Battery Park City, New York

Museum of Jewish Heritage

A Living Memorial To The Holocaust

Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
(646) 437-4202
Museum of Jewish Heritage, Museums, Arts and Entertainment, New York, New York

The Museum of Jewish Heritage, located in the heart of downtown Manhattan, is a living memorial to the Holocaust and a celebration of the contemporary Jewish experience. The museum welcomes over 1.5 million visitors from all over the world to the remarkable, six-sided building—designed to symbolize the six points of the Star of David and the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

The Museum first opened in 1997, inviting visitors of all ages and backgrounds to absorb a vital perspective on 20th and 21st century Jewish history and heritage. The histories, personal objects, artistic exhibitions, and educational presentations transmit a message of universal significance; one of memory and hope.

The Museum’s Core Exhibition is organized around three important themes, each told on a separate floor:

  • Jewish Life a Century Ago
  • The War Against the Jews
  • Jewish Renewal

The Museum of Jewish Heritage has two additional spaces: The Robert M. Morgenthau Wing for special exhibitions, and the Pickman Keeping History Center for permanent installations like the award-winning Voices of Liberty and Timekeeper. These exhibitions use new technologies to link the past with the present. Edward J. Safra Hall, a 375-seat state-of-the-art performance space, makes it possible for the Museum to host film series, lectures, readings, plays, and other events highlighting the richness of Jewish culture.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage has a reach that extends across the country, including fellowships, educational programming for children and adults, as well as countless affiliations and partnerships with those who share their mission. To become a member or find out about upcoming events and exhibitions, call (646) 437-4334 or visit the Museum online.

Announcements & Events from Museum of Jewish Heritage
November Book Programs: Exploring Jewish Soul Food and More at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Manhattan, New York
November 23, 2014 2:30PM - November 23, 2014 4:00PM
November ushers in another exciting month of book programs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, located in NYC’s Battery Park City. On Sunday, November 23, author Janna Gur will&nb...read more
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The Museum of Jewish Heritage Partners With 92Y to Launch Their Fall 2014 Programming Schedule, Manhattan, New York
October 26, 2014 2:30PM - October 29, 2014 7:00PM
Presenting compelling discussions of recent books that make up Jewish history, the Museum of Jewish Heritage is thrilled to launch the 92Y@MJH Book Program, beginning Sunda...read more
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Running Out of Things to Do With The Kids? Bring Them to “Story Time” at The Museum of Jewish Heritage!, Manhattan, New York
Remember when your parents used to read you a story before bedtime and how happy and content it made you feel? The gift of storytelling is a powerful thing and remains with children ...read more
Museum of Jewish Heritage Invites You To Enjoy FREE Family-Friendly Concerts On Select Sundays!, Manhattan, New York
When it comes to cultural education, encouraging your kids to learn about Jewish history, traditions, and lifestyles while they’re young is vital. As a part of the Jewish community, ...read more
The Museum of Jewish Heritage Presents an Exploration of Latin American Jewish Cuisine, Manhattan, New York
September 14, 2014 2:30AM - September 14, 2014 3:30AM
The Museum of Jewish Heritage invites you to its first program of the fall season: Exploring Latin American Jewish Cuisine on Sunday, September 14 at 2:30 P.M. Join ch...read more
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The Museum of Jewish Heritage is dedicated to presenting modern Jewish history and culture. It is also proudly the home of the Young Friends of the Museum, a group&nbs...read more
The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, NYC’s leading museum for Holocaust education and modern Jewish history, offers some of the most int...read more
Throughout the summer, NYC’s own Museum of Jewish Heritage hosts a series of FREE film screenings. This year’s theme—Close Encounters of the Spielberg Kind—has led to several weeks o...read more
Join Alyssa Shelasky as she discusses her memoir, Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen, at The Museum of Jewish Heritage from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday...read more
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is celebrating the work of esteemed Jewish director, filmmaker, and visionary, Steven Spielberg. From the opening scene to the roll of the credits,...read more
Lower Manhattan offers a wide range of rich cultural experiences, and on June 24 from 4:00-8:00P.M., visitors can discover the best of Lower Manhattan’s cultural landscape for free. ...read more
Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, but summer events for families are beginning to take off across New York City’s incredible cultural landscape. At the Museum of Jewi...read more
Museum membership is no longer reserved for the very wealthy or the very old. There are ways to participate in the cultural institutions and organizations you care about without fron...read more