Museum Council

$10,000+

The Museum Council stands in partnership with the Board of Trustees to sustain the Museum’s dynamic, wide-ranging programs and strategic growth with significant unrestricted annual support.

Whether your passion lies in art, education, or exploring the unfolding story of Jewish culture, membership in the Museum Council offers an array of exclusive benefits for you, your family, and your friends throughout the year, including private previews and receptions, artist studio visits and select travel programs..

For additional information about joining the Museum Council, please contact Toni Levi, Major Gifts Officer, at 212.423.3347 or via email at TLevi@thejm.org.

Curator’s Circle ($10,000)

  • Unlimited free admission for you, your family, and your friends
  • Four complimentary gift memberships (Individual, Dual, or Family)
  • Invitation to the annual Museum Council Celebration held in a private collector’s home and co-hosted by the Museum’s Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director, Claudia Gould, and Board Chairman, Robert Pruzan
  • Two complimentary tickets to New York Jewish Film Festival Opening Night party and four more free tickets to subsequent films (restrictions may apply)
  • Invitations to private receptions and exhibition tours at the Jewish Museum
  • Complimentary copies of the Jewish Museum’s award-winning exhibition catalogues
  • Complimentary tickets and reserved seating for public programs (advance reservations recommended)
  • Invitations to exclusive off-site events including gallery excursions, studio visits, and private collection tours
  • VIP passes to the most prestigious art fairs in the country
  • Priority registration for international travel programs
  • Rental privileges at the Jewish Museum’s elegant Fifth Avenue mansion.
  • Listing in the Museum’s triennial report, fall newsletter, and on the Jewish Museum website
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Director's Circle ($15,000)

  • In addition to all of the Curator's Circle benefits, Director’s Circle members are invited to join the Trustees and Claudia Gould, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director, for a private dinner at the Jewish Museum.
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President’s Circle ($25,000)

  • In addition to all of the Director's Circle benefits, President’s Circle members receive prominent recognition in association with a special exhibition of their choice. Crediting opportunities may include the exhibition donor wall, the exhibition catalogue, gallery guides, and the Jewish Museum website.
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Chairman’s Circle ($50,000 or above)

  • In addition to all of the President's Circle benefits, Chairman’s Circle members are offered the opportunity to host their own private night at the Jewish Museum. The landmark Warburg mansion is a stunning setting for an elegant reception or special celebration. Curator-led tours and state-of-the-art media capabilities are provided courtesy of the Jewish Museum. (The event host covers the cost of catering and related staffing.)
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Contemporary Circle

$5,000+

The Contemporary Circle connects art enthusiasts with artists and curators to engage with contemporary art through innovative exhibitions, programs and events. The generosity of these members directly supports the growth of the Jewish Museum’s contemporary priorities, including temporary exhibitions, new commissions for the collection and the site-specific series Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings.  

For additional information about joining the Contemporary Circle, please contact Lane Brenner at 212.423.3268 or via email at lbrenner@thejm.org.

Event Invitations

  • Trading Places: walks to quirky sites in New York City picked and introduced by a contemporary artist.
  • The Big Escape: an annual curator-led tour to a unique and undiscovered art destination in and around New York City.
  • Instant Discourse: personal and informal discussions with Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings artists and the curator in the artist’s studio or gallery.
  • The 92nd Salon: an in-depth exploration of a current Jewish Museum exhibition with featured artists and curators at a collector’s home. 
  • Special Guests: VIP receptions and private viewings of new exhibitions at the Jewish Museum.

Annual Benefits

  • Concierge service for direct access to Museum curators.
  • Unlimited free admission to the Museum for you and a guest.
  • VIP passes to prestigious contemporary art fairs across the country. 
  • Complimentary tickets to contemporary art-related Public Programs. 
  • Complimentary catalogues for contemporary exhibitions. 
  • Listing in the annual donor recognition pages of the Museum's Newsletter. 

