About the AJHS New England Archives

The Wyner Center of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, MA functions as the New England regional headquarters of AJHS, the nation’s oldest ethnic historical organization. The Society at NEHGS serves as the archival repository for the documentary record of Jewish life in the Greater Boston area and New England communities, and the home of the reference library of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. The Society’s extensive holdings include personal papers, organizational records, photographs, reports and other materials for researching the history of the Jewish community of Boston, including the records of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston and the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council, the Rabb Family/Stop & Shop archive, and the personal papers of Abraham C. Ratshetsky, Rabbi Albert I. Gordon and many others.

The American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives is located on the fifth floor of the NEHGS Library at 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Please call 617-226-1245 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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About the photographs: Family photographs from the Herbert Gorfinkle Papers, Taylor-Tatelbaum Family Papers, and the Wyner Family Papers.

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