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Center reopens Tuesday, 12/27
Reminder: The Center will be closed on Sunday (12/25) and Monday (12/26). We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th. Be sure to visit us on Tuesday to see our exhibitions currently on view or to visit our reading room and genealogy institute. 15 West 16th St., btwn 5th and 6th Aves. Click here to start planning your visit.
Illuminating Hidden Collections at the Center for... →
The American Jewish chaplain experience:...
by David P. Rosenberg, Senior Reference Librarian - Collections, Center for Jewish History Many things come to the minds of Americans when they think of Abraham Lincoln: the story of the apple tree and the nickname “honest Abe,” the address at Gettysburg, the Emancipation Proclamation. One thing that may not immediately come to mind is the fight for religious freedom that Lincoln fought amidst...
From Tablet: Confessional - An artist’s... →
From yumuseum: Zhang! This is a fantastic way to respond to Graphic Details! Through memoir comic art! Terrific! Read on through the link! Check out the whole article at Tabletmag.com More about the exhibit: Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women on view through April 15, 2012 presented by Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History While the influential...
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
by David P. Rosenberg, Senior Reference Librarian - Collections, Center for Jewish History Today marks seventy years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that hurled America into the Second World War. According to the Encyclopedia Judaica, Jews’ service to the United States armed forces started with militia duty during the Colonial era. “A considerable number of Jews volunteered for the...
Old and the New
by Zachary Levine, Assisant Curator and Jacob Wisse, Director, Yeshiva University Museum, one of five partners of the Center for Jewish History A series of new textiles, commissioned from New York-based artist Mark Podwal for Prague’s celebrated Altneuschul (Old-New Synagogue), is the focus of an exhibition at Yeshiva University Museum, Old and the New (November 27, 2011–January 15, 2012). The...
Reminder: The Center will be closed on Thursday (11/24) and Friday (11/25) for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Sunday, November 27th. Be sure to visit us on Sunday to see our exhibitions currently on view or to visit our reading room and genealogy institute. 15 West 16th St., btwn 5th and 6th Aves. Click here to start planning your visit.
Genealogy in the Archives
by Kevin Schlottmann, Levy Processing Archivist, Center for Jewish History ‘ Excerpt from Genealogy of the Benda family (AR 10226), Leo Baeck Institute Genealogists doing research at the Center for Jewish History can access plenty of resources, from the wealth of information available at the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute to the electronic research guides and the...
V. Chapman-Smith speaks at the Center's inaugural...
by Rachel C. Miller, Senior Project Archivist, Center for Jewish History On November 11, 2011, the Archive and Library Services Department hosted the inaugural event of our new series, Archival Leaders Advocate: Annual Seminar at the Center for Jewish History. Our annual series will feature presentations by leading figures in the archives profession on timely issues relevant to both emerging and...
Today in History
On November 21, 1861, Judah P. Benjamin became the Confederate Secretary of War. As the History Channel’s website explains, “A Jew who was born in the West Indies in 1811, Judah Benjamin was an exception to the rule in the Protestant South.” The JTA Archive blog points out Benjamin’s nickname as “the Confederate Kissinger.” The American Jewish Historical...