Siskin Museum of Religious Artifacts

The Siskin brothers commissioned Rabbi Harris Swift to collect the artifacts that would fill the museum. Through the 1950s, Rabbi Swift made a series of trips to Europe to locate and purchase religious artifacts, particularly those from Judaism. As a rabbi in England during World War II, Swift was influential in helping save and resettle Jewish refugees from Europe, including a number of artifact dealers. Artifacts recovered on his later trips became the core of the museum's collection. The Siskin Museum of Religious Artifacts, located in Siskin Children's Institute, contains over 400 religious pieces, 247 Judaic and 140 Christian, ranging from the 16th to the 20th century. Other religions and philosophies represented in the museum are Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and others.


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