Our Partners Reflect

James Snyder, Director, Israel Museum

Museums have something important to do with social well-being.

“When I first knew Charlie and Lynn Schusterman, they were amazing in their enthusiasms—for Judaica, for the Jewish world, for social well-being. Museums were in their universe, but not at its center point.

“At a certain point, Lynn decided that museums just might have something important to do with social well-being, and the Israel Museum became a beneficiary of this thinking, with a kind of galvanizing support that helped enable its complete re-invention.

“Later, Lynn and the Foundation together realized that Jerusalem might indeed be the center of everyone’s universe and that culture just might be a catalyst for its vitality—and we became one of the pillars of that new construct.”

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