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Curator Tour: 2nd Floor: Choices and Challenges of Freedom, 1945 - Today

Tuesday, May 16

Free + Exclusively for Members

Join Chief Registrar and Associate Curator Claire Pingel for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's second floor.

RSVP to Elizabeth Faranda at or 215.923.3811 ext. 109.

The museum’s second floor begins in the immediate postwar period with stories of migration, from war torn Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the Soviet Union. Likewise, between 1945 and 1965, about a third of all American Jews left large urban centers and established themselves in new suburban communities. For Jews and non-Jews alike, a suburban home became a sign of success, prestige, and security-a "Shangri-La" for the middle class. Artifacts and films illustrate what the creation of the State of Israel meant to American Jews, their role in the fight for civil rights, and the moved to suburbs and new urban frontiers. 

Event type:Exhibitions, Lectures & Discussions, Members Events