OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM INC
October 26, 2009
I have been exposed to the Oregon Jewish Museum through my work as a history professional in Portland, Oregon, and I have been impressed by the quality and quantity of programming, exhibits, and collections initiatives they provide the community -- especially with such a small staff. The museum's director works to make all members of the community welcome and to broaden understanding of the depth and complexity of Jewish experience in the Pacific Northwest, echoing broader trends in the historical community that seek to extend study throughout the twentieth century. I am particularly impressed by the substantial oral history program, a vital aspect of historical documentation that would not be accmomplished otherwise.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the energy behind doing good work. There is a feeling of forward motion, of reaching for lofty goals and energetically working toward them.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
have a stellar facility, hire staff to significantly increase outreach for collections and programming, and pay staff better wages (a struggle for all non profits).
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I have visited the museum, worked as a professional partner through other organizations, and served on a grants committee reviewing a (successful) request from OJM.