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2017 Releases

December 6, 2017

NMAJH APPOINTS PAUL WAIMBERG AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

December 5, 2017
WINTER 2017-2018 PROGRAMS


October 6, 2017
FALL 2017 PROGRAMS

July 27, 2017
ARTIST PHILLIP RATNER'S SCULPTURES CAPTURING THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE ARE NOW ON VIEW AT NMAJH

July 21, 2017
NMAJH ENGAGES EDUCATORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY AT SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL EDUCATORS INSTITUTE

 July 18, 2017
BIOCHEMIST GERTRUDE B. ELION NAMED 20TH INDUCTEE INTO THE ONLY IN AMERICA GALLERY/HALL OF FAME AT NMAJH

July 7, 2017
LAST CHANCE TO SEE "1917: HOW ONE YEAR CHANGED THE WORLD"

May 26, 2017
NMAJH CELEBRATES LEGACY OF COMPOSER MARC BLITZSTEIN WITH A READING OF THE PLAY "IT'S ALL TRUE" ON MONDAY, JUNE 12

May 25, 2017
SUMMER 2017 PROGRAMS

May 1, 2017
JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH BEGINS TODAY, CELEBRATING CONTRIBUTIONS OF AMERICANS JEWS TO OUR NATION

April 12, 2017
NMAJH HONORS DR. KATHY FIELDS IN THE ANNUAL SPEAKER SERIES, "DREAMERS AND DOERS"

April 3, 2017
ANNOUNCING SPECIAL FREE ADMISSION DAYS THROUGHOUT THE RUN OF "1917: HOW ONE YEAR CHANGED THE WORLD"

March 29, 2017
NMAJH HOSTS ITS FIFTH ANNUAL "FREEDOM SEDER REVISITED" ON APRIL 5

March 24, 2017
NMAJH-A WELCOMING SPACE FOR ALL-LAUNCHES FOREIGN-LANGUAGE VISITOR GUIDES

March 3, 2017
SPRING 2017 PROGRAMS

March 1, 2017
NMAJH ANNOUNCES FREE ADMISSION ON MARCH 2 TO COINCIDE WITH "STAND AGAINST HATE RALLY" ON INDEPENDENCE MALL

February 27, 2017
FOLLOWING DESECRATION, NMAJH LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO PRESERVE STORIES FROM MOUNT CARMEL CEMETERY

February 1, 2017
NMAJH ANNOUNCES SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR MICHIGAN STUDENTS

January 24, 2017
NMAJH TO OFFER FREE FEBRUARY ADMISSION

January 12, 2017
NMAJH IS OPEN AND FREE IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ON MONDAY, JANUARY 16

January 5, 2017
MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER RETURNS TO NMAJH WITH A ROCK & ROLL CABARET ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

2016 Releases

December 28, 2016

NEW SIGNAGE UNDERSCORES VALUES ON WHICH THIS NATION WAS FOUNDED

December 20, 2016
BEING ___ AT CHRISTMAS PROVIDES CREATIVE CHOICE FOR FAMILY FUN ON DEC. 25

December 14, 2016
ONLY IN AMERICA GALA HONORING RON RUBIN ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 500 GUESTS ON TUESDAY, DEC. 13

December 7, 2016
WINTER 2016-2017 PUBLIC PROGRAMS

November 11, 2016
NMAJH EXPANDS YOUNG FRIENDS BOARD TO INCLUDE SEVEN NEW MEMBERS

November 9, 2016
RON RUBIN TO BE HONORED AT NMAJH'S ONLY IN AMERICA GALA

November 4, 2016
NMAJH IS OPEN FOR INTERPRETATION BY FILMMAKERS TIFFANY SHLAIN AND KEN GOLDBERG

November 1, 2016
NMAJH LAUNCHES A #GIVINGTUESDAY CAMPAIGN CELEBRATING STUDENT MUSICIANS

October 24, 2016
NMAJH ELECTS TWO NEW MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES 


October 17, 2016
ARDMORE MUSIC HALL AND NMAJH TEAM UP TO CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF BILL GRAHAM AND THE GRATEFUL DEAD IN AN AFTERNOON "SNEAK PEEK" SERIES

October 6, 2016
NMAJH HONORS LARRY MAGID IN THE ANNUAL SPEAKER SERIES, "DREAMERS AND DOERS"

September 27, 2016
THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES AWARDS A $150,000 GRANT TO NMAJH

September 13, 2016
NMAJH PRESENTS "BILL GRAHAM AND THE ROCK & ROLL REVOLUTION," ON VIEW SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 - JANUARY 16, 2017

