American Jews

Jewish Dance in America

Modern and postmodern concepts of individualism and female expression have challenged traditional Judaism--while creating new dance traditions.

Non-Denominational & Post-Denominational

Beyond the major movements--two tendencies in American Jewry.

Jewish Democrats

For nearly a century, one party has captured the vast majority of Jewish votes.

The American Jewish Committee

The first American Jewish organization to fight for the civil rights of Jews--and everyone--at home and abroad

Jewish New York: The Early Years

Challenges and triumphs since 23 Jews landed in New Amsterdam in 1654.

Charleston Jews

Tensions and schism's in one of America's first large Jewish communities

The First New York Jews

Twenty-three refugees from Brazil established the first Jewish community in the future U.S.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Jews

The Jewish contribution to the development of rock music

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's lyrics never explicitly invoke his Jewish roots, but Jewish influences are never far from the surface.

The Pittsburgh Platform, 1885

Principles of Reform Judaism: A primary historical document.

Popular Klezmer: Pushing the Envelope

With klezmer's popularity on the rise, artists have taken it in new--and sometimes "controversial"--directions.

A Short History of Orthodox Judaism in America

A history from colonial times to World War II.