Museum of Jewish Civilization
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Museum of Jewish Civilization

at the Maurice Greenberg Center of Judaic Studies



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The Museum of Jewish Civilization was founded in 2003 thanks to a generous gift by Dr. William Sherman of West Hartford and other donors. The Museum is a teaching museum and its primary goal is to tell the story of Jewish civilization for the general and academic communities of Connecticut through exhibitions coordinated with lectures and coursework in the extensive Judaica offerings of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford.

The Museum of Jewish Civilization’s William Singer Gallery has featured exhibits highlighting the history of Jewish interactions with Muslims and Christians; the lives of the Jews in Germany, the United States, Latin America, and ancient Israel, Jewish life in Europe after the Holocaust, exhibits on famous Jewish artists Arthur Szyk, Chaim Gross, and others, and now holds the Grae Collection of Jewish Art.

The Museum is located inside the Mortensen Library in the Harry Jack Gray Center on the University of Hartford Main Campus.