The Jewish Counterculture traces many of its roots to the New Left and the Civil Rights Movement, but also has distinctively Jewish origins as well. This exhibit presents examples which highlight some of the movement’s themes.
Account of the Battle of Cable Street, a 1936 riot between the British Union of Fascists and various anti-fascist demonstrators, including local anarchist, communist, Irish, Jewish and socialist groups.
Rainbow Jews is a pioneering oral history project showcasing the lives of Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the UK from the 1950s to today. It was launched in October 2012.
"The Mayor of Castro Street" is Shilts's acclaimed story of Harvey Milk, the man whose personal life, public career, and tragic assassination mirrored the dramatic and unprecedented emergence of the gay community in America during the 1970s. His is a story of personal tragedies and political intrigues, assassination in City Hall and massive riots in the streets, the miscarriage of justice and the consolidation of gay power and gay hope.
Queer Jews describes how queer Jews are changing Jewish American culture, creating communities and making room for themselves, as openly, unapologetically queer and Jewish. Combining political analysis and personal memoir, these essays explore the various ways queer Jews are creating new forms of Jewish communities and institutions, and demanding that Jewish communities become more inclusive.
The North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ) is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 with four mandates: 1) To help Ethiopian Jews survive in Ethiopia. 2) To assist them in reaching Israel. 3) To aid in the absorption of Ethiopian Jews into Israeli society. 4) To preserve their unique and ancient culture.