2017 Emma Lazarus Award Dinner

On November 14th, the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Dinner will honor the 125th Anniversary of AJHS, and we hope you join us as we celebrate both all we have accomplished and look toward a bright future for the next century.


1917: How One Year Changed The World

Exhibition On View September 8 - December 29, 2017


For Her Own Good

A mixed media installation exploring the multivalent of Emma Goldman's public image


AJHS Celebrates 125 Years

AJHS will spend this year, 2017-2018, reflecting on our amazing journey over the last 125 years through a variety of programs, exhibitions and special events.


Rediscovering an Important Link to American Jewish History

Field Notes from the Nidhe Israel Synagogue Complex in Barbados


Our History Is Your History

Treasures From The American Jewish Historical Society. View this rotating exhibit of the AJHS permanent collection.



AJHS Executive Director Rachel Lithgow sits down with Chris Glorioso of WNBC News 4 New York to discuss this unique exhibit.




30 Years After Their Father's Murder, Klinghoffer Daughters Step Onto Their Own Stage


Loeb Portrait Database

The world’s most extensive online gallery of portraits made of American Jews in the Colonial and Antebellum Periods.


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.


Image of the Week

Justice Chapter of the AJC at a parade for Soviet Jewry


Jewish New York, 1917
October 17, 2017
7:00 pm

A panel discussion with Deborah Dash Moore and Ronit Stahl in conjunction with 1917: How One Year Changed the World 

1917: How One Year Changed The World

On view: September 8, 2017 to December 29, 2017

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Portal to American Jewish History

Access archival and digital collections on American Jewish History.


American Jewish History Interactive Timeline

Follow 360 years of the Jewish experience in America.

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. 

Jews in America Portal

Explore the collections of AJHS and partner institutions with one quick search.