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If you are interested in getting more involved, or want to learn more about Young Friends membership and benefits, contact Claire Hoffman at choffman@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4319.

Upcoming Events

Young Friends Film Screening and discussion of “Unorthodox”

Sunday, March 23, 2014

1 P.M.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Join the Young Friends of the Museum for a special screening of the new documentary “Unorthodox.”  Following the film screening, there will be a discussion with the film’s directors Anne Wexler and Nadja Oertelt.  For more information about the film, visit: www.unorthodoxmovie.com. To purchase tickets, visit: https://webformsrig01bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/898A/Young-Friends-Unorthodox-Film-Screening

Recent Events

Young Friends Book Club

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

6:45 P.M.

THE BAR at 210 West 55th Street, 1st Floor

The Young Friends of the Museum Book Club gathered for a discussion of The Innocents by Francesca Segal.  Called “Slyly humorous and deeply satisfying” by the Jewish Book Council, the novel is inspired by the Edith Wharton classic The Age of Innocence.


Young Friends Member Tour of “Against the Odds”

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

6:30 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Young Friends members enjoyed a complimentary tour of “Against the Odds: American Jews & The Rescue of Europe’s Refugees 1933-1941” led by Anita Kassof, Museum Deputy Director and exhibition project director. 

Light Up the Night, Young Friends Annual Hanukkah Event

Thursday, November 21

8 PM – 12AM

Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Young Friends celebrated Thanksgivingkkuh at their sold out Annual Hanukkah Event. Over 500 guests enjoyed a premium open bar, dreidel games, delicious food and fun dancing. To view photos from the night’s festivities, “Like” us on Facebook.

Young Friends Book Club
Wednesday, November 13
6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Young Friends Book Club was delighted to welcome author Deb Levy as she led a discussion of her book, Bury The Hot.  To learn more about the author, visit: http://deblevywrites.com/. For more information about the Young Friends Book Club, email youngfriends@mjhnyc.org.


Members-Only Wine Tasting

Thursday, October 3

7 PM – 9 PM


The Young Friends, Wine Spectator Magazine and the Israel Wine Producers Association hosted a member-only exclusive kosher wine tasting at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.  To view photos, visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoungFriendsOfTheMuseumOfJewishHeritage.


Special Event with the Young Friends Book Club

Monday, September 16

7 PM-9 PM

The Young Friends Book Club welcomed food writer and critic, Lauren Shockey as we discussed her culinary memoir, Four Kitchens and sampled her delicious recipes. For info about the author, visit: http://www.laurenshockey.com/. 


Sunset Soiree

Thursday, July 18

7 PM- 10 PM

Museum of Jewish Heritage

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.  For photos from the evening, visit is on Facebook.


Barbra Streisand Film Series Launch Cocktail Party

Wednesday, June 26

6 P.M.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Young Friends presented the opening night of the 2013 Museum of Jewish Heritage's free summer film series: Hello Gorgeous: The Films of Barbra Streisand. The film screening of Funny Girl began with a series introduction by Streisand biographer, William J. Mann followed by a complimentary cocktail reception sponsored by Manhattan Beer Distributors, Utz Potato Chips, and Indiana Popcorn. For information on the complete film series, visit: http://www.mjhnyc.org/barbra/.


Young Friends Book Club
Wednesday, May 29
6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Young Friends Book Club was delighted to welcome author Erika Dreifus as she led a discussion of her latest book, Quiet Americans. This book of short stories is inspired largely by the experiences and histories of Erika's paternal grandparents, German Jews who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1930s.  To learn more about the author, visit:http://www.erikadreifus.com/.  


Young Friends Shopping Event

Wednesday, May 1

7 PM- 9 PM

Milly Flagship Boutique, 900 Madison Avenue

Milly Boutique designer and founder, Michelle Smith joined the Young Friends at her flagship store as they shopped and enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres by Prime Butcher Baker.  Guests received 10% off all purchases while the Museum of Jewish Heritage received 10% of the evening’s proceeds.

Punchline Purim

Thursday February 21

6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Stand Up NY, 236 West 78th St.

To celebrate Purim, the Young Friends enjoyed a comedy show at the Upper West Side comedy club, Stand Up NY featuring a line-up of all Jewish comedians, including Warren Holstein, Avi Liberman, and the two-time Emmy Award winner, Judy Gold.








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

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