The Urban Archives Reading Room is undergoing improvements that require extensive renovations, scheduled to take place between May 3 and June 4.
During that time, some services, including access to the Philadelphia Jewish Archives collections, may be limited.
We encourage you to contact the Archives ahead of time, at 215-204-8257 or email@example.com for the best possible research assistance.
Full services at the Archives will resume on Tuesday, July 6.
Mission & History
The feature exhibits highlight specific aspects of Philadelphia and regional Jewish history through significant archival collections of the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center. Our first exhibit, entitled
The Fruits of Her Hands: Jewish Women and Social Welfare, 1819-1920
The story of the Hebrew Sunday School Society, Jewish Foster Home, Jewish Maternity Home, Young Women's Union, Settlement Music School and the women who created them.
Audio excerpt from “Voices of Woodbine” CD, about school
Woodbine, New Jersey: Fifteen Acres and a Shul
The story of the Jewish Settlement in Woodbine, New Jersey, the Baron Maurice de Hirsch and other family settlements in Southern New Jersey.
Audio excerpt from “Voices of Woodbine” CD, about Yiddish dialect
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