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 Ronya Gordon, Development Officer, at 212.423.3324 or via email at

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

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

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

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

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.