The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History is collecting artifacts related to the events, emotions, and experiences of American Jewish individuals and communities on and after October 7, 2023. Help us ensure that this historic period is documented and preserved for future generations. Learn more and submit your objects here.
The staff and leadership of The Weitzman stand proudly in solidarity with Israel following the horrific attack on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas on October 7. An attack on Jews for existing is an attack on us all. Read the full statement here.
We must replace lies and conspiracy theories with the true stories of American Jews. These are the stories The Weitzman tells.
To support the Weitzman’s vital work teaching the powerful stories of American Jewish life as an antidote to antisemitism, please donate now.
On October 12, the Museum installed a large-scale Israeli flag on facade of our building facing Independence Mall. The flag is a highly visible public expression of support for Israel just days after Hamas’ heinous attack.
Thank you to Color Reflections for subsidizing the costs, with additional support from a growing list of donors. Read the full announcement here.
Inspired by the weekday evening Ma’ariv prayer service and composed by Weitzman chief of staff Arthur Sandman, we hope you find these “(20)23” blessings helpful for your prayers and meditations. Find the full prayer here.
“The earth is filled with Hamas. It will always be. But we are not free to desist from eradicating it.” Museum Chief of Staff Arthur Sandman writes a weekly reflection on American Jewish history and current events as they connect to the week’s Torah portion. This week, he reflected on the meaning of the word, “Hamas.” Read the full essay here.