A home for Jewish history, art and culture in Alaska
In 2004, a group of Alaskans, led by Rabbi Joseph Greenberg of the Alaska Jewish Campus, recognized the need to provide the people of Alaska with a way to explore its Jewish history and culture and, by doing so, to honor the significant Jewish contributions to that state and the greater United States.
The mission of the Alaska Jewish Museum (AJM) is to provide a home for Jewish history, art and culture in Alaska.
AJM tells the stories of Alaska’s Jewish residents and their contributions to the development of the state’s industries, government, and culture from territorial days to the present.
We also seek to create a gathering place and historical repository to help build cultural bridges to promote diversity and tolerance for all Alaskans, enriching and deepening the cultural wealth of the broader community. Our exhibits and programming demonstrate the living connections between the past and the present.