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The Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS provides resources for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. Explore highlights from their collections and materials, and get started researching your Jewish family.

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Explore Digital Collections

Jewish experience in New England

Find unique manuscripts illustrating the Jewish experience in greater Boston and New England.

Search Jewish Databases

Search Jewish Databases

Search several collections with Jewish data, including Organized Jewish Group Activity in 19th Century Massachusetts and Jewish Cemeteries in Massachusetts.

Using Jewish Resources

Learn about resources and access

Learn what collections exist and how to access them.

Alan Chernoff Interview

A Memoir of Polish Jews

Allan Chernoff, former CNN and CNBC senior correspondent, discusses his recent book The Tailors of Tomaszow: A Memoir of Polish Jews. Co-written with his mother, Rena Margulies Chernoff, the book is a communal memoir and history of the survivors of Tomaszow-Mazowiecki, Poland.

Books on Jewish Heritage

Shop the NEHGS Bookstore

Shop in the NEHGS bookstore for Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy, 2015 Edition and many more items about Jewish history and genealogy.

Lectures & Programs

Talks, classes and more