Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley


The Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley is a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve our Jewish heritage by providing excellent programming and education to the Napa Valley.


Rags to Riches To Rags: The Story of Jews In The New York Garment District.

Date: Sunday, Feb, 15, 2015 Time: 3 PM • 5:000 PM
Place: Congregation Beth Shalom, 1450 Elm St., Napa. CA

The garment industry in Midtown Manhattan was the path for thousands of Jewish immigrants to their American dream. This is the story of a vanishing industry and the people who depended on it, told by those who lived it.

After viewing this stimulating HBO film we'll be treated to a discussion by four bay area experts on this part of the Jewish experience in America. Read more…

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Photos from the 10th Anniversary Gala

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Dear JHSNV Members and Supporters:

The Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley (JHSNV) is pleased to announce our association with the virtual Jewish Museum of the American West.

Napa Valley Exhibition Hall

Board Member Lauren Chevlen is the curator of the Napa Valley Exhibition Hall.

Comprised of virtual "Exhibition Halls," JMAW has developed this online resource to educate and inform the public about the contributions made by Jewish settlers of the western United States.

Please visit the site at:

Click on the “Exhibition Halls” tab, then go to the community list under California to find Napa Valley Exhibition Hall.