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National Museum of American Jewish History

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101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
215.923.3811 nmajh.org

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November 2018
$7 - $15

SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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Getting beyond his affiliation with the Rat Pack, director Samuel D. Pollard’s intimate portrait of Sammy Davis, Jr. paints a vivid picture of a child prodigy, world-class entertainer, and civil rights activist. Having achieved stardom during a period of American history fraught with racial barriers, the effervescent, tap-dancing icon, known for hits like “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Gotta Be Me,” struggled against prejudice and frequently courted controversy. From appearing onstage with Frank Sinatra to befriending President Nixon despite the…

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WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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In this powerful documentary from acclaimed director Roberta Grossman (Hava Nagila: The Movie) and executive producer Nancy Spielberg (Above and Beyond), a group of Jewish intellectuals led by historian and activist Emanuel Ringelblum (voiced by Adrien Brody) realize that if they should perish in the Holocaust, only the Nazis’ side of the story would prevail. Determined to keep the truth of their struggle from dying with them, Ringelblum and journalist Rachel Auerbach (voiced by Joan Allen) write tirelessly of the…

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MY DEAR CHILDREN

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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Nearly 80 percent of the world’s Jewry can be traced back to the place called the “Pale of Settlement,” the territories of the Russian Empire designated to Jews for permanent settlement between 1791 and 1917. It was in the Pale that Feiga Shamis, a Jewish mother of 12, handwrote a 174-page letter to her children explaining why she had made the devastating choice she did to ensure their survival. It was in the Pale that Feiga witnessed the anti-Jewish pogroms…

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HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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From her early influences growing up on an Israeli kibbutz to her first experiences as a Civil Rights activist in Mississippi at the age of 18, Heather Booth spent the next five decades of her prolific career as a political organizer, educator, and leader of the progressive movement. Though Heather may have accomplished some of her best work in the shadows – including her founding of JANE underground, a secret network of doctors and women’s health advocates who offered safe…

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February 2019
Free

WCI Sensory-Friendly Access Day at the NMAJH

February 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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Description: We invite children and teens of all abilities to join us in a quiet setting for art activities and story time at the museum and to participate in a specially designed museum tour. JCHAI will join us to run a program for older teens and adults. Date and Time: Monday, February 18, 2019 from 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: National Museum of American Jewish History / 101 South Independence Mall East / Philadelphia, PA 19106 Register Here! For more information: Gabby Kaplan-Mayer

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