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.

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.
  • Travel
    Members are eligible to participate in the Museum's popular Travel Program, which illuminates the richness of Jewish life abroad.

Memberships

Individual, $75
(Senior $65)

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

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Dual, $120
(Senior $100)

Twice the membership for less. All Benefits

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Family, $135
(Senior $105)

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

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Friend, $150
(Senior $110)

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

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Contributing, $250
(Senior $200)

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

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Supporting, $500
(Senior $400)

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: $120 ($100 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $100*
($90 is tax deductible)
Family
Fee: $135 ($100 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $105*
($85 is tax deductible)
Friend
Fee: $150 ($105 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $110*
($85 is tax deductible)
Contributing
Fee: $250 ($160 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $200*
($150 is tax deductible)
Supporting
Fee: $500 ($450 is tax deductible)
Senior Discount: $400*
($350 is tax deductible)
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 almost 90 restaurants & businesses in Manhattan X X X X X X
10% Discount at the Shops & Museum Café 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 X X X X
Ticket exchange privileges for Family Programs 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

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Athletics

James Sherman Krav Maga/10 Minute Health & Wellness System

334 Amsterdam Ave at West 76th St
917.291.7548
15% discount; includes classes, small groups, private training, 1:1, and teletraining

Beauty & Spa

Eric’s Hair Studio

1289 Madison Ave between 91st & 92nd Sts
212.369.3936
15% discount

Salon Capello

1264 2nd Ave between East 66th & 67th Sts
212.734.3388
10% discount

L’occitane en Provence

1046 Madison Ave at 80th St
212.639.9185
10% discount

Classes

Gotham Writers’ Workshop

212.974.8377
10% discount

Family

Gary the Great, Magician

Serving the Greater New York, Tri-State area, Gary the Great’s magic ranges from classic to zany, from stage to strolling, for adults and children, for a party or to commemorate a milestone event.

646.389.7325

15% discount with code provided by the Membership office at 212.423.3301

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
212.987.0855
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
212.860.8437
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.

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.

*If you are not satisfied, just write “cancel” on the bill and owe nothing. The FREE ISSUE is yours to keep!

The Jewish Week

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

Restaurants

Abigael's on Broadway

1407 Broadway between West 38th & 39th Sts
212.575.1407
10% discount

Alice's Tea Cup

102 West 73rd St at Columbus Ave
212.799.3006
156 East 64th St at Lexington Ave
212.486.9200
220 East 81st St between 2nd & 3rd Aves
212.734.4832
10% discount for dine-in orders only, weekdays between 8 - 11:30 am. One offer per customer; not valid with any other offers. Tax and gratuity not included.

Andaz

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

Banana Leaf

103 Lexington Ave between East 27th & 28th Sts
212.481.9100
5% discount for orders over $50; free soda for orders under $50

Bocca East

1496 2nd Ave at East 78th St
212.249.1010
15% discount in-house and on delivery for liquor and food

Candle 79

154 East 79th St between 2nd & 3rd Aves
212.537.7179
10% discount

Cascabel Taqueria

1556 2nd Ave between East 80th & 81st Sts
212.717.8226
15% discount

Ciao Bella

27 East 92nd St between 5th & Madison Aves
212.831.5555
10% discount, all shop purchases
(Also applies to the Grand Central Terminal branch)

Colbeh

43 West 39th St between 5th & 6th Aves
212.354.8182
10% discount (Manhattan location only)

Corner Café and Bakery

1645 3rd Ave at 92nd St
1659 3rd Ave at 93rd St (Bakery)
1246 Madison Ave between 89th & 90th Sts
212.860.8060
10% discount

Eighteen Restaurant

240 East 81st St between 2nd & 3rd Aves
212.517.2400
10% discount

Eleni's

75 9th Ave at 15th St
888.435.3647
10% discount

Fetch Bar & Grill

1649 3rd Ave between 92nd & 93rd Sts
212.289.2700
10% discount on dinner (food only)

Gina La Fornarina

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

Maharaja Palace

1350 Madison Ave between 94th & 95th Sts
212.722.8413
10% discount

Michelle’s Kitchen

1614 3rd Ave between 90th & 91st Sts
212.996.0012
10% discount (restaurant food, drinks, and catering)

My Most Favorite Food

247 West 72nd St between Broadway and West End Ave
212.580.5130
Free muffins with lunch between 11:30 am – 3:30 pm (based on availability)

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

Pastrami Queen

1125 Lexington Ave between East 78th & 79th Sts
212.734.1500
10% discount

Pizza Pious Kosher Kitchen

1063 Broadway, Woodmere, NY 11598
516.295.2050
10% discount on all orders over $25

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)

Talia’s Steakhouse & Bar

668 Amsterdam Ave between 92nd & 93rd Sts
212.580.3770
10% discount (with a cash purchase of $50 or more)

V-Note

1522 1st Ave between 79th & 80th Sts
212.249.5009
10% discount

Va Bene

1589 Second Ave between 82nd & 83rd Sts
212.517.4448
10% discount (lunch only)

Shopping

1-800-Flowers.com Inc.

