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Programs

We’re having an idea party, and you’re invited.

Whether we’re discussing history or new ideas, the meaning of freedom or the joys and challenges of being who you are in today’s America, join us for an ever-changing roster of dynamic programming that brings the museum and exhibitions to life.

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Dec 1
Dec 2
Dec 3

Red Star Line: A Portrait of European Migration

Lectures & Discussions

Red Star Line: A Portrait of European Migration

Tuesday, December 3

6:30 - 8:30pm

$8/Free for NMAJH Members

Between 1873 and 1934, the Belgian-American shipping company Red Star Line brought over two million European migrants from Antwerp to the New World.  An estimated one in four were Jewish—including two of NMAJH’s Only in America inductees, Irving Berlin and Albert Einstein.  All of them shaped American society to what it is today.  

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Dec 4

Cocktails and Candle Lighting

Other

Photo Credit: Matthew Christopher Photography

Cocktails and Candle Lighting

Presented by the Young Friends of NMAJH

Wednesday, December 4, 7 - 10pm
Presale tickets: $18/$12 Young Friends Member

Join the Young Friends as we celebrate the last night of Hanukkah with latkes, cocktails, and candle lighting.  

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American Presidents and American Jews-Adult Education Course

Lectures & Discussions

Rabbi Lance Sussman, PhD

American Presidents and American Jews-Adult Education Course

Wednesday, December 4 at 10:15am

$90/75 for members, $65 for teachers
Registration deadline: November 1, 2013

Instructed by Rabbi Lance Sussman, PhD, this course will explore the relations between seven American Presidents and the Jewish communities of their times.

Week 4: Lyndon B. Johnson / Ronald Reagan

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Dec 5
Dec 6
Dec 7
Dec 8

Members Only Quarterly Book Club

Books & Writers, Members Events

Members Only Quarterly Book Club

Sunday, December 8

11am - 12:30pm

Join your fellow Members to discuss Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman by Mark Cohen. Then join us on December 15 to hear from the author himself.

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Holidays and Traditions

Family-friendly

Holidays and Traditions

Sunday, December 8 at 10am

Free with the Museum admission, children 12 and younger are free

Learn about the diverse holiday traditions presented in the Museum and share your own traditions. Design your family tree or decorate a holiday card. Activities are developed with multigenerational groups in mind and are fun for kids and adults alike.

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Dec 9
Dec 10

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

Concerts & Performances, NMAJH in the Community

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30pm


Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
$45/$36 Member

We've booked the whole 80 seat theater for the night, so join your fellow NMAJH supporters for a night at the theater.

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Dec 11

Appel à tous les visiteurs à Philadelphie qui parlent Français

Lectures & Discussions

Appel à tous les visiteurs à Philadelphie qui parlent Français

Mercredi, Decembre 11 à 13h30


À partir du 11 Décembre à 13h30, le Musée national d'histoire Juive Américaine offrira tous les deuxièmes mercredis un tour guidé en Français. Ces visites seront gratuit après d'entrée au Musée. Réservations à l'avance sont encouragés.   

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Dec 12

In My Grandmother's Kitchen

Lectures & Discussions

Film still, Lubin Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, ca. 1910. Donated by Jean M. Fulton in honor of Dr. Deborah M. Pressman and Cecilia Lubashur Neuman

In My Grandmother's Kitchen

Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 pm

$25/$18 NMAJH and First Person Arts Members and Temple Owl Card holders

Registration required

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We’re cooking up a night of storytelling about kitchens and the food, family, love, and life that fill them.

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Dec 13
Dec 14
Dec 15

Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman

Books & Writers

Belting it out at the Folk Singer recording session. Courtesy of Robert Sherman

Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman

Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm

$8/FREE for Members
Registration required

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Join Mark Cohen, author of Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman, as he shares the fascinating story of the musical satirist whose song parodies...

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Dec 16
Dec 17
Dec 18
Dec 19
Dec 20
Dec 21
Dec 22
Dec 23
Dec 24
Dec 25

Being [ ] at Christmas

Family-friendly

Being [ ] at Christmas

Wednesday, December 25
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


FREE for Family Level Members and above
All Dec. 25 program tickets include Museum Admission

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Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly. Fill in your own blank and join us for our annual day of family fun.


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