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Online Program: Meet Emma Lazarus

Students are invited to travel back in time to learn from Jewish American poet Emma Lazarus, how she used writing to express the ideas that she cared about.

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The New Colossus Translation Project

Read Emma Lazarus' poem translated into over 35 languages, along with personal stories of immigration and cultural identity from our translators

Read the Translations

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Mayses From the Stacks

AJHS's blog features collection highlights, exclusive interviews, hidden histories, recipes, and more!

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Support Our History 

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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Judah Benjamin: Counselor to the Confederacy
October 20, 2021
6:00 pm

A conversation with author James Traub

Emma's Sitting Room

On View: December 4, 2019 to December 31, 2022

Explore this exhibit online through an interactive storybook.
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Bulgarian Cheese Bread

A fascinating story of language, trade, migration, and Renaissance-era Jewish cheesemongers.Learn More

Search Online Collections

Integrated collections from the five partner institutions at the Center for Jewish History.

Visitor Information

Register for advanced tickets to visit the reading room and exhibit spaces.

Support Our Mission

Learn how you can help support AJHS. Become a member, donate a collection, and more.

Featured Collection: UJA-Federation of NY

Learn more about the UJA-Federation of NY through its archival materials.

AJHS Biennial Scholars Conference

Now accepting proposals for our 2022 conference being held at Tulane University.

Classroom Materials

Bring the story of Emma Lazarus into your classroom, with lesson plans, video, and more.