Rediscovering an Important Link to American Jewish History

Field Notes from the Nidhe Israel Synagogue Complex in Barbados


UJA Federation of New York: The First Century

An Exhibition In Partnership with UJA-Federation of New York


The Yiddish Celluloid Closet and the Isle of Klezbos

Music Program in Celebration of Pride Month in Partnership YIVO and ASJM on May 24th at 7:00PM


2016 Emma Lazarus Award Dinner

AJHS was proud to honor both the 2016 Emma Lazarus Award Recipient Larry King and the 2016 Inaugural Visionary Leadership Award Recipient Brett Ratner on December 1st.


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

Soviet Jews, protest their oppression, demand their freedom



AJHS will be open for limited hours (9am-1pm) on May 30, 2017 and closed on May 29, May 31, and June 1.

UJA Federation of New York: The First Century

On View: March 8, 2017 to May 31, 2017

In Partnership with UJA-Federation of New York
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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.