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Welcome to the Jewish Museum, a museum in New York City at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Whether you visit our home in the elegant Warburg mansion on Museum Mile, or engage with us online, there is something for everyone. Through our exhibitions, programs, and collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media, visitors can journey through 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture from around the world.


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The Jewish Museum was founded in 1904 in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where it was housed for more than four decades. Located along New York's Museum Mile, this elegant former residence has been the home of the Museum since 1947. Learn More

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The Most Popular Works of 2019 in the Jewish Museum Online Collection Read More

Based on Google Analytics data, these were the 10 most viewed works from the Jewish Museum online collection.

The Jewish Museum collection spans 4,000 years of Jewish culture through nearly 30,000 objects from around the world. Although approximately 600 objects are currently on view in our rotating collection exhibition Scenes from the Collection, the Museum’s online collection provides access to thousands more, along with hi-res images, accompanying audio/video, and resources for educators. Every year at the end of the year, we take a look at the most popular works in the Jewish Museum collection online based on Google Analytics data. Here were the 10 most viewed objects of 2019:

  1. SIC, Torah Finials, early 18th century
  2. Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage, 1907
  3. *Kehinde Wiley, Alios Itzhak (The World Stage: Israel), 2011
  4. Marc Chagall, Untitled (Old Man with Beard), c. 1931
  5. Anni Albers, Six Prayers, 1965–66
  6. *Deborah Kass, OY/YO, 2016
  7. George Segal, The Holocaust, 1982
  8. James Jacques Joseph Tissot, The Flight of the Prisoners, c. 1896
  9. Mel Bochner, The Joys of Yiddish, 2012
  10. Portion of a Synagogue Wall, Isfahan (Persia), 16th century

*Indicates works on view in Scenes from the Collection at the Jewish Museum

Portion of a Synagogue Wall from Isfahan, Persia, 16th century. Faience tile mosaic. The Jewish Museum, New York

This year, the Jewish Museum launched new audio tours featuring the voices of artists, rabbis, and curators, offering a range of perspectives on works from the collection. Many of these works were included on this year’s list, from Mel Bocher’s The Joys of Yiddish to Deborah Kass’ OY/YO.

Deborah Kass, OY/YO, 2016, produced 2017. Painted aluminum mounted on a polished stainless steel base. The Jewish Museum, New York

As we enter 2020, we look forward to sharing more works from the Jewish Museum collection with you, whether through upcoming rotations within Scenes from the Collection or through our digital channels.

Explore more works in the Jewish Museum collection online at TheJewishMuseum.org/Collection.


The Most Popular Works of 2019 in the Jewish Museum Online Collection was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

The Jewish Museum Staff Holiday Gift Guide Read More

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown on December 22. To help you find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list, our staff selected some of their favorite products from The Jewish Museum Shop.

Boxed Hanukkah Cards with Artwork by Elaine Lustig Cohen

When was the last time you saw a well-designed holiday card meant expressly for Hanukkah? This playful note card is based on a vibrant 1964 block letter pattern by Elaine Lustig Cohen. The celebrated artist and graphic designer was known for her witty and sophisticated poster art and catalogue covers for such iconic Jewish Museum exhibitions as 1966’s Primary Structures. Let this colorful card light up your holiday season.

— Rebecca Shaykin, Associate Curator

Geo Dreidel and Stand by Nambe

I love the sleek design, weight, and timeless feel of this dreidel. The well-crafted wooden stand elevates this object from a more traditional children’s toy to a statement piece accentuating my home. It also comes at an affordable price point, making it a perfect gift for friends and loved ones who invite us to their Hanukkah parties!

— Cindy Caplan,
Chief Counsel & Talent Officer

Rainbow Enamel Menorah

My thoughtful team gifted this menorah to me to celebrate my 40th birthday. This gift meant a lot to me, as my grandmother’s menorah — one that has been handed down in my family for generations — was lost in a recent move. But now, I too have one to pass down.

This menorah stands out to me for its rainbow design––an important symbol of pride and inclusion, reminding us the power of art to enrich our understanding of the world.

— Jonah Nigh, Acting Deputy Director, Development

Dreidel Salt and Pepper Shakers

Perfect for any latke party host who loves holiday décor, these Dreidel Salt and Pepper Shakers make outstanding gifts. This year, I gave a set to my mother­ — I can imagine her bringing these out year after year as Hanukkah approaches and enjoying their festive charm.

— Jenna Bastian,
Director of Membership

Nosh Menorah by Modern Mensch in Rose Gold

Although I don’t technically celebrate Hanukkah, I always celebrate beautiful objects. This metallic, bagel-shaped menorah caught my eye over a year ago as a gorgeous tabletop piece, but also because it came in all the iPhone colors: silver, gold, and rose gold. As a millennial tech nerd, it has since become my go-to holiday gift to friends who also celebrate beautiful objects, Hanukkah, or both.

— JiaJia Fei,
Director of Digital

Echo Park Pottery designed by Peter Shire: Short Splatter Mug

This mug by Los Angeles-based artist Peter Shire makes an outstanding gift for any creatives in your life. I like the balance between the purposeful, exaggerated forms of the object and the playful, kind of thoughtfully haphazard splatter of the glaze. The production process means that no two mugs are alike. Functional, unique, and sculptural — what more could you ask for?

— Jamie Auriemma,
Manager of Teen Programs

One-of-a-kind Folk Art Bracelets by Joan Shaver

This collection of wooden bracelets, selected to complement the Museum’s current exhibition Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art, is a wonderful reflection of American folk art. I love statement pieces, especially when they are graphic in nature. My bracelet features a beautiful red bird with a very long neck and is surrounded by flowers. Each of these items are one-of-a-kind and hand-painted by artist Joan Shaver.
— Yeliz Secerli,
Director of Design

Way Too Many Latkes

My kids love this silly story and read it all year round, along with other fabulous books like The Missing Letters and All-of-a-Kind Hanukkah. I love having a selection of books for every holiday and make the celebrations last longer.

— Sarah Supcoff,
Deputy Director,
Marketing & Communications

Shop our complete selection of Hanukkah gifts at the Jewish Museum Shop or online at shop.thejewishmuseum.org.


The Jewish Museum Staff Holiday Gift Guide was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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