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The Jewish Museum
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The Jewish Museum
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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 is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people through its unparalleled collections and distinguished exhibitions. Learn More

History

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

Stories

An Immersive Time-Travel Journey Through Leonard Cohen’s Career Read More

Artist George Fok describes his first encounter with the music of Leonard Cohen, and the inspiration for his immersive video…

Disability Inclusion in the Digital Age Read More

On the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), learn about the accessibility features of the Jewish Museum’s new Mobile Tours audio guide platform.

Today marks the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark legislation that ensures people with disabilities are protected against prejudice and discrimination. Under the ADA, these legal protections extend to all areas of public life: jobs, schools, transportation, and all places that are open to the general public, including museums.

Around the time the ADA was signed into law in 1990, the Jewish Museum completed an extensive renovation of its historic Warburg Mansion, originally built in 1908, to ensure the building would be accessible to all. Yet this large undertaking — making the Museum’s building physically accessible — was just one step in the Museum’s efforts to offer equitable access to all. As we continuously expand our services and programs for visitors with disabilities, technology offers a new opportunity to consider yet a new public space that should be made accessible to all: the online space.

At the Jewish Museum, all visitors are welcome to experience our collection, exhibitions, and programs, as well as public engagement that may take place online, like our new Mobile Tours. Recently launched with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, this web-based platform for audio guides can be used on all devices, both on and off-site, making the Museum more accessible to those who may not be able to visit the physical museum space, or who benefit from learning more before they arrive. It also includes a range of accessibility features, from transcripts of all audio material, to alt-text on images, and verbal description tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision.

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All too often, there is a myth that accessibility is too difficult, too expensive, or too inconvenient to achieve. Accessibility is also an ongoing, iterative process, especially as museums constantly rotate exhibitions and other materials on display. The reality is that the benefits outweigh the costs, and making a platform like the Museum’s Mobile Tours more accessible for some makes it more accessible to everyone.

— Meredith Nicholson, Visitor Experience Assistant

To learn more about Accessibility and Access Programs at the Jewish Museum, visit TheJewishMuseum.org/Accessibility. Listen to the Verbal Descriptions Tour on our new Mobile Tours at Tours.TheJewishMuseum.org.


Disability Inclusion in the Digital Age was originally published in The Jewish Museum on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Remembering Lucette Lagnado (1956-2019) Read More

The Jewish Museum remembers the award-winning author for her numerous talks and contributions as a beloved storyteller

Lucette Lagnado. Photograph by Kathryn Szoka via The New York Times

The Jewish Museum is saddened to hear about the recent passing of award-winning author Lucette Lagnado, who died earlier this month at age 62.

“It’s actually a very profound belief of observant Jews that the Torah scroll is alive,” said Lagnado recently about a Torah case from Iraq on view now in Scenes from the Collection at the Jewish Museum. “And that’s yet another element of why I feel so passionately about what a museum would call an object. I want to cry out: No, it’s not an object; it’s alive. It’s a part of God.”

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“People don’t realize this, but in Iraq, where this Torah scroll came from, there were hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of Jews once upon a time. And other countries, Algeria, Syria, you name it... And yet what united us all was our love, above all, for the Torah.” — Lucette Lagnado

In addition to serving as a voice on the Museum’s Jewish Rituals audio tour, Lagnado gave numerous author talks over the years, describing the personal story of her Jewish family’s departure from Egypt to America in the 1960s — a journey that was unfamiliar to many, but always fascinating. Among the last Jews to flee Egypt she wrote, “at the tender age of 6, I had become a refugee.”

Lagnado brought these experiences to life in her writing, in books such as The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn and The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World, which won the Jewish Book Council’s Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature in 2008. At her last author talk at the Jewish Museum in 2015, she shared her research on the Jews of Tunisia.

Lagnado will be remembered not only for her eloquence and intelligence, but for her warmth and graciousness. According to Nelly Silagy Benedek, The Jewish Museum’s Senior Director of Education, “Lucette always thanked us for inviting her to participate in our programs as though we were doing her a favor when, in fact, the opposite was true. She was the one who was always generous with her time and her praise for our museum. She was a lovely person, with a unique and original voice.”

Listen to Lucette Lagnado on the Jewish Museum’s Jewish Rituals audio tour at Tours.TheJewishMuseum.org.


Remembering Lucette Lagnado (1956-2019) 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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