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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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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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Soapbox Walks

This new walking tour series invites you to step back in time and explore the evolution of spirited debates and the physical transformation of the neighborhood.

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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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Soapbox Walks: Firebrand Women
September 22, 2019
10:30 am

Neighborhood Walking Tour Series

Russ & Daughters: An Appetizing Story

On view: September 12, 2019 to January 31, 2020

4 Generations, 105 Years: Making, Serving, & Preserving History
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Lady Liberty's Kickstarter Campaign of the 1880s

In 1885, the iconic symbol of America's liberty was in pieces, packaged away in wooden crates. The problem? There was no pedestal for the Statue of Liberty to stand on.Learn More

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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