World’s top floral designed arrangements, hand-delivered same day or shipped overnight fresh from growers. 1-800-Flowers.com is available 24 hours, 7 days a week
15% discount; call the Museum at 212.660.1519 for code

Annie & Company Knitting and Needlepoint

1325 Madison Ave between East 93rd and 94th Sts
212.360.7266
10% discount on all merchandise

Art & Frame of New York

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

Boutique Mirabelle

1310 Madison Ave, between East 92nd and 93rd Sts
212.534.2116
10% discount on all merchandise

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

The 90th Street Pharmacy

1260 Madison Ave at East 90th St
212.289.9168
10% discount excluding prescriptions

Tisane Pharmacy

Specializing in prescriptions, compounding, herbal medicine, homeopathy, European skin care, dietary supplements. Coffee & tea Shop features cappuccino, freshly brewed tea and Italian soda
340 East 86th St between 1st and 2nd Aves
212.517.0037
15% discount except on prescriptions covered by third parties; cannot be combined with other offers. Free delivery in Manhattan

UA Urban Athletics

1291 Madison Ave at East 92nd St
212.828.1906
10% discount on all merchandise

Theatre

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Individual members save on a single ticket/admission; dual or higher level members of the Jewish Museum will save on two tickets.
10% discount on ticket purchases for regular season events; must show membership card at the box office.

Individual Giving

Young Patron, $500+

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

Enjoy visibility for your company and opportunities to engage and enrich your clients and employees.

To join the Jewish Museum’s Corporate Membership Program at any level, please contact us at 212.423.3354 or SNatow@thejm.org.

For a list of Corporate Patrons click here.

Partner Fellow Curator’s
Circle
Director’s
Circle
President’s
Circle
Cost
Yearly costs $2,500 $5,000 $10,000 $25,000 $50,000
Tax-deductible portion $2,430 $4,895 $9,585 $22,950 $46,450
Employee Benefits
Biannual Corporate Viewing and Reception X X X X X
Corporate eNews X X X X X
Free admission plus one guest X X X X
10% discounts in the Museum Shop locations and online X X X X
15% discount on Individual & Family memberships X X X
Executive Benefits
Executive Individual memberships 2 3 4 7 9
Invitations to exclusive Trustee events X X X
Company Benefits
Recognition of support (Newsletter, triennial report, website) X X X Company Hotlink Company Hotlink
Guest passes (for clients, family, or friends) 10 15 25 75 100
Exhibition catalogues (by request) 4 7 9
Tickets to Museum lectures (by request) 10 20 30
Private tours of temporary exhibitions (limit 30 guests) 2 3 4
Customized benefit opportunity X
Corporate Entertaining
Rental privileges X X X
Discounted rental fees 10% 20%
Table for 10 at the Annual Gala X

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsorship offers excellent opportunities for high visibility and access to well-educated, affluent audiences, while providing vital support to exhibitions and programs that make the Jewish Museum one of New York’s premier cultural institutions.

Sponsorships are available at a range of levels with a variety of distinct branding, corporate entertaining, and employee benefits, as well as additional outreach possibilities.

A benefits package can be tailored to suit a corporation’s individualized requirements and objectives.

For more information on Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Natow, Corporate Partnership Coordinator, at 212.423.3354 or SNatow@thejm.org.

For a list of Corporate Patrons click here

Since 1999, Deutsche Bank has been a proud partner of the Jewish Museum. As a sponsor of exhibitions such as Berlin Metropolis: Jews and the New Culture, 1890 – 1918 and Matisse and the Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, Deutsche Bank has supported landmark arts programming while benefitting from expanded visibility and cultural outreach. In recognition of the two institutions’ longtime partnership, the Jewish Museum honored Co-Chief Executive Officer, Anshu Jain, at the Museum’s 28th Annual Purim Ball.

“For 110 years, the Jewish Museum has championed tolerance. For 15 of those years, it has been Deutsche Bank’s privilege to travel that journey with you.”
— Anshu Jain, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank

Anshu Jain, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Jacques Brand, Chief Executive Officer of North America, Deutsche Bank

Corporate Member Events

Fall 2014 Corporate Viewing and Reception, November 3, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Light Refreshments will be served
 
Join us for a private, after-hours networking reception and exhibition viewing of Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power and From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945 – 1952 at a VIP event – exclusively for employees of our Corporate Members.
 
Guests will also enjoy a one-time 20% discount at the Jewish Museum Shop locations during the event. For more information or to RSVP, contact 212.423.3354 or snatow@thejm.org.

Party Pics from the Spring 2014 Corporate Viewing and Reception

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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

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 Dru Finkelstein, Director of Major Gifts, at 212.423.3236 or dfinkelstein@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.

Book one of our current offerings or browse past itineraries. For more information or help in making air arrangements, please contact the Jewish Museum Travel Office at 845.256.0194
or email Travels@thejm.org.

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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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Cuba (First Trip)

Jan 27 - Feb 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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Cuba (Second Trip)

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.

Past Trips

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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 the Jewish Museum 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 20th Annual Family Hanukkah Party

December 2014

Celebrate the Festival of Lights at the Jewish Museum's 20th Annual Family Hanukkah Party.

This annual fundraiser will delight grandparents, parents, and children (from ages 2 to tweens). Past Family Hanukkah parties have included musical guests such as the Maccabeats and activities such as giftwrap and holiday card making, comic strip art, metallic stencil posters, dreidel design, and cookie decorating.

Details for the 20th Annual Family Hanukkah Party will be announced shortly. 

For further information, please contact Ariel Aicher at aaicher@thejm.org or 212.423.3264.

Pictures from the 19th Annual Family Hanukkah Party