Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage Become a member of the Young Friends and join a group of young, Jewish professionals (ages 21-39) who are involved in an array of dynamic programming that celebrates Jewish heritage and preserves Holocaust memory.
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Young Friends programs range from previews of the Museum’s exhibitions, holiday parties that attract several hundred guests, to intimate networking events, and educational programs and special events to honor Holocaust survivors. All members receive free unlimited admission to the Museum, ticket discounts on all Young Friends and Museum programs, and invitations to exclusive members-only events such as preview film screenings, exhibition openings, and more.

Mission: The mission of the Young Friends of the Museum is to promote awareness of the Museum throughout the metropolitan area's young professional community (ages 21-39) through social, educational, and philanthropic programming; celebrate Jewish Heritage; preserve Holocaust memory; and shape the next generation of Museum leadership.

Light Up the Night 2019
01/07/2020

Light Up the Night 2019

Light Up the Night 2019
01/06/2020

Light Up the Night 2019

Light Up the Night 2019 is right around the corner. Join us this Thursday evening: bit.ly/lightupthenight2019
12/17/2019

Light Up the Night 2019 is right around the corner. Join us this Thursday evening: bit.ly/lightupthenight2019

"Hanukkah... and the Statue of Liberty... are separated by two millennia and thousands of miles, but Manfred Anson thoug...
12/11/2019
A Menorah That Honors an Immigrant's Story

"Hanukkah... and the Statue of Liberty... are separated by two millennia and thousands of miles, but Manfred Anson thought it perfectly appropriate to bring them together."

Anson's "Liberty Menorah" is one of our favorite objects in the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust collection.

Join us at Light Up the Night 2019 to celebrate the Museum and its critical work during the festival of lights.

After escaping the Holocaust, Manfred Anson paid tribute to his new home.

The silent auction at Light Up the Night 2019 will feature a pair of tickets to The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the ...
12/08/2019

The silent auction at Light Up the Night 2019 will feature a pair of tickets to The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, a private lunch with "Unorthodox" host and "The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia" author Stephanie Butnick at Russ & Daughters, and dozens of other unique items. Don't miss out! bit.ly/lightupthenight2019

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
12/05/2019

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Please join us on December 19th 8pm-12am for the Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage Light Up the Night gala! If you're ages 21-39, come enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, dancing, and mingling with fellow young professionals. Black tie optional.

Secure your tickets before it’s too late: http://bit.ly/2OpZHxF

Light Up the Night 2019 is a chance to celebrate Hanukkah together and support the work of the Museum of Jewish Heritage...
12/01/2019

Light Up the Night 2019 is a chance to celebrate Hanukkah together and support the work of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Join us on December 19: bit.ly/lightupthenight2019.

Light Up the Night 2019 is almost here! Get your early-bird tickets at bit.ly/lightupthenight2019 before prices go up on...
11/24/2019

Light Up the Night 2019 is almost here! Get your early-bird tickets at bit.ly/lightupthenight2019 before prices go up on Wednesday 11/27.

Sunset Soirée 2019
06/26/2019

Sunset Soirée 2019

Light Up the Night 2018
12/13/2018

Light Up the Night 2018

This #GivingTuesday, please consider donating to the Young Friends Light Up the Night campaign in support of New York's ...
11/27/2018
Click here to support Light Up the Night Campaign organized by Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

This #GivingTuesday, please consider donating to the Young Friends Light Up the Night campaign in support of New York's Holocaust Curriculum.

Learning the lessons of the Holocaust has never been more important—or more challenging. The Museum will soon launch New York’s Holocaust Curriculum, an innovative teaching tool with flexible lesson plans and multimedia resources for middle and high school students, developed with support from the New York City Department of Education.

Your support of this crucial work will ensure that diverse young people will have access to the educational resources that will build a more tolerant future for us all.

Supporting New York’s Holocaust Curriculum: Young Friends Light Up the Night Every year, the Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust gather to celebrate Hanukkah in New York City. At its core, Hanukkah is about Jewish persistence and endurance beyond w...

