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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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Nov 1
Nov 2

PJFF: The Sturgeon Queens

Films & Filmmakers, NMAJH in the Community

PJFF: The Sturgeon Queens

Sunday, November 2 at 11:30 am

At The Gershman Y
401 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

As an official selection of over 30 film festivals, there is nothing fishy about the success of Julie Cohen’s delicious documentary The Sturgeon Queens. Just in time to celebrate the store’s centennial this year...

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Why Does Jewish History Matter to American History?

Lectures & Discussions

Pop-up Rosh Hashanah card, ca. 1900. Gift of Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett

Why Does Jewish History Matter to American History?

Sunday, November 2 at 4:00 pm
Please note the time change

$8/FREE for Members and PennCard holders
Reserve Member tickets
Purchase Non-member tickets

Join distinguished historians Deborah Dash Moore and Thomas J. Sugrue in conversation with Beth S. Wenger for the final installment of this biannual series that...

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Nov 3
Nov 4
Nov 5

PJFF: Regarding Susan Sontag

Films & Filmmakers

PJFF: Regarding Susan Sontag

Wednesday, November 5 at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm

At the Museum


Regarding Susan Sontag
is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and fiercely outspoken, Susan Sontag became...

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Nov 11

PJFF: Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

Films & Filmmakers

PJFF: Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

Tuesday, November 11 at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

At the Museum

Joachim Prinz cautioned that “America must not become a nation of onlookers. America must not remain silent.” Has Prinz’s pronouncement ever been more relevant, more timely, than in present-day America?

This compelling documentary by Rachel Eskin Fisher and Rachel Nierenberg Pasternak traces...

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Nov 12
Nov 13

Young Friends Night at the Theater: Bad Jews

Concerts & Performances, Members Events, NMAJH in the Community

Young Friends Night at the Theater: Bad Jews

Thursday, November 13
7:30 - 10:30 pm
at Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
All Tickets $36

Join the Young Friends of NMAJH, an affinity group for supporters ages 21 - 40 years old, for a night at the Walnut Street Theatre! 

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Nov 14

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Concerts & Performances

Irena Sendler

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project


Friday, November 14 at 10:45 AM


$12 per Student


Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, will be a live performance about the little known story of an incredible woman who saved the lives of 2500 Jewish children living in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

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Nov 15

PJFF Closing Night: Above and Beyond

Films & Filmmakers, NMAJH in the Community

PJFF Closing Night: Above and Beyond

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

At the Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

In 1948, a group of American World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of “Machal,” volunteers from abroad, this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war...

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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project-Teacher Workshop

Lectures & Discussions

Irena Sendler

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project-Teacher Workshop


Saturday, November 15
at 11:00 AM

Free/ Lunch included

Join us and learn about this fascinating National History Day (NHD) Project that sparked the creation of a foundation devoted to encouraging students and teachers to research and celebrate unsung heroes.

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Nov 16

PJFF: Famous Nathan

Films & Filmmakers

PJFF: Famous Nathan

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

At the Museum


Nathan’s Famous Frankfurters has been a New York staple for nearly 100 years. For die hard fans, it makes no difference if you are local or from out of town — if you are in New York, you’d eventually get a hankering for one of Nathan Handwerker’s famous franks. In this personal documentary, Director Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of ‘Famous’ Nathan, takes a look back at...

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Nov 17
Nov 18
Nov 19
Nov 20

Only in America Gala

Concerts & Performances, Other

Only in America Gala

Thursday, November 20

6:00 - 10:00 pm

Join NMAJH for the annual Only in America Gala!  This year we'll take a look back at a defining decade, The Roaring Twenties, with a night of fun and performance in celebration of the Museum.

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