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Greenberg Award Dinner

Hank Greenberg, ca.1943.

On September 13, 2001, the AJHS Archive of American Jews in Sports will host its first annual Hank Greenberg Sportsmanship Award Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

The honorees will include Stephen Greenberg, founder of what is now ESPN Classic Sports and son of Hank Greenberg; Bud Selig, commissioner of Major League Baseball; Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League and Don Garber, commissioner of Major League Soccer.

Jews in Sports Online

Tiby Eisen, center-fielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

The American Jewish Historical Society is collaborating with New York University’s Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) and The Center for Jewish History to present Jews In Sports Online, a digital archive celebrating Jewish accomplishments in the world of athletics.

AJHS continues to update current information in the sports archive by providing scholarly articles, current events information, questions and comments sent to us online.

Your help allows us to provide the most innovative, comprehensive and entertaining web site devoted to the Jewish athlete.

Click here to access Jews in Sports Online or go directly to

American Jewish Historical Society Launches Newly Designed Website

On January 12, 2001, the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) debuted this newly redesigned Website

This revised AJHS site adds new member services such as improved searching on the Home Page database, subject searches within “Chapters in American Jewish History,” news about archival collections, Jews in Sports Online, five sets of revolving photographs on the home page, “Heritage” newsletter, a dynamic monthly calendar of events, easy-to-read menus that appear on every page and other features. The site is distinctively designed in a style that is both contemporary and scholarly. The result is a faster, richer site with more features that will enhance the user experience.

As always, AJHS site users will be able to access many links to related sites of interest for American Jewish history. Returning soon will be our moderated American Jewish History (AMJHistory) Electronic Discussion Group. Dr. Jay Eidelman will serve as moderator. Each week, a new “Chapter in American Jewish History” will be added to the website.

Hadassah Archives moves to AJHS

Hadassah national board members present the Henrietta Szold Award to Harry Truman, 1951. Left to right : Etta Rosensohn, Rose Halprin, Harry Truman, Denise Tourover, Hannah Goldberg.

The Hadassah Archives successfully completed its relocation into the AJHS stacks at the Center for Jewish History in November 2000.

The Hadassah archivist, Susan Woodland, has taken up residency with the AJHS staff and is available to help researchers who come to the Center with topics relating to the scope of the Hadassah collection.

Rich in Jewish women’s history, the Hadassah collection documents the history of Hadassah, the International women’s Zionist Organization, since its founding in 1912.

The collection includes information on :

  • The founding and development of the Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Hadassah and Henrietta Szold’s involvement with Youth Aliyah
  • adassah’s involvement with other Zionist organizations over the past 85 years
  • The collected papers of prominent Hadassah leaders, including : Rose Halprin, Charlotte Jacobson, Miriam Freund Rosenthal, Bertha Schoolman, Tamar de Sola Pool, Denise Tourover and Anna Tulin.

The collection is open to researchers during regular CJH Reading Room hours, preferably by appointment.
Susan Woodland can be reached at 917 606-8259 or

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