Revolutionary War

The American Revolution and the Jews

While some Jews fought, others suffered at the hands of the British.

George Washington’s Letter to Newport

Washington promises no sanction to bigotry, and no assistance to persecution.

Haym Salomon: Revolutionary Broker

Haym Salomon played a significant role in saving the newly established United States from financial ruin and was a prominent part of Jewish community affairs.

Jefferson and the Jews

Thomas Jefferson was a strong advocate for civic equality and religious freedom for American Jews.