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Our mission of Holocaust education and remembrance is more important than ever. Your gift helps the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust present new exhibitions, offer enriching public programs, provide educational resources for diverse audiences, and collect holocaust evidence. Join our dedicated community of supporters and make a lasting impact.

Help preserve Jewish history for generations to come. Gifts in any amount allow us to teach the vital lessons of the Holocaust to audiences worldwide.
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Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Development Office
36 Battery Place
New York, New York 10280

  • Visitors of different faiths entering museum exhibition "The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do"

Learn About Our History

Since 1997, the Museum of Jewish Heritage has served as New York’s leader in Holocaust education. As New York’s Holocaust museum and memorial, we are proud to preserve Jewish history and stories from the past, inspiring others to reflect on history and change the future.

Donation FAQs

Your contribution helps the Museum maintain and grow its collection of Holocaust evidence, present new exhibitions, and provide educational resources for educators and students. Donations in any amount make an immediate impact.

The majority of our support comes from individuals here in New York City and around the world. In addition, the Museum secures funding from government grants, institutions, and foundations that are dedicated to advancing our mission of Holocaust education and remembrance.

The Museum is constantly partnering with various organizations to make our exhibitions and programs possible.

The Museum is proud to house JewishGen, the world's largest database for Jewish Genealogy. We are also proud to partner with National Yiddish Theatre Folkbiene. NYTF is the longest-consecutively producing Yiddish theatre company in the world (109 years and counting) and the longest-consecutively producing performing arts institution in the US.

In New York City, Holocaust education is mandated for public school students beginning in grade 8. The Museum offers Holocaust curriculum, free educator guides, and in-person and virtual tours that focus on a range of topics related to Holocaust history. Students can also participate in our High School Apprenticeship Program, Holocaust Educator School Partnership program, and apply for scholarship opportunities.

Additionally, Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark is the Museum’s first exhibition for visitors aged 9 and up. The exhibition tells the remarkable story of the rescue of the Danish Jews during the Holocaust. Age-appropriate themes of separation, bravery, and resilience will help young people make connections to their own lives and reflect on the dangers of prejudice—as well as their own potential for compassionate, moral, and courageous collective action and upstanding.

Survivors and their families are at the heart of the Museum’s work. Our Speaker’s Bureau focus on the important task of documenting survivor stories and sharing them with students and the public. Our Young Friends of the Museum engage descendants of survivors in our programs and events. Additionally, LOX at Café Bergson delivers free Shabbat meals to Holocaust survivors in New York City.

It is key to our mission at the Museum of Jewish Heritage to document and share stories of survival during the Holocaust. There are many ways to engage with these stories.

The Speakers Bureau is comprised of Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, and descendants of survivors who present their or their family’s experiences during the Holocaust to groups of 20 or more people scheduled in advance. Fill out this form to schedule a testimony.

Stories Survive is an ongoing series where Holocaust survivors share their life stories in their own words. Explore the playlist now and keep an eye on our events calendar for upcoming programs.

Our collection of testimonies is available online, including historical and modern footage of survivors sharing their stories.

Becoming a member is a meaningful way to make a lasting impact. Members also get closer to the Museum with special benefits and exclusive experiences throughout the year. Deepen your support as a Patron Circle member, leave a legacy through our Legacy Society, or learn more about our Young Friends program for members ages 21-39. 

Explore our Member Experience page for information about your member benefits, membership account, and more

Objects in the second picture are Gift of Florence Derry in Memory of Stanley Gemlick