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Thank you for visiting the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center website.

Exciting things are happening around here, including a website redesign and capital campaign for the Holocaust History Center Expansion Project. We hope to complete both by Fall 2015. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience.

Please note we are now closed and will remain closed through August 15, 2015, when we anticipate to wrap up construction next door.

To learn more about the Holocaust History Center project, we've shared several links below. You can also follow the project by visiting our Facebook page. If you'd like to schedule a visit to the museum after construction, please contact us at: (520) 670-9073 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thanks for your support, and we look forward to sharing this exciting work with you shortly.

To watch a video of the Holocaust History Center, please click here:

To listen to AZPM's interview with Interim Executive Bryan Davis, click here.

For recent articles, click here and here.

Announcing! Museum Reception and New Exhibition Opening

This Valentine's Day weekend, you are invited to join us for a very special afternoon of love as the Jewish History Museum celebrates its 7th Annual KETUBAH AND WEDDING GOWN EXHIBITION​. Sunday, February 15, we'll host an opening reception beginning at 2:00 p.m. and followed by champagne and ​c​hocolates. On display will be a number of gowns donated​ or ​loaned this year, as well as some of the beautiful gowns from our permanent collection. A number of illuminated Ketubot, dating back to the 19th Century, will enhance this exhibition. Admission to the opening reception is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. ​To RSVP or for any questions, please call 520-670-9073 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

New Leadership at the Jewish History Museum

The Jewish History Museum would like to thank Judy Sensibar, who has completed her employment with the museum, for the valuable contributions she has made during her tenure as Executive Director.

We are pleased to announce that we have accepted a one-year management agreement with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona during which time current Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) director Bryan Davis will serve as an interim Executive Director of the Jewish History Museum.

Additionally, the Jewish History Museum has hired Julie Lauterbach-Colby as Director of Operations. Julie will be leaving a position at the University of Arizona Poetry Center to join our staff at the Museum. Julie will bring her professional background in event planning, finance management, fundraising and docent training to elevate the work of the Jewish History Museum.

2015 promises to be a landmark year for the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center, and we look forward to working together to transform these neighboring institutions into a fluid campus of Jewish culture, memory and learning.

Finally, today, January 27, 2015, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day; commemorations are taking place around the world to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Click here to read this piece written by Bryan Davis and featured in today’s issue of the Arizona Daily Star.

Barry A. Friedman
Board President

Limited Edition Prints for Sale from Temple of Shadows Exhibit

The Jewish History Museum proudly offers the photographs in the exhibit and five additional images for sale. Each photograph is limited to 20 prints ONLY. Prints are 18" x 22 "except for four smaller pieces that are 16" x 19". The larger prints are $300, and the smaller prints are $200. They are signed and unframed. Please call 520-670-9073 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your order. Photographs will be on display at Hotel Congress until the first week in January and there will be a reception December 13.




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Friday from Noon to 3 PM.

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Bryan Davis, interim Executive Director

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Tucson, Arizona 85701
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Tucson, Arizona 85702

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The Mission of the Jewish History Museum is the collection, preservation, exhibition and teaching of the Jewish heritage of the American Southwest and the preservation of the first synagogue building in Arizona.