest

For Middle, Jr. High, and High School Students

Submission deadline: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The White Rose organization, including brother and sister Hans and Sophie Scholl, felt compelled to protest the frightening environment in which they lived and studied.  Their protests took the form of essays published in leaflets that were distributed anonymously in Munich, and then later mailed to persons selected from the phone book.  These essays challenged citizens to resist the Nazi policies and encouraged non-violent political dissent.  The White Rose members knew that to be silent in the face of evil was to surrender to it, encourage it, and enable it to grow stronger.  Thus, their movement united others to resist Nazi tyranny by striving to eradicate the “face of evil” before it destroyed more innocent lives.  According to an exhibit on display at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., “Of all the groups in Germany that opposed Hitler’s dictatorship, only one, code-named ‘White Rose’, openly protested the Nazi genocide against the Jews.”


It has been said, “To forget a Holocaust is to kill twice.” Organizations like Yahad in Unum, Yad Vashem, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other Holocaust organizations emphasize the importance of remembering individual victims in their work. They focus on retrieving individual identities of those who were murdered during the Holocaust, in an effort to ensure they are remembered as unique human beings rather than anonymous victims. In the same spirit of remembrance, research and write about the life (pre-war, during, and post-war) of one victim of the Nazi regime in order to preserve his or her memory. Next, explain why it is important that you, as a student 73 years after the Holocaust, continue to remember these stories and give identity and voice to the victims.


Length: 500-1000 words

Eligibility:  Students in grades 6-8 at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year may participate.  Students may win an award only once in each school category.


Length: 750-1500 words

Eligibility:  Students in grades 9-12 at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year may participate.  Students may win an award only once in each school category.


  • Does the essay completely address this year’s essay contest topic?
  • Have you given your essay a descriptive title?
  • Is your essay the required length?
  • Is your essay typed, double-spaced, with left and right margins set at 1 inch, on one side of white 8.5 by 11 inch paper with Times New Roman font?
  • Have you made sure that your name, school, or city DOES NOT appear anywhere on the essay manuscript (only on the attached entry form)?
  • Did you include parenthetical citations of sources used?
  • Does your essay have a standardized Works Cited page?
  • Did you completely fill out the entry form provided by your teacher?

WHITE ROSE AWARDS: Ten students from grades 6-8 and also from grades 9-12 will be honored with a symbolic white rose.  From these top essays, first, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

Grades 6-8                                                                                 Grades 9-12

First prize             $250                                                               First prize             $250

Second prize       $150                                                                 Second prize       $150

Third prize           $50                                                                Third prize          $50

All students selected for outstanding essays will be inducted in to the Friends of the White Rose – Tulsa Region at a special recognition ceremony.  Winning essays will be posted on our website:

JUDGING CRITERIA:  Each essay will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Depth of research
  • Quality of writing
  • Fulfillment of the prompt requirements
  • Accuracy of factual information
  • Responsible citation of sources consulted
  • Fulfillment of contest requirements concerning topic, eligibility, guidelines, and endorsement

Note:  Any essay that does not address the ENTIRE prompt will be disqualified.

SUBMISSIONS:  Sponsoring teachers may hand deliver, submit by US mail, or electronically submit their students’ essays.  A completed entry form for each student’s submission must also be included.  These must arrive no later than March 13, 2018.  Essays should be delivered or mailed to

The White Rose Essay Contest

The Jewish Federation of Tulsa

2021 East 71st Street

Tulsa, OK  74136

Download an entry form.

Chagall Windows

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Chagall Windows

October 4 – December 31, 2017

Reception October 19, 5-7pm

The exhibition features 43 pieces, including two Chagall originals, will showcase the creation of stone lithographs for a series of stained glass windows installed in the Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The work was engraved by Charles Sorlier, who worked in close collaboration with the artist and is printed on watermarked Arches wove paper.

On loan from the Biblical Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas

All Are Welcome: Jewish Art Through the Eyes of Refugees

Monday, February 13th, 2017

All Are Welcome: Jewish Art Through the Eyes of Refugees. This exhibit exemplifies the Museum’s mission by showcasing the diverse collection of Jewish Artists that defied all odds and were able to share their voices through art. From Moses to Chagall and from Fried to Knigin, the Museum’s collection is full of Refugee imagery and artists.

“Air of Courage” by Michael Kinigin.

“I was introduced to people at the Holocaust Museum in Yadvashem, Israel, who gave me access to their archives, so I photographed them at the museum,” Kinigin said. “These were pictures of the victims in the camps, of revolts, deportation, ghettos, liberation and of Anne Frank,” he said. “Many of these pictures were taken by the German soldiers.” This picture depicts Jews in their homelands standing outside their business before the collection of Jews by the Nazi’s during the Holocaust. They are overshadowed by a large detour sign foreshadowing their departure from their homes to either a concentration camp or as a refugee to another land.

To quote the Museum’s Executive Director Drew Diamond “Our exhibit represents a view of the extensive history of the Jewish people both as refugees themselves and as champions of all refugees.”

This exhibit will be on display Now through Fall of 2017 in the Mildred and Julius Sanditen Gallery.


Statement from The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Statement from The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education January 29, 2017. The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education joins our fellow citizens across the nation in condemning any policy on immigration or emergency refuge that discriminates on the basis of religious status. The Executive Order ironically released on Friday, January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, clearly targets the Muslim community, putting innocent children, women, and men at risk. We affirm the oldest commitments of our country to welcome the tired, the poor, and those yearning to be free and reject any compromise of this essential value. Potential immigrants are already screened in ways that honor our need for security and stability, and they should not be forced into a holding pattern which endangers their lives and fundamental well-being. Many Americans are immigrants and the children and grandchildren of refugees, and we call on our government to extend the blessings of our country with openness, generosity, and a commitment to alleviate the suffering of others. This anniversary season, commemorating the 72nd liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp, calls on all of us to rise toward the dignity and worth of all human beings.

Video about The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

Friday, January 20th, 2017

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:

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: / /