Center for Jewish History

Center for Jewish History 3/13/2020 - Please visit our website for updates on our current hours: https://www.cjh.org/visit/plan-your-visit The Center for Jewish History in New York City illuminates history, culture and heritage.

The Center provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The partners’ archives comprise the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. The collections span a thousand years, with more than five miles of archival documents (in dozens of languages and alphabet systems), more than 500,000 volumes, as well as thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films and photographs.

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April Showers Bring May FlowersFrom the collection of Yeshiva University Museum is a greeting card of a boy and girl und...
05/02/2021

April Showers Bring May Flowers

From the collection of Yeshiva University Museum is a greeting card of a boy and girl under sunshade (umbrella) with flowers. Inscribed in Hebrew, Happy New Year.
#april #aprilshowers #rain #umbrella #spring #may #mayflowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

From the collection of Yeshiva University Museum is a greeting card of a boy and girl under sunshade (umbrella) with flowers. Inscribed in Hebrew, Happy New Year.
#april #aprilshowers #rain #umbrella #spring #may #mayflowers

May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), and we are proud to be official partners of this national celebration.Esta...
05/02/2021

May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), and we are proud to be official partners of this national celebration.

Established by presidential proclamation in 2006 and renewed every year since, JAHM provides an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate and draw inspiration from the contributions that American Jews have made to the fabric of our nation’s history and culture.

75+ Jewish organizations across the country like ours have joined with the National Museum of American Jewish History to ensure JAHM reaches every corner of the US. Visit JewishAmericanHeritage.org and celebrate with us on social media by using the hashtag #OurSharedHeritage!

May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), and we are proud to be official partners of this national celebration.

Established by presidential proclamation in 2006 and renewed every year since, JAHM provides an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate and draw inspiration from the contributions that American Jews have made to the fabric of our nation’s history and culture.

75+ Jewish organizations across the country like ours have joined with the National Museum of American Jewish History to ensure JAHM reaches every corner of the US. Visit JewishAmericanHeritage.org and celebrate with us on social media by using the hashtag #OurSharedHeritage!

The Center for Jewish History is celebrating 20 years of history, heritage and culture.In 2018, the Leo Baeck Institute ...
04/30/2021

The Center for Jewish History is celebrating 20 years of history, heritage and culture.

In 2018, the Leo Baeck Institute - New York launched a new website and exhibition called 1938Projekt: Posts from the Past. It explored the dramatic events of 1938 from the perspectives of Jews whose personal documents detail their experiences and the hardships they suffered as well as the growing tensions in Europe and diminishing hope for Jews in Germany and Austria.

This photo was taken at a concert for the benefit of the Jewish Winter Relief. After the passing of the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, Jews were excluded from the support of the “Winter Relief Agency of the German People” and had to organize their own relief agency. N**i legislation was making it more and more difficult for Jews in Germany to earn a living. The Jewish Winter Relief Organization stepped into the breach and assisted impoverished members of the community with food, medicine, and heating fuel. ALB-OS 45.

To view the exhibition visit http://ow.ly/2LV050EAZS6
#CJH21 #oursharedheritage

The Center for Jewish History is celebrating 20 years of history, heritage and culture.

In 2018, the Leo Baeck Institute - New York launched a new website and exhibition called 1938Projekt: Posts from the Past. It explored the dramatic events of 1938 from the perspectives of Jews whose personal documents detail their experiences and the hardships they suffered as well as the growing tensions in Europe and diminishing hope for Jews in Germany and Austria.

This photo was taken at a concert for the benefit of the Jewish Winter Relief. After the passing of the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, Jews were excluded from the support of the “Winter Relief Agency of the German People” and had to organize their own relief agency. N**i legislation was making it more and more difficult for Jews in Germany to earn a living. The Jewish Winter Relief Organization stepped into the breach and assisted impoverished members of the community with food, medicine, and heating fuel. ALB-OS 45.

