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Jewish Neighborhood Voices

New at the JHC! Explore “Jewish Neighborhood Voices,” an online exhibit based on oral histories with individuals growing up in three historically Jewish neighborhoods of Greater Boston in the 1920s through the 1950s.


Jews, Freemasons, and a Nineteenth-Century Debate on Universality

March 14, 2024

Dr. Peter Lanchidi will shed light on the meaning and relevance of Freemasonry for American Jewry, and share the story of Jacob Norton, a Jewish Mason in Boston, and a debate he found himself at the center of concerning the role of religion within the Masonic brotherhood. 

Presented by Dr. Peter Lanchidi

Jewish Languages: Commonality and Diversity

April 1, 2024

From Yiddish and Ladino to Bukharian and Judeo-Greek, Jews around the world have spoken distinctly from their non-Jewish neighbors. This engaging talk will explore the linguistic diversity of the Jewish people with an emphasis on shared traits.


Presented by Sarah Bunin Benor

Past Events: Video Library

Missed a Jewish Heritage Center event? Want to re-watch a talk? You can explore the JHC's video library to watch recordings of past events.

In The Spotlight

Bring JHC to your Community!

We offer a variety of programs featuring stories and themes from our archival collections. In addition to programs scheduled at our Boston location, JHC staff members are available to talk to your school, synagogue, community center, or organization, for in-person or virtual presentations.