Welcome to the the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University. Founded in 2003 and directed by Hasia R. Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor in American Jewish History, the Goldstein-Goren Center studies the mutual impact of the United States and the Jewish people. The Goldstein-Goren Center was made possible through the support of the Cukier Goldstein-Goren Foundation. The center sponsors scholarly conferences, publications and scholars who explore some of the key areas of American history and their points of engagement with the Jews who lived in the United States and elsewhere. The Center takes as the focus of its programs and publications the relationships forged between American Jewry and wider developments in American society and culture.
The Goldstein-Goren Center has entered into a relationship with New York University, one of the pre-eminent publishing houses in the American world of letters and scholarship. The series, under the rubric of the Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History will bring to the reading public original books that explore the multiple points of intersection between America and its Jews. The first book will appear in April, 2009, Hasia Diner's We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust, 1945-1962. The series in addition will interpretive feature works written by the Center's visiting scholars and will launch as well a republication project, bringing to new twenty-first century audiences some of the key works of American Jewish hsitorical scholarship created in the previous century and no long accessible to readers. This series will expand the literature in American Jewish history as it seeks to expand the boundaries of the scholarly field.
“Our goal as scholars and researchers is to examine the Jews as one element in a diverse polity and consider the ways in which Jews interacted with America as a society constituted by many religious and ethnic groups,” said Professor Diner. In addition to programming, publications and support of research fellows, the Center also endows graduate student fellowships, "in order to train the next generation of scholars in this crucial field.”