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Young Friends

The mission of the Young Friends of NMAJH is to inspire and involve the young professional community (ages 21-40) of Greater Philadelphia through social, educational, networking, and philanthropic programming celebrating American Jewish history and culture.

Join us as a Young Friends Member today!

Young Friend Individual Membership $40 / Young Friend Dual Membership $60

Benefits include:

   •   Discount to all Museum programs
    •   Cocktail Receptions, Shabbat Dinners, Special Holiday Events
    •  Networking and Leadership Opportunities

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NMAJH Young Friends Board

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Chair, Jake Markovitz
Vice Chair, Steven Share

Young Friends Board Members at Large,  Zachary Golen, Benjamin Hirsh, Ellie Levy, Bryan Leib, Ali Sayer, Alex Weiner, and Shana Weiner

Interested in joining a committee? Please contact Paige Randazzo at

Upcoming Events

THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE: Screening of TO DUST with Special Guests Director Shawn Snyder and Star Géza Röhrig

Tuesday, February 12, 6 – 9:15 pm
Cocktail hour begins at 6pm; Film begins at 7pm; followed by a post-film conversation Snyder and Röhrig

Shmuel (Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul), a recently widowed Hasidic cantor, can’t stop worrying about his wife, even after she’s been buried. While the rest of his community urges him to move on, his two young sons believe that Shmuel’s odd behavior may mean that their father has been possessed by a dybbuk. Breaking his own religious customs, Shmuel approaches a bungling science teacher, Albert (Matthew Broderick), to help him understand the process of decomposition and hopefully put a stop to the nightmares he keeps having. Albert is reluctant at first, but soon becomes Shmuel’s unwitting partner as the two embark on a series of misadventures and outrageous experiments to better understand – and come to terms with – his wife’s passing.

Produced by renowned actors Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola, and Ron Perlman, TO DUST is a quirky and unconventional comedy/drama about grief, acceptance, and the things we do for love. Audience Award For Best Narrative Feature and Best New Narrative Director at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival last year.

To learn more about the film, click here.

Young Friends Admission: $10
General Admission: $15

Curated Cocktails: Sara Berman's Closet
Wednesday, April 17, 6 - 8pm

Join our Emerging Professionals for cocktails and an exclusive behind-the-scenes access to brand new special exhibition, Sara Berman's Closet.


Board Info Session

Date: Coming Soon

Are you a Young Friend with fresh ideas and energetic passion for NMAJH? Are you ready to take on a leadership role? Come learn more about what it means to be a Young Friends Board Member! We will be hosting a Board Member Information Session soon. Please keep an eye out for more information, and if you are interested, please fill out this Google Form telling us a little about yourself and why we want you on our board.

Past Events

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