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The Ezra Consortium

The Consortium carries the name of Ezra, the biblical scribe and archivist who preserved the historical document of ancient Israel during the Babylonian Exile. In Hebrew, the name Ezra literally means "one who helps." Members of the Ezra consortium directly assist the Marcus Center preserve and protect the recorded history of the American Jewish experience.


Ezra Consortium members play an invaluable role in the identification and acquisition of documentary material that will enhance the broad collections of the American Jewish Archives.


Supporters have the opportunity to meet with fellow Ezra Consortium members to learn about The Marcus Center, its collection, and its most recent accessions. In addition, the AJA is able to share historical treasures (through the use of technology or in person) while members study with leading scholars of American Jewish history.


Ezra members provide needed financial support (a minimum of $2,000 annually) for The Marcus Center. Contributions from the Ezra Consortium have funded educational programs, website initiatives, and special exhibitions.

Members of the Ezra Consortium

If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming part of the Ezra Consortium, please e-mail Ms. Lisa Frankel, Director of Programs and Administration.