Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale

The Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale is a cultural and educational center that provides exhibitions relating to Jewish history and contemporary Jewish culture. [ [http://www.villagevoice.com/2003-11-11/nyc-life/close-up-on-riverdale/ “Close Up on Riverdale,” Village Voice, November 11, 2003] ] The museum is located within an apartment complex on the grounds of a senior care center in the Bronx, New York. [ [http://www.thejewishweek.com/viewarticle/c1_a6378.html “Artful Display,” February 16, 2000, The Jewish Week] ]

The museum opened in 1982 and expanded its gallery space in 2006. Its exhibits are based on its 3,000-object collection, and it has also presented exhibits of Jewish art and artifacts from other private collections, museums and art schools. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0DE0DF123FF936A25753C1A9669C8B63 “Plaiying in the Neighborhood,” October 15, 2000] ] One of the more unusual exhibitions at the museum was a show entitled "Culture as Commodity" that offered a variety of Judaica-related items, including Israeli Coca-Cola t-shirts, that were purchased from eBay and other Internet auction sites. [ [http://www.forward.com/articles/1839/ “1930s Synagogue Going Once, Going Twice…”, Jewish Daily Forward, December 30, 2005] ]

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