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Membership Events

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Join us for exciting Members only programming throughout the year. Members also get discounts on the Museum’s Public Programs. To view a full calendar of programs, please click here.

Upcoming Member Events

Film Screening: Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria
Monday, June 19 at 7 pm

Free – registration required. To register please call HAMEC at: 215.464.4701 or send an e-mail to: 
Includes a talk back with filmmakers Larry Confino and Lawrence Russo and a light reception

Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoriais a moving documentary that illuminates the lives of a Sephardic community in Greece whose story speaks for all people who have been decimated by war and discrimination. The story is set in the beautiful, idyllic city of Kastoria where Jews and Christians lived in harmony for over two millennia. In October of 1940 it would all be destroyed after the invasion of Greece by Axis forces. Initially occupied by Italy, the Jewish community remained safe. After Mussolini fell from power the Nazis took control of the town, dooming the community that had existed since the times of the Roman Empire.

The film uses never before seen archival footage, vibrantly bringing to life just one of the many Jewish communities that had existed in Greece before the end of World War II. "Trezoros" (Ladino/Judeo-Spanish term of endearment meaning "Treasures") is a highly emotional story told by it's survivors, with interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tzur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, Los Angeles and New York.

Presented in partnership with the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center

From Yiddish Folk to Jazz: An Arts Salon
Tuesday, June 27 at 7 pm

$15 for Members ($18 for Non-Members)

Andrea ClearfieldJoin us for an evening of performances inspired by the special exhibition 1917: How One Year Changed the World and curated by award-winning composer and saloniere Andrea Clearfield. Six renowned ensembles will perform music of the era, from Yiddish folk and American jazz to art songs and chamber music, as well as an original dance piece drawing on themes from 1917.


Past Member Events


Members' Trip to the Walnut Street Theatre to See Jerry's Girls
Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 pm
$36 – all proceeds benefit the Museum
Purchase tickets through the Museum's website by clicking here.
At the Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Join fellow NMAJH Members at the Walnut Street Theatre for an evening with the music of Jerry Herman, American Jewish Tony, Grammy, Olivier, and Drama Desk Award winner whose smash hits include "La Cage Aux Folles," "Mame," "Hello Dolly," and others.After the show, NMAJH Members will enjoy a private reception (included with the $36 ticket price) at the Walnut Street Theatre; as always, the actors will be invited to join us and schmooze.

Ten Days bookMembers’, Docents', and Volunteers' Book Club
Wednesday, May 3 from 2 to 3:30 pm
Free for Members

Join us for a lively book discussion of Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed. This first-person chronicle by John Reed, a legendary journalist who was present at the flash point of the Russian Revolution in 1917, provides an intense and informative eyewitness account of one of the greatest events of the twentieth century. 

This edition of Book Club is presented in conjunction with 1917: How One Year Changed the World

The discussion will be led by Shirley Brown, co-director of the Philadelphia Writing Project.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Vera DaVinci at or 215.923.3811 x118. 

Members’ Curator Tour: 2nd Floor – Choices and Challenges of Freedom: 1945 - Today

Tuesday, May 16 at 10am
Free & Exclusively for Members

Second Floor

Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections Josh Perelman will give a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum's second floorThe second floor begins in the immediate postwar period with stories of migration, from war torn Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the Soviet Union. And it ends in the present day, offering you a chance to share your personal views in two high-tech, interactive experiences: Contemporary Issues Forum and It's Your Story.

Space is limited. RSVP to Elizabeth Faranda at or 215.923.3811 x109.

Members' Curator Tour: 1917: How One Year Changed the World
Thursday, April 27 at 10 am

Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions & Collections Josh Perelman gave a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum's newest special exhibition, 1917: How One Year Changed the World. This exhibition looks back 100 years and explores how the dramatic events of a single year brought about fundamental changes in American politics and culture that reverberated throughout the world and still impact us today. NMAJH has co-organized this special exhibition with the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) in New York. 

Members', Volunteers', and Docents' Book Club
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Friday, March 23 from 2 to 4 pm

NMAJH Members, Volunteers, and Docents attended this book club during which author Nancy Davidoff Kelton read from her heartbreaking, hilarious memoir, Finding Mr. Rightstein. Light refreshments were included.

