2018 Emma Lazarus Award Dinner

On November 13th, the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Dinner honored Nicki Newman Tanner and featured a tribute to women storytellers of the AJHS Archives.

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Happy Birthday, Molly!

Live Score and Film Screening of East and West (1923) starring Molly Picon, with live music by Pete Sokolow and Michael Winograd (Klezmer Trio, Sandaraa) performing a score written by Sokolow and Henry Sapoznik in 1991.

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America's Jewish Women

Book Talk and Panel with Author Pamela Nadell (left) and Jane Eisner (right).

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Union Square Walking Tours

April 28th, May 19th, June 9th

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AJHS Celebrates 125 Years

AJHS will spend 2017-2018 reflecting on our amazing journey over the last 125 years through a variety of programs, exhibitions and special events.

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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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Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure

2018 Update on United States Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Synagogues

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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

Map of land plots at Woodbine agricultural colony

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Is America Different? Anti-Semitism in the United States
February 27, 2019
7:00 pm

Panel Discussion with Lila Corwin Berman (Temple University), Tony Michels (UW Madison) and Jonathan Sarna (Brandeis University). Moderated by Samuel G. Freedman (Columbia University). Co-sponsored with the Center for Jewish History

Rewind: Voices of the Past Advising the Future

On view: November 13, 2018

An exhibition exploring the United Jewish Appeal-Federation Oral History collection.
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American Jewish History and…Ivanhoe?

The real-life inspiration behind one of Sir Walter Scott's most interesting Ivanhoe characters, Rebecca of York.

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