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Press Releases

Welcome to the press room of the National Museum of American Jewish History. This page was created for members of the media, but we invite all visitors to read about the Museum's exhibitions and programs. 

For more information or to be added to our press list, please contact mediarelations@nmajh.org.
 



2019 Releases

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March 7, 2019
NMAJH PRESENTS FIRST-EVER PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, WORLD RENOWNED SARA BERMAN'S CLOSET
A temporary outdoor monument to freedom and independence
How fashion, feminism, art, immigration, and history come together in a burst of joy
Outdoor installation complemented by an exhibition by the Kalmans with original works
Opening April 5
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January 30, 2019
NMAJH PRESENTS FIRST-EVER PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, WORLD RENOWNED SARA BERMAN'S CLOSET
NMAJH is pleased to announce its next special exhibition Sara Berman’s Closet: a small and monumental story by Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman. An installation of one immigrant woman’s belongings as re-created by Sara’s daughter and grandson – the acclaimed artist and writer Maira Kalman and designer and curator Alex Kalman – the project will feature the Museum’s first-ever public art installation on its Kimmel Plaza, on the corner of 5th and Market Streets.
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2018 Releases

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November 30, 2018
NMAJH ELECTS TWO NEW MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NMAJH announces the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Scott K. Akman and Phyllis Finkelstein. The Board is committed to supporting the Museum’s mission and ensuring the institution has a lasting impact for future generations—for all Americans and for all people who appreciate religious liberty and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.
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November 29, 2018
SENSORY FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING AND WINTER EVENTS AT NMAHH
NMAJH is pleased to announce a variety of programs and activities for all ages this season, from the special exhibition The Art of Rube Goldberg, to the onstage forum Antisemitism in America: Is Hate Speech Free Speech, to a film screening with live score.
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October 8, 2018
NMAJH ONLY IN AMERICA GALA HONORS RENEE AND JOSEPH ZURITSKY
The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) is pleased to announce that Renee and Joseph Zuritsky will be honored at the Museum's Only in America Gala on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6pm, to be held at the Museum.
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September 6, 2018
FIRST RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION IN 40 YEARS HIGHLIGHTS THE PHENOMENAL CULTURAL INFLUENCE OF RUBE GOLDBERG'S ARTWORK
The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) is pleased to announce The Art of Rube Goldberg, an exhibition that celebrates the groundbreaking artwork of Rube Goldberg.
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August 20, 2018
CELEBRATE LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY
The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) is open and free on Saturday, August 25 in celebration of Leonard Bernstein's birthday.
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August 7, 2018
NMAJH ELECTS THREE NEW TRUSTEES
The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) announces the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Andrew Klaber, Matthew Pestronk, and Michael Swift.
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August 1, 2018
FIRST RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION IN 40 YEARS HIGHLIGHTS THE PHENOMENAL CULTURAL INFLUENCE OF RUBE GOLDBERG'S ARTWORK
The special exhibition The Art of Rube Goldberg will be on view October 12 at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH).
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July 19, 2018
LAST CHANCE TO SEE LEONARD BERNSTEIN: THE POWER OF MUSIC AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
The special exhibition Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music is on view through September 2 at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH).
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June 25, 2018
ICONIC GEORGE WASHINGTON LETTER, LEONARD BERNSTEIN EXHIBITION, AND FREE DAYS FILL SUMMER 2018 CALENDAR
NMAJH announces its Summer 2018 line up, from special free admission days to family activities to special events for Young Friends. READ MORE

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JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN MAY 2018 CELEBRATES AMERICAN JEWS AND MUSIC

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), a national commemoration of the contributions that Americans Jews have made to the fabric of our nation’s history, culture, and society. READ MORE


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April 6, 2018

THE LUNDY LAW FOUNDATION TO SPONSOR STUDENT PROGRAMMING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) is partnering with the Lundy Law Foundation for Courageous Choices: Finding Your Creative Voice. READ MORE


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March 23, 2018

SIXTH ANNUAL FREEDOM SEDER REVISITED AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY

The National Museum of American Jewish History hosts its sixth annual Freedom Seder Revisited on Monday, March 26, inspired by the original 1969 Freedom Seder. READ MORE

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THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY ANNOUNCES THE SPECIAL EXHIBITION, LEONARD BERNSTEIN: THE POWER OF MUSIC, ON VIEW MARCH 16 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) announces Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music, the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate the famed conductor and composer’s life, Jewish identity, and social activism.. READ MORE


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March 5, 2018

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY TO HONOR VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AT ONLY IN AMERICA GALA

The National Museum of American Jewish History is pleased to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will be honored at the Museum’s annual Only in America Gala on April 24, 2018, to be held at The Bellevue Philadelphia. READ MORE


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February 6, 2018

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY RECEIVES MAJOR GIFT FROM RENOWNED SHOE DESIGNER STUART WEITZMAN AND HIS FAMILY

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) announced today a major $1 million gift from the family of renowned shoe designer and entrepreneur Stuart Weitzman. READ MORE


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January 31, 2018
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY TO OFFER
FREE FEBRUARY ADMISSION


The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) announces free admission for all visitors to the Museum throughout the month of February. READ MORE


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January 11, 2018
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS GRANT FROM THE COVENANT FOUNDATION

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) has received a $50,000 grant from the New York-based Covenant Foundation, which honors organizations delivering the highest excellence in Jewish education. READ MORE


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January 5, 2018
JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN MAY 2018 WILL CELEBRATE AMERICAN JEWS AND MUSIC

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), a national commemoration of the contributions that Americans Jews have made to the fabric of our nation’s history, culture, and society, announces the theme for the May 2018 celebration: American Jews and Music. A newly revamped website, www.jahm.us, offers interactive content and educational resources to facilitate the nationwide engagement around this year’s edition...READ MORE

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