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Judith Margles

Judith Margles is the executive director of the Oregon Jewish Museum in Portland. She has organized numerous exhibitions emphasizing the Jewish experience in Oregon and consults on other exhibit projects in the Portland area. Margles serves on the Steering Committee of the Council of American Jewish Museums.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Judith Margles." (Viewed on August 21, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/margles-judith>.

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