The Museum of Jewish Heritage is a public, American institution with strong Jewish roots.
Anchoring the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Museum completes the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Across the water, Lady Liberty lifts her lamp and Ellis Island marks the gateway through which millions flowed into this country seeking refuge.
The Museum’s content on Jewish experience in America covers more than 360 years of a Jewish presence in this country—starting with the Jewish refugees who landed in what was then New Amsterdam in 1654—and addresses the diversity of Jewish experience both in this country and around the world.
Photo: American flag made by prisoners at Dachau. Gift of Rabbi David Max Einhorn. Yaffa Eliach Collection donated by the Center for Holocaust Studies. Photo by Peter Goldberg.