To view the exhibition visit http://ow.ly/2LV050EAZS6
#CJH21 #oursharedheritage

We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life at Har Meron.  Our thoughts today are with the people of Israel.
04/30/2021

We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life at Har Meron. Our thoughts today are with the people of Israel.

We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life at Har Meron. Our thoughts today are with the people of Israel.

From the Collections:Lag B’omer TimeSunset tonight marks the start of Lag B’Omer, a minor Jewish festival that falls on ...
04/29/2021

From the Collections:
Lag B’omer Time
Sunset tonight marks the start of Lag B’Omer, a minor Jewish festival that falls on the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49-day stretch between Passover and Shavuot. While the Omer is a period of semi-mourning, all restrictions are lifted on Lag B’Omer, which is traditionally a day for picnics, outings, feasting, and the lighting of bonfires. This glass lantern slide from c. 1934 in the collection of the Yeshiva University Museum inscribed “Lag B’Omer Time,” shows children in Israel on a Lag B’Omer outing. It is part of a group of glass lantern slides that were used at Cejwin Camps in Port Jervis, New York, to familiarize American children with Israeli culture. Gift of Av Rivel. 2009.506
#lagbaomer

From the Collections:
Lag B’omer Time
Sunset tonight marks the start of Lag B’Omer, a minor Jewish festival that falls on the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49-day stretch between Passover and Shavuot. While the Omer is a period of semi-mourning, all restrictions are lifted on Lag B’Omer, which is traditionally a day for picnics, outings, feasting, and the lighting of bonfires. This glass lantern slide from c. 1934 in the collection of the Yeshiva University Museum inscribed “Lag B’Omer Time,” shows children in Israel on a Lag B’Omer outing. It is part of a group of glass lantern slides that were used at Cejwin Camps in Port Jervis, New York, to familiarize American children with Israeli culture. Gift of Av Rivel. 2009.506
#lagbaomer

Thursday at the TheaterFrom the collection of the Leo Baeck Institute - New York is a scene from the German silent comed...
04/29/2021

Thursday at the Theater

From the collection of the Leo Baeck Institute - New York is a scene from the German silent comedy film“Der Feldherrnhügel” ("Grandstand for General Staff"), 1926, based on a play of the same name by Roda Roda and starring Alexander Roda Roda, Harry Liedtke and Olga Tschechowa. F 3720a

#theatre #actor #theater #broadway #musicaltheatre #art #musical #acting #musicals #music #film #cinema #theatrelife #performance #stage #drama #actorslife #dance #love #actors #artist #movie #broadwaymusical #photography

Thursday at the Theater

From the collection of the Leo Baeck Institute - New York is a scene from the German silent comedy film“Der Feldherrnhügel” ("Grandstand for General Staff"), 1926, based on a play of the same name by Roda Roda and starring Alexander Roda Roda, Harry Liedtke and Olga Tschechowa. F 3720a

#theatre #actor #theater #broadway #musicaltheatre #art #musical #acting #musicals #music #film #cinema #theatrelife #performance #stage #drama #actorslife #dance #love #actors #artist #movie #broadwaymusical #photography

We are celebrating glitz, glamour, and style in the archives.From the collection of Yeshiva University Museum is a photo...
04/28/2021

We are celebrating glitz, glamour, and style in the archives.

From the collection of Yeshiva University Museum is a photograph from November 8, 1925 of Harold Levy on his wedding day. He married Anna Cecile Shapiro at NYC Jewish Center. Gift of Aline Kamlet.
#fashion #love #style #outfit #look #design #trends #vintage #wedding

We are celebrating glitz, glamour, and style in the archives.

From the collection of Yeshiva University Museum is a photograph from November 8, 1925 of Harold Levy on his wedding day. He married Anna Cecile Shapiro at NYC Jewish Center. Gift of Aline Kamlet.
#fashion #love #style #outfit #look #design #trends #vintage #wedding

In Case You Missed It...Searching for records of your family in Israel can be daunting. Fortunately, much of your resear...
04/27/2021
Family History Today: Researching your Family History in Israel from Home

In Case You Missed It...

