• Ask an Archivist
Q: Who are some of the most inspirational women found in the AJHS collections?
  • Visitors to AJHS
This interview, first published in "Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, Society n.s. 24, no. 2 (Winter 2019)" details historian Alice Kessler-Harris's upbringing as a child of World War II refugees and how she first became interested in her Jewish heritage and the topic of gender studies.
  • From the Collections
The real-life inspiration behind one of Sir Walter Scott's most interesting Ivanhoe characters, Rebecca of York.
  • 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.

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