2018 Emma Lazarus Award Dinner

On November 13th, the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Dinner honored Nicki Newman Tanner and featured 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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Union Square Walking Tours

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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 Jewish Infrastructure

2018 Update on United States Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Synagogues

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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

Jewish and Catholic chaplains with the 'Flying Torah'

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Queer Expectations: A Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry
December 19, 2018
7:00 pm

Book Celebration and Poetry Reading with Author Zohar Weiman-Kelman, Irena Klepfisz, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum (Congregation Beth Simchat Torah), Sarah Chinn (Hunter College, CUNY), Roni Mazal (NYU). Co-Sponsored with the Jewish Women's Archive and YIVO.

Rewind: Voices of the Past Advising the Future

On view: November 13, 2018

An exhibition exploring the United Jewish Appeal-Federation Oral History collection.
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