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Patron

$1,000+

Jewish Museum Patrons are dedicated to our mission and are committed to supporting the diverse programming the Museum offers. Annual giving at the Patron level provides critical funding for innovative exhibitions and education projects, and enables the Museum to enhance its standing as a leading cultural institution locally, nationally, and internationally.

Patrons enjoy an array of benefits, including invitations to exclusive events at the Museum and around the city through our partnerships with fellow museums, galleries and auction houses. A generous array of additional benefits accompanies each level of Patron membership. Patron Membership is tax deductible except for $80, which represents the estimated value of the offered goods and services you will receive for your contribution.

For additional information about joining the Patron Program, please contact Alicia Cooper, Development Officer, at 212.423.3214 or via email at acooper@thejm.org.

Benefactor ($1,000)

  • Free admission for you and your family
  • Two complimentary exhibition catalogues a year
  • Four complimentary tickets to films of your choice at the New York Jewish Film Festival (some restrictions apply)
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and private curator-led talks and tours
  • Advance notice of Family programs
  • Advance notice and priority registration for trips sponsored by the Museum’s Travel Program
  • Reciprocal admission to participating Jewish museums abroad
  • Listing in the annual donor recognition pages of our newsletter
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Partner ($2,500)

Partners receive all of the Benefactor’s benefits, plus:

  • Early access to tickets for the Jewish Museum’s Annual Purim Ball
  • Four complimentary tickets to a public program of your choice, with reserved seating (subject to availability)
  • Two complimentary Dual memberships to gift to family or friends
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Fellow ($5,000)

Fellows receive all of the Partner's benefits, plus:

  • A private docent-led tour for up to 4 guests
  • Invitation to a reception at a private collector’s home
  • Invitation to auction previews at Christie’s and Sotheby’s
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Conservator ($7,500)

Conservators receive all of the Fellow's benefits, plus:

  • Private breakfast and tour of an exhibition of your choice, with a Jewish Museum curator
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Family Benefits

All members of the Patron Program may request the Jewish Museum’s Family benefits, which offer the following additional family-oriented privileges. Please call 212.423.3214 if you would like to receive these Family benefits:

  • Advance notice of family programs
  • Discounts on family events and programs

Membership Reciprocity

When visiting these Museums, please present your Jewish Museum membership card and JM reciprocity card.:

  • B’nai Brith Klutznick Museum (Washington, D.C.)
  • The Breman Museum (Atlanta)
  • Jewish Museum of Florida (Miami Beach)
  • The Jewish Museum of Maryland (Baltimore)
  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco)
  • Judah L. Magnes Museum (Berkeley, CA)
  • The Kansas City Jewish Museum (Overland Park, KS)
  • National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia)
  • Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles)
  • Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (Chicago)
  • The Florida Holocaust Museum (St. Petersburg)*
  • Goldring/Woldenberg Museum of Southern Jewish Experience (Jackson, MS)*
  • The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art (Tulsa, OK)*

Patron members ($1,000) and above also receive complimentary entrance to these museums:

  • Joods Historich Museum/Jewish Historical Museum (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)*
  • Musee d’Art et d’Histoire de Judiasme (Paris, France)*
  • The Jewish Museum of Australia (Melbourne, Australia)*
  • Jewish Museum Berlin (Berlin, Germany)*
  • The Jewish Museum of Greece (Athens, Greece)*

* Free admission only with membership card; shop discount not applicable at these Museums.

Corporate Membership

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Gift

$180

This special gift membership provides the Bar or Bat Mitzvah — plus two accompanying adults — with free admission to the Museum until age 21, and includes all the benefits of membership noted below.

