Support the Jewish Museum

Only through the generosity of our diverse supporters is the Museum able to carry out its mission to celebrate and share the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people — realized in our expansive collection, world-class exhibitions, and dynamic educational programs for adults, students, and families. There are numerous ways to show your support, from joining our community of Members, to becoming a Corporate Patron, to remembering the Museum in estate plans. Every contribution makes a meaningful and valued impact, helping to sustain us all year long. For more information, please contact us at 212-660-1519 or JMMembership@thejm.org.

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Installation view of Mel Bochner: Strong Language at the Jewish Museum, New York. Artwork © Mel Bochner. Photo by Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

  • Join
    Become a Member and enjoy a host of valuable benefits, including free admission, on- and off-site discounts, and insider access. Individual and corporate memberships available.
  • Donate
    The Museum welcomes gifts and other donations, and recognizes planned-gift donors through our esteemed Warburg Society. Make an online donation or call 212.660.1519.
  • Attend
    You’re invited! Join us throughout the year for exclusive celebrations that raise vital funds for the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.

Memberships

Individual, $75
(Senior $65)

Unlimited free visits, Member-only discounts, and early access to exhibitions. All Benefits

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Dual, $125
(Senior $110)

Twice the membership for less. All Benefits

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Family, $145
(Senior $125)

Two adults with children 18 and under visit free. All Benefits

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Friend, $175
(Senior $140)

JM Friends enjoy access to curators, plus Family-level benefits on request. All Benefits

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Young Patron, $180+

Young Patrons engage in dynamic and exclusive educational and social programs for young professionals of all backgrounds. All Benefits

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Contributing, $250
(Senior $225)

Contributing members enjoy complimentary program ticketing and greater Museum access. All Benefits

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Supporting, $500
(Senior $450)

A Museum experience like no other, plus an invitation to the annual Purim Ball. All Benefits

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Special Memberships

Student, $40

Individual membership, on a student's budget. All Benefits

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Out of Town, $75

Dual Member benefits for the occasional visitor. All Benefits

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Gift, $180

Inspire and reward your Bar or Bat Mitzvah with a gift of membership to the Jewish Museum. All Benefits

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Corporate Membership

Discover opportunities to engage and enrich your clients and employees. Become a Corporate Member.

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Membership Levels and Benefits

  • I: Individual
  • D: Dual
  • Fa: Family
  • Fr: Friend
  • C: Contributing
  • S: Supporting
I D Fa Fr C S
Individual
Fee: $75 ($60 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $65*
($55 is tax deductible)
Dual
Fee: $125 ($100 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $110*
($90 is tax deductible)
Family
Fee: $145 ($100 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $125*
($85 is tax deductible)
Friend
Fee: $175 ($105 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $140*
($85 is tax deductible)
Contributing
Fee: $250 ($160 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $225*
($150 is tax deductible)
Supporting
Fee: $500 ($450 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $450*
($350 is tax deductible)
10% off at Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum, a restaurant and take-out appetizing counter X X X X X X
Bring up to 2 guests on Member’s Monday X X X X X X
Unlimited Priority Access admission — no waiting in line! X X X X X X
Free annual guest passes 0 1 2 4 6 8
Invitations for two to Members-only previews X X X X X X
Invitations to Double Discount Holiday Shopping Days X X X X X X
Reduced admission to selected programs, concerts & events X X X X X X
Advance purchase & discounted tickets to the NY Jewish Film Festival X X X X X X
Subscriptions to Museum Newsletter & eNews updates X X X X X X
Discounts at local restaurants & businesses in Manhattan X X X X X X
15% off first purchase of the Museum’s Shops and 10% there after X X X X X X
Domestic & international travel opportunities X X X X X X
Unlimited admission for two adults & accompanying children (max age 18) X X X X
Free admission to all Family Days & free family audio guides X X X X
Discounts on family events & programs (subject to availability) X X X X
Ticket exchange privileges for Family Programs (subject to availability) X X X X
Notice of invitations to the Family Hanukkah Party X X X X
Invitations for two to Curator’s Choice lecture & brunch 1 1 2
Reciprocal admission at select U.S. Jewish museums X X
Tickets for two to a Public Program on request (subject to availability) X X
One exhibition catalogue upon request X

