2016 Emma Lazarus Award Dinner

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


Holy Trash: My Genizah

Rachel Libeskind’s Holy Trash: My Genizah is a hardedge, personal commentary on the traditional Genizah and the modern archive. Opening and performance September 22nd.


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

'The Issue is Silence' speech by Prinz at the March on Washington


Sigd: An Ethiopian Jewish Celebration
December 18, 2016
5:00 pm

Live Music from Anbessa Orchestra, Display from the Collection, Special Reception featuring Ethiopian foodIn partnership with The Ethiopian Congregation Chasida Shmella

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

On View: August 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017

A Rotating Exhibit of the AJHS Permanent Collection
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Jewish History


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.