Our Mission

The Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts is a non-profit (501c3) organization whose goals are educational and cultural.

The society will provide a resource facility for research on Jewish life and activities in Western Massachusetts

  • by collecting and archiving papers, photographs, tapes, ephemera and/or items of material culture related to regional Jews
  • and by recording oral histories and cultural events.

And the society will enhance Jewish cultural life in Western Massachusetts

  • through exhibitions, trainings, outreach, and other educational events.


Photos, memories, and more.

Oral Histories

Interviews, memorabilia, history, and more from the members of our community.


A growing collection of histories, specific to our local congregations.