May 2022

“The Formation of American Judaism” on display in the Judaica Suite

This May, in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, come and visit the Judaica Suite to see up-close a small selection of our very special early American Judaica books (1776-1872). Learn all about the individuals who authored or edited them, the printing houses that published them, and how the books and their authors influenced and shaped Jewish American religious, social and cultural life. The display can be viewed in the Judaica Suite’s Rare Book Room from May 1-31, 2022, every Friday during regular opening hours (9am-12pm; 1pm-5pm) or on other days by appointment (please contact Rebecca Jefferson at:

First Jewish Prayer Book in America, 1766