Welcome

The Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond.

In 2010, the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) launched a collaboration designed to enhance Jewish historical and genealogical research and the continued collection and preservation of Jewish history. In 2015, the collaboration was further strengthened when the New England Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society were permanently deposited at New England Historic Genealogical Society.

The Jewish Heritage Center, with the American Jewish Historical Society – New England Archives as its cornerstone, engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions.

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In case you missed it:

Read about Abraham Ratshesky, who organized relief efforts following the Halifax Explosion of 1917 (originally published in American Ancestors magazine, New England Historic Genealogical Society.)

New Databases! Organized Jewish Group Activity in 19th Century Massachusetts and Jewish Cemeteries of Western Massachusetts

Open to all! The Boston Jewish Times is (1945-1992) is online!

We’re now on Tumblr and Pinterest and Instagram- follow us @ajhsnea!

New Videos Online

Genealogical Resources at AJHS-NEA (webinar recorded January 29, 2015)

Our “Haven to Home” video can now be viewed online. You can see it here!