American Jewish Archives receives $500,000 grant

(February 1, 2020)

Adding the vast Jewish Federation of North America collection to AJA’s archive will make Cincinnati home to the world’s largest cataloged collection on American Jewish history.

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) was awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities’s (NEH) much-coveted $500,000 grant, its executive director Gary Zola announced earlier this week.The grant will allow the AJA to construct a four-story building to house and archive a collection of millions of documents belonging to the Jewish Federations of North America (JNFA), to be built on the campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati.

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