Study Jewish History
The size and character of the American Jewish community has been defined by the 3.5 million Jews who have emigrated since the 17th century.
Nowhere did Jews identify themselves more forthrightly with the liberal avant-garde than in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Modern Jewish History
The fight to liberate the USSR's Jews strengthened and united the American Jewish community.
Relations between African Americans and Jews have evolved through periods of indifference, partnership and estrangement.
This Jewish response to a devastating epidemic in the early 20th century drew on a mixture of Eastern European customs and inspired both fierce proponents and harsh critics.
Like many others, Jews participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but they by no means dominated it.
These organized Jewish communities exist outside the major movements.
Antisemitism & Bigotry
Prejudice against Jews has always existed in the United States, but American anti-Semitism differs from its European precursor in fundamental ways.
How much do you know about LGBTQ Jewish history?
Where were the United States government and the American Jewish community during the destruction of European Jewry?
This Chinese parlor game found Jewish enthusiasts in the Catskills.
How a Jewish grandmother forever changed America's ideas of sexual education and literacy.
The first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Proximity to the popular Christian holiday caused Hanukkah to take on a new significance.
When the Rosenbergs were charged with spying, American Jews feared an anti-Semitic backlash.