Image Gallery: JDC Forum 2013
AJM Curator Leslie Fried was invited by Linda Levi, the Director of Global Archives at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, to participate in a panel on conducting research at the JDC Archives. The event took place on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York City during the JDC Board of Directors annual meeting. The session was entitled "Bringing History to Life - The Treasures of the JDC Archives" and included a brief overview on some of the treasures in the JDC Archives followed by a panel of three cultural figures speaking on their experiences using the JDC Archives. Leslie spoke about her experience in the JDC Archives preparation collecting material for the AJM’s opening exhibit, On the Wings of Eagles: Alaska’s Contribution to Operation Magic Carpet.
On August 15, 2015, Leslie Fried, the curator of the Alaska Jewish Museum hosted the Holocaust Teacher’s Workshop, a two-hour event that featured a welcoming speech by Rabbi Yosef Greenberg of the Alaska Jewish Campus; and a PowerPoint presentation that touched
on the history of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and resistance efforts.
In addition, songs of the ghettos and of the camps, arranged for flute and violin, were played by Karen Barnard, violinist and Christine Reichman, flautist.
Holocaust Teacher’s Workshop
July 16, 2014 | Alaska Jewish Museum board members Bob & Yael Kaufman, recently made a very important contribution to our museum by donating a permanent signage spot in the Anchorage International Airport, highlighting our Jewish Museum and our first permanent exhibit, On the Wings Of Eagles: Alaska's Contribution to Operation Magic Carpet. This generous gift has dramatically changed the scope of our museum’s public reach, as the sign is prominently located at the Alaska Airlines baggage claim, seen by thousands of tourists and locals throughout the year. On your next trip in our out of town make sure to stop and view it!
Alaska Jewish Museum Installation Now On Display at AIC Airport
Alaska Jewish Museum Opens New Exhibit
August 21, 2017
On August 21, 2017, the Alaska Jewish Museum officially opened its new exhibit, A Refuge in the Last Frontier: Evolution of the Alaska Development Plan, about the failed attempts by the American government during the 1930’s and 40’s to put into place an immigration policy that would have allowed Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany to settle in Alaska. We were honored to have such distinguished speakers present as Governor Walker, Mayor Berkowitz of Anchorage, Historian Steve Haycox and Senator Lisa Murkowski, as well as our own Rabbi Greenberg and Curator Leslie Fried. Audience response was very emotional as letters from would-be Jewish immigrants requesting haven in the Territory were read aloud. The speeches of Ms. Fried and Mayor Berkowitz can be accessed below. Professor Haycox’s speech can be found on the exhibit page.
Video's from Opening of New Exhibit
Alaska Humanities Forum Article