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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
May 2
May 3
May 4

“THE INHABITANTS THEREOF:” PHILADELPHIA JEWISH HISTORY RABBI LANCE J. SUSSMAN, PH.D.

“THE INHABITANTS THEREOF:” PHILADELPHIA JEWISH HISTORY RABBI LANCE J. SUSSMAN, PH.D.

Apr 6, Apr 20, May 4, May 18
6-7:30pm
$90/$75 members/ $65 teachers

The 4-week class (every other week), taught by Rabbi Lance Sussman, will explore the sweep of Philadelphia Jewish history.   For much of its history, Philadelphia has functioned as the Jewish Capital of America.  At other times, it has been paradigmatic of the American Jewish experience and, thus, in many ways is part of the "national" story the Museum is dedicated to exploring.   

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May 5
May 6
May 7
May 8

Second Sunday Family Corner

Family-friendly

Second Sunday Family Corner

Second Sunday Family Activities

Sunday, May 8 • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free with Museum admission

On Mother’s Day, join us at the Museum for a day of family fun! Explore the Museum with a focus on women in history. In our hands-on Kids Corner, read stories and make arts and crafts projects (that make great gifts for Mom or any loved ones!)

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May 9
May 10

Two Americans Who Defied the Nazis

Films & Filmmakers

Photo Credit: US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Artemis Joukowsky

Martha and Waitstill Sharp in 1939, before departing New York for Europe.

Two Americans Who Defied the Nazis

Tuesday, May 10 at 7 pm
Free, registration required
Reserve Member Tickets
Reserve Non-Member Tickets

Filmmaker Artemis Joukowsky will share excerpts from his upcoming documentary about Martha and Waitstill Sharp, an American social worker and Unitarian minister who provided aid to refugees fleeing Nazi persecution.

Presented with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Young Friends C-Suite Speaker Series

Lectures & Discussions, Members Events

Young Friends C-Suite Speaker Series

Tuesday, May 10
6-7:30pm
*Please note time change

$18, All Guests

The last in the inaugural Young Friends of NMAJH C-Suite Speaker Series features Mitchell L. MorganPresident and CEO of Morgan Properties, a residential property management company.

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May 11
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May 16

PlayPenn presents a reading of a new play: Schlueterstrasse 27

Concerts & Performances

PlayPenn presents a reading of a new play: Schlueterstrasse 27

By Andrea Stolowitz
Monday, May 16 at 7 pm
Free, advance registration strongly encouraged
Register through PlayPenn here.

Based on events from the playwright's life, Schlüterstraße 27 follows a woman's search to better understand her family from the initial discovery of her grandfather's diary at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum all the way to Berlin, Germany.

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May 17

God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes

Lectures & Discussions

Photo Credit: Jewish Lights Publishing. Cover art: Mirta Kupferminc, Spilt on Another Map

God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes

Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors

Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm

$8/Free for Members
Reserve Member Tickets
Purchase Non-Member Tickets

These stories will inspire and challenge people of all faiths and backgrounds.

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May 18

THE INHABITANTS THEREOF:” PHILADELPHIA JEWISH HISTORY RABBI LANCE J. SUSSMAN, PH.D.

THE INHABITANTS THEREOF:” PHILADELPHIA JEWISH HISTORY RABBI LANCE J. SUSSMAN, PH.D.


Apr 6, Apr 20, May 4, May 18
6-7:30pm
$90/$75 members/ $65 teachers

The 4-week class (every other week), taught by Rabbi Lance Sussman, will explore the sweep of Philadelphia Jewish history.   For much of its history, Philadelphia has functioned as the Jewish Capital of America.  At other times, it has been paradigmatic of the American Jewish experience and, thus, in many ways is part of the "national" story the Museum is dedicated to exploring.   

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Curated Cocktails

Exhibitions, Lectures & Discussions, Members Events

Photo Credit: Jessi Melcer

Curated Cocktails

Wednesday, May 18

6 - 8pm
$12/Free for Young Friends Members

Join the Young Friends of NMAJH (an affinity group for constituents ages 21 - 40) as we discuss the Museum's newest installation over cocktails and appetizers.

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