This Hanukkah, the Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage are proud to announce the Light Up the Night Campaign ...
11/13/2018
Click here to support Light Up the Night Campaign organized by Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

This Hanukkah, the Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage are proud to announce the Light Up the Night Campaign in support of New York's Holocaust Curriculum. Join us and honor your loved ones as we continue to educate the next generation.

Read more by clicking below:

Supporting New York’s Holocaust Curriculum: Young Friends Light Up the Night Every year, the Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust gather to celebrate Hanukkah in New York City. At its core, Hanukkah is about Jewish persistence and endurance beyond w...

Sunset Soirée 2018
07/02/2018

Sunset Soirée 2018

Stories From a Survivor 2018
04/26/2018

Stories From a Survivor 2018

04/12/2018
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Stories From A Survivor & Memorial Service: We are live with the Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Manhattan Jewish Experience as we commemorate the 6 million lives lost during the Holocaust with a special candle lighting ceremony and memorial service. We are joined by Holocaust survivor George Blank who will share his story of survival conducted by Young Friend of the Museum Miriam Leichtling.

This unique and personal discussion emphasizes how the next generation can ensure that those who were lost are never forgotten.

All proceeds support the Museum’s Holocaust Education Programs.

Young Friends Hanukkah Gala
12/20/2017

Young Friends Hanukkah Gala

Young Friends Hanukkah Gala

Highlights from the Young Friends Sunset Soirée 2017
06/19/2017

Highlights from the Young Friends Sunset Soirée 2017

Highlights from the Young Friends Sunset Soirée 2017

Highlights from  Manhattan Jewish Experience and the Young Friends of the Museum's Yom HaShoah commemoration on April 24...
04/27/2017

Highlights from Manhattan Jewish Experience and the Young Friends of the Museum's Yom HaShoah commemoration on April 24, 2017.

Highlights from Manhattan Jewish Experience and the Young Friends of the Museum's Yom HaShoah commemoration on April 24, 2017.

We can't wait to celebrate Purim TONIGHT at Proper West!Buy tickets online now before sales close > http://bit.ly/2lKIi6...
03/07/2017

We can't wait to celebrate Purim TONIGHT at Proper West!

Buy tickets online now before sales close > http://bit.ly/2lKIi64
Limited tickets available at the door.

On Sunday, March 19, the Museum is heading uptown for a jamming concert and brunch that will bring together a vibrant co...
02/28/2017

On Sunday, March 19, the Museum is heading uptown for a jamming concert and brunch that will bring together a vibrant community of families with young children. Help us spread the word to your friends and family members about this great event and exciting way to support the Museum.

Register here > mjhnyc.org/jam
Invite others here > http://bit.ly/2lrDUqG

Join Netflix and the Museum this Wednesday, Feb. 15, for a special free screening of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary 'Th...
02/13/2017

Join Netflix and the Museum this Wednesday, Feb. 15, for a special free screening of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary 'The White Helmets,' and post-screening discussion with the film's director and producer. 'The White Helmets' follows three volunteer rescue workers in Aleppo, Syria, in early 2016.

Reserve tickets here > https://goo.gl/jIaHB3

02/10/2017
Museum of Jewish Heritage : Learn : Prins Fellowship

Announcing The Vivian G. Prins Fellowship 2017!

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is pleased to offer a new fellowship for emigrating scholars, artists, museum professionals, and researchers through a grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant was made in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the Museum’s earliest and most steadfast volunteers.

Application deadline is March 15, 2017, spread the word.

Learn more: http://mjhnyc.org/l_prins.html

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating scholars, artists, museum professionals, and researchers through a grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant is in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one o...

Check out this interesting and timely seminar on Sunday. A rare opportunity to hear from passengers who were on the St. ...
02/01/2017

Check out this interesting and timely seminar on Sunday. A rare opportunity to hear from passengers who were on the St. Louis in 1939, a ship of Jewish refugees turned away from the United States. http://bit.ly/2jrj78S

In 1939, the S.S. St. Louis was bound for Cuba with hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany on board. The passengers were turned away first from Havana, then from the United States, and subsequently forced to return to Europe during Hitler’s reign.
In response to current events, the Museum invites you to attend our free seminar “The Voyage of the St. Louis,” this Sunday, February 5, from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Two former passengers of the St. Louis will join Scott Miller, Cultural Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, for a discussion that includes the painstaking research into discovering the fate of all the passengers on this notorious voyage.

