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1654 Society

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1654 Society Members from across the country listed below. 
The impact of this group’s collective philanthropy is profound. 

Elie M. Abemayor and
    Judy Shandling
Nicole and Raanan Agus
Tracy and Dennis Albers
Anonymous (4)
Lezlie and Richard Atlas
The Baelen Family
Pam and Larry Baer
Carol E. Baker and Mark E. Stein
Ivy L. Barsky
Mr. and Mrs. Saul Berkowitz
Bryna and Fred Berman
Candace Bernard and
    Robert J. Glickman
Marcella and Stuart Bernstein
Eli and Edythe Broad
Don and Linda Brodie
The Julian A. & Lois G. Brodsky
    Foundation
Jeffrey and Michele Brotman
Sandy and Sid Brown
Joan Carter and John Aglialoro
Irving M. and Nancy Chase
Civic Foundation, Inc.
D. Walter Cohen z"l and
    Claire J. Reichlin
Louise and Robert Cohen
Stephen and Sandy Cozen
Curtis Family Foundation, Inc.
Phil and Betsy Darivoff
Richard and Rosalee C. Davison
    Foundation, Inc.
Ilana B. Dean
Marian and Kenneth Disken
Allan Domb
Chung Do and Frank Lindy
Peter and Silvia Dreyfuss
Gloria and Paul Fine
Phyllis and Gary Finkelstein
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence M.
    Fishman
Judith R. Forman and
    Richard N. Weiner
Steven and Melanie Glass
Gail and Samuel Goldstein
Jane and Neil Golub
Gwen Goodman
Sylvia G. Gordon
Terry A. Graboyes
Martin J. Gross
Andy and Mindy Heyer
Andrea Hirschfeld
Ms. Carolyn Hirsh and
    Mr. Alan S. Lindy
Jane Barr Horstman and
    John Horstman
The Jacobson Family
    Foundation
The Deanne & Arnold Kaplan
    Foundation
Robert & Marjie Kargman Fund
The Eleanor M. and Herbert D.
    Katz Family Foundation Inc.


Ellen and Donald Legow
Jonathon and Rachel Levine
Leon L. and Fran Levy
Elaine Lindy
Samuel P. Mandell Foundation
Anne Welsh McNulty
Barbara and David Messer
Micklin Family
Netwon and Jo Minow
Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan
Sharon Ann Musher and
    Daniel Mark Eisenstadt 
Robin Chemers Neustein and
    Shimon Neustein
Barbara and Jerry Pearlman
Daniel Promislo
Susan and Evan Ratner
Joanna and Daniel Rose
Lyn M. Ross
Robin and Steven Rotter
Barbara Spiro Ryan and
    Robert Ryan
Robert Saligman Charitable
    Foundation
Evelyn Sandground /
    Bill Perkins in honor of
    Frank & Marta Jager
Savitz Family Foundation
Mimi and Allan Schneirov


Vivian C. Seltzer Ph.D. and
    William Seltzer
Rayman Solomon and
    Carol Avins
Joan and Bernard Spain
Marc and Diane Spilker
Carla Stern and
    Richard C. Goodwin
Meredith and Jon Stevens
Lynne L. Tarnopol
Sharon and Paul Waimberg
Connie and Sankey Williams 
Etta Z. Winigrad
Marian and Norman Wolgin
Renée and Joseph Zuritsky

List current as of July 25, 2018

A Leadership Annual Giving Society

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For more information on the below-listed benefits or to discuss membership in the 1654 Society, please call Megan Helzner at 215.391.4637. Or, to make your four-year pledge online and join right away, simply click here.

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Late in the summer of 1654
, 23 Jewish refugees arrived in America. They came from Recife, Brazil, and with the perfect mix of courage, tenacity, and determination, began their lives as Americans, building a community in what was then known as New Amsterdam.

It is in honor of those intrepid men, women, and children, the first Jews in what is now our nation, that the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) has created the 1654 Society, our new annual leadership giving society.

1654 Society members agree to deepen their commitment to NMAJH by making a four-year pledge to the Museum of $1,800, $3,600, $5,400, or more, per year, a powerful statement about their commitment to the preservation and interpretation of American Jewish history.

Through the support of 1654 Society members the Museum is creating an ever-larger national presence so that more Americans will have a better understanding of the more than 360-year story of Jews in America.