Our History Is Your History

Treasures From The American Jewish Historical Society. View this rotating exhibit of the AJHS permanent collection.

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Shmattes

AJHS Executive Director Rachel Lithgow sits down with Chris Glorioso of WNBC News 4 New York to discuss this unique exhibit.

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Emma Lazarus Award

Emma Lazarus Award

Every year the American Jewish Historical Society presents its most prestigious honor, the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award, to an individual or group whose contribution reflects the highest values of the American Jewish community.

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Klinghoffer

AJHS on NPR

30 Years After Their Father's Murder, Klinghoffer Daughters Step Onto Their Own Stage

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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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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

Congregation Shearith Israel listing of leased seats

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Jews and Racial Shifts in Early America
September 20, 2016
7:00 pm

A Lecture by Laura Leibman 

Our History Is Your History: Treasures From The American Jewish Historical Society

On View: August 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017

A Rotating Exhibit of the AJHS Permanent Collection
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