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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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Mar 1

Then and Now: How WWI and Events of 1917 Changed the World

Lectures & Discussions

Then and Now: How WWI and Events of 1917 Changed the World

Wednesday, March 1
4pm-6pm

Join educators from the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum for a workshop that introduces educational programs and resources available in conjunction with the special exhibitions presented by PAFA and NMAJH in Spring 2017.

To register: email Vera DaVinci at vdavinci@nmajh.org

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Mar 2
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Mar 5
Mar 6
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Mar 8
Mar 9

Young Friends of NMAJH Present: Masquerade Ball Celebrating Purim

Members Events

Photo Credit: Photo by Jessi Melcer

Young Friends of NMAJH Present: Masquerade Ball Celebrating Purim

Thursday, March 9

7 - 10pm
$45/$35 Young Friends Members
Special: 
$60 = Ticket + Ind. YF Membership
$100 = 2 Tickets + Dual YF Membership

Join the Young Friends of NMAJH for a night of revelry, dessert, dancing, and drinks in celebration of Purim. 

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Mar 10
Mar 11
Mar 12

Second Sunday

Family-friendly

Second Sunday

Sunday, March 12, 2017

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free with Museum admission


Join us for a celebration of the Jewish holiday Purim and Women’s History Month!

Our celebration is family-friendly and suited for children of all ages.



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Mar 13
Mar 14
Mar 15

1917: War, Revolution and American Jewish History

Lectures & Discussions

1917: War, Revolution and American Jewish History

Wednesday, March 15

Individual lecture: $20 non members/$15 members
Two lectures: $35 non members/$25 members

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In conjunction with the special exhibition 1917: How One Year Changed the World, Rabbi Sussman will present two visually-rich lectures highlighting the immense changes brought about before and after this pivotal year. These talks will focus on a constellation of political, social, and cultural events that took place in the Jewish community in America and internationally as well as their interconnections.  Join us as we explore the vortex of World War I and how it impacted and transformed Jewish life in America, Europe and the Middle East.

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Mar 16

Opening Reception: 1917: How One Year Changed the World

Exhibitions, Family-friendly, Members Events

Opening Reception: 1917: How One Year Changed the World

Thursday, March 16

6 - 8pm
Free; by invitation only; all Members welcome

Remarks, snacks and live music by Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society

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Mar 17
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Mar 23

Reading and Writing Workshop: Finding Mr. Rightstein

Books & Writers

Reading and Writing Workshop: Finding Mr. Rightstein

Thursday, March 23
2-4pm


Join us as author Nancy Davidoff Kelton reads from her heartbreaking, hilarious memoir, Finding Mr. Rightstein, and guides you through writing exercises that tap into your experiences, memories, truths, and dreams.  She will offer advice on how to capture what you wish to express in your own voice, establish a regular writing routine at home, send your internal critics on sabbatical, and avoid procrastination.

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Mar 24
Mar 25
Mar 26

Cracked Voices: Stories of Jewish Political Dissent and Fracture

Lectures & Discussions

Cracked Voices: Stories of Jewish Political Dissent and Fracture

Sunday, March 26 · 3 pm 
At the Museum


Stories of Jewish political dissent and fracture, past and present.

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