The Republic's liberal principles brought tolerance and opportunity.

One man's philanthropic legacy.

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

Founder of the Jewish Women's Congress and first president of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Immigrants from the same towns came together for fun and charity.

Mordecai Manuel Noah tried to found a Jewish colony on Grand Island until the Jews regained possession of the Holy Land.

The Levy-Franks family struggled with the ever-present challenge of maining a strong Jewish identity in a secular society.

Isaac Harby petitioned his synagogue for changes in the Shabbat service, introducing a spirit of reform in American Judaism.

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