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Community-Level and National Jewish Historical Societies in the United States and Abroad

The following is a listing of local Jewish historical societies in North America and national Jewish historical societies overseas. It is compiled and maintained by the American Jewish Historical Society.

Any additions, corrections, questions or comments about this listing are welcome. If you know of an historical society that is not included, or the Web address (URL) of an historical society that is already included in this list without a link to its Web site, please email us. Be sure to include your name, email and postal address as well as the Jewish historical society's name, postal and email address, telephone and fax numbers (if known) for the organization.

This page has been updated as of October 2012.

Arizona

Arizona Jewish Historical Society
122 East Culver St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 241-7870
E-mail: azjhs@aol.com

Leona G. and David A. Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives
University of Arizona Libraries
Special Collections
P.O. Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: (520) 621-6423
Fax: (520) 621-2709
E-mail: prnteyes@email.arizona.edu

California

Jewish Historical Society of Southern California
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 370
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 761-8950
Fax: (323) 761-8952
E-mail: jhsociety@aol.com

Jewish Historical Society of San Diego
Schwartz Judaica
1934 Pentuckett Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104-5732
Phone: (619) 232-5888
Fax: (619) 233-5833
E-mail: stanschwartz@cox.net

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Historical Society
c/o Robert Weiss
3916 Louis Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: (650) 424-1622

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Western Jewish History Center
University of California, Berkeley
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-6300
Phone: (510) 643-2526
E-mail: magnes@library.berkeley.edu

Colorado

Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society
Jeanne Abrams
Center for Judaic Studies
2000 East Asbury, Suite 157
Denver, CO 80208
Phone: (303) 871-3020
Fax: (303) 871-3037
E-mail: jabrams@du.edu

Connecticut

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Bridgeport
Keith Rubenstein
799 Silver Street
Bridgeport, CT
Phone: 203-381-0007

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
Estelle Kafer
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: (860) 727-6171
Fax: (860) 232-5221
E-mail: ekafer@jewishhartford.org

Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven
P.O. Box 3251
New Haven, CT 06515-0351
Phone: (203) 392-6125
E-mail: jhsgnh@yahoo.com

Jewish Historical Society of Lower Fairfield County
P.O. Box 16918
Stamford, CT 06905-8901
Phone: (203) 359-2196
E-mail: jhslfc@gmail.com

Jewish Historical Society of Waterbury
P.O. Box F
Waterbury, CT 06798

Delaware

Jewish Historical Society of Delaware
505 Market Street Mall
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 655-6232
E-mail: jhsdel@yahoo.com

District of Columbia

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
701 4th St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 789-0900
Fax: (202) 789-0485
E-mail: info@jhsgw.org

Florida

Jewish Historical Society of South Florida
4200 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (305) 573-8115

Georgia

Southern Jewish Historical Society
P.O. Box 71601
Marietta, GA 30007-1601
E-mail: info@jewishsouth.org

Illinois

Spertus: A Center for Jewish Learning & Culture
610 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 322-1712
E-mail: resources@spertus.edu

Chicago Jewish Historical Society
610 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 663-5634
E-mail: info@chicagojewishhistory.org

Indiana

Indiana Jewish Historical Society
6301 Constitution Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Phone: (260) 459-6862
E-mail: indiana.jhs@frontier.com

Iowa

Iowa Jewish Historical Society
33158 Ute Ave.
Waukee, IA 50263-7538
Phone: (515) 987-0899
E-mail: tom@dmjfed.org

Kansas

Heart of America Jewish Historical Society
Joe Oshiver
5801 West 115th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: (913) 649-4970
E-mail: admin@jewishrockland.org

Louisiana

Louisiana Jewish Historical Society
Temple Sinai
6227 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 861-3693
Fax: (504) 861-3102
E-mail: sinai@usa.net

Maryland

Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 732-6400
E-mail: info@jewishmuseummd.org

Jewish Historical Society of Annapolis
5 Sampson Place
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 268-4887

Massachusetts

Berkshire Jewish Archives Council
75 Mountain Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Jewish Historical Society of the North Shore
330 Paradise Rd.
Swampscott, MA 01907
Phone: (781) 973-1578
E-mail: info@jhsns.net

Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts
The Old Firehouse
7 Sugarloaf St.
South Deerfield, MA 01373
Phone: (413) 665-0066
E-mail: info@jhswm.org

American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives
99-101 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 226-1245
Fax: (617) 226-1248
E-mail: reference@ajhsboston.org

Michigan

Jewish Historical Society of Michigan
6600 West Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322-3003
Phone: (248) 432-5517
E-mail: info@michjewishhistory.org

Minnesota

Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
4330 South Cedar Lake Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 381-3360
Fax: (952) 381-3361

Mississippi

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience
P.O. Box 16528
Jackson, MS 39236-0528
Phone: (601) 362-6357
Fax: (601) 366-6293
E-mail: information@isjl.org

Missouri

St. Louis Jewish Archives
Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library
12 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: (314) 442-3720
E-mail: brodsky-library@jfedstl.org

Nebraska

Nebraska Jewish Historical Society
333 South 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone: (403) 334-6441
E-mail: njhs@jewishomaha.org

