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.
“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.”
The Goldstein-Goren Center has entered into a relationship with the New York University Press, one of the pre-eminent publishing houses in the American world of letters and scholarship. Titles, descriptions, and links to purchase the Goldsten-Goren Series in American Jewish History can be found below.