PMJA Mission

Presenting contemporary art that illuminates the Jewish experience, the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art (PMJA) has, since 1975, presented solo and group exhibitions of work in the broadest range of mediums by artists of diverse backgrounds. The PMJA is located within Congregation Rodeph Shalom.


"Arise and Away" An Exhibition of Renewal and Hope

Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. (reception and exhibition)

"Come my love—arise and away, my fair one!
Now that the winter rains are gone,
Flowers burst in our meadows and fields.
Listening to the call of the turtledove,
We enter the season of song."
Song of Songs, 2:10-12

This exhibit features 32 artists from the Philadelphia area. 

Click here to view the "Arise and Away" Exhibition Catalogue

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 Activist by 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 past Co-Chairs Gail Rosenberg and Janeane Sloane. We invite any RS member interested in the PMJA Committee to contact Robin Blumenfeld.

Please note that we do not offer tours during business hours, unless scheduled with a docent or RS staff member. Please contact Sophia Schwab for information.