How traditions, values, and dreams created one of the most diverse Jewish communities in America.
Materials and oral histories capture how our Jewish community has changed to our region.
Past events have shaped our community while current events create history for future generations.
Courtesy of voiceover talent, David Goldfarb and the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, whose actors will be performing at the Gala. Joseph Angel audio clip
Anna Hahn audio clip
THE WSJHS NIGHT AT MOHAI EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
The WSJHS Board of Directors, staff, gala committee, and volunteers are thankful for your interest and support. Please note that the exhibit, "Shalom! Open for Business," is currently on display at MOHAI and will run through January 2015.
More information about the exhibit is below. There is also detailed information on our events page.
You can still make a tribute donation to Ken Weinberg, Making History Award recipient. Existing ticket holders are welcome to upgrade to a VIP ticket which includes a champagne toast and a special tour of the exhibit led by exhibit curator Stuart Eskenazi.
Both can be purchased online at wsjhsgala.brownpapertickets.com or over the phone at 206-774-2277.
SHALOM! OPEN FOR BUSINESS is now open at MOHAI!
Shalom! Open for Business: Tales of Jewish Merchants in Washington State is the newest exhibit from the WSJHS created in partnership with the Museum of History and Industry.
You are invited to engage with the experiences of Jewish immigrants who came to the Pacific Northwest to build better lives for their families -- and help build the foundations of the region's economy. Shalom! Open for Business will explore many of these stories, and reveal often hidden facets of the history of Seattle and Washington State visitors may not have previously known. The exhibit will combine first person narratives, historic photos from family collections, and personal artifacts with captivating videos, interactive displays, and original artworks to create a truly impressive experience for visitors.
Visitors to Shalom! will discover a century of Jewish merchants whose business innovations ranged from selling supplies to Alaskan gold prospectors to establishing businesses that still operate today. Stuart Eskenazi, guest curator of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society, says, "The triumphs and challenges Jewish merchants faced as they found their place in a new society offer compelling examples of the resilience of immigrant communities."
Shalom! Open For Business
July 26th, 2014 - January 15th, 2015
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
860 Terry Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
More information about special events during the exhibition is located on our event page. Information about MOHAI including exhibit hours, entrance fees, and the facility is available at http://www.mohai.org