US: Seinfeld, Midler to headline Jewish museum opening

By JTA
September 26, 2010 14:39




NEW YORK - Jerry Seinfeld will emcee and Better Midler will headline the official unveiling of the renovated National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.

The Nov. 13 gala will celebrate the $150 million project to move the museum to Philadelphia's Independence Mall and to expand the museum from about 10,000 square feet to more than 100,000.

The museum, which traces the history of American Jews from the 1654 arrival of 20 Jews from Brazil in New Amsterdam until today, will aim to attract some 250,000 visitors per year -- 10 times what it has traditionally attracted since it opened in the mid-1970s.


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