If you are interested in getting more involved, or want to learn more about Young Friends membership and benefits, contact Jacqueline Schweiger at jschweiger@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4252.

Upcoming Events

Winter Warmer Shabbat
Friday, January 30
Eighteen Restaurant
240 E 81st St at Second Avenue

7 P.M.

Join fellow young professionals in their 20s and 30s at an exclusive homestyle Shabbat experience with remarks from Museum Trustee Jack Kliger, media executive and second generation descendant of Holocaust survivors. Purchase tickets here.


Young Friends Delegation of March of the Living
April 12-26, 2015 in Israel and Poland (dates subject to change)

Join the Young Friends on this the annual educational trip to sites of persecution and former sites of Jewish life in Poland. On Yom Hashoah, participants join more than 12,000 people from 40 countries in a two-mile march from Auschwitz to Birkenau in silent tribute to victims of the Holocaust. From Poland, the trip continues to Israel, where participants observe Yom Ha'zikaron (Israel Memorial Day) and celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day). This life-changing experience in Poland and Israel takes place from April 12-26, 2015. An optional Poland-only itinerary returns to New York on April 20, 2015.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.mjhnyc.org/motl  


Recent Events

Light Up the Night, Young Friends Annual Hanukkah Event

Thursday, December 11

8 P.M. – 12A.M.

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place

More than 500 young professionals celebrated Hanukkah with the Young Friends at their annual Light Up the Night event. Guests enjoyed a premium open bar, dreidel games, delicious food, and fun dancing. To view photos from the festivities, visit our Facebook page and Instagram feed (@youngfriendsmjh #LightUpTheNight).

Young Friends Happy Hour
American Whiskey

247 West 30th Street in Manhattan

Wednesday, November 5

6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Get to know the Young Friends at a happy hour at American Whiskey in Midtown. The event is free to attend and will include drink specials, a cash bar, and light appetizers. RSVP to youngfriends@mjhnyc.org.

Young Friends Book Club
Wednesday, August 27
6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Museum of Jewish Heritage Café
36 Battery Place

Join the Young Friends Book Club for a discussion of Returns and Exchanges, a book detailing the lives of five young New Yorkers, with author Yuri Kruman. To read more about the author, visit www.yurikruman.com. For more information or to RSVP, please contact youngfriends@mjhnyc.org.


New Beer for the New Year

Members-Only Beer Tasting
Thursday, September 4
7 P.M. - 9 P.M.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place

Enjoy seasonal craft beers and learn about beer tasting, food pairings, and the brewing process at the Young Friends New Beer for the New Year Members-only event. Jon Katz, beer writer for Food Republic, will be on hand to share his insights. The evening will feature seasonal craft beers, light snacks, and more. Not yet a member? Purchase a ticket and membership at a discount and join the Young Friends today. Purchase tickets here.


Young Friends Book Club
Wednesday, July 30
7 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Black Hound
301 South End Avenue

The Young Friends Book Club is delighted to welcome author Alyssa Shelasky to lead a discussion of her memoir, Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen. To learn more about the author, visit www.alyssashelsky.com. For more information or to RSVP, please contact youngfriends@mjhnyc.org.

Wednesday, August 6
6:30 P.M.

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place

8:45 P.M.
301 South End Avenue

The Young Friends are co-sponsors of the Museum’s screening of Jaws, part of the 2014 free summer film series, Close Encounters of the Spielberg Kind. Join the Young Friends at the Museum of Jewish Heritage to watch the film, and afterwards enjoy cocktails at the nearby bar SouthwestNY. Purchase raffle tickets at the event or in advance at to win a free sailing lesson from the Manhattan Sailing Club. For information on the complete film series, click here.

Sunset Soiree

Thursday, June 26

7 PM- 10 PM

Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place

The Young Friends enjoyed a beautiful summer evening at our annual Sunset Soiree with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, tours of the Museum’s latest exhibitions, and breathtaking views of the Hudson River. View photos on Facebook here.

Young Friends Quintessential Friday Night and Battery Park Brunch with MJE

Shabbat Dinner
Friday, May 2, 2014
Services 7 P.M. | Dinner 8 P.M.
Fifth Avenue Synagogue

Sunday, May 4, 2014
12 P.M.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place

The Young Friends of the Museum and the Manhattan Jewish Experience enjoyed a gourmet, spring-inspired Shabbat dinner on Friday, May 2 followed by a mimosa brunch with remarks from Holocaust Survivor Toby Levy on Sunday, May 4. View photos of the brunch here.

Young Friends Film Screening and discussion of “Unorthodox”

Sunday, March 23, 2014

1 P.M.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Young Friends of the Museum hosted a special screening of the new documentary “Unorthodox.”  Following the film screening, the film’s directors Anne Wexler and Nadja Oertelt participated in a discussion of their work.  For more information about the film, visit: www.unorthodoxmovie.com.









TOP: Young Friends Members at benefit events at the Museum. Photos by Caroline Earp and Melanie Einzig.

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