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Celebrating 350 Years of American Jewish Life

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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Jonathan D. Sarna; Robert S. Rifkind; Paula E. Hyman; Elisheva Hirschman-Green

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (History)

Keywords: Community formation; Jewish identification; Acculturation; History

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


This publication commemorates 350 years since the first known settlement of Jews in what would become the United States of America in 1654. Included are essays by three authors, as well as photographs and a time line of the events of American Jewish history. The essays are entitled "History, Memory and Jewish Identity"; "Historical Memory and Jewish Identity: 350 Years of American Jewish History: What Do They Mean?"; and "Celebrating the 350th Anniversary".