AJHS Awarded NEH Grant

AJHS received a $300K Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create an immersive and interactive exhibit on Emma Lazarus and Union Square. 

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Upcoming Exhibition

Opening in April, this new exhibit highlights AJHS collections materials that show how Jewish individuals and organizations continued to help immigrants in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. 

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The Emma Lazarus Project

The Emma Lazarus Project is a forthcoming curriculum designed to prepare students to develop their own voices on issues of the day, and to engage in a national poetry contest hosted by AJHS.

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Immigration Matters: Jews, Other Immigrants, and America

Free, all-day conference on March 31.

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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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Union Square Walking Tours

Upcoming Dates: April 28 and May 19.                        Click below to learn how to book a private tour for your class or group!

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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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Union Square Walking Tour
April 28, 2019
10:30 am

Walking Tours with Annie Polland (Executive Director, AJHS) Co-sponsored with the Center for Jewish History See Purchase Tickets Button Below for the April 28 Walking Tour. Tickets are also available for tours on May 19.

When The Golden Door Closed, They Carried The Torch

On View: April 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Advocacy in the Age of Immigration Restriction An exhibit exploring how Jewish individuals and organizations continued to help immigrants in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
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What's In A Name?

"And I have learned one of the most important lessons a historian can learn: always take a second look, even when you’re sure you’ve seen everything there is to see."Learn More

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UJA-Federation of NY Collection

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Details the sacrifices made by countless activists to liberate the Jews of the Soviet Union. 

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