On Nov. 15, 1923, 2,000 Jews rallied at the Lower Manhattan headquarters of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to protest the detention of 3,000 of their relatives at Ellis Island.
At least one-quarter of Red Star Line’s passengers were Jews fleeing Europe for America. But a new museum emphasizes the “universal character of migration.” More ▸
By Jeff Rubin
B’nai B’rith’s decision to turn its remarkable records over to the American Jewish Archives should be emulated by other Jewish organizations, writes a research institution official. More ▸
By JTA Staff
When my grandfather arrived at Ellis Island, Davidovich became Davidson on the spot, Chatche became Harry, and Grandpa became an American. Hearing that a city called Detroit needed workers so badly that they were paying $5 per day, he travelled to toil at the Ford’s factory in Highland Park. At night, he apprenticed for his… More ▸