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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

Soccer Under the Swastika: Stories of Survival and Resistance During the Holocaust

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Soccer Under the Swastika: Stories of Survival and Resistance during the Holocaust

Now – September 3, 2017

Author Talk, Thursday July 27th at 5PM

In Soccer under the Swastika: Stories of Survival and Resistance during the Holocaust, Kevin E. Simpson reveals the surprisingly powerful role soccer played during World War II. From the earliest days of the Nazi dictatorship, as concentration camps were built to hold so-called enemies, captives competed behind the walls and fences of the Nazi terror state.

Cinema 51-The Museum Gala

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Cinema 51: The Museum Gala

Honoring Michelle and Clark Wiens of Circle Cinema

at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

 

Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 29, 2017– The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is pleased announce an evening honoring Michelle and Clark Wiens of Circle Cinema at this year’s premier fundraising event titled Cinema 51: The Museum Gala.

 

Circle Cinema partners with both the Jewish Federation of Tulsa and The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art for the Annual Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival. Along with the festival, Michelle Wiens was instrumental in bringing Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation now the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to The Museum to showcase Holocaust survivors living in Oklahoma.

 

The Mission of Circle Cinema is to educate, enlighten and entertain their guests 365 days a year through selected features and programs that expose and connect our community to global issues, environments and cultures. In comparison the Museum’s mission is to preserve and promote Jewish heritage, culture, and history through art and education. Our similar missions are what draws us to each other and helps continue to educate the greater community.

 

During the course of the evening, we will be celebrating the Museum’s 51st anniversary and the success of the Circle Cinema! The evening’s festivities and entertainment include cocktails and dinner catered by Chef James Shrader of the Palace Café. Patrons and guests will also preview a special exhibition celebrating Jewish motion pictures and cinema in Tulsa.

Please contact Tracey Herst-Woods, Director of Development and Programs, 918.492.1818, for patron and ticket information.

Dr. Joel Dimsdale-The Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

 

Please join us at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art on Thursday, May 11, at 7 pm to hear Dr. Joel Dimsdale give a lecture on his newest book, The Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals. Lecture is free, and a book signing will follow.

In Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals, Dimsdale conducts a detailed examination-using 21st century diagnostic tools-of four Nazi war criminals: Robert Ley, Hermann Göring, Julius Streicher, and Rudolf Hess. His talk will probe the psychological nature of those who perpetrated the Shoah and the implications that research holds today.

A review of the book can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/books/review/anatomy-of-malice-by-joel-e-dimsdale.html?_r=0

The lecture is presented in conjunction with The Laureate Institute for Brain Research.

American Guild of Judaic Art Group Exhibition

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

July 6 – September 17

Reception July 6, 5-7pm

“The American Guild of Judaic Art is an international organization for those with interests in the Judaic arts and dedicated to the promotion of Jewish art and culture in society. Their mission is to celebrate the rich diversity and sacred beauty of Judaic Art around world, and establish a community for those who are inspired to fulfill the commandment of Hiddur Mitzvah by creating, collecting and exhibiting Jewish Art. See 80 original pieces from AGJA members around the country in one location for the first time.”

Tenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The Council for Holocaust Education is excited announce the Tenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest.

The essay contest is held in honor of the resistance group, the White Rose Society, who penned essays which challenged citizens to resist 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. Inspired by their words of strength, our annual essay contest provides a forum for local students to use their words to make a difference in today’s world. Entries are being accepted in the middle school division (grades 6-8) and high school division (9-12) until March 31, 2017. Wining essays receive cash prizes. The prompt and submission guidelines can be found at https://jewishtulsa.org/whiterose/. Please email dhe@jewishtulsa.org<mailto:dhe@jewishtulsa.org> for more information.

Chasing Dreams, Baseball & Becoming American

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Chasing Dreams celebrates baseball and the many fans, players, and characters who helped shape our American story. Every triumph and defeat, every hero on and off the field, has become another chapter in the history we all share. And for immigrants and minority groups especially, it has played a crucial role in understanding, and sometimes challenging, what it means to be American.

Will Eisner Comic Celebration

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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Eleventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Eleventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational

March 2– April 9, 2017

Reception March 2, 7:30PM
Elementary, middle and high school students are invited to participate in the Eleventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational by creating wearable masks recognizing Purim, a joyful holiday occurring on March 12, 2017. (Jewish Year 5777). Deadline for masks is February 10, 2017. Please click on the link below for more information and how to enter your schools masks.

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SAVE THE DATE! Golden Gala

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Golden Gala

Honoring the Past/Celebrating the Present/Building the Future

Evening to Remember, in Commemoration of 50 Years of the SMMJA.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Featuring James Shrader of the Palace Cafe!

An evening highlighting five decades of preserving and sharing the legacy of Jewish art, history and culture in Tulsa.

Artifacts from original donations made to the Museum in 1966 will be featured.

50th Anniversary Historical Presentation

Entertainment provided by vocalist Jennifer Paxton and pianist Scott McQuade.

Please contact Tracey Herst-Woods, 918-492-1818 for Patron Information