Monthly Archives: July 2014

What’s a Non-Jew Doing Working at a Jewish Museum?

By Lisa Rimmert, Director of Marketing When I accepted this position at the Mizel Museum in July 2013, I was incredibly excited about the work. As with any news I’m remotely excited about, I told everyone who would listen. After … Continue reading

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First Thing’s First: What’s a Goy?

By Lisa Rimmert, Director of Marketing Before I post about anything else, I want to first address the name of this column: “Goy From Illinois.” Before I came to work for the Mizel Museum, I didn’t know the word “goy.” … Continue reading

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New Column: Goy From Illinois

By Lisa Rimmert, Director of Marketing What is the role of a Jewish museum? What does “Jewish” even mean; is it a culture or a religion, and can/should those things be looked at separately? What is a mezuzah? What holidays … Continue reading

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