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A History of Jewish Philanthropy in America

An Initiative of the Center for Jewish History


Contributors to the Cause explores the ways in which Jewish philanthropists in America contributed to the formation of the United States, organized around charitable causes, established synagogues, built hospitals, improved the daily lives of working Americans, championed Israel, and forged the Soviet Jewry Movement and the future of Jewish philanthropy.

Made possible by The David Berg Foundation.
Featuring material from The American Jewish Historical Society.

Founding Freedom

Finding Freedom

Founding Freedom

Contributing to the Formation of the United States

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Supporting Causes

Supporting Causes

Supporting Causes

Coming Together in Giving

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Building Synagogues

Building Synagogues

Building Synagogues

The Center of Communities

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Establishing Hospitals

Establishing Hospitals

Establishing Hospitals

Contributing to the Formation of the United States

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Creating Unity

Creating Unity

Creating Unity

Improving the Lives of Working Americans

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Grassroots Efforts

Grassroots Efforts

Grassroot Efforts

Championing Israel & Forging the Soviet Jewry Movement

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Contributors to the Cause includes only a small portion of the material that is housed at the Center for Jewish History. The five partners’ archival collections span more than 700 years of history. To search the catalog, click here. To plan your visit to the Center’s New York home, click here.