Archives to showcase Jewish museums


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. National Archives will commemorate Jewish History month with a panel on Jewish museums. 

The event will take place on May 21, during the third annual Jewish History month, at the main National Archives building near the National Mall.

“To commemorate the third annual Jewish American Heritage Month, a panel of distinguished speakers will discuss the creation and importance of the National Museum of American Jewish History, scheduled to open in Philadelphia in fall 2010,” said a statement issued Thursday by the archives.

The panel will include the national Jewish museum’s director, designer and architect as well as Jonathan Sarna,  a professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University.

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