National Museum of American Jewish History

Established in 1976, and situated on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, the National Museum of  American Jewish History is the only Museum in the nation dedicated exclusively to exploring and interpreting the American Jewish experience.

The NMAJH was originally founded by

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To Make Philadelphia a No-Kill City

CCT Philly, PAWS & Pennsylvania SPCA create Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition, invite organizations to join effort to attain 100% safe placement of healthy and treatable pets in city of Brotherly Love
 In a united effort to make Philadelphia the state’s first no-kill city, and following in the footsteps of major metropolitan cities
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Mayor Announces Three Upcoming Complete Street Projects

Mayor Kenney and Deputy Managing Director Michael Carroll applaud the approval by City Council of three Complete Streets projects that will increase safety for pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists. The Race Street Safety Project at Franklin Square, the Torresdale Avenue Pennypack Connector Project, and Island and (more...)

Philadelphia: Progress on Boosting Collections and Curbing Tax Delinquency.

Department of Revenue announced several milestones in its effort to boost collections and curb tax delinquency in Philadelphia. Among the key signs of progress are that collections for the General Fund exceeded estimates for FY17 by over $10 million, and that strong Wage, Earnings, Net Profits, and Liquor Tax collections drove (more...)

Philadelphia Activates the Emergency Operations Center for Snow Storm

The City of Philadelphia's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 7 a.m. this morning to monitor the winter nor’easter that is expected to produce periods of heavy precipitation in the city. A full EOC activation brings together city agencies and partners in one room and allows for real-time (more...)

Philadelphia Launches New “Don’t Take the Risk” Campaign to Prevent Opioid Deaths

 The Philadelphia Department of Public Health launched the second phase of an emotional media campaign that is part of the City’s effort to decrease deaths related to opioid use.  The campaign contains a collection of stories in English and Spanish told by people whose lives have been forever

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Olympic Figure Skating: The Early Years

By Sherry L. Brukbacher Edward Bushnell, an industrial-era businessman from Philadelphia, revolutionized winter sports in 1850 by fitting a steel blade to a common boot. This allowed a skater to perform intricate spins and turns on the ice. By the turn of the century, figure skating was introduced to the Olympic (more...)

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII Championship Celebration

The City of Philadelphia is proud to honor the 2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles with a parade this Thursday, February 8, starting at 11am, along a route that will stretch from the Lincoln Financial Field stadium complex to the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

The parade

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Why Americans Go Crazy Over the Super Bowl

By ShareAmerica More than 100 million people across America are expected to watch the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles vie for the coveted Super Bowl football championship on February 4. American football is considered the most popular sport in the U.S., but that’s not the only reason Super Bowl Sunday is a (more...)

Mayor’s Statement on the Eagles’ Victory in NFC Championship

Mayor Kenney offered this statement after the Eagles victory over the Vikings in tonight's NFC Championship: "I would like to offer my congratulations to Jeffrey Lurie, Christina Weiss Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, and all the coaches, players and staff of the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles!  It's been an amazing season, and (more...)

Philadelphia Files Suit Against Prescription Opioid Manufacturers 

Suit Seeks to Halt Deceptive Marketing Practices and Pay Treatment Costs for Residents Suffering from Opioid Addiction 

Following years of deceptive marketing of prescription opioids that have created an unprecedented public health crisis, the City of Philadelphia today filed a lawsuit against prescription Opioid manufacturers. “The epidemic currently plaguing the City has exacted (more...)

City Officials Announce Snow Emergency Effective at Midnight

With a storm approaching, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, January 4. For citizens, a Snow Emergency means all parked cars must be moved off Snow Emergency routes for (more...)

How America Rings in The New Year

By Mary Jane Maxwell Many Americans mark the new year with parties with friends and family. Celebrations generally go on past midnight into January 1 (New Year’s Day). Here’s a look at some New Year’s Eve traditions in America.

Times Square ball drop

An estimated 1 million people venture to Times Square in (more...)

City To Host Hanukkah Celebration On Boathouse Row

  Mayor Jim Kenney, City officials and members of the Jewish community host an event on the first night of Hanukkah, Tuesday, December 12th. MLK Drive will be shut down to traffic between Eakins Oval and Sweet Briar Drive that evening so that attendees can park in the Fairmount neighborhood and walk to the gathering

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Original Love Park Granite Keepsakes to Be Sold Exclusively at Christmas Village

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) announced that for the first time ever it will be selling merchandise at the Christmas Village Information Hut at Love Park for the 2017 Holiday Season. Shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase limited-edition collectibles created using materials sourced from the original landscape of Love Park beginning.  Just (more...)

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