immigration

Do Jews Send Rosh Hashanah Cards?

Jews have been sending New Years' greetings by mail for centuries.

Judaism and Immigration

The Torah repeatedly emphasizes our obligation to love the strangers among us and to avoid causing them harm.

Supporting Immigration Causes for You Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

Jewish support for immigrants is often tied to the repeated biblical injunction not to oppress the stranger.

Mexican Jews

In 1887, the Mexican President announced that Mexico would accept 5,000 Russian Jews into the country if they were willing to settle on uncultivated land owned by the government.

Harry Houdini

The world's most famous magician, whose real name was Erich Weisz, was the son of a rabbi.

Sports & Immigrant Jews

Immigrant Jews delved into sports to prove their mettle as Americans.

Lillian Wald

Public health activist and champion of minority rights.

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

Sephardic Jewish Immigrants: The Second Wave

A renewed influx of Sephardic immigrants around the turn of the 20th century.