Take a tour of Jewish Boston as depicted through the images in our collections. This tour was designed and researched by Robert St. John, an intern from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
The Rabb Family and Stop & Shop Collection
An online exhibit designed by Sara Hawran, a graduate student at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, focuses on the Rabb Family of Boston and the founding of the Stop & Shop supermarket chain.
This online exhibit features members of the Friedman Family (P-948) and was created by Elise DeAndrea, a graduate student at Simmons College.
Morrison Family and Jacob Levin
This online exhibit features the Morrison Family (P-394) of Massachusetts, and was created by Leah Ellenbogen, a student at Boston University.
George and Sadie Kramer
An online exhibit created by Sarah Raykhtsaum, a student at Brandeis University, from the George and Sadie Kramer Papers (P-691).
The Davis and Isaacs Families
This online exhibit was created by Margret McClelland, an archival intern from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, using images from the Davis and Isaacs Family Papers (P-936).
A Soldier’s Tale: Piecing Together the Story of Adolphus Strassman
This exhibit features items from the collection of Adolphus Strassman, who fought for the Union during the Civil War.
Among Mishpocha: At Home in the Boston Jewish Community
Featuring photographs from the collections of several Boston Jewish families.
(Mishpocha is Yiddish for family.)
Click here to view the family photographs.
Three Jewish-Owned Businesses of 20th Century Boston
These images are from the collections of the American Jewish Historical Society. This exhibit was created by Peter Frisman to fulfill graduate-level internship requirements, with the input from staff at AJHS, New England Archives. Complete collections can be viewed at AJHS in Boston.
*Please note that this is a revised version of the original exhibit.
This online exhibit highlights three of the collections housed at AJHS in Boston, which serves as the archival repository for the documentary history of Jewish life in the Greater Boston area. The Society’s extensive holdings include more than two million documents and 150 collections of personal papers, organizational records, photographs and other materials preserving the history of the Jewish community.