Motivated by his desire to preserve a Jewish heritage devastated by the Holocaust, Max Stern, founder of Hartz Mountain pet products, built a collection of over 400 Judaica items. Many pieces originally came from famous collections, including the Zagayski, Feinberg and Davidowitz collections.

The objects selected for this online catalog include a variety of ceremonial metalwork and textiles dating from the 17th century to the present, created in North Africa, Europe, Iran, Galicia and Turkey. The 70 artifacts shown here represent the first phase of the project; the full catalog will be available online in the near future.

This project has been made possible through the generosity of The Max Stern Foundation.

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