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March 17, 1995 - Image 50

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-03-17

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What's To See

Don't plan a trip without checking into exhibits at Jewish museums
around the country.



udah Magnes was a pacifist
who believed in fighting.
From his early youth, he ad-
vocated outspoken support
for and work on behalf of nu-
merous Zionist causes.
He was a leader in American
Jewry's protest against the
Kishinev pogroms, and headed a
committee that gathered funds
to be used for Jewish self-defense
in Russia.
Ordained in the Reform move-
ment, he quit as rabbi of Temple
Emanu-El in New York when
congregational leaders criticized
his interest in increased tradition.
And while he opposed Ameri-
can participation in World War
I, he firmly believed the United
States should go to war with the
The first president of the He-
brew University of Jerusalem,



M&J SAvirr, NYC



24, 25, 26

cated at 911 Russell St., Berke-
ley, CA 94705, is open 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
(except on Jewish and federal hol-
Upcoming events include:
An exhibit on recent acquisi-
tions, from rare books to folk art,
running through May 7. Includ-
ed in the exhibit are a carved
cane presented by Geronimo to a
Jewish Alaskan fur trader, draw-
ings and prints by Marc Chagall;
and photographs of Bay Area sur-
An exhibit on Jewish cemeter-
ies from the pioneer days will run
May 25-29.
For information, call the mu-
seum, (510) 549-6950.

The B'nai B'rith Klutznick
National Jewish Museum,

1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20036, (202)

203 E. Maple
Birmingham, MI 48009
(810) 647-4007

Temple Israel Sisterhood

The museum is open Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday from
11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday
from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10
a.m. to 5:45 p.m. It is closed Fri-
day, Saturday and on Jewish hol-
Spertus Museum, 618 S.
Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
60605, (312) 922-9012.
In addition to the permanent
exhibit, a collection ofJewish rit-
ual objects from throughout his-
tory to the present, the museum
is hosting, through July 26, a spe-
cial exhibit called "The Chicago
Booth Festival," featuring a se-
ries of sukkahs designed by lead-
ing Chicago architects. -
Opening March 19 and run-
ning through July 16 will be
"Myth, Midrash, Mysticism,"
with paintings by Samuel Bak.
From April 9 through Sept. 30,
Spertus will host "GIs Remem-
ber World War II and the Liber-
ation of Concentration Camps,"
featuring reports by American
Jewish GIs and artifacts from
Chicago-area veterans of World
War II.



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Art Fair

Sunday, March 26 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, March 27 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Temple Israel

5725 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield

(810) 661-5700
Tickets $3.00

Outstanding works of many fine artists...
choice selection of boutique items

Lunch available at our Temple Avenue Cafe

Patron Champagne Preview
Saturday, March 25
8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Turn Your Furniture into a Work of Art

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A sukkah designed by Carol Ross Barney, of Ross Barney & Janowski Ltd., now on

exhibit at the Spertus Museum in Chicago.

Judah Magnes also loved the
arts. Visitors to Berkeley, Calif.,
have the opportunity to remem-
ber Magnes every time they vis-
it the Magnes Museum, one of
the leading Jewish museums in
the country.
A trip out of state may very
well include stops at an amuse-
ment park or a Hollywood star's
home or some exotic spot where
you can purchase "a beautiful
glass figurine of Napoleon, hand-
crafted in Portugal" (of course, it
does say "Made in China" on the
bottom). But smart travelers
know that one of the most fun ac-
tivities while on that much-an-
ticipated trip can be visiting
Jewish museums.
The Magnes Museum, lo-

The museum is now hosting
two photo exhibits, "Textures of
Identity" and "Faces of Identity,"
featuring pictures from six of to-
day's leading Jewish photogra-
Museum hours are 9-5 Mon-
day through Friday.
The Jewish Museum (under
the auspices of the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary of America),
1109 Fifth Ave., New York, NY
10128, (212) 423-3200.
Current exhibitions are "Cul-
ture and Continuity" (chronicling
4,000 years ofJewish life), works
by Jewish impressionist Camille
Pissarro, and "Jewish Life in
Czarist Russia," on loan from St.
Petersburg, Russia.

Works by Marc Chagall are on exhibit at
the Magnes Museum in Berkeley, Calif.

Also opening April 9 and con-
tinuing through August is "Sur-
vival in Sarajevo," a collection of
photos by Edward Serotta, show-
ing the Bosnian Jewish commu-
nity during the war.
Spertus also is home to a chil-
dren's archaeological museum,
appropriate for children in grades
kindergarten through high
Museum hours are 10 a.m.

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