Chair’s Circle $5,400

Director’s Circle $1,800

Curator’s Circle $720

Young Patrons Circle $360


Sustainer $250 

Family $125

Individual $55

Student $35


MSJE is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN: 82-3442378. Donors may be able to deduct contributions made to MSJE under IRC Section 170. Please consult your tax advisor and retain the thank-you letter that the Museum mails you for your tax records.

If you prefer to send a check, make it out to Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience and mail it to:

P.O. Box 15071
New Orleans, LA 70175


Founding Donors to the Capital Campaign build the foundation of the Museum and ensure its strength through the future. Founding Donors are enshrined on plaques on the Founding Donor Wall in the Museum lobby. 

To learn more about making a leadership gift to the Museum, contact Director of Development Emma Herr at or 504-384-2480 x 103


Donors and members who give $1,800 or more are permanent members of the Mezuzah Society and are invited to send a mezuzah of their choice, old or new, for inclusion on the Mezuzah Society Wall in the Museum lobby.

al m’zuzot beitecha uvish’arecha.
“On the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.”

Why Mezuzahs?

The Hebrew word mezuzah means “doorpost.” Mezuzahs are affixed to the doorposts at the entrance to Jewish homes. Each mezuzah contains a small scroll of parchment on which is written two biblical passages. The first, Deuteronomy 6:4–9, makes up the beginning of the V’ahavtah prayer:

Hear, O Israel! The Eternal is our God, the Eternal alone. You shall love the Eternal your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. Take to heart these instructions with which I charge you this day. Impress them upon your children. Recite them when you stay at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them serve as a symbol on your forehead; inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.

For your role in helping to build the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans, the Museum invites all donors of $1,800 or more to participate in our unique Mezuzah Society installation. Each donor will be asked to send the Museum a mezuzah of their liking to be affixed in an artful assemblage symbolizing their dedication to the Museum. accompanying finding index will allow visitors to locate individual Society members’ mezuzahs.

In return, each Mezuzah Society member will receive a specially designed, limited edition mezuzah, designed and hand-made by acclaimed Southern Jewish glass artist Andrew Jackson Pollack, to commemorate the opening of the Museum. We hope that all of our supporters will proudly display their MSJE mezuzahs in their homes in support of the Museum and in honor of the Southern Jewish experience.

Watch Andy work…


The Mezuzah Society exhibit stands as a beautiful and creative symbol of the founding of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, and those who committed themselves to build and sustain a strong institution of history, tradition, culture, and education.