About the AJA
Collecting, Preserving, and Promoting the American Jewish Experience
About the American Jewish Archives
In evaluating the institution's achievements during the first years of its existence, Dr. Marcus articulated a mission that he hoped would ultimately become the transcendent purpose of the AJA's endeavors:
"We would like to preen ourselves on the flattering thought that, to some degree at least, we are making Jews conscious of their history in this land ... We will consider it an even greater achievement if we can induce some not only to reflect on their past, but to become intelligently conscious of their future as Jews and as Americans. This is our hope."
Today, the leadership of the AJA clings to this hopeful aspiration of our founder with pride, and we continue to be guided by his inspiring personality.
Frequently Asked Questions
The AJA is open to all researchers who may contact the AJA with questions by mail, telephone, Ask the Archivist! (e-mail via our website) or conduct research onsite in the AJA's Barrows-Loebelson Family Reading Room located at the AJA facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Please contact the director of research and collections, Dr. Dana Herman at 513.487.3069 or by e-mail at [email protected].
Ms. Lisa B. Frankel is director of educational outreach and administration. You can reach her at 513.487.3218 or by e-mail at [email protected]