Members-Only Discounts

Athletics

Five Pillars Yoga

1298 Madison Ave 2nd Floor
212.426.6111
Save 10% on your first class or purchase of a series package.

Hotels

Hotel Wales

1295 Madison Ave between East 92nd & 93rd Sts
866.925.3746
5% discount on rooms. When making a reservation, mention the referral rate and that you are a member of the Jewish Museum; present your membership card at check in

Kosher Markets

Seasons Kosher Supermarket

661 Amsterdam Avenue at West 92nd St
212.222.6332
5% discount for in-house purchases only

AviGlatt.com

718.947.1000
10% discount and free delivery with code provided by the Membership office at 212.423.3301

Parking

Impark

40 East 89th St between Madison & Park Aves
212.289.8695
Eight hours for $26
Enter after 10 am. Parking ticket must be validated by Jewish Museum security or admission staff.

Champion Parking

60 East 90th St between Madison & Park Aves
212.828.8282 or 212.828.8281
Four hours for $25
No entrance time restrictions. Parking ticket must be validated by Jewish Museum security or admission staff.

Publications

Aperture Magazine
c/o P.O. Box 300, Department 413, Denville, NJ 07834
212.505.5555
One year subscription (4 issues) for $69 (regular rate $75). Includes free digital edition. Please call for discount code.

 

Artforum Magazine
One-year subscription (10 issues) for 55% off the newsstand price. All US subscriptions come with Bookforum, our acclaimed literary review, at no extra charge. Enter in code JM to redeem online, or call 212. 475. 4000. 
 

Moment Magazine
North America’s premier Jewish magazine
Receive the latest issue risk-free! Save more than 60% for five additional issues at $14.97*
Call 212.423.3301 for instructions to redeem.
 

The Jewish Week
Free eight-week trial subscription. Call 212.423.3301 for link to redeem.
 

Restaurants

Andaz
1378 1st Ave between East 73rd & 74th Sts
212.288.0288
10% discount on all items on the a la carte menu
 

Gina La Fornarina
26 East 91st St at Madison Ave
212.828.6800
10% discount on lunch
 

Paola’s Restaurant
1295 Madison Ave at 92nd St
212.534.7522
10% discount (lunch only)
 

Pascalou
1308 Madison Ave at East 93rd St
212.534.7522
Complimentary dessert with entrée
 

Saba's
1376 Lexington Ave between East 90th & 91st Sts
212.987.9130
15% discount on menu items; 20% discount on catering orders
 

Sarabeth's Central Park South
40 Central Park South between 5th & 6th Aves
212.826.5959
10% discount (dinner only). Discount parking at Quick Park (125 West 58th St between 7th & 8th Aves): $15 for three hours. Voucher must be validated at the restaurant
 

Sarabeth’s Kitchen
1295 Madison Ave between 92nd & 93rd Sts
212.410.7335
10% discount (lunch, Tuesday through Friday only)
 

Table d’Hôte
44 East 92nd St at Madison Ave
212.348.8125
10% discount (lunch only)
 

Shopping

Art & Frame of New York

1210 Lexington Ave at 82nd St
212.517.6250
20% discount, specializing in framing ketubbot

Feldmans IV

1200 Lexington Ave between East 81st and 82nd Sts
212.289.2026
15% discount at this location only

Flessas Design

Antiques, mid-century furnishings, flowers
1285 Madison Ave between East 91st and 92nd Sts
212.289.8484
10% discount

J. McLaughlin

1311 Madison Ave between East 93rd and 94th Sts
212.369.4830
10% discount on all merchandise

Malin and Goetz

1266B Madison Ave between East 90th and 91st Sts
212.328.9347
15% discount on all merchandise

Premier Cru Wine Merchants

1163 Madison Ave between East 85th and 86th Sts
212.534.6709
10% discount excluding Champagne and liquor items

Individual Giving

Young Patron, $180+

Young Patrons engage in dynamic and exclusive educational and social programs for young professionals of all backgrounds. All Benefits

Patron, $1,000+

Patrons enjoy exclusive events and private previews year-round at the Museum and around town. All Benefits

Contemporary Circle, $5,000+

For those with a particular interest in contemporary art and Jewish culture. All Benefits

Museum Council, $10,000+

Museum Council members have access to exclusive programs with senior staff, artists’ studio visits, and special curated excursions throughout the tri-state area. All Benefits

Corporate Memberships and Sponsorships

Enjoy exceptional visibility, access, and hospitality opportunities to reach new audiences and engage clients and employees.