  • Personalized membership card
  • Unlimited free admission for member as well as two accompanying adults
  • 10% discount at the Jewish Museum Shop year-round and special Double Discount periods before Hanukkah and Passover
  • Invitations for two to special Members-only previews of new exhibitions
  • Reduced admission to selected public programs
  • Discounts at local restaurants, retail stores and parking garages
  • Subscription to the Museum’s Newsletter
  • Monthly eNews with exhibition, event and membership updates
  • Gift of L’Chaim: To Jewish Life in America catalogue
  • 100% tax deductible
  • Priority purchase period and discounts for the New York Jewish Film Festival

For more information please email us or call 212.660.1519.

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Out of Town

$75

Jewish Museum Members aren’t just New Yorkers. Our special Out of Town membership is designed for individuals or couples residing 250 miles from New York City.

Out of Town Members receive:

  • Personalized membership cards
  • Unlimited free admission for two adults
  • 10% discount at the Jewish Museum shop year-round and special Double Discount periods before Hanukkah and Passover
  • Invitations for two to special Members-only previews of new exhibitions
  • Reduced admission to selected public programs
  • Discounts at local restaurants, retail stores and parking garages
  • Subscription to the Museum’s Newsletter and eNews
  • One free guest pass annually
  • Basic Membership benefits are 100% tax deductible
  • Priority purchase period and discounts for the New York Jewish Film Festival

For more information, contact us via email or call 212.660.1519 .

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Student

$40

Education and enlightenment, plus a 10% discount in the Shop and Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum. Student Members enjoy all the same benefits as Individual Members, for the affordable price of $40. This includes unlimited free admission and discounts at numerous local businesses. High school and college students studying full-time at an accredited institution, including art school, are eligible. A dated student ID or bursar’s statement is required for enrollment.

To verify your enrollment status, please do one of the following:

  • Email a scan of your proof of enrollment to: membership@thejm.org
  • Fax a copy to: 212.423.3233
  • Mail a copy to: Membership Department, The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

Student Members receive:

  • Unlimited free admission for one
  • Personalized membership card for one
  • Subscription to the Museum newsletter and Enews
  • 100% tax deductible
  • Priority purchase period and discounts for the New York Jewish Film Festival

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Supporting

$500

(Senior $450)

An abundant contribution to the Museum, with benefits to match. Supporting Members have the opportunity to receive a complimentary catalogue from one Jewish Museum exhibition each year, and receive an invitation to the annual Purim Ball, the Museum’s signature event of the year.

Supporting Members receive:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults
  • Invitation for two to two Curator’s Choice lectures and brunches
  • Invitation to the annual Purim Ball
  • Eight free guest passes annually
  • Reciprocal admission at selected U.S. Jewish museums
  • Complimentary catalogue from one exhibition a year
  • Complimentary tickets for two to one public program upon request (subject to availability) and reduced admission to concerts, lectures, and events throughout the year
  • 15% off first purchase thereafter 10% discount at the Jewish Museum Shop and 10% at Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum
  • Advance purchase period and discounts on New York Jewish Film Festival tickets
  • Invitations to Double Discount Holiday Shopping Days
  • Subscriptions to the Museum’s Newsletter and eNews updates
  • Invitations to Members-only previews of temporary exhibitions
  • $450 of the Membership fee is tax deductible; $350 for Seniors (ages 65 and over)

Museum Reciprocity

Supporting Members also enjoy reciprocal benefits at these Museums when you present your Jewish Museum membership card and JM reciprocity card.:

  • B’nai Brith Klutznick Museum (Washington, D.C.)
  • The Breman Museum (Atlanta)
  • Jewish Museum of Florida (Miami Beach)
  • The Jewish Museum of Maryland (Baltimore)
  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco)
  • Judah L. Magnes Museum (Berkeley, CA)
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (Skokie, IL)
  • National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia)
  • Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles)
  • Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (Chicago)
  • The Florida Holocaust Museum (St. Petersburg, FL)*
  • Goldring/Woldenberg Museum of Southern Jewish Experience (Jackson, MS)*
  • The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art (Tulsa, OK)*

* Free admission only; shop discount not applicable at these Museums.

