Virtual Visit: Meet Emma Lazarus

Step back in time and into the sitting room of Emma Lazarus. Engage with her about her life and world in this live interactive family program. 

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Virtual Class: Soapbox Yoga

This live virtual program uniquely blends storytelling and physical movement. Families are invited to get up and participate in connecting past and present!

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The Emma Lazarus Curriculum

The Emma Lazarus Project curriculum provides students with the opportunity to analyze and engage with primary source materials in order to gain a deeper understanding of the United State’s long struggle with nativism, prejudice, and antisemitism.

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Mayses From the Stacks

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

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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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Support Your Heritage 

Our mission of acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of American Jewish history is made possible by the generosity of people like you.

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Virtual Program: Joy & Halvah - A Family's Story
April 13, 2020
6:30 pm

Grab your Joyva jelly rings and join us for this virtual program just in time for Passover!  

Emma's Sitting Room

On View: December 4, 2019 to December 31, 2022

Emma Lazarus, Union Square & American Identity
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Esther Levy's Sweet Passover Solution

Every Passover, Jewish families around the planet strive to make creative use of matzo. Although the dishes prepared with it are often beloved and nostalgic, by the end of the week incorporating the symbolic bread can feel like a struggle.Learn More

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. 

Interactive Timeline

Follow 360 Years of The Jewish Experience in America