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“Stories Untold: Jewish Pioneer Women, 1850-1910”: TREX: the Traveling Exhibitions Program of the Museum of New Mexico is circulating this exhibition, which features the work of Santa Fe artist Andrea Kalinowski and is composed of nine large works telling the stories of Jewish pioneer women as they made their way across the Great Plains and settled in the West. This exhibition has already visited Los Angeles; New York; Las Cruces, N.M.; San Jose and Houston. Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum of Temple Beth Israel, Scottsdale; Jan. 1- March 31. (


“Between Two Worlds: The Sacred Journey of Abraham Joshua Heschel”: The Rabbinic Fellows of JTS’s Kollot: Voices of Learning program and select JTS faculty will act as guides through an intensive national learning initiative focusing on Jewish history, philosophy, culture and tradition. They examine personal journeys and their impact on the Jewish experience. Beth Shalom Congregation, Jacksonville; Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. (212-280-6025 or

“Treasures of Americana From the JTS Library”: This facsimile exhibit, featuring prints from the library’s Americana collections, illustrates the rich history of American Jewry through a diverse and rare collection of art. Palm Beach Gala Reception at the estate of Robert Meister, Palm Beach; Jan. 27. (212-280-6025 or

“Tzedakah in Crisis: The State of American Jewish Philanthropy”: JTS Bernstein Family Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Jack Wertheimer. Temple Emanu-El, Palm Beach; Jan. 20. (212-280-6025 or


“Trends and Developments in Modern Synagogue Movements”: In an unprecedented lecture series, leaders of the Reconstructionist, Reform and Conservative movements share their perspectives on trends and developments within each movement in America. Issues explored may include demographics, affiliation, education, political advocacy, the rabbinate and approaches to interfaith families. Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 618 South Michigan Ave., Chicago; Jan. 11, 2 p.m.; free, but reservations are requested. (312-322-1743, [email protected] or

New Jersey

“From Covered Wagons to Suburbia: How Jews in America are Faring and Fearing”: Bob Seltzer, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee in Philadelphia, speaks as part of the World University Series. Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Commumity Center, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill; Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. (Call Shonnie Lebovitz at 856-424-4444 ext. 281 or

New Mexico

“Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico”: Included in this exhibit is information on the settlers who first arrived via the Santa Fe Trail, first lived among the Indians, and helped form religious congregations. Museum of New Mexico, 105 W. Palace Ave. on the Plaza, Santa Fe; Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; free Friday Evenings 5-8 p.m. (505-476-5100)


“With a Palette in the Suitcase: Immigrant Artists in the Golden Medina”: A corps of trained docents is available to explain exhibits and answer questions. Temple Judea Museumof Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Rd. (U.S. Route 611 and PA Route 73), Elkins Park; Jan. 16-March 12, Mon., Tue. and Wed., 1-4 p.m.; Friday night before and after Sabbath services; or by special appointment. Group tours can also be arranged. Reception: January 25. (215-887-2027, 215-887-8700, fax 215-887-1070 or email [email protected])

Rhode Island

“Treasures of Americana From the JTS Library”: This facsimile exhibit, featuring prints from the Library’s Americana collections, illustrates the rich history of American Jewry through a diverse and rare collection of art. Hereld Institute, Providence; Jan. 9-10. (212-280-6025 or


ABC-TV nationwide broadcast: “Legacy of Our Ancestors”: This documentary explores the foundations of Jewish America and brings to light the story of the first wave of Jewish immigration that occurred more than 200 years before Ellis Island opened its immigration station in 1892. The period between 1650 and 1820 was a fertile time in Jewish history as freedom of religious expression was allowed to take root in a land of budding economic opportunity. Sephardic Jews, having fled religious persecution, established an extraordinary presence along the Eastern Coast from Savannah to Newport with New Amsterdam (later to be renamed New York City) at the epicenter. This program tells the story of the early American Jew, illuminating the triumphs and struggles they faced balancing a religious life in the new world—challenges that echo for many American Jews today. The program features leading Jewish historians in the field and many direct descendants of the original colonists. ABC-TV; Jan. 11-Feb. 29; Check local listings as times and air dates will vary from city to city. (


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