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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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Apr 12

Second Sunday Family Corner

Family-friendly

Second Sunday Family Corner

Sunday, April 12th 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 developed with multigenerational groups in mind and are fun for kids and adults alike.

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Apr 13
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Apr 15

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.

This series will explore the large, uncharted, and remarkable landscape of American Jewish legal history using Museum artifacts and resources.

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Apr 16

Yom HaShoah: Young Friends Conversation

Members Events

Yom HaShoah: Young Friends Conversation

Thursday, April 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

$12/ Free for Members

On Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Young Friends will welcome a distinguished speaker and Holocaust Survivor to share her story. The group has partnered with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) featuring its Regional Director, Nancy Baron-Baer, who will conduct discussion about Anti-Semitism in today's world and how to combat it.

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Apr 17
Apr 18
Apr 19

Concert: Three Sides to Every Story

Concerts & Performances

Concert: Three Sides to Every Story

Sunday, April 19 at 4:00 pm

$15/$12 Members
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In commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we welcome back the award-winning Guy Mendilow Ensemble in a debut performance with the Philadelphia Girls Choir.

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Apr 20
Apr 21

JUST ADDED: 92Y Live with David Brooks

Books & Writers, Lectures & Discussions

JUST ADDED: 92Y Live with David Brooks

(A simulcast from the 92nd Street Y presented live onscreen at the Museum)

Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 pm


$5/Free for Members
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Join New York Times columnist David Brooks for an in-depth discussion about what constitutes character as explored in his new book...

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Apr 22

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.

This series will explore the large, uncharted, and remarkable landscape of American Jewish legal history using Museum artifacts and resources.

Click here for more informationEvent type:Lectures & Discussions


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Apr 27

In the Community: Touchdown Israel

Films & Filmmakers, NMAJH in the Community

In the Community: Touchdown Israel

Monday, April 27 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

Could American tackle football be the key to peace in the Middle East? After all, what’s more encouraging than watching a Jew don a helmet over his kippah, as a Muslim suits up by his side in preparation for the big game?

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Apr 28
Apr 29

Lincoln's Legacy

Lectures & Discussions

Lincoln's Legacy

Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 pm

$12/$8 Members
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As Civil War commemorations draw to a close and we mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, NMAJH Chief Historian and acclaimed scholar of American Jewish history, Jonathan D. Sarna, discusses...

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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.

This series will explore the large, uncharted, and remarkable landscape of American Jewish legal history using Museum artifacts and resources.

Click here for more informationEvent type:Lectures & Discussions


Apr 30