Virtual Visit: Meet Emma Lazarus

Step back in time and into the sitting room of Emma Lazarus. Engage with her about her life and world in this live interactive family program. 


The Emma Lazarus Curriculum

The Emma Lazarus Project curriculum provides students with the opportunity to analyze and engage with primary source materials in order to gain a deeper understanding of the United State’s long struggle with nativism, prejudice, and antisemitism.


Mayses From the Stacks

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


Interactive Timeline

Follow 360 years of the Jewish experience in America, from our nation’s founding to the present day, as told through our archival collections. 


Support Your Heritage 

Our mission of acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of American Jewish history is made possible by the generosity of people like you.


2020 Emma Lazarus Poetry Contest Winners

Watch our contest winners read their poems, and read submissions from our finalists! 


Virtual Book Talk
January 28, 2021
7:00 pm

The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex: A Conversation between Lila Corwin Berman and Dahlia Lithwick

Emma's Sitting Room

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

Emma Lazarus, Union Square & American Identity
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Kosher Chinese Christmas- An American Jewish Tradition

It appears that for over a century American Jews have eaten American Chinese food on Christmas.Learn More

Search Online Collections

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

Visitor Information

AJHS gallery spaces and reading room are open daily Sunday - Friday. 

Support AJHS

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

UJA-Federation of NY Collection

Archival material connected with the projects and philanthropic mission of UJA-Federation of NY.

Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement

Details the sacrifices made by countless activists to liberate the Jews of the Soviet Union. 

Interactive Timeline

Follow 360 Years of The Jewish Experience in America