Visit us At 5th and Market Streets on Independence Mall



It's Your Story

Admission

Members Free
Adults $12
Seniors (ages 65 & up) $11
Youth (ages 13-21) $11
Children (ages 12 & under) Free
Active military (with ID) Free*
 

Discounted admission rates are available to groups of 15 or more people. Group visits must be booked in advance through Group Sales to receive these discounts and other group options.  

 

*As a Blue Star Museum, we additionally offer free admission to up to 5 immediate family members (spouse or children) of active military personnel from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  

Blood and Oil,The story of a son of immigrants merging Jewish Identity and competing in the high stakes world of the Oil business

 

My parents came to America with their parents from Poland and Moldovia around the time of World War I.Both had lived lives in Europe in deep poverty. They came to America with great hope and dreams. My Mom especially understood that hope lied in the free education that America offered. She told me "You have no business to inherit" you must study hard, go to college and create and dedicate yourself to contribute to society and provide for your family. Sometimes for emphasis when I didn`t study, she hit me almost gently on the head to remind me to keep my mind on the goal. My mother didn`t understand, however, that it was possible to maintain a strong Jewish religious practice and achieve the American dream. She encouraged me to assimilate and give up the Jewish practices of my Grandparents. Later, however, through study and association with committed Jews in graduate school at the University of Penna and the influence of my wife, Eunice and Chabad under the teaching of Rabbi Abraham Shemtov of Phila, I came to understand that Judaism and American values were in harmony and only strengthen me and help me achieve my goals and create a meaningful life.