Family Benefits

Also at this level, you can request Family Benefits, including advance notice of family programs, discounts on family events and programs.

For more information please email us or call 212.660.1519. 

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Contributing

$250

(Senior $225)

A far-reaching Jewish Museum membership. At the Contributing level, Members receive four free guest passes annually, complimentary tickets for two to one of our Talks & Performances (upon request), and reciprocal free admission at select Jewish museums across the United States.

Contributing Members receive:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults
  • Invitation for two to a Curator’s Choice lecture and brunch
  • Six free guest passes annually
  • Reciprocal admission at selected U.S. Jewish museums
  • Complimentary tickets for two to one public program upon request (subject to availability) and reduced admission to concerts, lectures, and events throughout the year
  • Advance purchase period and discounts on New York Jewish Film Festival tickets
  • 15% off first purchase thereafter 10% discount at the Jewish Museum Shop and 10% at Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum
  • Invitations to Double Discount Holiday Shopping Days
  • Discounts at local restaurants, retail stores, and parking garages
  • Subscriptions to the Museum’s Newsletter and eNews updates
  • Invitations to Members-only previews of temporary exhibitions
  • Personalized membership cards for each member
  • $160 of the Membership fee is tax deductible; $150 for Seniors (ages 65 and over)

Museum Reciprocity

Contributing Members also enjoy reciprocal benefits at these Museums when you present your Jewish Museum membership card and JM reciprocity card.:

  • B’nai Brith Klutznick Museum (Washington, D.C.)
  • The Breman Museum (Atlanta)
  • Jewish Museum of Florida (Miami Beach)
  • The Jewish Museum of Maryland (Baltimore)
  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco)
  • Judah L. Magnes Museum (Berkeley, CA)
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (Skokie, IL)
  • National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia)
  • Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles)
  • Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (Chicago)
  • The Florida Holocaust Museum (St. Petersburg, FL)*
  • Goldring/Woldenberg Museum of Southern Jewish Experience (Jackson, MS)*
  • The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art (Tulsa, OK)*

* Free admission only; shop discount not applicable at these Museums.

Family Benefits

Also at this level, you can request Family Benefits, including advance notice of family programs, discounts on family events and programs.

For more information please email us or call 212.660.1519. 

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Young Patron

$180+

The Young Patron Program is a dynamic group for young professionals and art supporters, ages 21-40, who are interested in art and Jewish culture. Members enjoy the rewarding experience of specially curated events and programs, such as artist studio tours, curator-led exhibition tours, and a calendar of social-gatherings.  Through their dedication and enthusiasm, Young Patrons play an integral role in shaping the future of the Jewish Museum.

For photos from past Young Patron events, check out #JMYoungPatrons on Instagram.

Join below or contact Lane Brenner, Development Associate, at 212.423.3268 or lbrenner@thejm.org.

Young Patron ($180+)

  • Personalized membership card with unlimited free admission to the Jewish Museum
  • Priority registration and reduced fee for the Museum’s Young Patron social gatherings
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only programs, including: artist studio visits and curator-led private tours with receptions at New York City’s leading galleries and museums
  • Early access to limited Associate tickets for the Purim Ball, the Jewish Museum’s annual gala
  • Annual recognition in the Museum’s Newsletter
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Young Patron Leadership Circle ($360+)

All of the Young Patron benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to participate in the vision and planning of future Young Patron programs
  • Unlimited free admission to the Jewish Museum for you and a guest
  • Invitations to VIP receptions and private viewings of new exhibitions at the Jewish Museum
  • VIP access to the most prestigious art fairs in New York City
  • Invitation to a private tour and cocktail reception at an art collector’s home
  • Access to a dedicated concierge service for Museum events and programs
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Friend

$175

(Senior $140)

An enlightening perspective on the Jewish Museum. By joining at the Friend level, supporters receive an invitation for two guests to a Curator’s Choice lecture and brunch — hosted by Museum curators, these intimate gatherings offer a revealing look at current exhibitions.

