Visit us At 5th and Market Streets on Independence Mall



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
Mar 2
Mar 3

Becoming American Tour at NMAJH

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Becoming American Tour at NMAJH

Every Tuesday from January 20th through March 10th at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.

Free with admission, first come first serve.

Visitors learn about immigration from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century as the Museum brings to life the various stages of many immigrant experiences: traveling, arriving, learning a new language and customs, deciding where to live and work, and learning how to adjust to a new social and cultural environment.

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Mar 4
Mar 5
Mar 6
Mar 7

Young Friends Maquerade Ball: Celebrating Purim

Members Events

Photo Credit: Matthew Christopher

Young Friends Maquerade Ball: Celebrating Purim

Saturday, March 7, from 9 pm to 12 am
at NMAJH, corner of 5th and Market

$55/$45 Members
$80 for a 1-year Young Friends Individual Membership plus event ticket

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The Young Friends invite you for a night of revelry in celebration of Purim. In the spirit of the holiday, costumes and cocktail attire are encouraged. Dessert and open bar included.

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Mar 8

Members’ Book Club

Books & Writers, Members Events

Members’ Book Club

Sunday, March 8

Free for Members

In March, we will discuss Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way, an oral history by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom. 

Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project, will facilitate the discussion. 

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Second Sunday Family Corner

Family-friendly

Second Sunday Family Corner

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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Mar 9
Mar 10

Becoming American Tour at NMAJH

Other

Becoming American Tour at NMAJH

Every Tuesday from January 20th through March 10th at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.

Free with admission, first come first serve.

Visitors learn about immigration from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century as the Museum brings to life the various stages of many immigrant experiences: traveling, arriving, learning a new language and customs, deciding where to live and work, and learning how to adjust to a new social and cultural environment.

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Mar 11
Mar 12
Mar 13
Mar 14
Mar 15
Mar 16

Solomon Schechter Symposium with Dara Horn

Books & Writers, Lectures & Discussions

Solomon Schechter

Solomon Schechter Symposium with Dara Horn

Monday, March 16

Presented by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

At the Museum


1:00 -- 5:30 pm   Solomon Schechter's Life and Legacy: American Transformations

7:30 -- 8:30 pm   The Past That Lives within the Present: Schechter’s Time Capsule—And Ours


Join us for a symposium on the impact of this seminal figure in American Jewish life and an evening with acclaimed author, Dara Horn.

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Mar 17
Mar 18
Mar 19
Mar 20
Mar 21
Mar 22
Mar 23
Mar 24
Mar 25

3rd Annual Freedom Seder Revisited

Concerts & Performances, Lectures & Discussions

Photo Credit: Mario Manzoni

2nd Annual Freedom Seder Revisited

3rd Annual Freedom Seder Revisited

Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 pm

$25/$18 Members
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What does freedom mean to you? Inspired by the original 1969 Freedom Seder, where hundreds of people of all backgrounds gathered to explore and celebrate freedom in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, this communal event invites you to the Passover table for an evening of...

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Mar 26
Mar 27
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Mar 29
Mar 30

In the Community: The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Films & Filmmakers, NMAJH in the Community

In the Community: The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Monday, March 30 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

Considered one of the most influential Jewish writers of the twentieth century, Isaac Bashevis Singer...

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Mar 31

VIP Opening Reception for Richard Avedon: Family Affairs

Exhibitions, Members Events

"Allen Ginsberg's Family", Paterson, NJ, May 3, 1970, Photograph by Richard Avedon, © Richard Avedon Foundation, Gift of the American Contemporary Art Foundation, Leonard A. Lauder, President, to American Friends of the Israel Museum.

VIP Opening Reception for Richard Avedon: Family Affairs

Tuesday, March 31
6 pm to 9 pm
Remarks at 7 pm

Richard Avedon: Family Affairs from the collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem features more than 70 portraits by the famed photographer, including a massive mural of Allen Ginsberg and his family and a series of 69 portraits entitled “The Family,” which was commissioned by Rolling Stone magazine and published on the eve of the 1976 presidential election. The Museum will be the only U.S. venue to unite these works in one location, giving viewers a unique opportunity to reflect on the concept of family, politics, and power as expressed by one of the 20th century’s most influential photographers.

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