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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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May 1
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May 4

In the Community: Raise the Roof

Films & Filmmakers, NMAJH in the Community

In the Community: Raise the Roof

Monday, May 4 at 7:30 pm

At The Gershman Y
300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia


Presented by the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival as part of their spring series, CineMondays

In Yari and Cary Wolinsky’s awe-inspiring documentary Raise the Roof, we witness the construction and the 2014 unveiling of the Gwozdziec roof...

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May 5

It's a Family Affair--Yours, Mine, Ours!

Exhibitions

It's a Family Affair--Yours, Mine, Ours!

Pop-up Poetry Revisited
Tuesday, May 5 at 5:30 pm


FREE
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Join professor and poet Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon and a talented group of her students from the Temple University Theater Department's Poetic Ethnography class for...

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May 6

Jews, Judaism, and American Law

Lectures & Discussions

Jews, Judaism, and American Law

Wednesdays, April 15, 22, 29, and May 6, 2015, 10:30-12:00 pm

Fee: $90/$75 Members/$65 Teachers

Instructor: Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.

Overview
From the colonial community's initial encounter with British and Dutch law, to the fight for enfranchisement and separation of Church and State, to the rethinking of the value of "separationism" late in the 20th century, American Jews have played a major role in the definition of freedom in America.  Moreover, a number of American Jewish jurists, from Louis Brandeis to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, have shaped American law for over 150 years.



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May 7

Author Event: Simon Malkes

Books & Writers

Author Event: Simon Malkes

Thursday, May 7 from 1:30pm-3:00pm
Free


Meet Simon Malkes, author of "The Righteous of the Wehrmacht" who will tell the amazing true story of how a Nazi officer helped save the lives of a hundred Jews, including Simon and his family during the Holocaust. Simon will talk about his experience during the war, his escape and a successful campaign to have this Nazi officer, the Schindler of Darmstadt, included in the Righteous Title Among Nations in Yad Vashem.

Join for a reception following the talk.

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May 12

Little Failure: An Evening with Gary Shteyngart

Books & Writers, Lectures & Discussions

Photo Credit: Brigitte Lacombe

Gary Shteyngart

Little Failure: An Evening with Gary Shteyngart

Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm
At the Museum

$15/$12 Members and Temple Owl Card holders
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Award-winning author Gary Shteyngart joins Professor Sasha Senderovich for a conversation and reading from Little Failure: A Memoir, a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of...

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May 20

Portraits & Politics: The Resonance of “Family Affairs”

Exhibitions

Portraits & Politics: The Resonance of “Family Affairs”

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 pm

$8/Free for Members
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Decades before Facebook and Instagram, Richard Avedon portrayed 73 of America’s power players – labor leaders, media moguls, presidential candidates, and more – through the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.  We invite you to join...

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