'What If' in American Jewish History and Contemporary Jewish Life

Book Talk. March 30, 2015, 7 PM


Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust

Theatrical Excerpts, Launch of Educational Unit & Panel Discussion. April 13, 2015, 7 PM


Emma Lazarus Award 2014 

Dr. Simon Schama was honored as this year’s recipient of the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award on November 17, 2014.


October 7, 1944

This exhibition is the American attempt to respond to four women, and the revolt in Auschwitz that they helped make possible.


Loeb Portrait Database

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Interactive Timeline

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By Dawn’s Early Light

An exhibition on the Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War.


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Image of the Week

Civilian Defense photograph in the NJWB collection, 1943

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Current Exhibit:
October 7, 1944

On View: October 7 to April 12

In Cooperation with Yeshiva University Museum. This exhibition is the American attempt to respond to four women, and the revolt in Auschwitz that they helped make possible.
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