New Jersey

Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey
Barnert Medical Center
680 Broadway, Suite 2
Paterson, NJ 07514
E-mail: jhsnnj@yahoo.com

Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest
901 Route 10 East
Whippany, NJ 07981-1156
Phone: (973) 929-2995
E-mail: jhershorin@jhsmw.org

Trenton Jewish Historical Society
Arthur L. Finkle
282 Glenn Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: (609) 883-0251

Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey
222 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 249-4894
E-mail: info.jhscj@gmail.com

New Mexico

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society
5520 Wyoming Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 348-4471
Fax: (505) 821-3351

New York

Jewish Historical Society of New York
8 West 70th Street
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (718) 384-8245
Fax: (718) 254-8541
Email: jgoldman@citytech.cuny.edu

Orthodox Jewish Archives of Agudath Israel
42 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 797-9000

Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 294-8301

North Carolina

Charlotte Jewish Archive
Levine-Sklut Judaic Library and Resource Center
5007 Providence Road, Suite 107
Charlotte, NC 28226
Phone: (704) 944-6783
E-mail: library@shalomcharlotte.org

Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina
P.O. Box 51245
Durham, NC 27717-1245
Phone & Fax: (919) 668-5839
E-mail: info@jhfnc.org

North Dakota

North Dakota Jewish Historical Project
P.O. Box 2431
Fargo, ND 58102

Ohio

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
Kevin Proffitt
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinatti, OH 45220
Phone: (513) 221-1875
Fax: (513) 221-7812
E-mail: kproffitt@huc.edu

Cleveland Jewish Archives
Sean Martin, Associate Curator for Jewish History
Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106-1777
Phone: (216) 721-5722 X1514
E-mail: smartin@wrhs.org

Columbus Jewish Historical Society
1175 College Ave.
Columbus, OH 43209
Phone: (614) 238-6977
Fax: (614) 237-2221
E-mail: history@tcjf.org

Oregon

Oregon Jewish Genealogical and Historical Society is held at:
Congregation Ahavath Achim
3225 SW Barbur Blvd.
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 227-0010
Website 1: http://www.nwfam.org/jgswvo.html
Website 2: http://www.ahavathachim.com

Pennsylvania

Rauh Jewish Archives
Susan Melnick
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 454-6406
E-mail: smmelnick@heinzhistorycenter.org

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
Phone: (215) 923-3811

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association
130 Sessions St.
Providence, RI 02906
Phone & Fax: (401) 331-1360
E-mail: info@rijha.org

Touro Synagogue Foundation
Meryle Cawley
85 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 847-4794 X207
E-mail: Meryle@tourosynagogue.org

South Carolina

Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
96 Wentworth St., Room 215
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-3918
E-mail: jhssc@cofc.edu

Tennessee

Archives of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
801 Percy Warner Blvd., Ste 102
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 356-3242
E-mail: info@jewishnashville.org

Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South
MJCC
6560 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38138

Texas

Dallas Jewish Historical Society
7900 Northaven Rd.
Dallas, TX 75230
Phone: (214) 239-7120
Email: info@djhs.org

Texas Jewish Historical Society
P.O. Box 10193
Austin, TX 78766-0193
Phone: (817) 927-8765
E-mail: president@txjhs.org

Galveston County Jewish Historical Association
2613 Oak St.
Galveston, TX 77551

Virginia

Peninsula Jewish Historical Society
25 Stratford Road
Newport News, VA 23601

Washington

Washington State Jewish Historical Society
2031 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 774-2277
E-mail: info@wsjhs.org

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Jewish Archives
816 State St.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 264-6460

INTERNATIONAL:

Australia

Australian Jewish Historical Society
Level 2, Mandelbaum House
385 Abercrombie St.
Darlington, NSW Australia 2008
Phone: +61 2 9518 7596

Brazil

Arquivo Histórico Judaico Brasileiro
Lucia Chermont
R. Estela Sezefreda, 76 - Pinheiros
São Paulo, 05415 Brazil
Phone: (11) 2157-4123
E-mail: consulente@ahjb.org.br

Canada

Association for Canadian Jewish Studies
Department of Religion
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Phone: (514) 848-2424 X2074
Fax: (514) 848-4541
E-mail: secretary@acjhs-aejc.ca

Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada
123 Doncaster St., Suite C140
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 2B2
Phone: (204) 477-7460
Fax: (204) 477-7465
E-mail: jewishheritage@jhcwc.org

Jewish Museum & Archives of British Columbia
6184 Ash St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3G9
Phone: (604) 257-5199
E-mail: archives@jewishmuseum.ca

Ottawa Jewish Archives
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1R9
Phone: (613) 798-4696 X260
Fax: (613) 798-4695
E-mail: archives@jewishottawa.com

Israel

Zalman Shazar Center
2 Betar St.
Jerusalem, 91041 Israel
Phone: 972-2-565-0444
E-mail: info@shazar.org.il

New Zealand

New Zealand Jewish Archives
80 Webb St.
Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: +64-4-384-5081
Fax: +64-4-489-9061
E-mail: nzjewisharchives@ihug.co.nz

United Kingdom

Jewish Historical Society of England
33 Seymour Place
London, W1H 5AP England
Phone: +44-020-7723-5852
E-mail: info@jhse.org


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