• Heartthrobs of AJHS
  • Women in Jewish History
In the first of our "Heartthrobs of AJHS" series, we explore the life of Ray Frank, who was a gifted orator, teacher, and journalist in the 19th and 20th centuries, and known as the "girl rabbi from the Golden West."
  • Visitors to AJHS
"Black-Jewish relations and the civil rights movement needed a new historiographic perspective, a new generation’s approach and understanding of what actually happened."
  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
AJHS, in collaboration with the Center for Jewish History and the Museum of Chinese in America, will be working on a project to showcase understudied intersections of the Jewish and Chinese immigrant and refugee experience in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Chinatown neighborhoods.
  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
  • From the Collections
After 3 years, the American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History have completed the archival processing of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) records.
  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
A brief architectural history of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
The HIAS Scholarship Program, first begun in 1974, awarded immigrants or their children who “were making or preparing to make through study significant contributions to social betterment.”
  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
In order to emigrate to the U.S., 12 young Jewish women in June 1977 took part in proxy marriages to members of the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, whom the women had never met.

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