Why Support AJHS? Our history is your history. The American Jewish Historical Society is responsible for the future of the Jewish past. We are the world’s leading institution for documenting the history of the Jewish people in America. For more than a century, AJHS has served educators, students, researchers, genealogists, writers, filmmakers, curators, and general audiences by bringing forth the rich tapestry that defines the American Jewish experience.

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

Now more than ever, support from friends and members can make a difference. Without your commitment, the stories we tell and the documents we preserve could be lost to future generations.

Your support directly enables us to continue our important work. From business, finance and commerce, to politics, education, science, art, sports, human rights, and the everyday activities of family life—AJHS has ensured that the record is kept, the history is told and our shared heritage is not forgotten.

For information on our 2022 Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Gala visit our gala page.

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