With Our Thanks:

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Hon. Marty Markowitz
Hon. Michael C. Nelson
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund,
in honor of Preston Robert Tisch

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Welcome to The Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative (BJHI). Explore the dynamic history of Jews in Brooklyn from its early beginnings in the nineteenth century, to its history in the making today. In partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society, it will maintain this interactive website, organize public programs, maintain records and archives both online and in their original state, create oral and video histories which will be accessible online, and make a range of resources available to the public.
So, explore the site, and join in to Brooklyn’s history. A listing of three Mr.’s Levy in the 1838-9 Brooklyn Directory launches the fascinating trajectory of Jews in Brooklyn, as a remarkable Jewish community grew from these few seeds, expanding exponentially with several waves of immigration, historically fostering both secular and religious activity, and continuing to thrive as a hub of Jewish life today.
BJHI brings the story of Brooklyn’s Jews to life. Be a part of BJHI by contributing your stories, photos and memories to Brooklyn Jewish Experience and Telling Your Story.

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