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. 


Upcoming Event

Antisemitism, Identity Politics, and American Identity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives             Joining Eric Ward in conversation is Christina Greer & Tony Michels. 


Upcoming Exhibition

Opening in April, this new exhibit highlights AJHS collections materials that show how Jewish individuals and organizations continued to help immigrants in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. 


The Emma Lazarus Project

The Emma Lazarus Project is a forthcoming curriculum designed to prepare students to develop their own voices on issues of the day, and to engage in a national poetry contest hosted by AJHS.


Mayses From the Stacks

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


Union Square Walking Tours

Upcoming Dates: April 28 and May 19.                        Click below to learn how to book a private tour for your class or group!


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.


Union Square Walking Tour
May 19, 2019
10:30 am

Walking Tours with Annie Polland (Executive Director, AJHS) Co-sponsored with the Center for Jewish History

When The Golden Door Closed, They Carried The Torch

On View: April 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Advocacy in the Age of Immigration Restriction An exhibit exploring how Jewish individuals and organizations continued to help immigrants in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
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A Waterford Vase: Every Bar Mitzvah Boy's Dream

The American Jewish Historical Society recently acquired a Waterford vase, marked with a Briscoe seal in honor of Dublin's famed Jewish mayor.Learn More

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UJA-Federation of NY Collection

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Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement

Details the sacrifices made by countless activists to liberate the Jews of the Soviet Union. 

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