Our Virtual Sukkah in the Sky gala program is available to view!  The program featured our honoree's the Weiler-Arnow Family, announced the Emma Lazarus National Poetry Contest Winners, and more!

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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. 


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.


Mayses From the Stacks

AJHS's blog features collection highlights, exclusive interviews, hidden histories, recipes, and more!


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.


Emma's Sitting Room

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

Emma Lazarus, Union Square & American Identity
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What's an Etrog to do? Turn your Sukkot Etrog into Citron Cookies and Preserves

When the weather shifts cooler and it’s time to celebrate fall, Jewish people around the world assemble the Four Species: palm, willow, myrtle and etrog. The etrog fruit is held in the left hand, the bundle of branches in the right, and together they are waved in the morning on the first seven days of Sukkot. But at least one of these four holy plants should have a life in your kitchen after the holiday: the etrog is edible.

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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