• From the Collections

The real-life inspiration behind one of Sir Walter Scott's most interesting Ivanhoe characters, Rebecca of York.

  • Heartthrobs of AJHS
  • Women in Jewish History

In the first of our "Heartthrobs of AJHS" series, we explore the life of Ray Frank, who was a gifted orator, teacher, and journalist in the 19th and 20th centuries, and known as the "girl rabbi from the Golden West."

  • Visitors to AJHS

"Black-Jewish relations and the civil rights movement needed a new historiographic perspective, a new generation’s approach and understanding of what actually happened."

  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories

AJHS, in collaboration with the Center for Jewish History and the Museum of Chinese in America, will be working on a project to showcase understudied intersections of the Jewish and Chinese immigrant and refugee experience in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Chinatown neighborhoods.

  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
  • From the Collections

After 3 years, the American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History have completed the archival processing of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) records.

  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories

A brief architectural history of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories

The HIAS Scholarship Program, first begun in 1974, awarded immigrants or their children who “were making or preparing to make through study significant contributions to social betterment.”

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