Judaism has its own Museum of Art and History in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, in the heart of the Marais, in the beautiful Saint-Aignan mansion built in the 17th century. Inaugurated in 1998, the MAHJ is the heir to the collections of the Jewish Art Museum on Rue des Saules and the Isaac Strauss collection from the Cluny Museum.
Between courtyard and garden, the Museum of Judaism, dedicated to the history of Jewish communities in Europe and the Mediterranean from medieval times to the present, offers collections of ethnography and cultural art, scale models of synagogues, objects of worship and everyday life and traditional costumes, as well as paintings from the 18th to the 20th century, with works by famous artists such as Chagall, Modigliani or Soutine. Ashkenazi and Sephardic traditions are also covered, as well as the history of the Jews in France, including the archives of the Dreyfus affair and the Holocaust, which is evoked in sketches of Buchenwald by Boris Taslitzky.
Throughout the year, the museum offers guided tours, extra-mural outings, workshops for adults and activities for children.