Opening Reception of 1917: How One Year Changed the World
Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 8 pm

More than 325 Members and VIP guests joined us for remarks, snacks, live music by Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society, and of course, exclusive, pre-opening-day access to this special exhibition. 1917 is the first exhibition to demonstrate how three key events of that year—America's entry into World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the signing of the Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain indicated support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine—brought about political, cultural, and social changes that dramatically reshaped the United States' role in the world and directly affected everyday Americans.

Members' Trip to the Walnut Street Theatre to See An Evening with Groucho

Monday, February 28 at 8 pm

NMAJH Members visited the Walnut Street Theatre to see a memorable, one-night-only production with actor and director Frank Ferrante who recreated his PBS, New York, and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity.

Members', Docents', and Volunteers' Book Club
Thursday, December 1    
We were pleased and honored to have author, Corrine Joy Brown, present to discuss her new book, Hidden Star. Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project led a lively discussion with Brown and the group. 

Members’ Curator Tour: 4th Floor – Foundations of Freedom: 1654 – 1880

Tuesday, November 1

Members enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s fourth floor. Chief Registrar Claire Pingel led this private tour.  

Curator Tour: Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

Tuesday, September 27

Members joined Chief Curator and Director of Special Exhibitions and Collections, Josh Perelman, for a private, behind the scenes tour of the Museum's newest special exhibition. 

Graham was behind the success of some of the most famous and iconic musical acts of the 60s and 70s--the Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and more!

Members', Volunteers', and Docents' Book Club

Tuesday, September 27

The group discussed selected readings from Deborah Feldman's book, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project led the discussion. 

To access a copy of the book guide, please click here

Members Opening: Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

Wednesday, September 14

Members and other VIPs gathered to celebrate the opening of this groovy exhibition. Bob Kirschner of the Skirball Cultural Center, David & Alex Graham of the Graham family, and Bob Barsotti of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation spoke. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady of Hot Tuna performed. And, we had all of Bill's favorite snacks.  

Read the exhibition review that came out the day after the Members Opening:


Members Preview Day: Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution 

Thursday, September 15

For those who couldn't join us on September 14, on September 15, members dropped by for an all day preview of the exhibition. Guests enjoyed content on the Museum's Concourse, 1st floor, and 5th floor. 



Members' Curator Tour
Tuesday, April 12
Associate Curator Ivy Weingram led a tour of the second floor of the Museum’s core exhibition. This floor, Choices and Challenges of Freedom: 1945 – Today explores the contemporary American Jewish experience.

Members' Trip to Walnut Street Theatre: Red
Wednesday, March 16

Members enjoyed a night at the theater seeing the Tony Award winner for Best Play, Red. This show portrayed American Jewish artist, Mark Rothko. Following the show, members gathered with the actors for a private reception.

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Members’ Trip to the Walnut Street Theatre: Becoming Dr. Ruth
Tuesday, December 15
At the Walnut Street Theatre

After meeting Dr. Ruth at Dreamers and Doers in November, join us for a night at the theater to see her life on stage.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends Exhibition

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Wednesday, August 26
The opening event included 11am activities ideal for kids and featured artist Jessica  Eldredge,

Through 90 original illustrations and preliminary sketches, dummy books, Waber’s art supplies, and other memorabilia, Lyle Lyle explores the sometimes silly, but always poignant characters and worlds Waber created in more than 30 picture books over the course of his nearly 50-year career.

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239 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Members' Curator Tour
July, 2015

Members enjoyed an intimate tour of special exhibition Richard Avedon: Family Affairs with NMAJH Chief Curator Dr. Josh Perelman.

 Members' Trip to the Walnut Street Theatre             
Irving Berlin's I Love a Piano

June, 2015 show and private reception 

Join us for a night of theater. The Walnut Street Theatre’s I Love a Piano made us want to sing, dance, laugh, and more! This delightful musical follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Irving Berlin’s classic songs include “Blue Skies,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and others. Following the show, we gathered in a private space at the Theatre for a reception to which the cast joined.

binocular visionMembers’ Book Club 
June, 2015

NMAJH Members joined for our Members’ book discussion. In June we met to talk about Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman. This book includes 18 stories covering themes as diverse as family, love, and betrayal in locations as close as Maine and Massachusetts, and as far flung as Central America and Hungary. 

Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project will lead the discussion. 

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Exhibition Opening

Richard Avedon: Family Affairs
March, 2015

Richard Avedon: Family Affairs, from the collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, features a massive mural of beat poet Allen Ginsberg and his family, a group portrait of Andy Warhol and The Factory, as well as a series of 69 portraits entitled “The Family,” commissioned by Rolling Stone and published on the eve of the 1976 presidential election. NMAJH is the only U.S. venue giving viewers a unique opportunity to reflect on the concepts of family, politics, and power, as expressed by one of the 20th century’s most prominent photographers.

Members' Book Club

March 2015

In March 2015, we discussed Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way an oral history by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom. 

Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project, facilitated the discussion.

Click here to purchase a copy of the book

Members' Curator Tour
March 2015

 Members joined for an intimate tour of our 2nd floor, Choices and Challenges of Freedom: 1945-Today. One of the members of our Curatorial Department lead this deep dive into our exhibition.


Liat ConfessionOpening Event for Liat Segal: Scattered Light

January, 2015

Museum Members met Liat Segal, a cutting-edge Israeli contemporary artist whose high-tech installation Scattered Light (on-view beginning January 27) was commissioned especially for the Museum and weaves together history and technology using historic text and visitor reflections. 

During the opening event, members investigated this unique piece of art and gain firsthand insights from the artist herself about the intersections of Jewish history, art, and technology.  


The Museum of Extraordinary Things CoverMembers Quarterly Book Club

December, 2014 


Members join us for our Quarterly Members Book Club.  In December, we discussed author Alice Hoffman’s newest novel, The Museum of Extraordinary Things. This early twentieth century love story follows Coralie Sardie, the daughter of a sinister impresario behind a boardwalk freak show, and photographer Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his father’s Lower East Side Orthodox community.

Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project, facilitated the discussion.


Members Mural Arts Program Trolley Tour

September, 2014 

Members joined for a Members-only trolley tour of selected murals from City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.  The murals and themes explored on this tour deal with sports and athletic figures, all in the spirit of the Museum’s special exhibition, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American



Members Quarterly Book Club
September, 2014

Members joined for our Quarterly Members Book Club.  In September, we discussed author Gary Shteyngart’s newest work, Little Failure.  Shteyngart emigrated from Russia as a child.  His Jewish identity informs his works, including this autobiographical piece.  Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project, facilitated the discussion.


MillinersMembers Only Tour of Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art
August, 2014

Members of NMAJH gathered at the Woodmere Art Museum for a guided tour of Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art.

A Century in Art is the first retrospective dedicated to the work of Theresa Bernstein (1890-2002), an artist whose dramatic paintings chronicled twentieth-century American life. She was known for her expressive realism and penetrating depictions of immigrants and working class people in their everyday world. Bernstein and her family immigrated from Cracow, Poland to the United States and settled in Philadelphia until her family moved to New York City in 1912. Though assimilated to American culture, she maintained a close connection to her Jewish roots and was a passionate Zionist throughout her lifetime. Praised early on for “painting like a man,” Bernstein was at one time more famous than her friend and artist, Edward Hopper.

 The NaturalMembers Only Quarterly Book Club

June 2014

NMAJH Members joined to discuss The Natural by Bernard Malamud. Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project, facilitated the discussion.


rescue in the phillipinesRescue in the Philippines Film Screening
April 23, 2014

Members joined for this special documentary screening that chronicles the incredible, little-known story of a group of courageous friends who helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

ldor vdor muralMural Arts Trolley Tour
April 6, 2014

NMAJH Members joined for a special morning as we enjoyed the renowned, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s exclusive “Immigration and Jewish Landmarks Tour.” This trolley tour explored several of Philadelphia’s neighborhood murals that discuss the early immigration of various ethnic groups. Along the way, we viewed many of Philadelphia’s – and particularly South Philadelphia’s – Jewish landmarks. The tour included a stop at The Little Shul, one of the oldest continuously used Orthodox synagogues.

