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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.

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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. 

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Mayses From the Stacks

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

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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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Stories of New York: City College | Part I - The "Jewish Harvard" and a World of Ideas
February 2, 2020
10:00 am

Keynote, Panel Discussion, and Film Screening/Discussion

Emma's Sitting Room

On View: December 4, 2019 to December 31, 2021

Emma Lazarus, Union Square & American Identity
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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

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. 

Interactive Timeline

Follow 360 Years of The Jewish Experience in America