American Jewish History (AJH)

American Jewish History is the official publication of the American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States. The most widely recognized journal in its field, AJH focuses on every aspect of the American Jewish experience. Founded in 1892 as Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (PAJHS), it was later published as American Jewish Historical Quarterly (AJHQ) and is currently titled American Jewish History (AJH).

AJH has been the journal of record in American Jewish history for over a century, bringing readers all the richness and complexity of Jewish life in America through carefully researched accessible articles. The journal is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October by Johns Hopkins University Press.

AJHS is pleased to announce that all publications are now online for users. However, only some yearly volumes are available for free to the publicAll articles from 1893-2016 and beyond are available for users outside of the facilities of the American Jewish Historical Society or the Center for Jewish History with a subscription to JSTOR. 

All members of the AJHS Academic Council receive a copy of American Jewish History. To become a member or renew please visit our Academic Council page.

Previous Volumes:

The following yearly volumes may be fully accessed within the Center for Jewish History’s Lillian Goldman Reading Room through JSTOR.

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (PAJHS) from 1893-1961 (volumes 1-50) with JSTOR subscription

American Jewish Historical Quarterly (AJHQ) from 1961-1978 (volumes 51-67) with JSTOR subscription

American Jewish History (AJH) from 1978-2010 (volumes 68-96) with JSTOR subscription

*For Individuals without a subscription to JSTOR, the company has a special home access called “Register and Read” which allows you to create a JSTOR account and access up to three articles at a given time for two weeks or JPASS which allows you to subscribe to JSTOR on a monthly or yearly basis. Learn more about JSTOR’s Register and Read and JPASS programs here


The following yearly volumes are available for free.

Internet Archive: Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (PAJHS) 1893-June 1951, vol. 1-39; American Jewish Historical Quarterly (AJHQ) Publications; Sept. 1951-June 1961, vol. 40-50.

Hathi Trust: Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (PAJHS) 1893-1922 (Volumes 1-28). 

Project Muse, 1996-present (volumes 84- ) 

Project Muse will continue to offer access to newly published American Jewish History (AJH) volumes as they are published.


Submission of Articles

Authors interested in writing for the journal may consult American Jewish History’s submission guidelines for instructions on how to submit and format an article and accompanying illustrations.



Jessica Cooperman
Muhlenberg College

Judah M. Cohen
Indiana University

Marni Davis
Georgia State University

Book Review Editor:

Melissa R. Klapper
Rowan University

Managing Editor:

Nick Underwood
The College of Idaho

Advisory Board of Editors:

Dianne Ashton z”l, Rowan University (Editor, 2012-2017)
Sarah Benor, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Judah Cohen, Indiana University
Hasia Diner, New York University
Karla Goldman, University of Michigan
Eric Goldstein, Emory University
Jeffrey Gurock, Yeshiva University (Associate Editor, 1982–2002)
Ari Y. Kelman, Stanford University
Rebecca Kobrin, Columbia University
David Koffman, York University
Markus Krah, University of Potsdam, Germany
Josh Lambert, University of Massachusetts
Eli Lederhendler, Hebrew University
Laura Arnold Leibman, Reed College
Devi Mays, University of Michigan
Raphael Medoff, David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies (Associate Editor, 2002–2007)
Tony Michels, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Deborah Dash Moore, University of Michigan
Pamela S. Nadell, American University (Book Review Editor, 2000–2010)
Julia Oestreich, University of Delaware
Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota
Marc Lee Raphael, College of William and Mary (Editor, 1982–2002)
Raanan Rein, Tel Aviv University
Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University
Gerald Sorin, State University of New York at New Paltz
Beth S. Wenger, University of Pennsylvania

Heritage Magazine 

Heritage Magazine was published by the American Jewish Historical Society from 2001 – 2015. Each issue rotated around a different subject, and included material from the remarkable holdings in the AJHS collection. A digital copy is available on our website. For more information on Heritage, please contact

Read the latest issue online:

Winter 2015

Past issues:

Winter 2014
Winter 2013 (PDF format, 23.2 MB)
Winter 2012 (PDF format, 4.2 MB)
Fall 2010 (PDF format, 1.1 MB)
Spring 2009 (PDF format, 4.8 MB)
Fall 2008 (PDF format, 2.0 MB)
Fall 2007 (PDF format, 2.0 MB)
Fall 2006 (PDF format, 4.9 MB)
Fall 2005 (PDF format, 5.2MB)
May 2005 (PDF format, 3.4 MB)
Fall 2004/Winter 2005 (PDF format, 2.7 MB)
Spring 2004 (PDF format, 2.7 MB)
Fall/Winter 2003 (PDF format, 3.8 MB)
Spring 2003 (PDF format, 3.3 MB)
Fall 2001 (PDF format, 6.2 MB)