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Oregon Jewish Museum Exhibit: Settling In

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WHERE:
Oregon Jewish Museum
1953 NW Kearney St
Portland

WHEN:
Through September 29, 2013

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The exhibit focuses on two groups: Eastern European and Russian Jewish immigrants who were “Americanized” through the Neighborhood House, the settlement house founded in South Portland in 1905, and later immigrants served through the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). The struggles and triumphs of the early 20th century immigrants are compared with challenges and achievements of a contemporary and diverse group of immigrants from Burma, Cambodia, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, and Somalia. Through their compelling and sometimes astonishing stories, the exhibit highlights the old and new realities of the immigrant experience.

Exhibition gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Museum admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and free for members and children under 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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