Karen S. Franklin

Karen S. Franklin is director of The Judaica Museum of The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale and director of the Family Research Program at the Leo Baeck Institute. She also serves as a genealogy consultant for the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. Franklin is a past chair of the Council of American Jewish Museums and a past president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

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Jewish Museums in the United States

Jewish women play prominent roles as founders, directors, curators, artists, and patrons of Jewish museums in the United States. While women have rarely played an exclusive role in the creation of either small community or larger museums, their work as creators and developers of these repositories is critical.

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