Located at the heart of New York City’s famed Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum provides corporate supporters with free admission, exclusive access, excellent hospitality opportunities, and the ability to reach our diverse visitor base through marketing partnerships.

Corporate Sponsorships and Memberships are available at a range of levels and a benefits package can be tailored to suit any corporation’s needs or objectives. We also offer special Corporate Membership options for Libraries, Universities, and Law Firms.

Available benefits include:

• Unlimited, free admission
• Exclusive Access through invitation-only previews and private tours
• Recognition in newsletter, website, and customizable channels
• Discount in the Shops and Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum
• Advance notice of upcoming exhibitions and programs

For more information or to join as a Corporate Member please contact Caila Gordon-Koster at 212.423.3296 or cgordon@thejm.org.

We are proud to have the support of the following companies.

Installation view of the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, May 6 - September 18, 2016. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: Will Ragozzino

Corporate Member Events

Fall Exhibitions Corporate Viewing

Monday, November 7, 6:30 pm

Save the date for our next Corporate Viewing, featuring an evening of curator-led tours and light refreshments to celebrate our fall exhibitions:

Photos from Corporate Viewing and Receptions

Curator-led tours of The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film at the Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by Sarah Wass Photo.

Curator-led tours of The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film at the Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by Sarah Wass Photo.

Curator-led tours of Unorthodox at the Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by Sarah Wass Photo.

Curator-led tours of Unorthodox at the Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by Sarah Wass Photo.

Curator-led tours of Unorthodox at the Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by Sarah Wass Photo.

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Curator-led tours of The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film at the Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by Sarah Wass Photo.

Planned Giving

“What Is My Legacy?”

It’s a question charged with meaning, and one we all ask ourselves in life. In 1944, when Frieda Schiff Warburg donated the Warburg family home to the Jewish Museum, she made an extraordinary gift to the Jewish community, as well as to the cultural landscape of New York City. With her generous bequest, she created a legacy that remains present and tangible today.

Over the years, many more individuals have strengthened the Jewish Museum with their own bequests, large and small, and all greatly appreciated. Planned gifts, such as these, help ensure that the Museum will continue to be one of the world’s preeminent centers of art and Jewish culture. We hope that you consider creating a lasting legacy of your own by including the Jewish Museum in your estate plans.

Benefits of Joining The Warburg Society

The Jewish Museum’s esteemed Warburg Society honors those individuals who have created a lasting legacy by including the Jewish Museum in their estate plans. Members of The Warburg Society enjoy benefits including:

  • Invitations to special events and programs
  • Recognition at our annual Warburg Society events
  • Listing in the Museum’s newsletter

For more information on planned gifts and The Warburg Society, please contact Jonah Nigh, Director of Major Gifts, at 212.423.3236 or jnigh@thejm.org.

Bequests

A gift through your will is a simple, straightforward way to make a meaningful contribution to the next generation. A gift made in your will entitles your estate to a charitable tax deduction.

Individuals can make the following kinds of bequests to the Jewish Museum:

  • Specific bequest: A sum of money, an appreciated asset, or property such as art, artifacts, or real estate.
  • Residuary bequest: All or a percentage of the assets remaining in your estate after specific bequests and all other expenses are paid.
  • Contingent bequest: A bequest to the Museum that comes into effect if your primary beneficiary does not survive you.

General Bequest Language

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Jewish Museum in New York, New York, the sum of $____ (or state percentage of estate or a description of the specific asset) for the benefit of the Jewish Museum and its general purposes.”

Other Ways to Give

Gifts of Life Insurance and Retirement Assets

The Jewish Museum accepts outright gifts of life insurance that can provide you with an immediate charitable income tax deduction while creating a significant legacy for the Museum.

