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In The Community

As a Museum who serves a broad and diverse range of constituents from across the country, we regularly build bridges both in and outside of the Jewish community. Below is a sampling of those events, activities, and partnerships.


Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition
Wednesday, May 25 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Zoe CohenNMAJH is participating in a free, pop-up exhibition taking place in 13 locations throughout Philadelphia for six weeks. Part of Philadelphia’s Historic District campaign run by VISIT PHILADELPHIA, the exhibit features new and existing works by 13 street artists—one for each of the stars featured on the original American flag. 

NMAJH will be displaying a project by artist Zoe Cohen, titled Shkoyach. In this project, a series of pairs of watercolor portraits will be projected at monumental scale within the NMAJH’s lobby. The artist says, “On a walk through the Museum’s educational displays and collections in the main galleries, I collected some of the images on view of Jewish women engaged in social justice work across 100 years of American history. I then researched images of Black, Latina, and Asian women engaged in the same types of public actions, strikes, protests, and organizing meetings. The resulting watercolor portraits are intended to offer a personal and humanizing response to the extraordinary and ordinary heroism of these women. The title, Shkoyach, is a Yiddish expression often used to acknowledge and appreciate an act of bravery, wisdom, or chutzpah. The expression, and this project, acknowledge both the importance of what has already been done, and the importance of using our strength for future action.”

An artist panel discussion will take place on June 7, 2017 at the National Constitution Center to explore the exhibit’s revolutionary theme. Click here for more information.


ADL Walk Against Hate
Sunday, May 21, 2017

ADL Walk against hateNMAJH is proud to take part in the Anti-Defamation League's 7th annual Walk Against Hate on Sunday, May 21. Over 30 local nonprofit organizations will be highlighting the important work they do within the community at the Diversity Expo, located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard (4747 South Broad Street). Come find NMAJH's table and say hi from 9am - noon! Click here for more information.