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Thursday, Nov 9, 2023

We are excited to share several of our fall programs that celebrate the rich heritage and culture of the American Jewish community. From our thought-provoking special exhibition to engaging lectures, concerts, and interactive events, this season promises to be a time of inspiration, learning, and unity for visitors of all backgrounds. Stay tuned for more events and details for September through November at the Museum.


Now through December 31 | Special Exhibition
The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz offers a visually striking commentary on the state of America today. Works explore transformative changes the country has experienced since 2020, addressing racism, antisemitism, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and more.

Thursday, September 28 | I Could Nosh Book Release with Jake Cohen and Mike Solomonov
Celebrity foodie influencer chef, Jake Cohen, will celebrate the highly anticipated release of his sophomore cookbook, I Could Nosh. In this program Cohen will be joined on stage by Philadelphia’s own James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Solomonov.


Tuesday, October 10 | Weitzman Book Club: Journey into the Jewish Deli
Comics artist and deli aficionado Ben Nadler discusses his new book, The Jewish Deli: An Illustrated Guide to the Chosen Food with journalist, humorist, and Jewish deli historian Ted Merwin.

Thursday, October 12 | Oscar Nominated Stranger at the Gate Premiere and Panel
The Philadelphia premiere of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Stranger at the Gate will be followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion moderated by Marty Moss-Coane featuring key figures from the film Bibi Bahrami, Richard “Mac” McKinney, and filmmaker Josh Seftel.

Sunday, October 15 | Family Day
We’re excited to partner with Perelman Jewish Day School and Jewish Learning Venture for an event tailored to families with children aged 2 to 5. Enjoy a morning of interactive exploration, educational activities, and bonding time as we create memorable moments together. 

Thursday, October 19 | Secret Chord Concerts & Talk Back with Nefesh Mountain
Get ready for an evening of soul-stirring melodies and foot-tapping Americana at this unique live recording of Nefesh Mountain in concert. 


November 9 | Heroism, Humanity & Hope
Ari Mittleman, author of Paths of The Righteous, leads a discussion with two individuals he showcased who stood up for Jews in the face of antisemitism: Lt. Aston Bright and Olga Meshoe Washington.

November 12 | Family Day
Israeli artist Chanoch Piven will lead a hands-on workshop for children and adults.
In partnership with Jewish Learning Venture

November 11-18 | Film Festival
The Weitzman proudly co-presents Philadelphia Jewish Film & Media’s 43rd Fall Fest, a week-long series celebrating cinematic and digital Jewish storytelling.

Weitzman Book Club: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance
Author Rebecca Claren will discuss her new The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota and an American Inheritance with activist and award-winning actor Sarah Podemski.

Thursday, November 16 | Kedmah: Rising Song Piyyut Ensemble National Premiere
Hear new takes on sacred Jewish music from the Middle East and North Africa. Led by Rabbi Yosef Goldman and Yoni Battat.

Sunday, November 19 | Hanukkah Makers Market
Live at The Weitzman Museum Store
Our upcoming holiday shopping event promises to be an unforgettable experience, offering an exclusive selection of handcrafted treasures that go beyond gifting. Learn more. Members enjoy a 10% discount shopping at this event!

Visit Winter at The Weitzman for events and programs happening in December!