You may name the Jewish Museum as a beneficiary of all or part of a new or existing life insurance policy or retirement assets. These gifts often result in significant savings of income and estate taxes.

Art and Other Assets

You may choose to donate art, real estate, or other assets to the Museum while retaining lifetime use and receiving an immediate income tax deduction.

Travel with the Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum Travel Program offers members unique opportunities to learn about art and Jewish culture in communities around the world. On these adventures, the rich history of the Jewish people is brought to life by local or accompanying scholars. See the world through a new lens when you become a member.

Please check back for upcoming trips in 2017. For more information, please contact the Jewish Museum Travel Office at Travels@thejm.org.

Past Trips

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Cuba

Feb 24 - Mar 3, 2015

Our special program to Cuba is available on two sets of dates, with the same itinerary. Participants will travel under an approved U.S. Treasury Department license.The program includes six nights in Havana and an overnight stay in Cienfuegos. We will meet Jewish community leaders, participate in services at the Patronato Synagogue, hear presentations by local and accompanying scholars, and visit important museums. In the provinces, we will visit Cuba’s newest synagogue, in Santa Clara, and meet with members of small but dedicated Jewish communities.

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Japan

Nov 30 - Dec 11, 2014

Join the Jewish Museum on a unique trip to Japan to explore the country’s little known Jewish history. We will visit ancient sites such as Mount Fuji and the “Well of Israel” while learning about Japan’s Jewish culture from leading scholar Rabbi Marvin Tokayer. Don’t miss this fascinating trip.

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Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia

Sep 7 - 18, 2014

Explore the rich cultural history of the Jewish people in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Join the Jewish Museum on our premiere trip to these fascinating Baltic countries. We will visit the city of Vilnius, a UNESCO world heritage site that was one of the most important Jewish centers of learning pre-WWII. Traveling by deluxe coach, we will also spend time in the Jewish suburb Slobodka, the ancient capital Trakai, Riga in Latvia, and Tallinn in Estonia, while enjoying the enchanting countryside along the way.

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Paris and Southern France

Apr 29 - May 9, 2014

​In Southern France, Marc Chagall was inspired by the lush landscape, sunlight, and bright tones so vividly reflected in his work: “There, in the south, for the first time in my life, I saw that rich greenness—the like of which I had never seen in my own country.” This specially designed trip to Paris and Southern France followed Chagall’s footsteps, accompanied by Susan Tumarkin Goodman, curator of the Jewish Museum’s Chagall: Love, War, and Exile exhibition.

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Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls

Oct 27 - Nov 6, 2013

Legend has it that the Jewish presence in Argentina dates back to the 16th-century, when a number of Portuguese conversos, seeking refuge from the Inquisition, settled there. These first Jews practiced in secret and soon became assimilated into Argentine society. By the late 19th-century, they were joined by boatloads of Russian Jewish immigrants — the vanguard of the Jewish gauchos. Today, the 200,000 Jews of Argentina comprise the largest Jewish community in Latin America (one of the largest in the world).

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Charleston, South Carolina

Oct 3 - 5, 2013

​Charleston, South Carolina’s rich Jewish history sprang from an early tolerance that remains little-known. In 1695, Jews from England began to settle in this major port city. At the time of the Civil War, Charleston had the largest and wealthiest Jewish population in America.

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Berlin

Sep 29 - Oct 7, 2013

Considered the most vibrant and exciting city in Europe today, Berlin will mark the beginning of a meaningful journey that will ultimately take us to Jerusalem. Jewish history in Berlin is deep and long—with periods of turbulence and tragedy, but also enlightenment, prosperity and cultural achievement.

Special Events

Join us for exclusive celebrations that raise vital funds for the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. From the Annual Family Hanukkah Party to the Purim Ball & After Party to the Most Amazing Art & Design Tour, these festive events are not to be missed.

  • The Family Hanukkah Party

    The Family Hanukkah Party

  • The Annual Purim Ball

    The Annual Purim Ball

  • The Purim Ball After Party

    The Purim Ball After Party

  • The Most Amazing New York Art & Design Tour

    The Most Amazing New York Art & Design Tour