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.

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 @ 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.


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.