The Museum offers a wide range of fun and educational public programs for families with children ages 0-8. From concerts and crafts, to story hours and puppet shows, all families are welcome to come to the Museum to celebrate holidays and learn about Jewish heritage.

To receive program updates, please send an e-mail to family@mjhnyc.org. Please include the age of your child/children so we can you send the appropriate program information.

To plan a visit to the Museum's exhibitions, find information here.

For more information, please call 646.437.4202 or e-mail family@mjhnyc.org.  

Playful programs about holidays and traditions for downtown Jewish and interfaith families with kids 0-4.


November 6 | 10:30 A.M.
December 4 | 10:30 A.M.


Join the musical group Yellow Sneaker and their puppet pals for programs that nurture family bonds and bridge connections to Jewish life and traditions. Every concert will focus on a different Jewish holiday or value including: caring for the environment, friendship, and love and kindness. Families, musicians, and puppets will sing and learn together as a welcoming community. Everyone is welcome.

Yellow Sneaker features the Brooklyn-based performers and teaching artists Ora and Yoshie Fruchter.


New Families, New Traditions is generously supported by the Gloria Gray Foundation.



Come hear warm, whimsical tales about traditions, holidays, and families from some of today's best storybooks for children ages 0-4.

Wednesdays at 3:30pm


October 5 & 19
November 9 & 30

December 7 & 21

PJ Library mails Jewish children's books each month to families for free! Sign up at www.pjlibrary.org.

Enjoy hands-on performances and craft activities for young audiences ages 3-7 (and sometimes older) and their grown-ups.



Sunday, December 18, 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.


Get ready for the Festival of Lights with food, music, and hands-on activities for families with children ages 3-10.

Play dreidel, decorate menorahs, nosh on latkes and jelly donuts, sing along with your favorite Hanukkah songs, and watch an original play based on the PJ Library story, Eric A Kimmel's The Golem’s Latkes.

$10, Free for Children and Grandchildren of MJH/NYTF/WC Members



Co-sponsored by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Workmen’s Circle


Sunday, December 25

Spend the day at the Museum. Enjoy family-friendly tours of the Core Exhibition at 11 A.M. and 2 P.M., which are free with Museum admission -- children age 12 and younger always get free admission.

A family concert, Kids and Yiddish, at 11 A.M. requires separate paid admission for everyone - details below.

Lox Café is open during Museum hours.

11 A.M.

Kids and Yiddish

Join NYTF for a reunion concert of its popular family show described as SNL meets Sesame Street. For families with children ages 4 and up.

$20, $10 Children and MJH/NYTF Members, $40 Families of 4


Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Family Programs and MJH Kids Music are generously supported by the Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust.

MJH Kids Theater is generously supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.


The Museum's Public Programs are made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Lily Safra.


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