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Thanks to a generous donor, your Giving Tuesday gift will be matched.

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A very special Thank You to the following funders who help support the Museum's work with student groups:
Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
Linda and Benjamin Frankel
The Eleanor M. and Herbert D. Katz Family Foundation, Inc.
The Sylvia Kellem Memorial Fund
Norman Raab Foundation
The Paul and Emily Singer Family Foundation
The May M. Spirit Charitable Remainder Trust


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Introducing NMAJH’s #GivingTuesdayPHL Effort:

The Museum is developing a dynamic educational program, “Becoming American,” that will help us share stories of immigration with public and parochial school students. traveling suitcaseThe Traveling Suitcase, a centerpiece of the "Becoming American" program, is filled with authentic and museum-quality reproduction artifacts, documents and photographs and supported by visual and audio resources, the Traveling Suitcase will provide classrooms with hands-on materials and cross-curricular lesson plans that address many state and national curriculum standards in creative ways. Participation in the Traveling Suitcase program will grant students from all over the United States unimpeded access to primary source materials and will help them develop research and higher order discussion and thinking skills.  Furthermore, the program will invite students of all backgrounds to celebrate their own heritages, family histories, and traditions.

With your support of our #GivingTuesdayPHL effort, the Traveling Suitcase will impact classrooms far beyond the Delaware Valley. Help bring this enriching educational and self-reflective experience to students and teachers across the country.  

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See the impact of the Traveling Suitcase on both teachers and their students.

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#GivingTuesdayPHL 2013 and NMAJH:

Last year we surpassed our #GivingTuesdayPHL fundraising goal. Generous gifts from our #GivingTuesday supporters sponsored an entire Museum visit for Mrs. Coyle’s 5th Grade Class. The students participated in our "Coming to America, 1880- 1924" program especially designed for students grades 4-6. 

What is #GivingTuesday?

The idea is simple: we have Thanksgiving for giving thanks and other days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday for getting deals; #GivingTuesday is a special day for giving back. This year, on December 2, individuals, communities, and organizations will band together in a grassroots way to give in many forms.  The #GivingTuesday concept began in 2012 thanks to the efforts of the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation. The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) is launching its own initiative where you can help bring the Museum experience directly to elementary classrooms across the country.