2017 Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Dinner

Honoring 125 Years of AJHS

Emma Lazarus Award Dinner 2017

The Board of Trustees of the American Jewish Historical Society cordially invite you to save the date for the 2017 Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Dinner honoring 125 Years of AJHS.

The evening will feature an opportunity to view two current exhibitions, along with never before seen items from the AJHS archive.

About the American Jewish Historical Society

The American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) is the oldest ethnic, cultural archive in the United States. Founded in 1892, AJHS provides access to more than 30 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art, and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present.

At our home in the Center for Jewish History on West 16th Street in downtown Manhattan, as well as in our Boston branch on Newbury Street, AJHS illuminates American Jewish history through our many archival treasures, scholarship, exhibitions, and public programs. Among the treasures of this heritage are: the handwritten original of Emma Lazarus’ The New Colossus, which graces the Statue of Liberty; records of the nation’s leading Jewish communal organizations; and important collections in the fields of education, philanthropy, science, sports, business, and the arts.


This year marks the 125th anniversary of the start of the American Jewish Historical Society’s important work, and we will spend 2017-2018 reflecting on our amazing journey through a variety of programs, exhibitions, and special events. Please join us as we celebrate both all we have accomplished and look toward a bright future for the next century. For more information, please visit www.ajhs.org/125.

Please check back regularly at www.ajhs.org/emma2017 for updates.

Join Us

November 14, 2017

American Jewish Historical Society
at the Cetner for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York City

6:30 PM

Program starts at 7:30 PM

Business attire
Dietary laws observed.

Sponsorship Levels

  • $50,000Diamond Sponsor
  • $25,000Platinum Sponsor
  • $10,000Gold Sponsor
  • $7,500Silver Sponsor


  • $1,000Individual Patron Ticket
  • $500Individual Ticket

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If you wish to contribute to AJHS or the Emma Lazarus Award without purchasing tickets, please use our Donation form.