Friends receive:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults
  • Invitation for two to a Curator’s Choice lecture and brunch
  • Four free guest passes annually
  • 15% off first purchase thereafter 10% discount at the Jewish Museum Shop and 10% at Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum
  • Invitations to Double Discount Holiday Shopping Days
  • Reduced admission for two to selected Public Programs, concerts, lectures, and events
  • Advance Purchase Period and discounts on New York Jewish Film Festival tickets
  • Discounts at local restaurants, retail stores, and parking garages
  • Subscriptions to the Museum’s Newsletter and eNews updates
  • Invitations to Members-only previews of temporary exhibitions
  • Personalized membership cards for each member
  • Family benefits available upon request
  • $105 of the Membership fee is tax deductible; $85 for Seniors (ages 65 and over)

Also at this level, you can request Family Benefits, including advance notice of family programs, discounts on family events and programs.

For more information please email us or call 212.660.1519. 

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Family

$145

(Senior $125)

Enjoy all the Museum has to offer just for families, in one affordable membership. Benefits include unlimited free admission for two adults and children ages 18 and under, two free guest passes annually, and discounted tickets to the Museum’s full calendar of events and programs for families.

Family Members receive:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults and all accompanying children through age 18
  • Free admission to all Family Days
  • Discounts on Family Programs and events
  • Ticket exchange privileges for Family Programs
  • 15% off first purchase thereafter 10% discount at the Jewish Museum Shop and 10% at Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum
  • Discounts at local restaurants, retail stores, and parking garages
  • Subscriptions to the Museum’s Newsletter and Family eNews updates
  • Invitations to Members-only previews of temporary exhibitions
  • Two free guest passes annually
  • Personalized membership cards for all family members
  • $100 of your Membership fee is tax deductible; $85 for Seniors (ages 65 and over)

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Dual

$125

(Senior $110)

Perfect for a pair of Museum-goers. Dual memberships bestow all the benefits of the Individual level — free admission, reduced ticketing for programs, local discounts — on two people.

Dual Members receive:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults
  • Invitations to Members-only previews of temporary exhibitions
  • 15% off first purchase thereafter 10% discount at the Jewish Museum Shop and 10% at Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum
  • Invitations to Double Discount Holiday Shopping Days
  • Reduced admission for two to selected Public Programs, concerts, lectures, and events
  • Advance Purchase Period and discounts on New York Jewish Film Festival tickets
  • Discounts at local restaurants, retail stores, and parking garages
  • Subscriptions to the Museum’s Newsletter and eNews updates
  • Opportunities to participate in domestic travel and custom-designed tours abroad
  • One free guest pass annually
  • Two personalized membership cards
  • $100 of your Membership fee is tax deductible; $90 for Seniors (ages 65 and over)

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Individual

$75

(Senior $65)

Our most popular membership level. Individual Members receive unlimited complimentary admissions for themselves, invitations to Members-only exhibition viewings with a guest, discounts at the Jewish Museum Shop and Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum, and much more.

Individual Members receive:

  • Unlimited free admission for one adult
  • Invitations with a guest to Members-only previews of temporary exhibitions
  • 15% off first purchase thereafter 10% discount at the Jewish Museum Shop and 10% at Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum
  • Invitations to Double Discount Holiday Shopping Days
  • Reduced admission to selected Public Programs, concerts, lectures, and events
  • Advance Purchase Period and discounts on New York Jewish Film Festival tickets
  • Discounts at local restaurants, retail stores, and parking garages
  • Subscriptions to the Museum’s Newsletter and eNews updates
  • Opportunities to participate in domestic travel and custom-designed tours abroad
  • Personalized membership card
  • $60 of your Membership fee is tax deductible; $55 for Seniors (ages 65 and over)

For more information please email us or call 212.660.1519. 

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