The new National Museum of American Jewish History

A new National Museum of American Jewish History is being dedicated on Nov. 26.

Vice President Biden will lead the ceremony.

Jerry Seinfeld and Bette Midler will perform (yes, she’s Jewish).

Historians will talk, talk, talk about Jewish history.

But…it won’t take place in New York.

The museum is in Philadelphia, near Independence Hall and that bell.

When I got a press release about the dedication, I quickly skimmed it to see where in NYC the museum would be. I was surprised I hadn’t heard about it.

But New York can’t have everything, right?

It looks like a beautiful place.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.