Early Jewish Life, on the Hudson

This blog post is written by Museum intern Kathryn Norris. Jewish-American origin stories often start with the waves of immigration to the U.S. in the 18th, and especially in the 19th, centuries. But Jewish life in America existed long before this. In fact, the earliest … Read more

How is this Seder plate different than other Seder plates?

This post was originally written by Museum intern John Hanson in April 2018. We are reposting with edits for this year’s Passover holiday. Passover is the oldest, continuously celebrated holiday of the Jewish calendar. And it is a holiday commemorated with deep and longstanding traditions. … Read more

Where You Live in New York May Say a Lot About Your Jewish Heritage

This blog post was written by Museum intern Dalia Rubinstein. It’s no secret that New York is one of the Jewish capitals of the world. The city alone is home to 1.1 million Jews, making it the largest Jewish community outside of Israel. It boasts … Read more