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Brooklyn Jewish
Historical Initiative



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 the ephemera galleries below, to explore the real artifacts, recovered and preserved from the past, and stories in and of themselves.

Discover more archival materials by browsing Brooklyn Historical Society’s online finding aids or by paying a visit to the Othmer Library at Brooklyn Historical Society.

Learn more about the Hasidic Community of Williamsburg

Learn more about the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities

Learn more about Yiddish Sheet Music Collection

Learn more about Alfred and Lucille Kolkin Papers

Learn more about the Kane Street Synagogue seventieth anniversary journal