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Submit the program or event you are planning in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month. Every program matters as we build awareness across the country of the important contributions of Jewish Americans to our nation’s history and culture.

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Baseball and Becoming American

package $90/$75 for Members Drawing on primary and secondary sources featured in the exhibition, this series of lectures will examine the ways in which American baseball has served as a reflection of and a catalyst for the development of American culture since the 19th century. It will focus on the ways baseball was an agent of integration for new arrivals to America, as well as an arena for addressing civil rights. The role of baseball in transmitting values and traditions across generations through familial relationships will also be explored. Instructor: Rabbi Rebecca T. Alpert, Professor Religion at Temple University, author of Out of Left Field: Jews and Baseball, and advisor to Chasing Dreams. Special guest instructor: Jeffery S. Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, and advisor to Chasing Dreams.

Place: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Date: 10/21/2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Type: Lecture

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Classics & Crackerjacks: Jews and Baseball

Join us throughout baseball season for a cinema series filled with baseball classics, documentaries, and family films that examine, commemorate, and celebrate America’s love of the game. Individual Film Tickets: $10/$8 Members DOCtober Series: $18/$14 Members Registration required Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

Place: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Date: 10/22/2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Type: Film

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Martha’s Museum Audio Tour & Launch Party

Included with pay-what-you-wish Museum Admission Registration required Dito van Reigersberg, his alter ego Martha Graham Cracker, and Music Director Andrew Nelson have joined forces as part of the Museum’s OPEN for Interpretation artists-in-residence program to create a Martha’s-eye-view Museum audio tour and original cabaret, coming in December. Join Dito and Andrew during the last Pay What You Wish Wednesday of the season for a kick-off celebration where you can meet the artists, grab a nibble and a drink, and take Martha’s Museum audio tour right on your own smart phone (please bring your own headphones or ear buds).

Place: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Date: 10/29/2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Type: Exhibition

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