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Wednesday, September 1, 2004

The Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History and its constituent partners:

  • HUC-JIR's Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
  • The American Jewish Historical Society
  • The Library of Congress
  • The National Archives

announce the opening of its newest website feature,

This Month in American Jewish History

Found at, This Month in American Jewish History will provide, now and throughout 2005, a month-by-month listing of significant dates and anniversaries throughout the 350 years of the American Jewish experience.

With each entry accompanied by a brief history and summary of the date or anniversary - together with selected images of related archival documents and photographs - This Month in American Jewish History will educate, entertain, and inform anyone interested in the history and accomplishments of the American Jewish community..

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.