August 30, 2016
FALL 2016 PUBLIC PROGRAMS

August 17, 2016
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES AWARDS MAJOR GRANT IN SUPPORT OF THE EXHIBITION,
1917: GATEWAY TO THE 20th CENTURY

July 1, 2016
NMAJH GEARS UP FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (DNC)


June 20, 2016
NMAJH IS OPEN FOR INTERPRETATION BY VISUAL ARTIST AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZER JJ TIZIOU

June 16, 2016
SUMMER 2016 PUBLIC PROGRAMS

May 27, 2016
NMAJH BRINGS BACK PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

May 18, 2016
MEL BROOKS GIVES HIS 11TH FINGER TO NMAJH
 
May 18, 2016
NMAJH TO CELEBRATE TRAILBLAZERS OF EDUCATIONAL PHILANTHROPY AT ONLY IN AMERICA GALA
 
May 13, 2016
NMAJH’S EGG-SELLENT NEW INSTALLATION, "LOCALLY GROWN: JERSEY'S JEWISH FARMS" EXPLORES RURAL ROOTS

April 1, 2016
SPRING 2016 PUBLIC PROGRAMS
 
February 24, 2016 
NMAJH CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY ON INDEPENDENCE MALL WITH EXPANSION OF CORE EXHIBITION, ROBUST PROGRAMMING, AND NEW TEMPORARY EXHIBITION

January 28, 2016
NMAJH TO OFFER FREE FEBRUARY ADMISSION

January 27, 2016
WINTER 2016 PUBLIC PROGRAMS



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2015 Releases

November 23, 2015
NMAJH EXPANDS YOUNG FRIENDS BOARD LEADERSHIP

November 23, 2015
ACTRESS AND AUTHOR, AMANDA PEET TO KICK OFF HOLIDAY SEASON PROGRAMMING AT NMAJH

November 6, 2015
REVOLUTIONARY ROOTS EXPLORED THROUGH ANDREWS COLLECTION AT NMAJH

October 30, 2015
DR. RUTH NAMED DREAMER AND DOER FOR NMAJH’S ANNUAL SPEAKER SERIES
 
October 7, 2015
FALL 2015 PUBLIC PROGRAMS
  
August 27, 2015
NMAJH AN IDEAL SITE TO VISIT DURING WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES AND PAPAL VISIT
 
August 7, 2015
NMAJH PRESENTS NEW EXHIBITION FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG-AT-HEART: "LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE AND FRIENDS: THE ART OF BERARD WABER"

August 5, 2015
NMAJH EXPANDS BOARD LEADERSHIP: ALEC ELLISON, RICHARD ROTHSCHILD, DANIEL SHAPIRO, AND SHANIN SPECTER ELECTED TRUSTEES

July 7, 2015
NMAJH MUSEUM STOER OFFERS BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED KETUBOT (MARRIAGE CONTRACTS) FOR LGBT AND INTERFAITH COUPLES

June 24, 2015
NMAJH CELEBRATES A HALF CENTURY OF LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS PROGRESS

May 7, 2015
NMAJH BRINGS BACK PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

May 4, 2015
SUMMER 2015 PUBLIC PROGRAMS

February 4, 2015
NMAJH IS ONLY US VENUE FOR "RICHARD AVEDON: FAMILY AFFAIRS" EXHIBITION

February 1, 2015
NMAJH ANNOUNCES WEINBERG FAMILY FUND INTERNSHIPS


January 29, 2015
NMAJH TO OFFER FREE FEBRUARY ADMISSION

2014 Releases
 

December 18, 2014
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY UNVEILS “LGBT STORIES: A COLLECTING PROJECT”

December 16, 2014
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’S PAST AND PRESENT EXPLORED THROUGH CUTTING-EDGE ART INSTALLATION AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY

December 12, 2014
INIMITABLE PERFORMER MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER TO TAKE THE STAGE FOR NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY’S OPEN FOR INTERPRETATION ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

December 1, 2014
It’s Cold Outside, But the List of Winter Public Programs at the National Museum of American Jewish History is Hot

October 29, 2014
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE HANUKKAH AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY

October 1, 2014
Final Days of Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American!Groundbreaking Philadelphia Exhibition Closes on October 26 Before Embarking on National Tour

September 22, 2014
 William Penn Foundation Board Awards $150,000 Grant to the National Museum of American Jewish History to fund OPEN for Interpretation

August 14, 2014
National Museum of American Jewish History Installs Commissioned Contemporary Mezuzah

