Visit us At 5th and Market Streets on Independence Mall


Board of Trustees


We have built more than a Museum on Independence Mall. We are building a legacy for our children and grandchildren, so that they will know who they are and where they came from. It is important for Americans, Jewish and otherwise, to have a better appreciation of this great country’s rich and diverse history.

The National Museum of American Jewish History celebrates what an immigrant group can accomplish when given the opportunity to live in freedom.

Our Museum is for future generations. It’s for you. It’s for all Americans and for all people who appreciate freedom and liberty.  We hope you and your family will visit our Museum.

Phil Darivoff, Chairperson
Ron Rubin, Trustee

Board of Trustees

NMAJH Officers             National Leadership Council
Philip M. Darivoff, Chairperson             Roy Zuckerberg, Chair (New York, NY)
Lyn M. Ross, Honorary Chairperson             Eugene Applebaum, z"l (Detroit, MI)
Stephen A. Cozen, First Vice Chairperson             Charles Bronfman (New York, NY)
Andrew R. Heyer, Vice Chairperson             Betsy Z. Cohen (New York, NY)
Elijah S. Dornstreich, Treasurer             Ambassador Edward Elson (Palm Beach, FL)
Mark Oster, Secretary             Milton Fine (Pittsburgh, PA)
George M. Ross z"l, Founding Chairperson             Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg (Bronx, NY)
              J. Ira Harris (Palm Beach, FL)
              Senator Joseph Lieberman (Hartford, CT)
              Newton Minow (Chicago, IL)
              Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. (New York, NY)
              Allan "Bud" Selig (Milwaukee, WI)
              Albert Small (Washington, DC)
              Edward Snider z"l (Philadelphia, PA)
Trustees             Stuart Weitzman (Greenwich, CT)
Susanna Lachs Adler             Fred Wilpon (New York, NY)
Scott Akman              
Philip Balderston              
Alec Ellison              
Phyllis Finkelstein              
Alan J. Hoffman              
Thomas O. Katz              
Sharon Tobin Kestenbaum              
Andrew Klaber              
Elaine Lindy              
Seymour G. Mandell z"l              
Mitchell L. Morgan              
Matthew Pestronk              
Lisa B. Popowich              
Marc Porter              
Daniel Promislo              
Ronald Rubin, Chairperson Emeritus              
Laury Saligman              
Sherrie R. Savett              
Miriam Schneirov              
Brett Schulman              
Daniel A. Shapiro              
Michelle Singer              
Meredith C. Slawe              
Lindy Snider              
Shanin Specter              
Michael Swift              
Joseph S. Zuritsky              
Emeritus Officio            
Harold Berger, Trustee Emeritus            
D. Walter Cohen z"l, Chairman Emeritus            
Gwen Goodman, Executive Director Emerita            
Raymond Perelman, Trustee Emeritus            
Ruth Sarner Libros, President Emerita            
Samuel J. Savitz, Trustee Emeritus            
Ivy L. Barsky, CEO and Gwen Goodman Director