Emma Lazarus Award 2014 

Dr. Simon Schama was honored as this year’s recipient of the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award on November 17, 2014.

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October 7, 1944

This exhibition is the American attempt to respond to four women, and the revolt in Auschwitz that they helped make possible.

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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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By Dawn’s Early Light

An exhibition on the Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War.

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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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Portal to American
Jewish History

The Portal to Jewish American History is a "one stop shop" for researchers, students, and interested members of the public to access archival and digital collections on American Jewish History.
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American Jewish History Interactive Timeline

Follow 360 years of American Jewish history, from the first Jewish community in New Amsterdam in 1654 through the present day. Connect with the stories of Jews in America as told through AJHS’s archival collections.
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Current Exihibit:
October 7, 1944

On View: October 7 to December 30

In Cooperation with Yeshiva University Museum.This exhibition is the American attempt to respond to four women, and the revolt in Auschwitz that they helped make possible.
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