PHILADELPHIA – “Being Jewish at Christmas,” the National Museum of American Jewish History‘s annual day of family fun, will be bigger and better than ever this year as the popular program is hosted for the first time in the new Museum building, which opened in November.
“Being Jewish at Christmas” will include the music of Jon Nelson’s Rockin’ Kids Review, returning this year to rock the house in the 200-seat Dell Theater.
“Being Jewish at Christmas,” featuring music, comedy and more, is being held this year on Friday, December 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in order not to conflict with the Jewish Sabbath on Saturday, Dec. 25. Performances begin at 11 a.m. and will repeat at noon and 1 p.m.
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Joining Jon Nelson’s Rockin’ Kids Review in returning to “Being Jewish at Christmas” is entertainer Michael Rosman, whose amazing comedy feats, perfect for all ages, have been seen on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and who has performed numerous times in Atlantic City. Also returning is Wondergy, the “Best of Philly” party entertainers who fuel curiosity by making science fun and exciting.
Jon Nelson is a mainstay on the national children’s music scene, as a solo artist and with his Jon Nelson’s Rockin’ Kids Review. His unique performances for children and their families are rooted in his love of rock and roll and his desire to teach children through fun and interactive music. Jon Nelson’s Rockin’ Kids Review treats audiences to a rip-roaring, hand-clapping, foot-stomping educational and interactive concert that every child, parent and grandparent will love.
The Museum, and its exhibition, café and store, will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24. There is a 20 percent discount in the Museum store on NMAJH logo merchandise on Dec. 24.
“Being Jewish at Christmas” will be held at the National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East (at the corner of 5th and Market streets), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is free with the cost of Museum admission. Children 12 and under are free. BJAC is free to Museum members. Visit the NMAJH website for prices and details and to purchase advance tickets.
In addition, the Museum will be holding a kosher food drive during the program for the Mitzvah Food Pantry, which provides ongoing food relief to vulnerable households. Visitors are encouraged to bring kosher, non-perishable, packaged food.
The Museum will also be open Saturday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets can only be purchased in advance on the Museum’s website. “Being Jewish at Christmas” is sponsored by the Robert Saligman Jewish Heritage Fund.