The Oregon Jewish Museum and the associated Center for Holocaust Education explore the legacy of the Jewish experience in Oregon and teach the universal lessons of the Holocaust.
In 2014 the Oregon Jewish Museum merged with the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center, which was founded in 1984, taking on an expanded mission. Through exhibitions, programs, educational resources, and opportunities for intercultural conversation, OJMCHE challenges visitors to resist indifference and discrimination and to envision a just and inclusive world.
From its humble start as a “museum without walls” OJMCHE has become a vital part of Portland’s cultural landscape. Within the new museum, exhibitions and programs celebrate and explore, in the broadest terms, Jewish contributions to world culture and ideas, issues of identity and the forces of prejudice.