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.
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.
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.