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Jewish History Museum reopens for visitors

The Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center (JHM/HHC) is welcoming visitors back to its campus with advance registration, beginning Oct. 7.

The Jewish History Museum is housed in the oldest synagogue in the Arizona Territory, which was built in 1910, and tells the story of the Jewish presence in Southern Arizona through a multicultural lens. The Holocaust History Center presents the Holocaust through the life experiences of more than 260 people who survived Nazi persecution and later made Southern Arizona their home. The HHC’s contemporary human rights gallery highlights present-day human rights violations and issues of social justice.

The museum is currently accepting registration through Nov. 18 for Wednesdays, 10am-noon; Thursdays, 1-3pm; and Sunday, Nov. 7, 10am-1pm. Space is limited; school groups and other groups of more than eight people should email [email protected] to make arrangements.

“With the help of our volunteer docents, we had several very successful private group tours over the summer, including our ‘What You Do Matters’ partnership with the Tucson Police Department, two groups of educators from the Tucson Jewish Community Center, and a multi-generational group from a local church. We have already made arrangements with several schools to visit this fall, and we are looking forward to visits from for individuals and additional school groups, beginning Oct. 7,” says Michelle Blumenberg, interim executive director at the museum.

COVID-19 health and safety protocols have been implemented. Museum staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated. Visitors, staff and volunteers must wear face masks, and visitors must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours to enter.

For more information and to register, click here or visit www.jewishhistorymuseum.org.