Areas of Interest

The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society is devoted to promoting scholarship and awareness of the role and experience of Jews in New Mexico, throughout the history of this state. The society works closely with the New Mexico Historical Society (NMHS) and the State’s Museums and Archives. We developed photo panel displays which have been shown in Museums and other public venues, a school curriculum now in use in elementary and middle schools, and we work closely with historians, as well as individuals researching their family history. Our main areas of interest are Jewish Pioneers, Crypto-Jews, Jewish Genealogy and archives.