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Please note that interactive art works and the digital library of selected works from the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting (NJAB) are on view Sunday through Thursday.

In addition to featuring an exhibition space dedicated to video and new media, the Barbara and E. Robert Goodkind Media Center houses a digital library of 100 radio and television programs from the Museum's National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting. The Media Center opened in 2003 as part of the recently reinstalled third floor galleries of Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey.

Goodkind Media Center Photo: David Heald

Broadcast archive selections in the Media Center include such comedy favorites as "How to Be a Jewish Son," a panel discussion from a 1970 David Susskind Show featuring the incomparable Mel Brooks; a 1947 radio drama entitled "Operation Nightmare" starring John Garfield and Al Jolson, produced by the United Jewish Appeal to call attention to displaced persons in postwar Europe; contemporary television documentaries on black-Jewish relations, Latino Jews, Jewish feminism,

and klezmer music; interviews with artists such as Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Larry Rivers, George Segal and Ben Shahn; and Manischewitz wine commercials produced between 1963 and 1981 featuring Sammy Davis, Jr. and Peter Lawford. Using computer workstations, visitors are able to search material by keyword and by categories such as art, comedy, drama, news, music, kids, Israel, and the Holocaust.

Click here to find out about special exhibitions in the Media Center.

Melissa Shiff (Canadian, b. 1967) Elijah Chair, 2002 Antique chair, video Purchase: Susan F. Zinder Gift 2003-26

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The Jewish Museum - 5th Avenue
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128