CD LogoChasing Dreams Members' Opening
March 12, 2014

NMAJH Members joined for the opening of our groundbreaking exhibition, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American. Members had exclusive access to the exhibition the day before it opened to the general public.


Catcher was a Spy coverMembers Only Quarterly Book Club
March 2, 2014

NMAJH Members joined to discuss The Catcher was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff.

Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project will facilitate the discussion. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.


American Jerusalem PosterPhiladelphia Film Premiere: American Jerusalem
February, 2014
Exclusively for NMAJH Members
This film was provided by The National Center for Jewish Film,

Executive Producer Jackie Krentzman joined for a talk-back following the screening American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco is the epic story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco, their rise to prominence, and how, freed from discrimination, they reinvented themselves as a distinctly new kind of Jew: they weren't just American Jews—they were San Francisco Jews.

 Allan Sherman

Members-only Book Club Discussion of Overweight Sensation
December, 2013

Members came together for another intimate and thought-provoking discussion facilitated by Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project.

The group discussed Mark Cohen's brand new book, Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman, about the late parodist and comedian, Allan Sherman. 

TuckerSophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas
December, 2013
Walnut Street Theatre

Members and friends came together for a wonderful evening of song and comedy at the Walnut Street Theatre to see Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas.  Tucker, an American Jewish actress and comedienne delighted generations. 

Following the performance, the group enjoyed a reception with Kathy Halenda, the actress who portrayed Tucker. 

Red Star LineRed Star Line: A Portrait of European Migration
December, 2013

Bram Beelaert, curator of the recently opened Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp, Belgium gave Members an exclusive look at the stories of immigration, hope, hardship, and much more that are told both at NMAJH and the Red Star Line Museum.  We learned that of the more than two million European migrants on the Red Star Line from Antwerp to the New World, one in four was Jewish, including two of NMAJH’s Only in America inductees, Irving Berlin and Albert Einstein. Members stayed for a light reception where they were able to mingle with Mr. Beelaert to learn more.  

Members Only Orchestra Tripperlman violin
November, 2013 

Members joined together at the Philadelphia Orchestra as they present “Perlman Returns”, featuring legendary musician Itzhak Perlman as both conductor and violinist. The Museum has purchased a block of tickets in Tier 2 Center of Verizon Hall, and everyone enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with famed vionlinist Itzhak Perlman. 

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Members Mural Arts Program Bus Tour
October, 2013 

Members joined for a special morning as we enjoy the renowned, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s exclusive “Immigration and Jewish Landmarks Tour.” We took a trolley tour through several of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods to explore murals that discuss the early immigration of various ethnic groups. Along the way, we viewed many of Philadelphia’s – and particularly South Philadelphia’s – Jewish landmarks. The tour included a stop at The Little Shul, one of the oldest continuously used Orthodox synagogues. 

Click here to learn more about this mural

lubinFilm Premiere plus Exhibition Opening
September, 2013

Members joined us for an opening reception of NMAJH’s new exhibition installation, Now Showing: “Pop” Lubin’s Silent Film Empire followed by a Philadelphia premiere screening of the 1922 film, Breaking Home Ties.  This film was the last produced by Philadelphia’s – and Lubin’s – Betzwood Motion Picture Studio.  The film was accompanied by an original score performed live. 

A Taste of Opera: Nabucco Nabucco Image
September, 2013
At the Museum in the Dell Theater

Presented by Opera Philadelphia and NMAJH, this free one-hour program included selections from Verdi's first great opera, Nabucco, which opens Opera Philadelphia’s 2013-2014 Season. Recounting the biblical story of Nebuchadnezzar, Verdi’s rousing melodies, like the famous “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va, pensiero),” moved the Italian states to unify as a nation.

Several cast members from Opera Philadelphia’s production of Nabucco performed, including two Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Winners, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa and bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana.

Day of the LocustMembers-only Book Club Discussion of Day of the Locust
September, 2013  

Members came together to discuss Nathanael West’s 1939 novel, The Day of the Locust. Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project will facilitate a sure-to-be-lively discussion.

