Obituary: Philanthropist Richard Jonas Scheuer
by Samuel D. Gruber
(ISJM) Richard J. Scheuer, Chairman Emeritus of the Jewish Museum in
I hardly knew Dick Scheuer, but remember being very thrilled when, as an unknown graduate student just beginning to learn about Jewish monuments he treated me like I was someone important.
On behalf of the International Survey of Jewish Monuments, I extend sympathy to the entire extended Scheuer family.
On his important contributions to Jewish culture, I quote from the long remembrance from
"Scheuer’s love for Jewish art and architecture, and support for Jewish cultural institutions was based on the belief that “In a world of flux, Jewish museums help young and old build a sense of history, a sense of self, and a sense of direction.” As Chairman of the Jewish Museum in
Scheuer’s interest in biblical archaeology was sparked by his experience as a member of an expedition to