Emma Lazarus Award 2014 

Dr. Simon Schama was honored as this year’s recipient of the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award on November 17, 2014.

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October 7, 1944

This exhibition is the American attempt to respond to four women, and the revolt in Auschwitz that they helped make possible.

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Loeb Portrait Database

The world's most extensive online gallery of portraits made of American Jews in the Colonial and Antebellum Periods.

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Interactive Timeline

Follow 360 years of the Jewish experience in America, from our nation’s founding to the present day, as told through our archival collections. 

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By Dawn’s Early Light

An exhibition on the Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War.

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Support Your Heritage 

Our mission of acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of American Jewish history is made possible by the generosity of people like you.

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Image of the Week

Eleanor Roosevelt and Polier at an AJC membership event.

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Events & Exhibits

Commissar
December 1, 2014
6:30 pm

World War I — Jewish Experiences in the Trenches and at the Home Front Film Series

The Hanukkah Concert
December 21, 2014
3:00 pm

Featuring Gerard Edery and His Virtuoso Musicians

Current Exhibit

October 7, 1944
October 7, 2014 to December 30, 2014

In Cooperation with Yeshiva University Museum.This exhibition is the American attempt to respond to four women, and the revolt in Auschwitz that they helped make possible.

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UJA-Federation of NY Collection

Archival material connected with the projects and philanthropic mission of UJA-Federation of NY.

Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement

Details the sacrifices made by countless activists to liberate the Jews of the Soviet Union. 

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