Yeshiva University Museum

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@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-06-27

Kay Khan funded conservation conservation of a ca. 1880 three-dimensional model of Jerusalem in the Museum's collection. She, her family and friends met at the Museum Sunday, June 24th, to celebrate the completion of the conservation work done by Christina Krumrine.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-06-27

Collection item of the week: Plaque depicting Rabbi Kook (1865-1935): issued as a fundraiser for The Universal Yeshiva of Jerusalem, 1943

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-06-20

Collection item of the week: poster advertising the purity of Assis jams by H. Jacoby, Jacobsohn Advertising, 1934

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-06-12

Collection item of the week: Ben Agrant and friends biking from the Agrant Family photo album (ca. 1880s-1993). Love the knickers!

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-06-05

Collection item of the week: Vest for a Child in These Times by Andi Arnowitz, Jerusalem, 2009, The Miriam and Israel Wertentheil Children's Judaica Collection of Yeshiva University Museum. This amuletic artwork expresses the artist’s concern with protecting children, unfortunately as relevant today as when she created it.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-05-30

Collection item of the week: Yiddish poster about the effects of trachoma published in London and Berlin, 1923, published by the Fund for the relief of Jewish victims of the war in Eastern Europe and the Federation of Ukranian Jews.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-05-22

Collection item of the week: Poster advertising stamp delivery (”Don’t stand in line”), Israel, ca. 1960s.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-05-22

In memoriam Robert Indiana (1928-2018). Coincidentally, the Hebrew version of his celebrated LOVE sculpture from our collection is currently on view at YU Museum.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-05-16

A few of the people who braved the storm last night to attend the opening of InSight, The Abby Belkin Stern College Senior Art Show here at YU Museum.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-05-14

Collection items of the week: maquettes for synagogue furnishings by Ludwig Wolpert (1900-1981)

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-05-10

CURATOR’S TALK: Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy Monday, May 14, 2018, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Selz Foundation Gallery Join curator Audra Lambert on a tour of Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy, featuring lyrical sculptures and painted reliefs that reflect the rich, complex history of Jewish heritage in Babylonia. Celebrating the notion of homeland, Hey, Wow! explores themes originating in the eponymous popular Hebrew song originating from Iraq. Presented in partnership with the American Sephardi Federation. TICKETS $10 adults, $5 seniors, students; free for YUM members and YU students, faculty and staff. For tickets, go to or call 212-868-4444. Register Here

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-04-30

Collection items of the week: wood figures depicting a man learning, a man reading the Torah, and a man teaching a boy, Israel, ca. 1940s/1950s.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-04-24

Collection item of the week: a charming advertisement for soap made especially for children designed by E. E. Joel, Haifa 1932

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-04-23

CONVERSATION: Moses on Film – from The Ten Commandments to The Prince of Egypt Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm Join leading intellectuals and culture mavens John Podhoretz and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik in conversation as they show winning film clips, compare their favorite biblical movie lines, and explore the depiction and characterization of Moses on film. This pre-Shavuot program is presented by Yeshiva University Museum in partnership with Commentary Magazine and The Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought. $10 general admission; $5 for students and seniors To reserve tickets, go to; for information, email [email protected] or call (212) 960-5400 x 6902.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-04-17

Sculptor Oded Halahmy during installation of his piece, Improvisation, in our sculpture garden. This work is part of his exhibition, Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy, opening May 1st.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-04-10

Collection item of the week: glossary of Hebrew terms written by Lillian Hendricks Wolff in 1889. Note how carefully she crosshatched the Hebrew letters.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-04-10

Yeshiva University will celebrate its 2018 Giving Day April 25-26, with students, alumni and friends joining together to support the YU of tomorrow. Donations made during the 24-hour period will help fund the University’s undergraduate, graduate, and high school communities, as well as scholarships, student life and various other programs. This year’s Giving Day campaign theme is “YU Hero” and will highlight the heroic character of our students and how YU helps nurture and cultivate those qualities.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-04-03

Collection item of the week: Barton’s candy container decorated with a rabbit. This was intended to broaden their consumer base and include people shopping for Easter.

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-03-27

Collection item of the week: Passover still life by Mathilde Meyer (1861-1936), Regensburg, late 19th/early 20th century. To learn more about this painting, go to our website

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-03-22

Collection item of the week: Making Matzah, A. Raymond Katz (1895-1974), Chicago, 1927, Oil on canvas, Collection of Yeshiva University Museum. For more information about this and other Passover images in our collection, see our blog at

@Yeshiva University Museum 2018-03-22

ART WORKSHOP: Pomegranates and Palm Trees for Passover Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Discovery Room Explore the delightful variations of pomegranates and palm trees in the new exhibition Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy and use the same imagery to decorate a matzah cover or afikomen bag for Passover 2018. Work with felt appliqués, fabric markers, and embroidery thread to create unique, usable art. Tickets: $8 adults; $6 seniors, students; free for YUM members and YU students, staff and alumni. This multi-sensory activity is also suitable for individuals who are blind or who have low vision. Programming for the blind and low vision community is made possible by a grant from The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc. For tickets, go to or call 212-868-4444.

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