Professor Dollinger Comments on Gift to Contemporary Jewish Museum

Friday, October 23, 2015
J WEEKLY -- Marc Dollinger, Jewish studies professor at San Francisco State University, who has often collaborated with the Contemporary Jewish Museum, is among those anticipating such a propulsion. He said that by creating a dedicated space in which Jewish thinkers from around the world would be able to help hatch ideas and initiatives in collaboration with the museum’s staff, “the CJM is upping its game.” Whereas academics have become accustomed to working with the museum on an ad hoc basis, the CJM is putting a system in place that will ensure these partnerships will occur with greater frequency and regularity, he said. “If they want to be on the cutting edge of scholarship,” he said, “they are doing it the right way.” Of the Diller family, he said, “They have been absolutely phenomenal for Jewish life. … [Their gift] will have a qualitative impact on what the CJM can do.”