Searching for records of your family in Israel can be daunting. Fortunately, much of your research can now be done online. Garri Regev, President of the Israel Genealogy Research Association, provides an overview of the types of records available and where to focus your efforts. In addition, you will learn about alternatives to vital records and how you can create a vivid picture of how your ancestors lived in Israel. http://ow.ly/Fykf50Ez8Nz

Humanities New York National Endowment for the Humanities New York City Department of Cultural Affairs New York City Council #genealogy #family #history #israel

Searching for records of your family in Israel can be daunting. Fortunately, much of your research can now be done online. In this lecture, Garri Regev, Pres...

Wishing you a sweet start to the week... From the collection of the Leo Baeck Institute - New York is a photograph from ...
04/26/2021

Wishing you a sweet start to the week...

From the collection of the Leo Baeck Institute - New York is a photograph from 1955 of Eduard Einstein on his 45th birthday with an ice cream sundae. The handwritten inscription on verso in German reads, "Teddy looking at his birthday sundae 'skyscraper'." F 5373J.
#dessert #food #foodie #cake #chocolate #sweet #delicious #desserts #baking #icecream #pastry #love #sweets #cakes #sweettooth #cookies

Wishing you a sweet start to the week...

From the collection of the Leo Baeck Institute - New York is a photograph from 1955 of Eduard Einstein on his 45th birthday with an ice cream sundae. The handwritten inscription on verso in German reads, "Teddy looking at his birthday sundae 'skyscraper'." F 5373J.
#dessert #food #foodie #cake #chocolate #sweet #delicious #desserts #baking #icecream #pastry #love #sweets #cakes #sweettooth #cookies

From ‘Mank’ to an Israeli short film, 5 notable Jewish nominees for 2021 Oscarshttp://ow.ly/Tdjq50Ewc2hJTA News #oscarno...
04/25/2021

From ‘Mank’ to an Israeli short film, 5 notable Jewish nominees for 2021 Oscars
http://ow.ly/Tdjq50Ewc2h
JTA News #oscarnoms #oscars

From ‘Mank’ to an Israeli short film, 5 notable Jewish nominees for 2021 Oscars
http://ow.ly/Tdjq50Ewc2h
JTA News #oscarnoms #oscars

From the collection of Yeshiva University Museum is a Rosh Hashanah postcard from the Jewish Daily News from 1909. It de...
04/25/2021

From the collection of Yeshiva University Museum is a Rosh Hashanah postcard from the Jewish Daily News from 1909. It depicts a peddler holding an umbrella and carrying his wares. It is postmarked Cincinnati and was sent to Professor Deutsch.
#april #aprilshowers #rain #umbrella #spring #may #mayflowers

From the collection of Yeshiva University Museum is a Rosh Hashanah postcard from the Jewish Daily News from 1909. It depicts a peddler holding an umbrella and carrying his wares. It is postmarked Cincinnati and was sent to Professor Deutsch.
#april #aprilshowers #rain #umbrella #spring #may #mayflowers

The Center for Jewish History is celebrating 20 years of history, culture and heritage.In 2018, CJH and YIVO Institute f...
04/25/2021

The Center for Jewish History is celebrating 20 years of history, culture and heritage.

In 2018, CJH and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research launched Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit. At the heart of the exhibition is the story of the Jewish relationship with the solar system.

Jews in Space featured material and objects like Judaica taken into space aboard the Space Shuttle by astronaut Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman; Yiddish, English, Polish, and Russian works of science fiction; and other ephemera from literature and popular culture. Click here to see highlights from the exhibition. http://ow.ly/hxzA50Ew7wj
#CJH20 #jewsinspace #space

The Center for Jewish History is celebrating 20 years of history, culture and heritage.

In 2018, CJH and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research launched Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit. At the heart of the exhibition is the story of the Jewish relationship with the solar system.

