2018 Emma Lazarus Award Dinner

On November 13th, the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Dinner will honor Nicki Newman Tanner and feature a tribute to women storytellers of the AJHS Archives.

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Not Just a Funny Girl

A Program Series on Jewish American Women in Comedy to explore the changing roles, faces, languages, and voices that American Jewish comediennes don throughout time.

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AJHS Names New Executive Director

We welcome Annie Polland, former EVP for the Tenement Museum, to her leadership role.

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AJHS Celebrates 125 Years

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

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Our History Is Your History

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

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Rediscovering an Important Link to American Jewish History

Field Notes from the Nidhe Israel Synagogue Complex in Barbados

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Loeb Portrait Database

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

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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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Support Your Heritage 

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

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Image of the Week

Justice Chapter of the AJC at a parade for Soviet Jewry

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The American Jewish Historical Society will be closed through Tuesday, September 25 in observance of Sukkot. We will reopen at 9am, September 26.

“Give Me Your Tired..” : Poem, 135 years old, Makes Waves
September 26, 2018
7:00 pm

Panel Discussion and Poetry Reading featuring Esther Schor, Steven Choi, Christina Greer, and Amy King

Our History Is Your History: Treasures From The American Jewish Historical Society

Second Rotation on view: November 8, 2017 to December 31, 2018

A Rotating Exhibit of the AJHS Permanent Collection
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