East Bay

Jewish Heritage Museum

The Reutlinger Community 4000 Camino Tassajara Danville, CA 94506
(925) 648-2800 [email protected] www.rcjl.org/jewish-heritage-museum
Judy Greif and Raine Rude

The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in The Reutlinger Community and features both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Residents, families, staff, and visitors can view a wide range of Jewish artifacts from the 17th century to the present day.

More than one hundred objects may be seen on display at any time. The Museum 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.

Museum Hours

Sunday-Friday from 10a.m. to 4 p.m.