August 14, 2014
The National Museum of American Jewish History Celebrates Philly's Own Taney Dragons With Free Admission Friday and Extends Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday Nights

June 17, 2014 
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY ELECTS FOUR NEW TRUSTEES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

June 4, 2014
National Museum of American Jewish History to host Major League Baseball's most senior female executive, Kim Ng, for annual Dreamers and Doers Speaker Series

May 27, 2014
National Museum of American Jewish History celebrates groundbreaking exhibition and Father's Day with Chasing Dreams Mall Extravaganza

May 5, 2014
National Museum of American Jewsh History to hold inaugural New York City gala to honor Bud Selig and celebrate groundbreaking exhibition Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

May 2, 2014
NMAJH Offers Pay What You Wish Wednesday Nights

April 7, 2014
National Museum of American Jewish History Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day Through Film and Discussion on Tragedy and Memory in America

April, 7 2014
National Museum of American Jewish History Presents Exciting Array of Family-Friendly Programming to Complement Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

March 27, 2014
National Museum of American Jewish History Opens Pop Up Shop in Cherry Hill Mall

January 27, 2014 
National Museum of American Jewish History Explores America’s Favorite Pastime in Chasing Dreams Groundbreaking Exhibition Opens in Philadelphia March 13, 2014.

January 27, 2014
Major Publication to Accompany National Museum of American Jewish History’s Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American.

January 27, 2014
National Museum of American Jewish History Announces Diverse and Exciting Array of Programming to Complement Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American.

January 27, 2014
Fact Sheet: Public Collecting Project for Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American.
 


2013 Releases

January 24, 2014
National Museum of American Jewish History Explores America’s Favorite Pastime in Chasing Dreams Groundbreaking Exhibition Opens in Philadelphia March 13, 2014. 

December 20, 2013
Being _____ at Christmas
 
December 5, 2013
National Museum of American Jewish History collection's Menorah Used in White House Hanukkah Celebration

September 20, 2013
Early Filmmaker Siegmund Lubin Celebrated in Now Showing: “Pop” Lubin’s Silent Film Empire

August 23. 2013
Film, Music, and Art Highlighted in National Museum of American Jewish History's Fall Programming

July 1, 2013
NMAJH Kicks Off July Public Programs and Exhibitions by Celebrating July 4 with Family Activities and Washington's Letter on Religious Freedom

June 24, 2013
THE SNOWY DAY AND THE ART OF EZRA JACK KEATS

May 17, 2013
Shoe Designer Stuart Weitzman kicks off Dreamers and Doers Speaker Series at National Museum of American Jewish History

April 1, 2013
Museum Launches Nationwide Search for Baseball Lovers' Personal Memorabilia for Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Jews in America, Major Exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History

March 29, 2013
Poetry, Film, and Music Highlighted this April at the National Museum of American Jewish History

March 19, 2013
National Museum of American Jewish History Announces Joint Program with The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and Rabbis Without Borders: Sacred Stories

March 4, 2013
NMAJH Partners with Ego Po and NCC to offer “HOUDINI, HOOCH, AND HISTORY” ticket package 

February 26, 2013
NMAJH March Public Programs

February 6, 2013
President's Day is Pay-What-You-Wish

January 23, 2013
Exhibits Paintings Created During the Great Depression

January 15, 2013
MLK Day Media Alert


2012

December 31, 2012
January and February Programming at the Museum

November 30, 2012
The National Museum of American Jewish History and Penn Libraries Join Forces in Philadelphia

November 27, 2012
Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow

October 16, 2012
The National Museum of American Jewish History Mourns the Loss of Senator Arlen Spencer

September 17, 2012
Fall 2012 Program Release

September 14, 2012
Museum Now Offers Foreign Language Guided Tours

May 10, 2012
To Bigotry No Sanction

May 1, 2012
Casual Conversations

April 12, 2012
Museum Announces New Tour Partners

April 4, 2012
Special Ways to Celebrate Passover

March 15, 2012
Succession Plan Announced by Museum

2011

October 20, 2011
November and December Public Programs

June 15, 2011
Museum to Host July 4 Activities

April 22, 2011
Admission Free to Teachers in May

January 20, 2011
Debbie Friedman Tribute to be held on January 29 at NMAJH

2010

November 12, 2010
Museum Holds Three-Day Grand Opening Celebration

November 12, 2010
Museum Exhibition is Family-Friendly

September 16, 2010
Midler and Seinfield to Headline Museum Opening Gala

July 22, 2010
Senate joins House in Passing Museum Resolution