COMING SOON: New Exhibition 

Opening in April, this new exhibit highlights AJHS collections materials that show how Jewish individuals and organizations continued to help immigrants in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. 

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Immigration Matters: Jews, Other Immigrants, and America

Free, all-day conference on March 31.

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Mayses From the Stacks

AJHS's brand-new blog will feature collection highlights, exclusive interviews, hidden histories, and more!

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Union Square Walking Tours

Upcoming Dates: April 28, May 19 and June 9.        Click below to learn how to book a private tour for your class or group!

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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

Civilian Defense photograph in the NJWB collection, 1943

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Immigration Matters: Jews, Other Immigrants and America
March 31, 2019
11:00 am

All Day Conference Co-sponsored with the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University

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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What's In A Name?

"And I have learned one of the most important lessons a historian can learn: always take a second look, even when you’re sure you’ve seen everything there is to see."Learn More

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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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