Museum

The Jewish Heritage Museum is located at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living. Permanent and changing thematic exhibitions are on exhibit within the common areas of the Reutlinger Community, enhancing and beautifying the environment for residents, families, and visitors.

More than one hundred objects may be seen on display at any time. The museum serves as an educational center of Jewish art and culture for the greater East Bay and is an institutional member of the Council of American Jewish Museums.

The Ruth and Max Eis Collection of Judaica forms the core of the museum’s holdings and represents a broad range of cultural and ceremonial objects. Outstanding pieces of Judaica originating in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa document the history of the Jewish people around the world.

The depth of the collection lies in objects from the 19th and 20th centuries including an extensive array of spice boxes and Hanukkah lamps. Of special interest are three stained glass synagogue windows, which survived World War II. The oldest piece in the collection is a 17th century Italian Hanukkah lamp.

 

 

The museum is located at 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506. Museum hours are Sunday-Friday from 10a.m.- 4 p.m. Docent tours for groups of four or more may be arranged by calling 925.932.0396