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Membership

Members enjoy a full year of benefits while caring for our collections, enabling our educational programming, and providing access to the Jewish history of the national capital region. Join or renew for exclusive access, unlimited admission, and invitations to members-only events.

Join for the Museum Benefits, Stay for the Community

Questions? Please contact Raven Orlikoff, Membership and Development Operations Manager: [email protected]  |  202-525-2250

Basic Membership Benefits

All Members are entitled to these benefits.

  • Unlimited admission to the Museum’s core and special exhibitions
  • Access to exclusive Member Preview days for all special exhibitions (see upcoming Previews)
  • Discounted program tickets and early access to reserve tickets for our most popular events
  • Invitations to members-only events throughout the year
  • 10% off on purchases in the Gewirz Museum Shop and The Nosh Pit, our café cart
  • Quarterly Member e-newsletter to keep you informed of all programs and events
  • Access to the Member Portal with exclusive content including videos of past programs and behind-the-scenes insight into our collections

Notes

  • To save paper and help protect the environment, the Museum sends membership cards in a digital format.
  • Membership benefits and pricing are subject to change. These benefits are scheduled to increase on September 1, 2024, at the Dual and Household level.
  • Facility Rental of Cafritz Hall, Historic Sanctuary, or entire Museum at a mutually agreed upon date (seven-hour rental including set up and breakdown).
  • Membership contributions are fully tax-deductible. For members who attend the annual donor recognition event, a portion of their contribution may not be tax-deductible.

Membership Tiers

Student/Senior $36

$36 Individual or $72 Dual

  • Basic membership benefits for 1 adult
    • Unlimited admission to the Museum’s core and special exhibitions
    • Access to exclusive Member Preview days for all special exhibitions
    • Discounted program tickets and early access to reserve tickets 
    • 10% off on purchases in the Gewirz Museum Shop and The Nosh Pit 
    • Quarterly Member e-newsletter to keep you informed of all programs 
    • Access to the Member Portal with exclusive, behind-the-scenes content
  • Note: Households of two students or seniors may join for $72 and receive basic membership benefits for 2 adults

Individual $54

$54 (increasing to $90 Sept. 1)

  • Sale: Increases to $90 on Sept. 1
  • Basic membership benefits for 1 adult
    • Unlimited admission to the Museum’s core and special exhibitions
    • Access to exclusive Member Preview days for all special exhibitions
    • Discounted program tickets and early access to reserve tickets 
    • 10% off on purchases in the Gewirz Museum Shop and The Nosh Pit 
    • Quarterly Member e-newsletter to keep you informed of all programs 
    • Access to the Member Portal with exclusive, behind-the-scenes content 
  • 2 guest passes for special exhibition admission

Household $180

$180 (increasing to $250 Sept. 1)

  • Sale: Increases to $250 on Sept. 1
  • Basic membership benefits for 2 adults and 2 children 12 years and under
    • Unlimited admission to the Museum’s core and special exhibitions
    • Access to exclusive Member Preview days for all special exhibitions
    • Discounted program tickets and early access to reserve tickets 
    • 10% off on purchases in the Gewirz Museum Shop and The Nosh Pit 
    • Quarterly Member e-newsletter to keep you informed of all programs 
    • Access to the Member Portal with exclusive, behind-the-scenes content 
  • 3 guest passes for special exhibition admission 
  • North American Reciprocal Museum Association Membership, which provides benefits at over 1,000 cultural institutions

Trustee $500

$500

  • Basic membership benefits for 2 adults and 2 children 12 years and under
    • Unlimited admission to the Museum’s core and special exhibitions
    • Access to exclusive Member Preview days for all special exhibitions
    • Discounted program tickets and early access to reserve tickets 
    • 10% off on purchases in the Gewirz Museum Shop and The Nosh Pit 
    • Quarterly Member e-newsletter to keep you informed of all programs 
    • Access to the Member Portal with exclusive, behind-the-scenes content
  • 4 guest passes for special exhibition admission 
  • North American Reciprocal Museum Association Membership, which provides benefits at over 1,000 cultural institutions 
  • Member welcome packet

Guardian $1,000

$1,000

  • Basic membership benefits for 2 adults and 2 children 12 years and under
    • Unlimited admission to the Museum’s core and special exhibitions
    • Access to exclusive Member Preview days for all special exhibitions
    • Discounted program tickets and early access to reserve tickets 
    • 10% off on purchases in the Gewirz Museum Shop and The Nosh Pit 
    • Quarterly Member e-newsletter to keep you informed of all programs 
    • Access to the Member Portal with exclusive, behind-the-scenes content
  • 5 guest passes for special exhibition admission 
  • North American Reciprocal Museum Association Membership, which provides benefits at over 1,000 cultural institutions 
  • Member welcome packet (includes members-only tote bag, custom journal, and more) 
  • Free entry to select programs and events

Heritage $2,500

$2,500

  • Basic membership benefits for 2 adults and 2 children 12 years and under
    • Unlimited admission to the Museum’s core and special exhibitions
    • Access to exclusive Member Preview days for all special exhibitions
    • Discounted program tickets and early access to reserve tickets 
    • 10% off on purchases in the Gewirz Museum Shop and The Nosh Pit 
    • Quarterly Member e-newsletter to keep you informed of all programs 
    • Access to the Member Portal with exclusive, behind-the-scenes content
  • 6 guest passes for special exhibition admission 
  • North American Reciprocal Museum Association Membership, which provides benefits at over 1,000 cultural institutions 
  • Member welcome packet (includes members-only tote bag, custom journal, and more) 
  • Free entry to select programs and events 
  • Private docent led tour for up to 10 guests

Legacy $5,000

$5,000

  • Basic membership benefits for 2 adults and 2 children 12 years and under
    • Unlimited admission to the Museum’s core and special exhibitions
    • Access to exclusive Member Preview days for all special exhibitions
    • Discounted program tickets and early access to reserve tickets 
    • 10% off on purchases in the Gewirz Museum Shop and The Nosh Pit 
    • Quarterly Member e-newsletter to keep you informed of all programs 
    • Access to the Member Portal with exclusive, behind-the-scenes content
  • 8 guest passes for special exhibition admission 
  • North American Reciprocal Museum Association Membership, which provides benefits at over 1,000 cultural institutions 
  • Member welcome packet (includes members-only tote bag, custom journal, and more) 
  • Free entry to select programs and events 
  • Private docent led tour for up to 10 guests 
  • 1 discounted rental of Cafritz Hall or Historic Sanctuary

Benefactor $10,000

$10,000

  • Basic membership benefits for 2 adults and 2 children 12 years and under
    • Unlimited admission to the Museum’s core and special exhibitions
    • Access to exclusive Member Preview days for all special exhibitions
    • Discounted program tickets and early access to reserve tickets 
    • 10% off on purchases in the Gewirz Museum Shop and The Nosh Pit 
    • Quarterly Member e-newsletter to keep you informed of all programs 
    • Access to the Member Portal with exclusive, behind-the-scenes content
  • 10 guest passes for special exhibition admission 
  • North American Reciprocal Museum Association Membership, which provides benefits at over 1,000 cultural institutions 
  • Member welcome packet (includes members-only tote bag, custom journal, and more) 
  • Free entry to select programs and events 
  • Private docent led tour for up to 10 guests 
  • 1 discounted rental of Cafritz Hall or Historic Sanctuary
  • 15% off facility rental of entire Museum space