The Shops at The Jewish Museum in NYC offer a fantastic array of books and catalogs, Judaica, design objects, jewelry, limited editions, toys, vintage finds and holiday accoutrement created by talented makers from across the nation and around the world. Visit us at 5th Ave & 92nd St in Manhattan, or online at shop.thejewishmuseum.org
Retro-tastic tees for Purim, designed by Omnivore for The Jewish Museum Shops

Retro-tastic tees for Purim, designed by Omnivore for The Jewish Museum Shops

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The Jewish Museum Purim Ball After Party is coming up February 26, and we can’t wait - open bar, dessert, dancing, and DJs AndrewAndrew. Tickets are $100 ($50 tax deductible) - purchase here!

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The Jewish Museum Purim Ball After Party is coming up February 26, and we can’t wait - open bar, dessert, dancing, and DJs AndrewAndrew. Tickets are $100 ($50 tax deductible) - purchase here!

Get your mask on (for Purim) with one of our favorites, Brooklyn-based Lucky Fish. Hand-printed in an old textile printing factory in Red Hook, they’re nearly guaranteed to make you the envy of your Purim party. http://bit.ly/1eXAyyM

JUST IN!  Our newest pride and joy, an homage to our fine city: the New York City Water Tower Tzedakah Boxes.
The rustic rooftop water tower, a signature feature of New York City’s skyline, has inspired generations of painters, sculptors, photographers, and filmmakers. From Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe, to Rachel Whiteread and Tom Fruin, the “silent sentinels” of our city have ignited artists’ imaginations.  Now, Los Angeles-based ceramicist Gaby Tepper has interpreted the water tower’s unique charm and distinctive architectural silhouette in a series of handmade tzedakah boxes. Each box is a one-of-a-kind work of art formed, etched, fired, and finished in Tepper’s studio—a functional sculpture made exclusively for us at The Jewish Museum.
Click here for more info!

JUST IN!  Our newest pride and joy, an homage to our fine city: the New York City Water Tower Tzedakah Boxes.

The rustic rooftop water tower, a signature feature of New York City’s skyline, has inspired generations of painters, sculptors, photographers, and filmmakers. From Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe, to Rachel Whiteread and Tom Fruin, the “silent sentinels” of our city have ignited artists’ imaginations.  Now, Los Angeles-based ceramicist Gaby Tepper has interpreted the water tower’s unique charm and distinctive architectural silhouette in a series of handmade tzedakah boxes. Each box is a one-of-a-kind work of art formed, etched, fired, and finished in Tepper’s studio—a functional sculpture made exclusively for us at The Jewish Museum.

Click here for more info!

Nelson’s Crossing: Reclaimed Wood & Craftsmanship

Architect, furniture and product designer, Jonathan Michael Nelson, had no idea what he might create from the walnut tree that fell in his Bucks County, Pennsylvania back yard, but he knew it would one day give him the opportunity to design and build wonderful original products out of  this rare and beautiful wood.  So he shipped the tree down the road to Ottsville, Pennsylvania to be cut into 2” thick slabs, and then set them up to dry in his barn. Seven years later the gorgeous Hanukkah menorah and dreidel were born (both pictured below).

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Jonathan designed this new collection of walnut and copper Judaica, by melding his knowledge of Jewish tradition, gleaned from his Jewish upbringing in rural Pennsylvania, with the modern product design acumen that he developed while studying at the international design school, Domus Academy, in Milan.  Working with his talented design assistant and head craftsperson, John Napurano, these products have come to life in exquisite detail.

In Jonathan’s own words, “This project has been a particularly personal one, as it combines my family’s Jewish traditions with wood culled from trees grown on my own Bucks County property.”

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For more info on these reclaimed, sustainable beauties you can find them in our online store here and here.  menorah and dreidel on our online shop

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