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Jewish Studies: Bronx Jewish History

Providing an overview of resources on Jewish Studies locally and within Fordham University Libraries.

Bronx Jewish History

Welcome to this new & developing page on Bronx Jewish history.

Digital Collections, Archives, and Public History Projects

For information on Jewish life in the Bronx, try searching by keyword in the following resources:

Researching Housing Cooperatives

Image credit: Ground plan of apartment buildings of Amalgamated Clothing WorkersDrawing. Monthly Labor Review, U.S. Department of Labor, Vol. 27 no.2. August 1928. 

Selected History & Social Science Books

Union Histories & Digital Collections

Bronx Jewish Oral History Project

Poster for Awake and Sing by Clifford Odets

Image credit: Awake and Sing. Poster. Federal Theater Project. n.d. Library of Congress.

A play by Clifford Odets set in the Bronx. See this play and other works by Odets in the Library Catalog.


Theses and dissertations can be helpful when researching the Jewish Bronx. Here are a few examples:

  • Muller, John Alfred. Community Organization, Neighborhood Redevelopment, and Local Politics: The East Tremont Neighborhood Association, 1954-1965. Fordham University, 1971.
  • Gardener, Bradley. And then the Neighborhood Changed: Jewish Intra-Urban Migration and Racial Identity in the Bronx, NY. City University of New York, 2012. 

→ To search for more examples, use the database below:

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