AJHS Celebrates 125 Years

For 125 years, the American Jewish Historical Society has been collecting, preserving and showcasing the history of Jews in America from the 16th Century to the present. Simply put, AJHS is the future of the American Jewish past. This year marks our 125th anniversary of the start of our important work.

With a 30 million + piece archive that includes ephemera, museum collections, documents, photos, journals and papers from the most important Jews, Jewish families and Jewish organizations in American history, AJHS will spend this year, 2017-2018, reflecting on our amazing journey over the last 125 years through a variety of programs, exhibitions and special events. Please join us as we celebrate both all we have accomplished and look toward a bright future for the next century. 

For our anniversary, we've compiled a series of slideshows that showcase a sampling of our collections of Jewish American History that we hope you enjoy. Please click on any of the slides below to see more images on that topic.

 

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In 2017, the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Dinner honored the 125th Anniversary of AJHS, and celebrated  all we have accomplished as we look toward a bright future for the next century. To learn more and view photos from the event click here.

There's so much to celebrate at AJHS!

Interactive Timeline

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.

Programs @AJHS

Programs

Programs @ AJHS offers something for everyone, inviting you to take part in unique, entertaining, and thought provoking themed programs, film screenings, panel discussions, book talks, performances, and more.

Collections

Our Collections

AJHS's collections include more that 30 million documents, 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts, and thousands of digitized archives available online.