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.


AJHS Awarded NEH Grant

AJHS received a $300K Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create an immersive and interactive exhibit on Emma Lazarus and Union Square. 


Mayses From the Stacks

AJHS's brand-new blog will feature collection highlights, exclusive interviews, hidden histories, 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. 


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


Straight into the Lions' Den: The Left, Zionism, and Antisemitism
January 15, 2020
6:30 pm

How do we distinguish between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism?  How have thinkers on the Left wrestled with Zionism with and the actual State of Israel - sometimes championing it as a progressive cause, at other times seeing it as a racist or colonialist enterprise?    Join us as Bari Weiss, author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism, and Susie Linfield, author of The Lion's Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky, tackle these urgent questions, moderated by Nextbook's Jonathan Rosen.  Natan named both books Fall 2019 Natan Notable Books, and this is the first time the authors will be in conversation.  This program is in partnership with The Natan Foundation.  

Russ & Daughters: An Appetizing Story

On view: September 12, 2019 to January 31, 2020

4 Generations, 105 Years: Making, Serving, & Preserving History
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#AskAnArchivist Day!

For #AskAnArchivist Day, an AJHS archivist breaks down the steps in which an item goes from sitting in someone's desk drawer for decades to digitized at the American Jewish Historical Society.Learn More

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

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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

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