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Shared Sorrow, Shared Survival: International Romani Day at the Center for Jewish History

16thstreet: By J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S., Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Specialist, Center for Jewish History  Image: Street Scene [Bucharest] Collection of  Leo Baeck Institute http://access.cjh.org/867447 Wednesday, April 8th is International Romani Day,celebrating and raising awareness of the Romani people, an ethnic minority with roots in Northern India who, like the Jewish people, experienced an expulsion from their homeland hundreds of years ago, and began a…

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2015 Center for Jewish History Lapidus Summer Fellow Charles McDonald Interviewed by Radio Sefarad

The extensive interview is about Jewish conversion and citizenship in contemporary Spain and can be found here. The Center for Jewish History creates opportunities for scholars to immerse themselves in explorations of the primary source materials preserved within its walls. For the past 13 years, the Center’s Fellowship Program has offered financial support to a diverse group of more than 60 humanities scholars at…

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The Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History in New York City illuminates history, culture, and heritage.The Center provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The partners’ archives comprise the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. The Center’s experts…

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Highlight from Recently Digitized American Soviet Jewry Movement Collections: Seattle Action for Soviet Jewry Records—Travel to the USSR—Visiting Jewish Refuseniks in the Soviet Union

by Andrey Filimonov View digital materials online at http://digital.cjh.org/2658842 Folder with information for the American Soviet Jewry movement activists traveling to meet Jews in the Soviet Union. Seattle Action for Soviet Jewry Records, I-507, American Jewish Historical Society  Thanks to generous support from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the Center for Jewish History has completed the digitization of more than 75,100…

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Highlight from Recently Digitized American Soviet Jewry Movement Collections: Joel and Adele Sandberg Papers—Letter from Sheryl Sandberg to her “Bat Mitzvah twin” Kira Volovsky

by Andrey Filimonov View digital materials online at http://digital.cjh.org/2873290 Letter from 12-year old Sheryl Sandberg to her Bat Mitzvah twin Kira Volovsky—a Refusenik girl in the Soviet Union. Joel and Adele Sandberg Papers, P-872, American Jewish Historical Society Thanks to generous support from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the Center for Jewish History has completed the digitization of more than 75,100…

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Highlight from Recently Digitized American Soviet Jewry Movement Collections: Audio recording of a demonstration in support of Alexander Slepak’s hunger strike on behalf of his father, Prisoner of Conscience Vladimir Slepak.

by Andrey Filimonov Listen to digital audio online here Prisoner of the Soviet Secret Police: Vladimir Slepak, poster by the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. American Soviet Jewry Movement Posters and Ephemera Collection, I-566, American Jewish Historical Society. Son of Vladimir Slepak, Alexander Slepak. American Soviet Jewry Movement Photographs Collection, I-495, American Jewish Historical Society. Thanks to generous support from the National Historical Publications…

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Highlight from Recently Digitized American Soviet Jewry Movement Collections: National Conference for Soviet Jewry Records—Photograph of Freedom Birthday Party for Valery Panov

by Andrey Filimonov View digital materials online at http://digital.cjh.org/2027208 Freedom Birthday Party for Valery Panov at the Plaza Square, NYC, March 12, 1974—Rally on behalf of a Refusenik leading ballet dancer Valery Panov. Pictured on the photo, left to right: Malcolm Hoenlein, founding executive director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry; Jerry Goodman, Director of National Conference on Soviet Jewry; actor…

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“The First Jewish Feminist:” Ernestine Rose By Jackie Brettschneider, Research Intern, Center for Jewish History Ernestine Rose is popularly known as the first Jewish feminist. It didn’t take her long to realize that women weren’t treated the same way as men. Her views were extremely progressive even from a young age, and she stated that, “I was a rebel at the age of five.”….

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Photo above: Rabbi David Hill during his trip to the USSR in 1981. (Citation: Photographs and Negatives, 1981-1982. David Hill Papers; P-888; box 1, folder 8; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.) Project Update: Digitization of Soviet Jewry collections from the American Jewish Historical Society  Thanks to generous support from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the Center for…

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