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  • Daguerreotype of philanthropist Judah Touro.

    Mid-19th century

  • Shearith Israel Sisterhood kindergarten picnic in Central Park.

    1897

  • Image of the Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia building.

    Turn of the 20th century

  • Photo of the operating room of the Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia.

    Turn of the 20th century

  • Photo of the solarium of the Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia.

    Turn of the 20th century

  • Section of a ward of the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.

    Turn of the 20th century

  • Patriotic celebration on July 4th in the rooftop garden of the Shearith Israel Sisterhood’s Neighborhood House.

    1919

  • Image of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum.

    Early 20th century

  • Children on a sports team. Hebrew Orphan Asylum, New York City.

    Early 20th century

  • Children playing outside. Hebrew Orphan Asylum, New York City.

    Early 20th century

  • Children playing outside. Hebrew Orphan Asylum, New York City.

    Early 20th century

  • Photo of the Neighborhood House Settlement supported by the Shearith Israel Sisterhood.

    Early 20th century

  • Scenes from the Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia.

    1930s

  • Children’s ward of the Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia.

    1930s

  • The Haganah Ship Exodus carried 4,515 passengers who were attempting illegal immigration to the Holy Land. All of the passengers were turned away and sent back to Europe.

    1947

  • Plane with a Star of David that was probably used in the fight for independence.

    Mid-20th century

  • “Yankee Pasha the Bagel Lancer” plane and its pilot, Hal Auerbach. The plane was used in the fight for independence.

    1948

  • “Yankee Pasha the Bagel Lancer” plane and its crew. The plane was used in the fight for independence.

    1948

  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower at a Federation event.

    Mid-20th century

  • Photograph from the AMIT collections depicting ambulances paid for by Americans. AMIT is the largest women’s religious Zionist organization, with 40,000 members in 2010.

    Mid 20th century

  • Zionist rally.

    20th century

  • Image of Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island.

    Mid-20th century

  • Demonstration Speak out for Soviet Jews in Stern Grove, San Francisco.

    1969

  • Image of Shearith Israel synagogue in New York.

    Mid-20th century

  • Freedom Assembly for Soviet Jews in Washington, D.C.

    1973

  • Rally for Soviet Jewry in Washington, D.C.

    1977

  • Montefiore seniors participating in a vigil for Anatoly Sharansky in San Francisco.

    Late 20th century

  • Soviet Jewry Solidarity Sunday. Left to right: Morris Abram (Chairman of National Conference on Soviet Jewry), Ed Koch (former Mayor of New York City) and Anatoly Sharansky.

    Late 20th century

  • A bus being decorated with a Soviet Jewry Movement banner in Washington, D.C.

    Late 20th century

  • President Reagan with Ovadia Yosef, Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel.

    Early 1980s

  • Simhat Torah demonstration in San Francisco.

    1983

  • Photograph of World Jewish Congress in Jerusalem.

    1986

  • National rabbinic leaders being arrested for demonstrating in front of the Soviet Embassy.

    1986


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