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Brooklyn Jewish
Historical Initiative

Media Center

The bedrock of any historical endeavor, primary documents and tangible, historical materials play a crucial part in the telling of the story of Brooklyn Jews. Please take some time to look at our galleries, to explore videos, photos and oral histories of those who have experienced life in Brooklyn.

Hall of Fame Gallery:

Cinamas in Brownsville


A picture is worth a thousand words, and you will have plenty to view in this section about the Brooklyn Jewish historical experience. The Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative looks forward to receiving your pictures, in categories listed or in new ones you may suggest.

BJHI Films


The Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative (BJHI) welcomes you to enjoy videos of Brooklyn Jewish life, food, holidays and much more.

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BJHI is dedicated to producing public programs including lectures, symposia, tours, and events of the Brooklyn Jewish community.