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Chapter XV: Penina Moise’s Time in the Sun

Interested in learning more about American Jewish history and AJHS-New England Archives? Join our mailing list today to receive our quarterly newsletter and event invitations! When Penina Moise was born in 1797, American Jewish women – and women in general – had … Continue reading

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Social Media at AJHS-NEA

Did you know you can follow AJHS-NEA on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr? Here are some recent highlights from our social media platforms. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we focused on a few of the impressive women from … Continue reading

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Tip from the Archivist: Researching Jewish Genealogy?

We would like to share some helpful resources from the American Jewish Historical Society and New England Historic Genealogical Society. With these three links, you can discover what types of information is available and how to use it most efficiently … Continue reading

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New Database: Nineteenth Century Jewish Organizations in Massachusetts

The American Jewish Historical Society-New England Archives is working on creating a new database: Organized Jewish Group Activity in 19th Century Massachusetts. The information in the database was originally compiled in 1979 by Nathan Kaganoff, Martha Katz-Hyman, and Michael Strassfeld. … Continue reading

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New Collection: Boston Jewish Times

AJHS-NEA is in the process of adding a new collection to our digital archives: the Boston Jewish Times. Running from 1945-1992, the Times is an additional source of information for historians and genealogists. This collection is open to all; no … Continue reading

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Collection Profile: Elihu David Stone and the Meretz Relief Association

Lately, AJHS has received a number of research queries on the Boston Meretz Relief Association and Elihu David Stone collections. These two related collections give contemporary researchers a glimpse of 19th and 20th century Jewish Boston and its enduring connection … Continue reading

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Meet our Interns: Becky Becker and Lindsay Sprechman

Lindsay Sprechman began interning at AJHS in October 2014 because she loved history, American Jewish history in particular. Becky Baker, who started her internship in January, was drawn to the “revolutionary roots” of Massachusetts, her home state, and was interested … Continue reading

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Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Call

An interview with Stephanie Call, Archivist and Manager of Digital Collections What does an Archivist and Manager of Digital Collections do? This title is fairly specific to AJHS-NEA and was really designed to encompass all of my responsibilities. Primarily, though, … Continue reading

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Chapter XIV: Solomon N. Carvalho: Artist-Hero of the Wild West

Interested in learning more about American Jewish history and AJHS-New England Archives? Join our mailing list today to receive our quarterly newsletter and event invitations! Born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1816, Solomon Nunes Carvalho was descended from a famous Sephardic family. … Continue reading

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Chapter XIII: Rebecca Gratz’s “Unsubdued Spirit”

Interested in learning more about American Jewish history and AJHS-New England Archives? Join our mailing list today to receive our quarterly newsletter and event invitations! Of the many contributions Jewish women have made to American life, one of the most enduring is … Continue reading

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