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Inaugural Class: Fordham-NYPL Research Fellows in Jewish Studies

Congratulations to the inaugural class of Fordham-NYPL Research Fellows in Jewish Studies! This joint pilot fellowship program is for scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies from outside the New York City metropolitan area. Read More ›

Honoring LGBT Jewish Holocaust Survivors

This LGBT Pride Month, the Dorot Jewish Division honors the lives and work of LGBT Jewish Holocaust survivors. We’ve compiled short biographies of several individuals, with links to related publications and online resources.Read More ›

The Dorot Jewish Division Invites You: Fall Events

The Dorot Jewish Division of The New York Public Library, one of the world's great collections of Hebraica and Judaica, invites you to join us for the upcoming events this fall. Read More ›

A Happy, Healthy, Gluten-Free New Year

September is an opportune time to try some festive gluten-free recipes: it is when Food Allergy Awareness Month coincides with the Jewish month of Elul, which culminates with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) on the eve of October 2. Read More ›

Women in Translation Month: Yiddish

August is Women in Translation Month. Celebrate Yiddish women writers in English translation with poetry, fiction, memoirs, prayers, and cookbooks from the Library’s collection.Read More ›

Passover Resources, from the Rose Family Seder Books to the Seder Plate

From the beautiful Rose Family Seder Books to preparing a seder plate, the Library has something for everyone. Read More ›

Celebrating African American Jews

In honor of African American History Month, the Dorot Jewish Division celebrates African American Jewish authors and achievements.Read More ›

Voices of Holocaust Survivors: Oral Histories and Personal Narratives

Survivors’ personal stories are a powerful primary source for learning about the Holocaust. Explore the Library’s collection of oral histories, autobiographies, biographies and memoirs of Holocaust survivors.Read More ›

Landsmanshaftn in New York: A Quick Online Guide

Landsmanshaftn are Jewish community organizations of immigrants from the same city in Eastern or Central Europe. Their documents provide important information for genealogical research.Read More ›

Celebrating Transgender Jews

In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, the Dorot Jewish Division celebrates transgender Jews with these inspiring stories and recommended reading.Read More ›

Yiddish Theater Research: A Quick Online Guide

General works, plays, biography, images, and archives pertaining to Yiddish Theater.Read More ›

Jewish Genealogy: A Quick Online Guide

Find out how to get information about your Jewish roots. Links to vital records, Holocaust resources, name origins, and Jewish genealogy collections.Read More ›

Finding Yiddish Music: A Quick Online Guide

Use these resources to find Yiddish music online and in libraries and archives: search for sheet music, audio recordings, catalogs, and print anthologies.Read More ›

Celebrating Jewish LGBT Pride

In honor of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride Month in June, the Dorot Jewish Division recognizes the achievements of LGBT Jews in history and in the Library’s collection. Here are some key moments and figures.Read More ›

People of the (Online) Book: Jewish Texts Online

Here’s a brief guide to Jewish books online, including reference works, religious texts and literature. Read More ›

A Quick Guide to Jewish Periodicals

Where to find periodicals online, in microfim, and in print, compiled by the Dorot Jewish Division.Read More ›

Matzah and Melodrama: Nahum Stutchkoff's Yiddish Song Lyrics

Nahum Stutchkoff (1893-1965) was a beloved Yiddish radio personality, playwright, lyricist and linguist who created dramas and commercials for WEVD radio and compiled a Yiddish rhyming dictionary and thesaurus. Once a household name among New York Yiddish speakers, he even appeared in ads for Beech-Nut Gum, Seagram’s Whiskey, and Planter’s High Hat Peanut Oil.Read More ›

Yiddish Theater Posters of the 1890s

Our Digital Collection includes Yiddish theater posters dating back more than a hundred years. These ephemeral pieces, with their bold titles, portraits of actors, and exuberant descriptions of plays, illustrate the dynamic Yiddish theater tradition.Read More ›

The Yiddish Broadway and Beyond

Given New York City’s major role in the Yiddish theater, it’s no surprise that The New York Public Library has a wonderful Yiddish theater collection. Here you’ll find posters, playbills, sheet music, published plays, photographs, manuscripts, memoirs, oral histories and recordings that tell the story of Yiddish theater and its legendary stars.Read More ›