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Clingan, Carolyn. Massachusetts Synagogues and Their Records Past and Present
Data on the establishment and migration of Massachusetts synagogues and their cemeteries, composed by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.
"The Vilna Shul is the last immigrant-era synagogue building that exists in downtown Boston. Located in historic Beacon Hill, the Vilna currently operates as a cultural center celebrating Jewish culture and its intersection with other cultures."
From DRS Freedom House Collection
A group of Jewish youth (most likely in the B'nei Akiva Zionist youth organization) with the American and Israeli flags on the steps of Freedom House, Boston, ca. 1953.
Archival Collections and Oral Histories
American Jewish Historical Society
"Established in 1892, the mission of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) is to foster awareness and appreciation of American Jewish heritage and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history. The Boston branch is located at 99-101 Newbury St."
Digital Collections of the Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
"The JHC serves as the archival repository for the documentary record of Jewish Life in the Greater Boston area and New England communities."
Digital History of the Jews in Boston
This is an accessible and interactive resource for exploring Boston’s Jewish history created by Northeastern's Professor Simon Rabinovitch and his students. The projects highlight the ways in which the history of the Jews in Boston is intertwined with that of many other communities in the city. All of the projects on this site have been created–from design to execution–by Northeastern University students.
Run by the Boston College History Department and Boston College Libraries, "Global Boston is a digital project chronicling the history of immigration to Greater Boston since the early 19th century."
Jewish Neighborhoods: Boston
The Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project collects memories of Jewish Life in Boston.
New England News
The Jewish Advocate
Publication Date: 1991-
Contains local, regional & international news of interest to the New England Jewish community.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
CJP "brings together the resources, volunteers, leadership and expertise in Greater Boston to care for people in need, advocate for Israel and ensure a vibrant Jewish future."
Jewish Arts Collaborative
JArts explores and presents the rich, diverse, and creative world of Jewish arts and culture—past, present, and future—to the widest possible audience, in venues across Greater Boston.
JewishBoston:The Vibe of the Tribe
A list of Boston area organizations
Works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and families in Jewish life. The national office is based in Boston.
New England Holocaust Memorial
Inspired by a group of Holocaust survivors who found new lives in the Boston area, the New England Holocaust Memorial was built to foster reflection on the impact of bigotry and the outcomes of evil during World War II and to this day.
Art, Books, Gifts, Cards, Jewelry and More!
Boston Workmen's Circle for Jewish Culture and Social Justice
The Circle is a multigenerational community, as well as an arts and culture center, where Jewish identity is rooted in cultural heritage and the pursuit of a better world.
This historic synagogue, nearly 100 years old, is now known as the Vilna Shul/Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture.
West End Museum
The West End Museum is a neighborhood museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the history and culture of the West End of Boston, which at one time, had a large Jewish population.