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Sunday Schmooze


Sunday, February 4th • 9:30am
Congregation Kol Ami

Many of us have objects of deep personal and religious significance in our homes, items such as a Tallit, candlesticks and Chanukiot, Havdalah sets, seder plates, and of course photographs. Maybe they are on display in a china cabinet, stashed in an attic, or are something you use every Shabbat. Whether handed down over generations, or the start of a new tradition, these items are treasures that we hope to preserve.

Alana Blumenthal, Director of the Brigham City Museum and Collections Care Specialist, will share some simple and inexpensive techniques that you can use at home. She will also share a bit of the halachic and historic reasons why we use these items. Participants are encouraged to bring along any Judaica items they would like to learn more about from our guest speaker.

Please make sure to RSVP below! While there is no cost for this event, donations are greatly appreciated. 

Alana Blumenthal

Alana Blumenthal is a museum professional with 15 years in the field. Her passion is historical collections, alongside extensive experience managing a wide variety of collections scopes and historic preservations projects, as well as developing strategies for outreach and community engagement.

Originally from Philadelphia, she joined the Utah community in January of 2020 as Director of the Brigham City Museums. Prior to that, she served in curatorial and management roles in Pennsylvania, Alaska, Virginia, Colorado, and New York City. Her introduction to the museum profession was at The Jewish Museum, as the research assistant on a project cataloging Judaica from Arabic regions.

She currently serves on the Boards of the Utah Museums Association, Box Elder Arts Foundation, and Sema Hadithi African American Heritage and Culture Foundation. She is a member of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums’ Collections Preservation Team, holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and is currently enrolled in Harvard’s Master of Museum Studies program. She lives in Ogden with her husband and two dogs.

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