National Museum of American Jewish History

(A visitor to the National Museum of American Jewish History views Richard Avedon's portrait of Allen Ginsberg and his family.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Exhibition of Richard Avedon Photography

The new show, running at the National Museum of American Jewish History, highlights the decades-long career of celebrity and fashion photographer Richard Avedon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(Philadelphia's Democratic candidates for mayor, at a forum at the National Museum of American Jewish History on April 8th, 2015.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Lynne Abraham Blames On-Stage Collapse On Not Drinking Enough Water

“I’m drinking water today,” she said at a candidates’ forum in Old City, “something I almost never do.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Jewish History Museum Spotlights George Washington’s Efforts For Religious Freedom

A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

Crafts at the National Museum of American Jewish History. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Old City Museum Celebrates ‘Being ________ At Christmas’

“The event used to be called being Jewish at Christmas, but why limit it to just Jewish audiences,” says Emily August, director of public programs at the museum. “This way you can fill in any blank you are.”

12/25/2014

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Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, July 30

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

07/30/2014

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Kidcasting from the Chasing Dreams Mall Extravaganza

Children had the opportunity to be a KYW News Anchor at the Chasing Dreams Mall Extravaganza in Philadelphia, PA on June 15th, 2014.  

06/16/2014

(George and Charles work to clear the sidewalk in front of the National Museum of American Jewish History, at 5th and Market Streets.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

For Those Shoveling, Latest Snowfall Was a Real Backbreaker

“It has a lot of wetness to it — a whole lot of rain, so it’s more wet than the other snow,” noted one man who was clearing a sidewalk in center city Philadelphia.

02/03/2014

(The National Museum of American Jewish History invited patrons to fill in the blank on Christmas Day.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

On Christmas Day, An Old City Museum Opens For _________ People

Traditionally, there’s not a lot that’s open on Christmas Day, but the National Museum of American Jewish History was.

12/25/2013

Students from Tennessee visit the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. (credit: Justin Udo)

School Students Travel From Tennessee To Philadelphia To Learn About Jewish Culture

Some area Jewish families played host this weekend to a group of school kids from Tennessee who came all the way to Philadelphia to learn about the Jewish life and history.

11/03/2013

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Top Ways To Celebrate Passover 2013 With Kids In Philadelphia

There are local events that help teach the story of Passover, as well as other ways families can celebrate and learn about Jewish culture.

03/15/2013

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Jewish Museum Exhibit Captures Life During Great Depression

Many of the artists worked as part of the Works Progress Administration, which supported workers during the depression. They used vibrant colors to tell showcase life amid layoffs, food shortages, housing crises and the escalating anti-Semitism.

01/28/2013

(Prof. Ernst Borinski, a Jewish refugee from Germany, teaching in the social science lab of Tougaloo College, ca. 1960.  Photo courtesy of Miss. Dept. of Archives and History)

American Jewish History Museum Explores ’30s Education Links Among Blacks, Jews

The exhibit opened on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday, January 15th, to honor his legacy.

01/15/2013

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits/KYW NEwsradio)

National Museum Of American Jewish History Hosts ‘Annual Day Of Family Fun’

For those who don’t celebrate Christmas, there’s much more to do these days than just a movie and Chinese food.

12/25/2012

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Top Ways To Celebrate Hanukkah In Philadelphia

These are the top activities in the region for the holiday known as the Festival of Lights.

12/07/2012

(Artworks by Jill Baker Gower, Nikolaj Christensen, and Kiwon Wang, all of whom have pieces in the Art Alliance's "Shop on the Square."  Photos provided)

Positively Philadelphia: More Unique Local Holiday Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for unique holiday gifts for someone special, take a peek at what our local museum gift shops have to offer.

12/02/2012

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