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Bring JHC to Your Community!

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center offers 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. Please contact us for more information. 

Examples of presentations we offer include: 

  • “Bernard’s War: American Jews in World War I” tells the story of Judge Advocate Bernard Gorfinkle and his defining experience as an American Jew in World War I. 
  • “The Hero of Dear Old Halifax: The Massachusetts Relief Effort Following the Halifax Explosion of 1917” highlights Abraham Captain Ratshesky’s leadership role in international relief efforts and how his legacy is preserved today. 
  • “Jewish Boston Through the Archives” provides a historical tour of the Boston Jewish community as seen through the lens of the JHC’s archival collections. 
  • “All our Stories: Tales from the Case Files of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (Boston)” highlights some of the more detailed and profound case files that remind us of our families’ shared experiences of coming to America. 
  • “Preserving your Family History” is a three-part series that focuses on family papers, photographs, and born-digital media. 

The JHC also offers programs for schools on preserving family history, connecting individual family history to Jewish history, and photograph and primary-source literacy. If you are interested in bringing the JHC to visit your school or school-aged group (including elementary, middle, secondary, and college/university), contact us! 

We’re happy to tailor a program to your needs. For more information, please contact us at or 617-226-1288.