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Lakeshore Museum Center Announces Opening of New Exhibit to Honor Muskegon’s Jewish Community

Lakeshore Museum Center is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit to honor the Jewish community in Muskegon. “L’Dor V’Dor: Generations of Musekon’s Jewish Community” is opening September 30, 2021, and will run through April 23, 2022.

“L’Dor V’Dor” comes from the Hebrew saying which means ‘from generation to generation.’ This exhibit exemplifies the history of the Jewish community in Muskegon, exemplified by Congregation B’nai Israel, which was founded in 1888. Lakeshore Museum Center invites visitors to learn about Judaism and Congregation B’nai Israel by exploring three major elements of Judaism in daily life — education, religious practice, and family.

“Lakeshore Museum Center is excited about this opportunity to partner with Congregation B’nai Israel to bring an exhibit to the Museum that highlights the rich history of the Jewish community in Muskegon,” says Jackie Huss, museum experiences director. “Congregation B’nai Israel has been a staple in Muskegon since the late 1800s and it’s important to celebrate and honor their legacy.”

L’Dor V’Dor is a partnership between Lakeshore Museum Center and Congregation B’nai Israel. This exhibit is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for Humanities, and received generous support from the Grand Valley State University Kutsche Office of Local History and members of Congregation B’nai Israel.

Admission to the Lakeshore Museum Center is free for Museum members and Muskegon County residents and $5 for non-residents.

For more information on the L’Dor V’Dor exhibit and the Lakeshore Museum Center, visit lakeshoremuseum.org.