In the Tradition of Civic Involvement

Frankfurt has a long tradition of citizens' involvement in the cultural and social institutions of the city. The museum relies on this collaboration. The involvement of the citizens promotes the public impact and social relevance to the themes and debates the museum aims to initiate. The museum can only fulfil its task completely with the support of the citizens.

Would you like to get involved in the interests of tolerance and democracy and against anti-Semitism and xenophobia? Are you keen to contribute to a better understanding of Jewish culture and history in Germany? Then why not become a member of the Society of Friends and Patrons of the Jewish Museum? By doing so you contribute not only to keeping alive the memory of Frankfurt’s Jewish citizens and their vital contribution to the city’s social and cultural institutions. You also uphold the memory of the crimes committed by National Socialists and so resist anti-democratic am.

Dr. Eugen Mayer, 30 March 1933

"May these stones bear witness to us in a city that owes its blossoming to a large extent to Jewish achievements, in which so many institutions proclaim the Jews' sense of the common good, and in which the relationship between Jewish and non-Jewish citizens has always been very close at all times."

Through their membership dues and donations, the members of the Society of Friends and Patrons enable the museum to engage in activities for which no municipal funds are available. They thus finance new acquisitions for the collection, organize events and support the implementation of the educational programme, the exhibitions and the digital strategy of the Jewish Museum Frankfurt.