Space is limited and advance registration is required.

For more information and registration, visit: 898a.blackbaudhosting.com/898a/The-Voyage-of-the-St-Louis

Photo: 986.91 Identification Card of Immigrant of Edith Salmon, for St. Louis voyage
Gift of Egon J. Salmon

01/31/2017
Museum of Jewish Heritage -A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Two FREE, do-not-miss programs at the Museum this week:

Tomorrow, 7:00 PM - "A World Erased" Book Talk with author and 3G Noah Lederman on his poignant memoir > http://bit.ly/2j5EKve

Sunday, 12:30 PM - 'The Voyage of the St. Louis' Seminar. In response to current events, the Museum invites you to hear two survivors who were passengers on the St. Louis speak, and a scholar's talk on the painstaking research into discovering the fate of all the passengers > http://bit.ly/2jrj78S

Join scholars and former St. Louis passengers Sonja Geismar and Dr. Harvey Moser as we explore the history of the St. Louis, the German ocean liner turned away first from Havana, then from the United States, and subsequently forced to return to Europe. What did the story of the St. Louis say about t...

Live streaming now...Mjhnyc.org/night
01/29/2017
NIGHT: An International Tribute to Elie Wiesel

Live streaming now...
Mjhnyc.org/night

Featuring Elisha Wiesel, Andre Aciman, Ambassador Dani Dayan - Consul General of Israel in New York, French Ambassador François Delattre, Tovah Feldshuh, Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Jessica Hecht, Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, David Hyde Pierce, Bill T. Jones, Daniel and Nina Libeskind, Sheila Nevins, It...

Check out this fascinating Book Talk co-hosted by the Young Friends Book Club on 2/1 featuring a grandson of a survivor....
01/25/2017

Check out this fascinating Book Talk co-hosted by the Young Friends Book Club on 2/1 featuring a grandson of a survivor. Hope you can join us next Wednesday!

Register Here: http://bit.ly/2j5EKve
Learn more about the Young Friends Book Club: http://bit.ly/2ktQtnw

Check out this great fellowship opportunity with the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation. The deadline is fast approachin...
01/13/2017
Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows

Check out this great fellowship opportunity with the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation. The deadline is fast approaching, spread the word!

The AJC Fellows Program (http://bit.ly/2jMVFm9) is a three week study trip for students in Holocaust studies and related fields. The application is due January 15, 2017.

This program provides a unique educational opportunity to learn about the Holocaust in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage, to gain knowledge of the Holocaust sites, and to gain an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator.

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is a three week study trip for students who are matriculated in graduate programs or are completing undergraduate degrees in 2017 in Holocaust studies and related fields. The Fellowship will offer up to four Faculty Fellowships in 2017. These Fellowships w...

New Special Event & Young Friends Member Exclusive:SOCIAL IMPACT IN THE 21ST CENTURY featuring Lauren Bush Lauren, Co-Fo...
12/23/2016

New Special Event & Young Friends Member Exclusive:
SOCIAL IMPACT IN THE 21ST CENTURY
featuring Lauren Bush Lauren, Co-Founder and CEO of FEED

FREE event, advanced registration required - Limited tickets available! Exclusive event for Young Friends and IVY Members. One guest per YF Member permitted, but must be registered.

For tickets and information > https://goo.gl/v8Pnl7

Become a Young Friends Member or renew your membership here > https://goo.gl/xggvXI

Highlights from the Young Friends 2016 Hanukkah Gala, Light Up The Night.
12/16/2016

Highlights from the Young Friends 2016 Hanukkah Gala, Light Up The Night.

Highlights from the Young Friends 2016 Hanukkah Gala, Light Up The Night.

12/08/2016

The Young Friends' Hanukkah Gala *Light Up The Night* is just one week away and we are getting so excited! Do you have your ticket yet? If not, then don't wait any longer - this is your chance to take advantage of our amazing *Two Ticket Bundle* promotion. Grab tickets for you and a friend today and save up to $72!

