Who We Are
Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum
The Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum (CFIM) is one 16 international Friends’ groups committed to raising awareness and financial support for the Israel Museum, Israel’s largest cultural institution and one of the world’s leading art and archaeological museums. Funds raised by the CFIM support free admission to the Israel Museum for Israeli children of all religions and ethnicities.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Founded in 1965, the Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in Israel and the only encyclopaedic museum in the region with collections in virtually all areas of art - from antiquities to contemporary art; from Judaica and ethnography to international design. It is also the permanent home of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the renowned Billy Rose Garden. The Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education, unique in its size and scope of activities, presents a wide range of programming to more than 100,000 school children each year, and features exhibition galleries, art studios, and classrooms. Special programs foster intercultural understanding between Arab and Jewish students and reach out to the wide spectrum of Israel’s communities.