The mission of the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art is to promote contemporary art that reflects Jewish themes.

Chair: Janeane Sloane (

Permanent Collection

(located in the Gushner Gallery)

The permanent collection includes important contemporary artists such as Chaim Gross, Tobi Kahn, Boaz Vaadia, Siona Benjamin, and many additional renowned local and international artists. The permanent collection exists because of the generous philanthropy of our RS members who have contributed to the purchase of the pieces in our collection. The development of a permanent collection was initiated by Joan C. Sall, Director Emeritus, who, early in the museum’s history, along with her husband Hyman, purchased many works for the collection.

This philanthropy continues with the recent sponsorship of a Diane Burko piece from her exhibit Repairing the Earth (Tikkun Olam): Diane Burko, Artist & Environmental Activistby Andrea R. Kramer & Lee A. Rosengard and Ellen & Mickey Simon.

The PMJA is a vital and engaging part of the RS Community. We are grateful for the past 40 years of leadership of Joan C. Sall, Director Emeritus; Wendi Furman, Curator Emeritus; along with Gail Rosenberg, Past Chair; and Current Chair Janeane Sloane. We invite any RS member interested in the PMJA Committee to contact Janeane Sloane.

Current Exhibit

(located in the Gutman Gallery)

These periodic, rotating exhibits in the Gutman Gallery provide members and visitors the opportunity to access themes and ideas related to Judaism through contemporary art.

Home (Less)

This group exhibition from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum explores the concept of home and homelessness that has become a grave situation in our city, our country, and our world. This exhibit is funded by Joan C. Sall in memory of her son, Jonathan.

Visiting Hours: Fridays between 5:00-6:00pm. Please feel free to stay for the Shabbat service at 6:00pm. For other times, please schedule at least a week in advance to Candice Nemoff (267-930-7293).