2017 Emma Lazarus Award Dinner

On November 14th, the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Dinner will honor the 125th Anniversary of AJHS, and we hope you join us as we celebrate both all we have accomplished and look toward a bright future for the next century.

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1917: How One Year Changed The World

Exhibition On View September 8 - December 29, 2017

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AJHS Celebrates 125 Years

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.

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Rediscovering an Important Link to American Jewish History

Field Notes from the Nidhe Israel Synagogue Complex in Barbados

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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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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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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

Joachim Prinz of the AJC speaks at March on Washington

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10/10/2017:
After further consideration, the American Jewish Historical Society is cancelling the Balfour Program scheduled for October 26th and the dramatic reading of “Rubble, Rubble,” scheduled for December 14th. While the programs themselves may have merit, they do not align with the mission of the AJHS.

Before Brooklyn: Jewish Communities in Egypt
November 2, 2017
7:00 pm

A book talk by Najat Abdulhuq followed by a discussion with Joyce Zonana

1917: How One Year Changed The World

On view: September 8, 2017 to December 29, 2017


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