Jews in Space featured material and objects like Judaica taken into space aboard the Space Shuttle by astronaut Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman; Yiddish, English, Polish, and Russian works of science fiction; and other ephemera from literature and popular culture. Click here to see highlights from the exhibition. http://ow.ly/hxzA50Ew7wj
#CJH20 #jewsinspace #space

From the Collections:Celebrate National Volunteer Week!This 1957 photo of a man working the phones at a UJA Person to Pe...
04/23/2021

From the Collections:

Celebrate National Volunteer Week!
This 1957 photo of a man working the phones at a UJA Person to Person fundraiser comes from the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York collection at The American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) which incorporates the surviving historical records of several organizations that merged over the course of the 20th century.

Subgroup II, where this photo is found, contains the records of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) of Greater New York. Although records of UJA from before its 1986 merger with the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies are scarce, those that survive offer a snapshot of the work of the organization over the first 46 years of its existence. The posters in the background of the image solicit support for refugees and the “1957 Campaign and Emergency Rescue Fund for Freedom and Survival.”

Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society. I-433, Box 1256.
UJA-Federation of New York #nationalvolunteerweek #nationalvolunteerweek2021 #thankyou #volunteer #volunteering

From the Collections:

Celebrate National Volunteer Week!
This 1957 photo of a man working the phones at a UJA Person to Person fundraiser comes from the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York collection at The American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) which incorporates the surviving historical records of several organizations that merged over the course of the 20th century.

Subgroup II, where this photo is found, contains the records of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) of Greater New York. Although records of UJA from before its 1986 merger with the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies are scarce, those that survive offer a snapshot of the work of the organization over the first 46 years of its existence. The posters in the background of the image solicit support for refugees and the “1957 Campaign and Emergency Rescue Fund for Freedom and Survival.”

Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society. I-433, Box 1256.
UJA-Federation of New York #nationalvolunteerweek #nationalvolunteerweek2021 #thankyou #volunteer #volunteering

On Tuesday, April 27 at 3:30pm ET (U.S.), join our librarians and our guest scholar, Professor Sofija Grandakovska to le...
04/23/2021

On Tuesday, April 27 at 3:30pm ET (U.S.), join our librarians and our guest scholar, Professor Sofija Grandakovska to learn about and discuss Jewish history and Sephardic genealogy in North Macedonia, the Balkans, and the Ottoman Empire.
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* This Coffee Break talk is IN ENGLISH with captions.

On Tuesday, April 27 at 3:30pm ET (U.S.), join our librarians and our guest scholar, Professor Sofija Grandakovska to learn about and discuss Jewish history and Sephardic genealogy in North Macedonia, the Balkans, and the Ottoman Empire.
*
There is no registration or activation link for Facebook Live videos. Just like and follow this page Center for Jewish History to be alerted when the video starts. See you in the comments chat!
* This Coffee Break talk is IN ENGLISH with captions.

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we are sharing Mark Shapiro's story.  He has volunteered at the Ackman & Ziff Fami...
04/22/2021
CJH Celebrates Volunteers: Mark Shapiro

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we are sharing Mark Shapiro's story. He has volunteered at the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute since 2013. After becoming involved in genealogy on a personal level, he was inspired to want to help others with the skills he had gained. http://ow.ly/RBL150EvvTG

A special thank you to all our volunteers. You touch our lives and the lives of others in so many ways. We are grateful for your support.
#nationalvolunteerweek #volunteers #thankyou #museumsthankvolunteers

Are you ready for an adventure? Take a day trip into the archives with us!From the collection of the Leo Baeck Institute...
04/22/2021

Are you ready for an adventure? Take a day trip into the archives with us!

From the collection of the Leo Baeck Institute - New York is a lovely photograph of a gentleman leaning on car with two women sitting under a lush palm tree, c. 1936. F 80993
#daytrip #roadtrip #travel #travelphotography #photography #adventure #car #cars #tbt #nature

Are you ready for an adventure? Take a day trip into the archives with us!

From the collection of the Leo Baeck Institute - New York is a lovely photograph of a gentleman leaning on car with two women sitting under a lush palm tree, c. 1936. F 80993
#daytrip #roadtrip #travel #travelphotography #photography #adventure #car #cars #tbt #nature

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