This Is Only The Beginning

This website is our first step in a much more ambitious adventure. The new technological age creates the possibility to use website and social media to integrate information, including pictures, neighborhoods, stories, oral and video histories, to tell our story as an ongoing & vital piece of the American tapestry.

The Manhattan Jewish community has vast resources to call upon, whether it be collections, research and histories already in place at the museums and organizations, city and organizational archives, and so forth, whether it be in terms of the technical expertise of those involved, or the outreach to young people.

So Join Us On This Adventure.
It will take a community to do it right!

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A Major Milestone for MJHI

The New York Jewish community could well be considered one of the greatest centers of Jewish living, intellectual and cultural achievement, and participation and contribution to our home country as any community in the entire 5,000 year history of our Jewish civilization. Incredibly, this local history has never systematically been put in place for Manhattan (in the past decade, local Jewish historical societies have been established for Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island).

This is a legacy project, and one that could not have been accomplished in the planned scope until now. The new technological age creates the possibility to use website and social media to integrate information, including pictures, neighborhoods, stories, oral and video histories, among so many other things.
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Welcome

The Manhattan Jewish Historical Initiative is a community-based project, interactive in scope, to explore, compile and record the extraordinary history of the Jewish community of Manhattan, and disseminate it for posterity through web, social media, and standard historical protocols such as forums and exhibits

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