Rio de Janeiro Jewish Museum (Versão em português aqui)

The Rio de Janeiro Jewish Museum, founded in 1977, with the donation of a menorah (a seven armed candlestick, one of the main symbols of Judaism) is a dynamic cultural centre, deeply inserted in the city life, with structured activities that aim to preserve both to cope with the memory of the Jewish culture as well as with its dynamic aspects. The Museum keeps permanent displays about the history of the Jewish community of Rio de Janeiro and also about Jewish traditions in all its aspects: religious, cultural and historical. The Museum also provides exhibitions - in its premises as well as in other institutions; it also fosters academic researches about immigration, and annual students ´contests. The Museum has a permanent Study Nucleus, with researches about immigration and the Holocaust; more than a thousand CD titles about Judaism and last but not least a Jewish Library.

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