I hope you can join us on Sunday, October 16, 3 pm, when New York scholar Gabriel Goldstein is presenting a lecture at the Museum, Jewish Treasures and the Stories They Tell. Following the program, the public is invited to bring in Judaic objects for Gabe to discuss. A number of folks have registered to bring in their “semi-mystery” objects. Among them are 17th–century pewter plates with Hebrew lettering from Germany, a 19th-century silver Purim noisemaker from Gdansk, a carved wooden box with a Star of David from China, an eternal light, and a silver amulet from Tehran. After his lecture, I look forward to hearing Gabe talk about these objects and others that are brought to the Museum.
This program was the “brain-child” of a group from the Museum who went to visit the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) to see their Judaica collection. The North Carolina museum is one of the few general museums in the country to house a permanent collection of Judaica. Our executive director Nannette Maciejunes; Debby Kane, chair of the Columbus Jewish Foundation arts committee; collector Bob Shamansky, and I went to North Carolina in March. Gabriel Goldstein is a consultant for the NCMA’s Judaic collection and on the way back from Raleigh, the Columbus group decided to invite Gabe to speak here in Columbus– thus the program on October 16. Bob Shamansky, who passed away in August, helped to fund this program, and he will be honored at the lecture.
Jewish Treasures and the Stories They Tell is free for members, but please register in advance online. Or Nonmembers registration here. If you would like to bring your own “semi-mystery” objects to have our speaker help identify, please call me at 614-629-0353. I look forward to seeing you.
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Carole Genshaft, Ph.D.
Adjunct Curator of Education