West was born Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein in New York in 1903. He moved to Hollywood in 1933, where The Day of the Locust takes place.

For questions about the Book Club, contact Julie Howard Taylor at (215) 923-3811 x 104 or

31 The Snowy Day - smallerExclusive Preview of The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats
July, 2013

Members saw the exhibition before it opened to the public, enjoyed the reception, and heard remarks from Museum leadership.

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats* is the first major exhibition in this country to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), whose beloved children's books include Whistle for Willie, The Snowy Day, and many others.

*The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats is organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, from the collection of the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, The University of Southern Mississippi. The exhibition was funded at The Jewish Museum through a generous grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Joseph Alexander Foundation, the Alfred J. Grunebaum Memorial Fund, and the Winnick Family Foundation.

hannah arendtMembers-only preview screening of Hannah Arendt 
June, 2013

This brilliant new biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt before the film’s June 28th opening at Philadelphia theaters.

Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmannand the Jewish councils—introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema.

Dreamers and Doers: Stuart Weitzman sw small
June, 2013

Entrepreneur and shoe designer, Stuart Weitzman kicked off NMAJH’s Dreamers and Doers speaker series on entrepreneurship. Weitzman told the story of the Stuart Weitzman company – a story of passion, vision, aspiration, and hard work to an audience of 250 people. Members took advantage of deeply discounted event tickets. 

Members-only Book Club Discussion of The Finkler Question the finkler question

June, 2013 

We had a full house to discuss Howard Jacobson’s Man Booker-Prize winning work, The Finkler Question. This controversial book made for thought-provoking discussion among our group. 

Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project facilitated a lively discussion.

Join us in September for the next of our Quarterly Members-only Book Club Discussions! We will announce the book selection shortly.

Curator’s Tour teddybear2005.2.1
May, 2013 

Members at the Sponsor level and above joined us for intimate guided tours of our exhibition with members of our Curatorial staff. Stay tuned for additional Curator’s Tours this Fall. 

Please note that the Museum’s docents offer public, guided tours nearly every day. Please visit under “Guided Tours” for more information. 

Teddy Bear of Helga Weiss
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Gift of Helga E. Milberg in memory of Rosa and Emil Weiss



Complimentary Members-Only Screening of Koch, the documentary koch
April 2013

A full house of Members joined us for a private screening of Koch before the documentary opened to the public at area movie theatres!

Controversial figure and former Mayor Ed Koch was the quintessential New Yorker. Ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, Koch, who died in February at the age of 88, ruled New York from 1978 to 1989 - a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform.

Exclusive Members-Only Book Discussion buudahinattic

March 2013 


We were pleased to host a Members-only Book Discussion of the 2013 Free Library of Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia* selection, Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic.  

Otsuka's work is a compelling account of Japanese "picture brides" and their experience in the United States.     

Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing Project facilitated the discussion.  Brown's professional teaching life has largely focused on gender issues like those discussed in Otsuka's book, and those elucidated in parts of NMAJH's core exhibition


Opening Reception for Jewish Artists in America 1925 - 1945: 
Selections from the Collection of Steven and Stephanie Wasser

February 2013blochemigrants

Join us for an invitation-only reception for our newest special exhibition, Jewish Artists in America 1925 -1945: Selections from the Collection of Steven and Stephanie Wasser

Enjoy light refreshments and a special program featuring collector Steven Wasser and Sharon Ann Musher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Director of M.A. in American Studies at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.   

Members-only Preview of Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges BSJCopening
January, 2013 

Members were invited to a preview of our special exhibition, Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow, at which Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Dr. Josh Perelman revealed how NMAJH came to host an incredible exhibition that tells a little-known, extraordinarily moving, and entirely universal story.   


World Premiere Screening of Broadway Musicals:  A Jewish Legacy Broadway_Musicals_Header 

December, 2012

Members at the Supporter Level ($180) and up attended a sneak peek screening of a new documentary film, an intimate conversation with the film’s producers and a festive reception. Broadway Musicals:  A Jewish Legacy, traces the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film aired nationally on PBS’s Great Performances in January 2013.