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Jewish Americans


J. & R. Lamb Studious, designer. 1950-1990. Design drawing for stained glass contemporary tondo window with flames and 7-branch Days-of-Creation menorah. from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/LAMB2006000831/

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Stained glass window showing Judiasm, Ooms, Jan Hendrik, designer.


Jewish American Heritage Month

banner image American Jewish Women: Area Studies Collection
The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress The Hannah Arendt Papers
Leonard Bernstein The Leonard Bernstein Collection
Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship
Yiddish American popular songs, 1895 to 1950: a catalog based on the Lawrence Marwick roster of copyright entries. [print]

Yiddish American popular songs, 1895 to 1950 / Irene Heskes [print material]

The Head of the Community Yiddish-Language Playscripts



"Condition of the Jews Today"- New-York Daily Tribune, August 25, 1901
"Future of Judaism of America"- The San Francisco Call, December 10, 1905
"Part Played by the Hebrew in the History of the Nation and State"- The Salt Lake Herald, November 19, 1905
"Some New Books-The Jewish Encyclopedia"- The (New York) Sun, September 28, 1902
George Washington Recognized Equal Status of Jewish Americans
digital file from original Civilians, when we go through this we need all the help and comfort you can give - The Jewish Welfare Board / Sidney H. Riesenberg.
digital file from original design drawing Design drawing for stained glass contemporary tondo window with flames and 7-branch Days-of-Creation menorah
digital file from original photo Jewish protest demonstrations against Palestine White Paper. One of the big posters displayed previous day
Hadassah, the Jewish orphan / Hadassah, the Jewish orphan / Illustrated with fine cuts ; Written for the American Sunday-School Union, and revised by the Committee of Publication.
Free classes in English! : Learn to speak, read, & write the language of your children. [...] Special classes for educated foreign born.
Hadassah, the Jewish orphan / Lectures on the History of the Jewish Church. By Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. [The North American review. / Volume 124, Issue 254, January 1877] 
Hadassah, the Jewish orphan / History of the Jewish Nation after the Destruction of Jerusalem under Titus. Alfred Edersheim. [The North American review. / Volume 84, Issue 175, April 1857] 
Two cantors /    Zwei chasonem / Two cantors / Harry Kalmanowitz.Zwei chasonem / Harry Kalmanowitsh.
Image for Tenenbaum, American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
Image for Folklore--Yiddish, American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
The Jewish herald. : (Houston, Tex.) 1908-1914
The Jewish monitor. : (Fort Worth-Dallas, Tex.) 191?-1921
The Jewish South. : (Richmond, Va.) 1893-1899



digitized item thumbnail Grave Stones, Jewish Cemetery, Yaney Avenue, Sonora, Tuolumne County, CA
None Old Jewish Orphanage, 88 Broad Street, Charleston, Charleston County, SC
digitized item thumbnail Temple Beth Israel, 1502 Second Avenue, San Diego, San Diego County, CA
digitized item thumbnail Ahaveth Chesed Synogogue, 723 Laura Street, Jacksonville, Duval County, FL
digitized item thumbnail B'nai Israel Synagogue, 707 Twenty-second Street, Galveston, Galveston County, TX
digital file from original photo Palestine events. The 1929 riots, August 23 to 31. Mosque desecrated through Jewish retaliation. The Awkashi mosque near a Jewish quarter of Jerusalem
digital file from  original Jewish temple, Turin, Italy
digital file from intermediary roll film Jewish Temple, Cleveland, O[hio]
digital file from original stereograph The Jewish quarter of Jerusalem with its two synagogues, Palestine
original digital file Interior of the Adath Israel (Orthodox) synagogue in Havana, Cuba
b&w film copy neg. Prague. Old synagogue--oldest in the world
original Former Synagogue (1902), Tomsk, Russia
b&w film copy neg. Jewish Synagogue
First Jewish Synagogue Was Dedicated in the United States 



digital file from original negative Jewish War Veteran head. Washington, D.C., Nov. 29. Harry H. Schaffer of New York commander-in-chief of the Jewish Veterans snapped at the American Jewish Congress during its two day meeting here at the Willard Hotel
digital file from original negative Veterans at Jewish Congress. Washington, D.C., Nov. 29. Pictured above are three war veterans taking an active part in the two day session of the American Jewish Congress at the Willard Hotel. (Left to right) Harry D. Nierenberg of Washington, National Executive Committeeman of the Jewish Veterans; Harry H. Schaffer, commander-in-chief of the Jewish War Veterans; Sam W. Silverman of Jersey City
digital file from original negative PRESIDENT PRESENTED WITH AMERICAN HEBREW MEDAL.
digital file from original neg. Exhibition of Jewish farmers of America
digital file from original Bearded Jewish man in hat, facing straight ahead
digital file from original photo Jewish colonies and settlements. Commencing a Jewish settlement; a camp. Jewish settlers arriving
digital file from original item Jewish children listening to A Legend of the Northern Lights (N. American Indian) / Beals, N.Y.
digital file from original photo Costumes, characters, etc. Jewish rabbi
digital file from original photo Emperor passing through the arch erected by the Jewish community of Jerusalem / American Colony, Jerusalem.
digital file from original photo Searching Jewish rabbi for hidden arms, Jerusalem