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Leonard Nimoy: Secret Selves

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Please contact the Museum if you are interested in purchasing a signed copy of Leonard Nimoy’s Secret Selves Catalog.

Both fans of Fine Art Photography and fans of Star Trek will be thrilled to see this acclaimed exhibit of Leonard Nimoy’s photography, Secret Selves. Due to his fame as Spock on Star Trek, Nimoy, an accomplished photographer who became an expert in dealing with another identity in his life, decided to investigate hidden identities—secret selves. He called for volunteers to participate in a session in which they revealed their secret selves, whether by costume, pose, or attitude. The resulting portraits are the Secret Selves exhibit.



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: / /


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.

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.





2013 Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration: “The Kindertransports”

Friday, March 15th, 2013

From Dec. 1, 1938, to the start of World War II on Sept. 1, 1939, nearly 10,000 Jewish children were sent, without their parents, out of Nazi Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia to safety in Great Britain. While more than 1.5 million children perished in the Holocaust, these children were saved by the Kindertransport rescue movement.

Kurt and Margaret Goldberger, child survivors of the Kindertransports, will share their personal stories of the Kindertransports at Tulsa’s 16th annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Emunah, 17th Street and Peoria Avenue.

The Yom Hashoah Commemoration is an annual event sponsored by the Council for Holocaust Education, a committee of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa, in cooperation with numerous interfaith and community organizations, including the Circle Cinema and Tulsa City-County Library.

Born in Vienna, Austria, Kurt Goldberger emigrated to England on a Kindertransport in 1939 when he was almost 14. Born in Berlin, Germany, Margaret Goldberger also emigrated to England on a Kindertransport in 1939 when she was 13. The couple met in New York at a gathering of refugees in 1947. Kurt served as past president of The Kindertransport Association of North America from 1999-2012, and currently serves as vice president of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust. Margaret is an active board member of The Kindertransport Association, as well as a docent and speaker for the Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, N.Y.

According to The Kindertransport Association’s website at, the Kindertransport rescue operation was unique in that Jews, Quakers and Christians of many denominations worked together to rescue primarily Jewish children. These children were spared the horrors of the death camps, but were uprooted, separated from their parents, and transported to a different culture where they faced “not the unmitigated horror of the death camps, but a very human mixture of kindness, indifference, occasional exploitation and the selflessness of ordinary people faced with needy children.”

As in past years, the commemoration program includes an exhibit of projects created by students in Holocaust studies classes from various Tulsa area schools. In addition, a 10-piece orchestra conducted by Tulsan Dan Wooten will present selected music from Lee Holdridge’s compositions from the film “Into the Arms of Strangers.” Holdridge has composed, conducted and orchestrated music for many award-winning Hollywood films and TV shows. Plus, the Tulsa City-County Library will have available for checkout many Holocaust books and media.

Due to limited parking at Congregation B’nai Emunah, there will be free shuttle rides available from Temple Israel, 2004 E. 22nd Place. Contact the Jewish Federation of Tulsa at 918-495-1100 for more information about the commemoration. Contact the Tulsa City-County Library at 918-549-7323 for more information about Holocaust resources.

Butterfly Making Workshop

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Butterfly Making Workshop · Sun., April 7  · 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. · Museum Lobby · Pavel Friedman, a prisoner of the Terezin concentration camp, wrote the moving poem, “The Butterfly” in 1942.  Although the author died in Auschwitz two years later, after more than half a century, activists were inspired by his words to launch a project to commemorate the child victims of the Holocaust. The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art presents an art workshop for children and families to create an artistic butterfly.  Modeled after similar projects, the creation of handmade butterflies serves as a symbol of remembrance and renewed life, as well as a tangible reminder of what was lost. There is no cost to participate in the workshop and participants will receive free museum admission for the day.