As the first organization promoting an understanding of the unique contributions of Jews to American culture, the American Jewish Historical Society has long served a public educational and interpretive function by publishing works on the American Jewish experience, including Heritage magazine and the American Jewish History journal.


Heritage is the popular magazine that is published annually by the American Jewish Historical Society. Each issue rotates around a different subject, and includes material from the remarkable holdings in the AJHS collection. In an effort to go green, and conserve paper, AJHS is proud to announce that Heritage is moving away from its traditional published format, and into the digital realm. Each edition will be digital, available on our website for members, and highly interactive. For more information on Heritage, please contact our office.

Heritage, Winter 2015

Read the latest issue online:

Winter 2015

Past issues:

Winter 2014
Winter 2013 (PDF format, 23.2 MB)
Winter 2012 (PDF format, 4.2 MB)
Fall 2010 (PDF format, 1.1 MB)
Spring 2009 (PDF format, 4.8 MB)
Fall 2008 (PDF format, 2.0 MB)
Fall 2007 (PDF format, 2.0 MB)
Fall 2006 (PDF format, 4.9 MB)
Fall 2005 (PDF format, 5.2MB)
May 2005 (PDF format, 3.4 MB)
Fall 2004/Winter 2005 (PDF format, 2.7 MB)
Spring 2004 (PDF format, 2.7 MB)
Fall/Winter 2003 (PDF format, 3.8 MB)
Spring 2003 (PDF format, 3.3 MB)
Fall 2001 (PDF format, 6.2 MB)

American Jewish History

American Jewish History

American Jewish History is the official publication of the American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States. The most widely recognized journal in its field, AJH focuses on every aspect of the American Jewish experience. Founded in 1892 as Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (PAJHS), it was later published as American Jewish Historical Quarterly (AJHQ) and is currently titled American Jewish History (AJH).

AJH has been the journal of record in American Jewish history for over a century, bringing readers all the richness and complexity of Jewish life in America through carefully researched accessible articles. The journal is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October by Johns Hopkins University Press.

AJHS is pleased to announce that all publications are now online for users. However, only some yearly volumes are available for free to the publicAll articles from 1893-2016 and beyond are available for users outside of the facilities of the American Jewish Historical Society or the Center for Jewish History with a subscription to JSTOR. Please see below for information.


The following yearly volumes may be fully accessed within the Center for Jewish History’s Lillian Goldman Reading Room through JSTOR.

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (PAJHS) from 1893-1961 (volumes 1-50) with JSTOR subscription

American Jewish Historical Quarterly (AJHQ) from 1961-1978 (volumes 51-67) with JSTOR subscription

American Jewish History (AJH) from 1978-2010 (volumes 68-96) with JSTOR subscription

*For Individuals without a subscription to JSTOR, the company has a special home access called “Register and Read” which allows you to create a JSTOR account and access up to three articles at a given time for two weeks or JPASS which allows you to subscribe to JSTOR on a monthly or yearly basis. Learn more about JSTOR’s Register and Read and JPASS programs here


The following yearly volumes are available for free from the comfort of your own home or office:

Internet Archive: Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (PAJHS) 1893-June 1951, vol. 1-39; American Jewish Historical Quarterly (AJHQ) Publications; Sept. 1951-June 1961, vol. 40-50.

Hathi Trust: Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (PAJHS) 1893-1922 (Volumes 1-28). 

Project Muse, 1996-present (volumes 84- ) 

Project Muse will continue to offer access to newly published American Jewish History (AJH) volumes as they are published.


Submission of Articles

Authors should download American Jewish History's submission guidelines for instructions on how to submit and format an article and accompanying illustrations.


Dianne Ashton, Rowan University, email:

Associate Editor:

Michael Alexander, University of California-Riverside, email:

Book Review Editor:

Melissa Klapper, Rowan University, email:

Managing Board of Editors:

Karla Goldman, Jewish Women's Archive
Ari Y. Kelman, University of California, Davis
Rebecca Kobrin, Columbia University
Tony Michels, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Deborah Dash Moore, University of Michigan
Pamela S. Nadell, American University
Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota
Gerald Sorin, State University of New York at New Paltz

Advisory Board of Editors:

Hasia Diner, New York University
Eli Faber, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York (Editor, 2002-2007)
Cheryl L. Greenberg, Trinity College
Jeffrey S. Gurock, Yeshiva University (Associate Editor, 1982-2002)
Matthew Frye Jacobson, Yale University
Laura A. Leibman, Reed College
Rafael Medoff, David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies (Associate Editor, 2002-2007)
Julia Oestreich, University of Delaware
Marc Lee Raphael, College of William and Mary (Editor, 1982-2002)
Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University
Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University
Daniel Soyer, Fordham University
Beth S. Wenger, University of Pennsylvania
Stephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University