For tickets and more information, visit https://goo.gl/h4ovKJ

See you next Thursday night.

12/07/2016
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Members of the Association of Holocaust Organizations – comprised of organizations, scholars, and educators and of which the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is a member – has released a statement about the surge in hate crimes and issued a call to action to lawmakers and citizens. More than 90 organizations and more than 70 individuals are signatories.

http://www.mjhnyc.org/documents/HolocaustOrganizationsandScholarsStatementFINAL_rev127A.pdf

12/06/2016

We are excited to announce a new special ticket deal for our premier Hanukkah Gala, Light Up The Night - the Two Ticket Bundle offers amazing savings for you and a friend! A deal this good may not last. Check it out: https://goo.gl/h4ovKJ

12/02/2016
Light up the Night

Have you told your friends about Light Up The Night yet?

The Big Night is under two weeks away and we are getting super excited! Especially about the amazing items and VIP experiences for all interests in our silent auction. Into sports? Just for starters, how about premier tickets to the US Open, the Rangers, the Nets, and the Jets (signed memorabilia too)!

Check back for more previews of the auction soon and don't forget to get your Light Up The Night tickets here: https://goo.gl/h4ovKJ

Join the Young Friends for dinner, dancing, a premium open bar, and a high-end silent auction in celebration of Hanukkah at our largest event of the year! All proceeds benefit museum programming.

It is #GivingTuesday and there are two great ways to support the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Ho...
11/29/2016
#GivingTuesday - Support the Museum of Jewish Heritage

It is #GivingTuesday and there are two great ways to support the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust!

Learn more about MJH and make a donation for #GivingTuesday here - http://www.mjhnyc.org/givingtuesday/

Buy your ticket today for our upcoming Young Friends Hanukkah Gala, Light Up The Night here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/light-up-the-night-tickets-28588243205

As New York’s Holocaust Memorial Museum, the responsibility to tell this history has never been more important. The Museum’s commitment to education offers young people – including 50,000 students annually – and adults alike the opportunity to learn from and interact with Holocaust survivors who sha...

11/23/2016
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

As we gather for Thanksgiving to express gratitude for family and all that we cherish about America and being Americans, it is extremely distressing that bias incidents reported in New York City have jumped 400 percent during the past two weeks. The Museum of Jewish Heritage, which was created as a living memorial to those who perished in and survived the Holocaust, presents the tragic history of what happens when people are persecuted. The Museum affirms its commitment to the principles of social justice and education, and a community that values people of all backgrounds.

11/22/2016
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

GIVING TUESDAY 2016
Through powerful eyewitness accounts, we ensure that Holocaust survivors can continue to teach the vital lessons about the dangers of hatred and bigotry.

At the Museum, we educate tens of thousands of school children and adults each year and we tell the stories of mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, friends, and neighbors. With the passage of time, we rely more than ever on documentation that testifies to the historical events and human experiences of this genocide.

Be a part of this critically important work and support the Museum’s education programs on Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy on November 29.

Support Holocaust education by making a donation now and your support will count towards Giving Tuesday.

To donate via the Museum’s website, click this link:
http://bit.ly/2gex596

To donate via PayPal, click this link:
http://bit.ly/2g9ARiX

To donate by phone, please call 646.437.4320.

Visit the Giving Tuesday website to learn more:
http://www.mjhnyc.org/givingtuesday/

VIDEO: Toby Levy, Holocaust Survivor

Meet Author Jessamyn Hope with the Young Friends Book Club, 9/28. Space is limited. Register here: http://bit.ly/2ckuIhF
09/20/2016
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Meet Author Jessamyn Hope with the Young Friends Book Club, 9/28. Space is limited. Register here: http://bit.ly/2ckuIhF

Jessamyn Hope is the author of the novel Safekeeping— a recommended read for summer 2015 by The Boston Globe; acclaimed by The Globe and Mail, Tablet Magazine, The Montreal Gazette, The Jerusalem Post, and Booklist; a New York Public Library Staff Pick; a current finalist for the 2016 Ribalow Prize;...

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