Upcoming Programming at The Weitzman for Jewish American Heritage Month

-Courtesy of Broad Street Communications

JAHM 2022 will feature a series of hallmark events as well as highlight the work of its national community partners throughout May. The Weitzman leads the nationwide, month-long JAHM celebration and education campaign, which involves 120 partner organizations across 31 states and D.C. Read below to find out how you can be a part of each event.

May 10: When Rabbis Bless Congress

Howard Mortman and Brian Lamb, founder and former CEO of C-SPAN, discuss Mortman’s book “When Rabbis Bless Congress: The Great American Story of Jewish Prayers on Capitol Hill” and screen videos from the C-SPAN archive.

Free; Livestream on YouTube

May 11: Uncovering Jewish Collections

Three leading experts explore world-class Jewish collections at the leading public libraries and institutions across America.

Free; Livestream on Zoom

May 12: Never Forget: The American Jewish Response to the Refugee Crisis

A conversation exploring the ways in which the American Jewish community has taken an active role in refugee resettlement (of Jews and non-Jews) and support services, as well as what the future looks like for refugees coming to America, including those coming from Ukraine.

Free; Livestream on Zoom

May 19: Community Conversation Celebrating Jewish American and Asian American Pacific Islanders Heritage Months

An episode of America250’s “Community Conversation” series to celebrate Jewish American and Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Months. This program explores American immigrant experiences from these groups, their past and present challenges, as well as the influences that these groups had, and continue to have, on the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Free; Livestream on Zoom

May 19: The Two Lives of Rube Goldberg

“The Two Lives of Rube Goldberg” explores the legendary cartoonist and an American-born son of German Jewish immigrant parents, who was one of the great cultural icons, satirists, and storytellers of the 20th Century. Program includes a live chat feature with filmmaker Geoffrey George and other special guests.

Free; Livestream on Zoom

May 26: Joey Weisenberg “L’eila” Album Release Concert

For his first in-person concert in more than two years and the first public concert at the Museum since 2019, multi-instrumental musician, singer, and composer Joey Weisenberg will perform his new album “L’eila” live at The Weitzman, backed by a four-piece band of vocalists and  instrumentalists..

In-Person and Livestream (tickets on-sale now)

May 30: National Jewish Communities observance of Memorial Day

Memorial Day program that honors the multi-generational service and sacrifice of the Seixas family and includes Gold Star Families, performances by the United States Naval Academy Glee Club, and prayers chanted by a Jewish military chaplain.  

Free; Livestream on Zoom

June 1: Secret Chord Concerts Launch

A series of 20-minute musical performances, released as episodes on the first Wednesday of each month from June through October. These concerts are recorded at The Weitzman (with Independence Hall as a backdrop) as well as at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Recording Studio in LA. The artists will represent a diverse spectrum of styles, heritages, histories, and experiences. This special series aims to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of American Jewish people, stories, and experiences.

On-demand

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