The Jewish Heritage Society is an independent scholarly institution for the development and coordination of research in history and culture of the Jewish people in the Russian Empire and the USSR, and documenting the Jewish historical legacy.

The Society's interests embrace a wide range of academic scholarship in the field of Jewish studies including history, sociology, ethnography, source studies, booklore, etc.

The Society's activities are aimed at support and cooperation with scholars, research and educational institutions concentrating in Jewish studies, libraries and archives of Judaica. The JHS is operating in the following directions:

  • research projects devoted to scholarly exploration of the Jewish past in the Russian Empire and the USSR;
  • reviewing works by leading experts in Jewish studies;


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