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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

Book Club with Corinne Joy Brown, Hidden Star (2016)

Books & Writers

Corinne Joy Brown

Book Club with Corinne Joy Brown, Hidden Star (2016)

Thursday, December 1 at 2-3:30pm

Volunteers and Members: free
General public: free with Museum admission

RSVP required. Email Vera DaVinci at vdavinci@nmajh.org

Corinne Joy Brown is a Denver native who loves history, especially the American West, the story of the Jewish people, and the cultures of the greater Southwest.  Her most recent release, the novel Hidden Star (April 2016), chronicles the story of the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews who fled to the New World with Spanish colonial settlers during the 15th century to escape the Spanish Inquisition. Their descendants are resurfacing today, reconnecting with Judaism. Corinne will talk about Hidden Star, and the interviews that she conducted with actual descendants, plus events that shaped this culture’s history. She suggests that in an era of religious freedom, we’re more alike than different – whatever our heritage, we want a better world. 

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Dec 8

Rock Docs: Monterey Pop with World Cafe Live

Films & Filmmakers

Rock Docs: Monterey Pop with World Cafe Live

Thursday, December 8

6 pm World Cafe Live "Summer of Love" party with live music at the Museum

7 pm Film screening (USA, 1968, 78 min.)

$15 General admission
Includes access to the special exhibition

Before there was Woodstock, there was Monterey Pop.

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Dec 9
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Dec 11

Second Sunday Family Corner

Family-friendly

Second Sunday Family Corner

Sunday, December 11th at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

FREE with Museum admission and children 12 and under are free.

Every second Sunday of the month, the Museum offers family friendly activities that involve interactive gallery exploration, story time, and arts & crafts. Activities are dev

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Dec 12
Dec 13

Only in America Gala

Other

Only in America Gala

Tuesday, December 13

6 pm
Honoring Ron Rubin
Event Chairs: Sandy & Steve Cozen + Lorraine & George Rubin

Each year, the National Museum of American Jewish History honors the “Dream, Dare, Do” spirit of Jews who have made their homes in America with the annual Only in America Gala.  

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Dec 14

OPEN for Interpretation: The (Whole) Cinemagillah Film Premiere & Discussion

Films & Filmmakers

Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg.

OPEN for Interpretation: The (Whole) Cinemagillah Film Premiere & Discussion

Wednesday, December 14 at 7 pm



Join the Museum's current OPEN for Interpretation artists-in-residence, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain and UC Berkeley artist and robotics professor Ken Goldberg, as they premiere their new film about the American Jewish experience on television and film. Cinemagillahwas inspired by the Museum's stories with cloud-sourced contributions from participants around the country.

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Dec 15

Rock and Roll Student Bands Showcase

Concerts & Performances

Rock and Roll Student Bands Showcase

Thursday, December 15 at 6-9pm

Pay As You Wish Admission

Tickets coming soon!

An event highlighting performances by Philadelphia public school rock bands featuring music representative of the acts promoted by Bill Graham during the 1960s-80s.

In partnership with the Philly Pops and the School District of Philadelphia 

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Dec 16
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Dec 18

"Celebrating with Light" Access-Friendly Program

Family-friendly

Photo Credit: National Museum of American Jewish History

Hanukkah lamp, Lodz, Poland, ca. 1835

"Celebrating with Light" Access-Friendly Program

For teens, adults and their families


December 18, 1:30 pm
Free with Museum admission

People of all faiths are welcomed to the Museum for an accessible program for teens, adults, and their families, hosted by Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence (JCHAI). 

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Dec 19
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Dec 22

Young Friends of NMAJH Present: Cocktails and Candles

Members Events

Photo Credit: Matthew Christopher Photography

Young Friends of NMAJH Present: Cocktails and Candles

Thursday, December 22

7 - 10pm
$35/$25 Young Friends Members
Special: Ticket + Membership = $60

Join the Young Friends of NMAJH for a pre-Hanukkah, Hanukkah celebration full of lights, latkes, and libations!

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Dec 23
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Dec 25

Being ___ at Christmas Annual Day of Family Fun

Being ___ at Christmas Annual Day of Family Fun

Sunday, December 25

Museum hours: 10 am - 5:30 pm

Details and tickets coming soon!

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