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Jewish Buffalo Archives Project

Donate to the Jewish Buffalo Archives Project

Help us document the last 170 years of Jewish history in Buffalo and Western New York by either gifting your personal and organizational archival materials, recording an oral history, or by simply donating to the project.

Your participation will help save and preserve the history of our Jewish communities so future generations will be able to learn and grow from the legacy left by the previous.


By gifting your papers...

JBAP seeks donations of materials from current and closed organizations and institutions including:

  • synagogues
  • community based schools
  • community welfare and related agencies
  • Jewish cultural and social groups
  • Jewish businesses
  • individual and family papers

Learn more about our collections.


By recording an oral history...

Telling your own story provides a first-hand experience for future generations to remember the previous ways of the Jewish community and family life. Let others learn about how our community in all its diversities, has changed and evolved. These collections will preserved along with the papers and records collected by JBAP.

Learn more about our oral histories


Please help support the project by donating through the Bureau of Jewish Education. Fill out the Jewish Buffalo Archives Project donation form and return it with your payment to:

The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068

Print out the Jewish Buffalo Archives Project donation form
[form is in PDF format and will open in a new window]

The Jewish Buffalo Archives Project also needs specific materials (like office and archival supplies). If you would like to find out more about donating these materials to the Project directly please contact Chana Kotzin, Community Archives Project Director.