Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts --------------------- ...Our Memory Bank
Old Firehouse, 7 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373

(413) 665-0066 info@jhswm.org

Preserving our history, collecting our memories, and enhancing Jewish cultural life in Western Massachusetts. Welcome!


Paul Bloom's mother-in-law Ida Lannon and her mother reading a Yiddish newspaper in Springfield, MA


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.
Look for:
History on the Communities page...
Interviews and memorabilia on Our Stories page...
What's happening on the News and Events page....
Membership opportunities on the Contact Us page.
Looking forward to your input-Thank you.
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